Minor/Repaint: The Motormaster!

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  1. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

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    Inspired by Motormaster's War for Cybertron DS incarnation and my dislike of the Fall Optimus and also because Ultra Magnus is already being made...
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    I present my Cybertronian Motormaster.

    This is the most I've physically modified a toy as well. Granted that means removing antennae and a grill so that's practically nothing but I was drawing a blank on what else I could easily add or subtract to change his appearance and everything I could come up with involved tools and skills I currently lack. I did try to add a box around the head and that failed but I'm not drastically upset about that. I was intending to sand down the sides of the head to emulate a square head but grew to really like it as is. I also have no idea how I could "remove" the mouthplate.

    Anyway on to the pictures.
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    The sword was ordered from Shapeways but I cannot find the link from it. It was designed by someone on the boards...

    Comments and criticisms welcome.

    EDIT: I'm sorry for the size. When I looked at the pic size on my tablet it claimed it was 1200 wide. I knew I shouldn't have trusted it and just resized them...
     

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  2. T4mercustomz

    T4mercustomz Genus time! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Sweet!
     
  3. wheeljack2010

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    Nice idea man! I think I'll be going a similiar route with mine when it arrives, as I already have a nice custom WFC Optimus (I prefer that mold for Optimus). I'll more than likely switch the head out completely though, and use a smaller sword. Lets hear it for some WFC/FOC Stunticons!
     
  4. Rexidus

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    Oh I agree WfC Optimus is a much better Optimus. I only got this because I wanted the other two. So i had to decide what to do with this one.

    As for the sword, I agree it's very large. In fact I had stored it in my pile of stuff I didn't know what to do with. Then I noticed how similar it looked to the one in the pic and its size wouldn't be too bad for a combiner in theory. So i repainted it (with some issues since I'm out of that silver paint) and gave it to him with the idea being Menasaur uses it too.
     
  5. Coltello

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    I'd love to see a whole line of Stunticons! Good work!
     
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    I want to do this to mine now when I get it.
     
  8. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Okay, where is the LIKE button?
     
  9. SonOfNemesis

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    Yeah, screw using this mold for Optimus Prime, this should've been Motormaster! Still can't figure out why they made another Optimus Prime with a different mold...

    Good call on MM though man :) 
     
  10. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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  11. Taiki

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    heh, nice. XD
    hmm... for the mouthplate... if you dare to sand down the face with a file, then sculpt in the face yourself, it's a possibility... albeit a bloody daunting one.. /shudder
    but yeah, this is sweet! would love to see a box over his head though. XD
    ... now which other molds can we use to do the other guys...
     
  12. Rexidus

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    Thanks guys. I'm glad everyone likes him. I did try my best with him and despite his flaws I like him. :) 
     
  13. Jazz210

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    I give you an "E" for Excellent Effort!
     
  14. Rexidus

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    I'm assuming that is a good thing? :)  Your comment can be taken in different ways.
     
  15. TWINTURBO

    TWINTURBO Mandiprime97's badass :)

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    nice work,
     
  16. kibble

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    You want honest criticism? It looks pretty good except for the faction stickers. Those make it look cheap. Dunno if you can find smaller ones so they're not folding over parts and creasing... But maybe they look less tacky in person. The paint job itself looks pretty good, though...just my eyes were instantly drawn to the lackluster stickers.
     
  17. Rexidus

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    Thanks Kibble. Yeah I agree the stickers are too large but they were the last reprolabel symbols I had. I would definitely have gone with a smaller size if I had two of them. I even debated with myself using the one small one or the two large ones I had. I chose the large ones for symmetry. Also Optimus had two symbols so that swayed my decision.

    But thanks for the critique. :) 
     
  18. nemesisred

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    I agree, I would remove the the large faction stickers and either have the one small sticker or none at all. Other than that the paint job looks good.
     
  19. Spyne98

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    Wow, might have to try this myself!
     
  20. Neekotron

    Neekotron We're in Ratbat Country!

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    Dig it a lot! Just an idea, but as far as his torso goes, if you want to maybe create a little more separation from the original OP mold, aside from a new head, I was thinking the center panel of his chest being painted the same as the window panels on the left & right might help to make him stand out a little more as his own identity. Kudos!:thumbs2: 
     

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