Minor/Repaint: Ultimate Unicron...

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  1. payton34

    payton34 Well-Known Member

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    First of all, I was a bit hesitant in calling it "Ultimate", because that implies it's the best version out there. There are plenty of great Unicron customs out there, and if it's considered among them, then that's good for me. Hey, at least I'm not calling it "Masterpiece", lol.

    I went into this project with the intent of making the most accurate Unicron out there, both in terms of the G1 Animated movie footage, and the original Floro Dery designs.

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    Here are some of the mods I made to the figure:

    - added "spikes" to the shoulders
    - added a third wing, then moved the wings to the shoulder area
    - added a "collar" to his neck
    - removed the "tusks" from his shoulders and attached them to the planet shell
    - added the extended bits to his feet
    - added the "wing" bits to his knees
    - added the "brain" in the chest area
    - added the smelting pool in the stomach area

    I've always shared the mindset of those that don't mind kibble as long as it isn't excessive. Of the mods I made, only the extra wings and collar have to be removed for transformation, everything else doesn't affect it at all. I could have put another foot extension on the inside of his feet, but (1) he could no longer stand straight after that, and (2) they would have to be removed for transformation. That's also the reason why I didn't try to make it a complete sphere with more outer shell pieces. It's got enough extra parts as it is, so I tried to keep it to a minimum.

    Also, I used pearl red in the stomach area to try and simulate the "energy" look (seen below) and also painted his back to better simulate the original toon look (also seen below). I went with a different shade of orange for the outer rings and the planet mode parts, to simulate the exposure to cosmic elements (as I would assume he's in that mode most of the time, therefore the robot mode isn't exposed as often).

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    So, without further adieu, here is Ultimate Unicron:



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    Planet mode pics will come later, once I remember how to transform the damn thing. :D 
     

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  2. darthdevious

    darthdevious Destroyer of Worlds

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    OMG! That is friggin FANTASTIC!!!
     
  3. antapp

    antapp Well-Known Member

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    You did an amazing job, lad, amazing.
     
  4. katch26

    katch26 Well-Known Member

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    that chest control station (or whatever its called) is pure win
     
  5. Bigbot3030

    Bigbot3030 Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking "why would he do all that work and not glue the chest panels together?" then I scrolled down and saw what was inside. Awesome. and the smelter? doubly awesome.
    This looks absolutly great. i have anouther unicron that I was hoping to make a little more accurate.

    And I don't think you need to hesitate by calling it "ultimate". :thumb 

    Randy!
     
  6. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    Awesome stuff! I've been watching this project since the early WIP stuff you posted and it came out GREAT! The paint apps really bring out the insane detail in this mold and it looks much more G1 now than before. I love the added details you put into it also--the brain is like icing on the cake, man. Can't wait to see more!
     
  7. encline

    encline customizer of love TFW2005 Supporter

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    Wow man... Looking at all the details.. the devil is in the those. And knowing you, you know what you want in a custom/figure. I feel like you have captured what was missing from this figure to begin with. I would gladly change out the lame missile chest to have the brain in there to begin with. Your paint=fantastic. Your mods=excellence...thanks for showing us how it is done!!!
     
  8. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Agreed, that looks so well done!
     
  9. Vampyr

    Vampyr Shockwave loyalist

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    nice work
     
  10. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    Absolutely perfect Payton. Did you use a cut spray can top for the collar like I always did? They work great for that.
    The extra toes, wings, and insane inner details seen in the movie are just outstanding. You got the colors 100% perfect and your line detailing is great.
     
  11. nellie131

    nellie131 Well-Known Member

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    payton this is sweet! i love the insides of him those are pure win and he just looks like he did in the movie which for me is just a massive bonus! keep on coming with the great ideas for customs! :D 
     
  12. DJW107PRIME

    DJW107PRIME Autobot Hero TFW2005 Supporter

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    i love it.
     
  13. Theand

    Theand Well-Known Member

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    It´s fantastic man. Congratulations.
     
  14. aprim

    aprim Well-Known Member

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    Masterpeice works for me! Great freaking job!
     
  15. t.for.transform

    t.for.transform Well-Known Member

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    One word... Tutorial
     
  16. vatarian

    vatarian Snide dame

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    :thumbs2: :bowdown: You should've called it masterpiece.
     
  17. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    Brilliant, just brilliant. The "cut away" interior detail bits are just amazing!
     
  18. B'Bantor

    B'Bantor Bug Drone

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    I agree. That's just about the nicest Unicron I've seen yet:) 

    Did you use 2010 Unicron as a base or were you able to score a cast of his resculpted face?
     
  19. kjeevahh

    kjeevahh n/a

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    nice, glad to see that concept art i posted going to good use
     
  20. Ironhide1706

    Ironhide1706 Elessar Telcontar

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    :bay :bay :bay 

    AWESOME!
     

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