Minor/Repaint: Ultra Magnus BT/ Alternator

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  1. strata32000

    strata32000 Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone,

    You are looking at a repaint of an Alternators Optimus Prime figure.
    Like many of you I wished Takara or Hasbro would have done a white version
    of Optimus as Ultra Magnus but seeing as the Alternators line has become a distant memory to Hasbro I decided it was time to make one for myself.

    This project was kind of a pain in the butt due to all the sanding and making
    of parts. I used a black primer so that I could get a true white color, if you paint white over the red plastic the bottom red color will peak through and make your white look a little pink.

    I tinted the front and rear windows blue to give it a more Ultra Magnus feel. The rear tail lights were taken apart then the inner section was painted silver wuth a touch of blue in the light area.

    The detail work was done by brush with Testor & Folkart acrylic paint.

    Sticker/labels: I made from a Repolabels layout for Optimus Primes Alternators
    model.

    The box: I scanned the front and back of the box and took out all the red
    in the image. I then had to play with the levels and layer options to get
    the artwork to were I wanted it.
    It's pretty close to what I ended up painting Ultra Magnus.

    The Alternators Prime I used was missing its gun so I ended up buying
    the BT Optimus Prime upgrade kit from TFSource.

    The new Gas-can gun for Ultra Magnus helps make him look more like his
    old G1 self and he has the Matrix in his chest:) 

    This project took its time but turned out pretty good.
    I recommend picking up a loose Prime and try turning him into Ultra Magnus.
     

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  2. blobatron

    blobatron Changeatron/Plumbot

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    Wow, that is just a thing of beauty!
     
  3. fateastray

    fateastray AnakRepublikMalukuSelatan

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    Love what you did to the alt-mode.
     
  4. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Simply gorgeous!!

    That's one mighty fine, and crisp paint job!!
     
  5. Tom_Servo

    Tom_Servo Well-read chick magnet

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    Very nice! Super clean paint job. It looks very professional. Did you use actual window tint?
     
  6. megamus

    megamus Overworked and Underpaid Veteran

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    you know I wondered the same thing. Takara / Hasbro is all about repaints. I simple repaint and they could have sold more. When they decided to bring back Prime in BT I thought, for sure they would make Magnus....... Yours is the next best thing. Looks great.
     
  7. bellyboy

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    super clean work

    love the decals
    u made him look factory made

    now i have an idea what to do to my op alternator
     
  8. Sy-Rein

    Sy-Rein Rogue Stunticon

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    Awesome, so few Alt Customs these days. Very nice work!
     
  9. katch26

    katch26 Well-Known Member

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    quite the UM fan are ya? (I have the mp one you did awhile back), glad to see you continuing the awesomeness! very clean all the way around
     
  10. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

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    Excellent job man, looks like it was made to be UM! * Also, I know it's near impossible to make him armor that would go with him but make some BIG NASTY guns man to compensate, I mean, it's Ultra Magnus!
     
  11. MatrixDesigns

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    That has to be one of the tidiest repaints i have ever seen! It doesnt look like a repaint. Its so tidy and clean it looks like the plastic was molded in that color, and the decals are perfect. Truly superior work man! Well done!
     
  12. wylungz

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    veryyyyyy nice!
     
  13. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I really like the details in robot mode. Nice work :thumb 
     
  14. stprime

    stprime Exclu-DEAD

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    that's really slick.
     
  15. Lucs

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    Great paintwork. Your time and effort really shows here!
     
  16. antapp

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    Excellent. Crisp & smooth job.
     
  17. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    Wow! Repainting red plastic to white and having it look that good? Surely you've made a deal with the devil, sir.
     
  18. nellie131

    nellie131 Well-Known Member

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    thats some awsome paint work on that custom so flat and detailed and the box just looks awsome!
     
  19. KINGBOTZ

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    Awesome work man, this came out super-clean & flawless!
     
  20. John_Force

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    Very crisp and flawless man. Always loved UM and the Alternators. Perfect blend of the 2. Keep up the good work.
     

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