Minor/Repaint: TFTM Ultra Magnus

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  1. Bumblebee2008

    Bumblebee2008 Well-Known Member

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    Here is my take on TFTM Ultra Magnus.

    I tried to stay as close as possible to the G1 colours whilst also incorporating the movie look!

    Any comments (good or bad) will be greatly appreciated.

    Note: I still want to change the head for one that looks more like Magnus.
     

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  2. MrMurder

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    finally some G1 colors. Looks great, my only problem with it is the head. I think there's too much white. just looks weird to me
     
  3. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    the helmet looks nice, and fits the style you painted the whole figure with. I'd suggest painting teal or blue over the faceplate, though, as that'd make him more accurate and less "bland" in the head area.
     
  4. Swoop86

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    sweet paint skills! i like how you painted the chest to resemble his armor without actually adding anything
     
  5. Cinemastique

    Cinemastique Earth Culture Specialist

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    I'm gonna go against the crowd here, and say that I think the truck mode is missing some flair. I mean, this is Ultra Magnus!
    The movie designs had their faults, but the flashy color schemes were there for good reasons.

    This is not, however, a negative comment. Your Magnus' Robot mode almost made me spill soup on my keyboard. It's a nice keyboard.

    Awesome work!
     
  6. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Great job man :thumb  I love the color scheme in robot mode, even if it goes against the "white Prime" scheme a bit. I think you did a nice job of incorporating the color scheme into this mold. I also really like the white stripes in robot mode as well. I'm fine with the alt mode; I think it looks nice :) 

    I think MrMurder is on to something with the head though. I think you just need to take care of the "eyebrows", but I think I'd also recommend looking around the movie line for a different head altogether. I love your choices for the color palette of the head, but I think you just need to make it flow a bit more. Anyways, those are just some suggestions. Honestly, you've got a nice piece as it is. Good job :thumb 
     
  7. Bumblebee2008

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    Thanks for the comments!! Any suggestions as to how to add more flair to the truck mode?? I was thinking about adding flames, but I'm not sure if that would make him more Prime like?!?!
     
  8. Bumblebee2008

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    Thank you, I am looking at changing the head completely!! I want to find one that better matches the original magnus, I've so far struggled to find one to match the mold!!! The search continues!!
     
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    Hicks_Royel Chicks dig the Mutt!

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    I have to agree with Cine, the colors just don't blend enough on the truck. There's to good transition area between the colors. Unfortunately, I can't sit back and think about it right now. Silver, you need more silver in the truck.

    Awesome bot mode though, and overall great work.
     
  10. MrMurder

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    one more minor suggestion. the red in the upper torso area appears to be unpainted (factory plastic) as opposed to the thighs which are painted.
    it might help to even out / blend / bring the whole thing together better if you painted the torso red the same red as the thighs.
    just a thought
     
  11. optimusawesome

    optimusawesome Well-Known Member

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    Finally some G1 colors? I did one similar to this a few months back. I do think this one is better than mine however. Never mess with a head sculpt if ya don't know waht your doing. Check it out and you'll see what I mean.

    http://www.tfw2005.com/radicons-cus...wip-164617/?catid=searchresults&searchid=3639
     
  12. Bumblebee2008

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    Good point well made!! I ran out of red paint so I left left the plastic, I will be getting some more soon and will paint the torso properly!!
     
  13. Bumblebee2008

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    I have yo say I saw your Magnus and it was the inspiration for me to do my own so thank you!!!

    I am going to leave the head for now as it is growing on me, but if I find one that is suitable I will swap it over!
     

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