Minor/Repaint: Ultra Magnus from Solar Storm Grappel

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  1. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm OriginalRotorstorm Fanboy

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    Maybe you could add a red bumper to the truck mode. It would help break up the white on the cab and wouldn't be unprecedented since he had that in the G1 cartoon.
     
  2. vidmouse

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    I cut pieces from the staff that came with DC Universe Classics Deathstroke


    Thanks!
    I also have a thread started for Rodimus,
    would love to hear everyone's comments on him as well! I just figured
    out the winnebago mode sculpt last night too, so it's coming along well.


    lol... I never noticed that before! Looking at videos now I thought
    it might have been a color error in the cartoon but it's like that in
    TFTM too!
    I believe you are right, it would help to break up the white,
    I might try it. Another thought is to paint it
    black and drybrush silver on it, to give it a gunmetal look.
    I'll see what looks good and post some more, thanks for the tip!
     
  3. Optimus1138

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    In the words of Keanu Reeves... woah.

    I ever would've guess that Grapple would be a good mold for an Ultra Magnus, but that looks amazing! Hasbro would never do this, but it would be a great way to do a Classics Ultra Magnus if they don't want to make a new mold.
     
  4. jerminator

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    Now that I've seen this, I cannot unsee it! It works so well with the mold. You sir, are both a madman and a genius. I salute your madness.
     
  5. struecker85

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    i dont know if you were going for the worn look but it looks AMAZING
     
  6. The Dark Seeker

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    Now this has turned into something totally sick! (sick as in good) I like it!
     
  7. vidmouse

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    Pretty much finished here, some final paint apps (I like the red bumper!) and shots:

    "Sweeps, Terminate Him!" (those pop-off parts come in handy here)


    Thanks for all the comments!

    Next: working on my Rodimus Prime custom and a new Decepticon custom.
     

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    Did you dissassemble him at all to undercoat, or just spray away? Also how good/bad is he for paintrub areas?. Any help would be appreciated, as I plan on making one of these for myself!
     
  9. cheetor71

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    Man that looks great. I'd love to see some alt mode pics.
     
  10. Sparkless

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    Um, like the last thumbnail on the right?
     
  11. vidmouse

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    I did as little work as possible. The arms and shoulder panels
    practically fall off by themselves, so those I took off before
    spray paint. Ironically, the primer helps them stay on better!

    Paint rub is not really that bad overall. The worst of it is
    in the edges of the shoulder panels
     
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    Very nice vidmouse. Were you able to seal the paint off? BTW, the rocket launchers on his shoulder, I'm assuming that those were from Tomahawk, right? How about the red missiles?
     
  13. cheetor71

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    Sorry missed it
     
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    The end result came out great man!
     
  15. vidmouse

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    I used Future shine to seal it, works great.
    The rocket launchers are in fact from Tomahawk.
    The missiles are cut from spring loaded weapons that came
    with GI Joe Rise of Cobra movie figures (Storm Shadow I think)

    If you are looking for star-type missiles, you might also want
    to try using a wire nut from a hardware or electronics supply
    store. I know they make some with wings for easier tightening,
    but not sure if they make them w/ "star" wings.
     
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    Best custom of the year!
     
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    I'm way late on this one but I thought I had already posted a comment...Anyways I think this idea is great and will be copied ALOT!
     
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    OMG this is the greatest idea I have seen in ages. You sir think outside of the box, good job.
     
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    This is awesome and put me down for a Magnus Head if you do decide to cast it up
     
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    Wow, he's looking god and the red bumper really does well on him, glad that worked out :)  Painting the entire back makes it look more like a Chest too.
     

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