Heavy/Scratch: Ultimate Menasor

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  1. Sabrina_Ng

    Sabrina_Ng La Femme Fatale

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    Inspired by a more G1 feel where the legs are inverted. Engineering the entire behemoth while ensuring stability and tightness of joints was a major challenge.

    Some Features of Ultimate Menasor

    - Real Steel Spikes
    - Moving ball jointed head with LEDs
    - Mix of Starburst Metallics and Mystique Metallics
    - Highly poseable
    - Detachable chest plate
    - Custom made feet that have stable articulation
    - Super huge gun with a plasma ball attached that thrives on a 9V battery built in the plasma ball
    - Many other miscellaneous features

    All electronics are courtesy of Koof. Also thanks to Bighank for alerting me to the miniature plasma balls.

    Feet was masterfully crafted by Zonghui of TFW2005 (sorry! I can't find your tfw username. Drop a comment and I'll edit the credits). His Menasor feet was so well done that it supported Menasor in many various poses. Note one of the pictures where he stretches one of his legs!

    And please forgive me for the non-response. I am really swamped with work, family and customs. Not to mention my on-going full painting tutorial on all of my trade secrets which I am preparing. As of now, I will not answer any painting questions until my tutorial is up. Anyone will be able to paint as well as me. No secrets will be spared!

    Reply as at 22 Oct 2011

    Hey everyone! Okie. First and foremost. Thank you for all the opinions, praises and much valued critiques. Very pleased at the attention it got. I am sorry that I am not able to thank everyone personally.

    My biggest custom and joy of my life is due in 2 months and I am feeling very tired most of the time. But I still try to put time aside for all the customs on hand. It is not easy but the passion for customs still keep me going.

    About the engineering...I won't disagree or try to defend my work as frankly..beauty is really in the eyes of the beholder. This piece was done in a way that prioritised stability and aesthetics first before anything else. If you were to look beyond the unicron kibble, you would see a custom that has very good proportions. I am personally a fan of kibble and regardless of what you think, I see no harm in all these extras.

    Also everything aside, at USD 4500, I consult my client every inch of the way to completion. Somethings like the lighting shading is done on my own accord but most are designed to spec.

    The only thing that I must say is that the feet, though some have said is blocky..I feel that it is a marvel. It has consistently taken many poses wonderfully in its stride. I guarantee you this. Those of you who have done combiners, will know the challenges of making a gestalt stable. No point having a nice gestalt that cannot stand or that topples at an off pose. Those of you who have bought combiners from other customizers will know that what you see in the pictures sometimes do not translate into real world stability and poses. This feet has none of that issues. Yes..Maybe the design could have been better as some have commented on. But I am truly grateful and appreciative of the chap who has done this feet up for me. You won't get anything better than this (at least not for now) in terms of strength and stability.

    I still hope to hear your comments/critiques/praises as that is something that I truly appreciate. Also, most importantly, I will be setting up a thread in the Radicons Discussion area. I need YOUR input on what you want to know in my tutorials. Thanks all. You guys are really awesome!


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  2. Pyps

    Pyps Germany┬┤s Customizer

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    looks great so far :) 
     
  3. Robot.MacGyver

    Robot.MacGyver Improvisational Engineer

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    If that's a teaser, consider me teased :p 
     
  4. Rodimeister0088

    Rodimeister0088 Prime

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    Looks cool. As ussual the paint apps look very clean and shiny :) 
    I was wondering when you would post a new custom.
     
  5. Lt. Faceless

    Lt. Faceless I'm a puppet

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    Thats looking damn good.I like the spikes,i was going to do that to mine too.He always did give me a biker/road rage kind of guy.That Sigma 6 gun gets around.Its a perfect BFG for these big customs.Can't wait to see more.
     
  6. Slimaximus

    Slimaximus Headmaster

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    Oh can't wait to see more, the paint looks beautiful as always
     
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  7. CodeXCDM

    CodeXCDM Well-Known Member

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    ...helluva tease. It's all a blur minus the gun! >_<
     
  8. fallenkia

    fallenkia Well-Known Member

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    is that the "ball"?
     
  9. jicco

    jicco TF Customizer

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    very cool looking :) 
     
  10. CooljazCustoms

    CooljazCustoms Autocon/Deceptibot

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    cant wait to see this! the individual bots look AMAZING. the paint on all of them is so damn smooth!
     
  11. soymonk

    soymonk Mathematical!

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    That's a neat looking gun. Wonder what that little bubble is.
     
  12. todzilla85

    todzilla85 Well-Known Member

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    gawwwwwwwwwwwwwwd fix your photobucket FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. i wanna see how amazing this loookkkkkkks
     
  13. Lt. Faceless

    Lt. Faceless I'm a puppet

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    The gun is from Sigma 6(i'm using it for devy)not sure what the ball is.
     
  14. Shwiggie

    Shwiggie Likeable dryskinned biped

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    Could that be a driver gyro from BW Transmetal 2 Megatron or Tigerhawk?
     
  15. cnomis

    cnomis Well-Known Member

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    expecting~~
     
  16. prime326

    prime326 Autobot Leader

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    Looking forward to seeing this beast. Very good tease.
     
  17. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    Possibly the coolest gun ever, can't wait to see the rest!
     
  18. Lazerwave

    Lazerwave My Most Prized Treasure

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    Pretty cool.
     
  19. Sabrina_Ng

    Sabrina_Ng La Femme Fatale

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    Updated. Pls enjoy the pictures.
     
  20. Kenjo_Cybertron

    Kenjo_Cybertron Stalk him, tear him apart

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    I really really like this!
    good proportions and paint suits him down to the ground
     

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