Minor/Repaint: Ultra Magnus (my take on it)

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  1. TWINTURBO

    TWINTURBO Mandiprime97's badass :)

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    Hi all,
    This is going to be my take on Ultra Maguns. The base figure is a RTS Grapple that I am going to use G1 parts on. This is what I have so far. He will be a semi parts former. The chest plate will be used to fill the top of the alt mode. I have two ways I am going to do for a head. One is to mod the current head to look like magnus or second is when I get my JB head master ultra magnus I may make it a head master. Please CC on my WIP. I will update as I get further along.
    Thanks all. :) 

    3/13/12 Update:
    I received my Junkion Black smith head (there head master head/triple changer) yesterday. I am going to try to fit it on the figure and see if it will look right. I am also thinking about what way to go with painting him up. Traditional G1 colors or change it up with adding some silver and black details in the mix. Will update with pictures once I figure it out.
    Thanks all :) 

    3/14/12 Update:
    I am going to use the JB head master head, I placed a picture of what it will look like when I figure out how to mount it. Tell me what you guys think.
    Thanks all

    3/16/12 Update:
    Fitted the head and made the pegs longer on the shoulder rockets. Took the figure apart (as much as I could. I had a screw strip out GRR GRR in the cab for the windows) and started to sand the rub spots down. Will update with pictures over the weekend.
    Thanks

    3/18/12 Update:
    I did not get a lot done over the weekend, I had to work. So here are two pictures, one is the missile pod pegs that I extended and the mounting peg for the chest shield.
    Thanks

    3/23/12 Update:
    The project is going slower than expected for me. I have started to paint the parts with there base coats. I have added some pictures as well and will update this thread when I get more done.
    Thanks for looking.

    3/28/12 Update:
    work is still slow but I have the fist coat of blue done. Added pictures as well. I am pleased on how the blue is pretty close to the original G1 color.
    Thanks for looking.

    4/08/12 Update:
    I have the legs put back together and still have to do some touch up on them, I also have the cab placed together and am still working on the paint. White is a PITA lol, the arms are almost done and the chest plate is done. I am adding new pictures of my progress.
    Thanks for looking.

    4/23/12 Update:
    I have the figure about 80% done. The progress has been slow due to dealing with a family related issue. I have added a new picture of my progress.
    I hope to have this guy one soon. :) 
    Thanks for looking.

    5/07/12 Update:
    I have the figure about 98% done. I need to touch up the paint, transform him and add stickers. Sorry for the crappy I phone picture,(Last one on this post) but here you go. I will take better pictures once I am done with him. CC all ways welcome. :) 
    Thanks for looking.
     

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  2. Algernon

    Algernon Radicon Acolyte

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    Looks promising!
     
  3. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    yes this is exactly what I wanted if I could even find a G*DDAMN extra grapple!!!
    (or 2 for motormaster :( )
     
  4. TWINTURBO

    TWINTURBO Mandiprime97's badass :)

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    Thanks man.
     
  5. TWINTURBO

    TWINTURBO Mandiprime97's badass :)

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    At one time I could not find one at all, then I found two and bought them both up. They are like an unicorn. have you tried Ebay?
     
  6. twiztidRodimus

    twiztidRodimus Shattered Glass Autobot

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    I am really looking forward to seeing this. Grapple is a great size for a great Magnus
     
  7. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    It has potential.
     
  8. TWINTURBO

    TWINTURBO Mandiprime97's badass :)

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    Thank you both.


    I received my Junkion Black smith head (there head master head/triple changer) yesterday. I am going to try to fit it on the figure and see if it will look right. I am also thinking about what way to go with painting him up. Traditional G1 colors or change it up with adding some silver and black details in the mix.
    Thanks
     
  9. shadeozero

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    can't wait to see your finshed work I had the exact same idea with that mode I too have the junkion headmaster. But my only problem is I still want the base robot mode and trailer armor ultra magnus mode. working out the kinks but looks great so far keep it up.
     
  10. TWINTURBO

    TWINTURBO Mandiprime97's badass :)

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    Thanks man. The head master from JB is pretty nice for the price.
    For trailer armor for your UM, maybe you can use a an armada base trailer or G1? GL
     
  11. Transfan327

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    looks like it has some potential. keep it up!
     
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    Someone else used Grapple for Magnus on here and it turned out to be a great base figure for him.
     
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    it's got potential.
     
  14. TWINTURBO

    TWINTURBO Mandiprime97's badass :)

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    Thanks :) 

    I agree, it is a great base figure, and yes the figure did turn out nice.

    Thanks man :) 


    I updated the first post with a second picture and decided to used the
    head master head.
     
  15. stprime

    stprime Exclu-DEAD

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    cool. maybe you should grab the united hotshot and see how that would work. may save you some painting.
     
  16. nemesisred

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    eBay got two of them $29 each with shipping my friend!
     
  17. TWINTURBO

    TWINTURBO Mandiprime97's badass :)

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    Thanks for the advise, I have allready drilled and started to sand this one so i am going to stick it out :) 

    Nice fiend !
     
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    TWINTURBO Mandiprime97's badass :)

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    Update on first post.
    Thanks
     
  19. vidmouse

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    This

    Good luck with yours!
     
  20. TWINTURBO

    TWINTURBO Mandiprime97's badass :)

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    Thank you, I like the way you did yours,
    I have to add more updates on this I have it about half way done on painting. I have been short on time with a lot of things going on and am trying to make time to finish this.
     

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