Ultra Magnus Version 2.0 (WIP)

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  1. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    Hey guys. I've been very busy w/ commissions (so busy i type 'w/' instead of 'with'...)

    Anyway, got a customer who ordered an ultra magnus like my earlier one. Trying to keep my customs never duplicated, I am going for a 'similar' but different look to this version.

    I started with a Nightwatch Prime, which meant a bit more work. There are no flame patterns I can or want to work with on the mold. Stripped them all off and created vinyl stencils on illustrator with custom design.
    Decided to add an accent color in addition to the white accents...copper! I think it sits in well with the dark blue/silver/black/red palette at hand. Lots of the tiny details are in copper and give an overall extra BAM to this bastard.

    The entire truck had to be painted deep blue (aiming to stay away from the metallic, tends to look cheesy imo)

    Anyway, not much to show but 2 pics I took this morning, but there are many more to come...real soon.

    Lemme know all your WIP opinions! all of them! I welcome them very much.

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    autobotx23 Banned

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    I loved your firs one,, the second one should be even smoother. Any mod's planned for the trailer?
     
  3. Darth Rodimus

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    looks interesting so far
     
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    BrokenSVT It's not broken anymore.

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    The second picture looks like cat shit.


    I keeeed, I keeeed!!! You make fun of my little yellow balls, I hit you with cat litter jokes. But seriously, it's no doubt going to be a beautiful piece.
     
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    Oh yeah!!! Even down to fixin the friggin elbows that Hasbro still hasn't got right. But yeah, looks like cat poo poo.

    I like the copper. Maybe in the inside of the sternum/ upper stomach.
    That's just me though! I wanna know what you got in mind for the trailer.
     
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    Looks sharp! Can't wait to see the finished product.
     
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    ...and then balls up your time-saving of two characters by typing an extra 40 or so explaining it. :p 

    Looking proper tasty so far. I'm particularly liking that contrasting metal.
     
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    Diggin this as well; suddenly finding it funny that no one's modded the clavicle/windshield awning for this bad boy to rotate up (manually of course... for bot mode...

    Seems simple in theory... but I agree it's probably easier to pass a camel through the eye of a needle...
     
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    Looks great F_R!

    The copper details look fantastic!





    On a side note.. I miss San Diego :( 
     
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    what do you mean by this? you mean to mod the visors about the windows? that sounds like a good idea. I might just take them off completely, give it a unique look. Thanks!

    thanks guys. it's really feeling promising for me, and it's great how after about 3 so far, this projects literally complete from start to end in 3 night I think.
     
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    Love that blue F_R!!....cant wait to see him done!! :thumb 

    I like how you are going for "Trying to keep my customs never duplicated"...so will he have a trailer too?....if so, I look forward to seeing what you do with this one....I liked the first one!!
     
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    Is that white paint from your Jazz repaint? You have lost you're deposit!!
     
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    lol. I figure if I can paint the detail of the highlight inside the iris inside the eyeball of a deluxe sized TF eye socket, I can slap some brown on that railing when we go to move out.
     
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    Looking nice.

    Is it safe to have it up on that ledge? lol
     
  15. Darth Rodimus

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    sweet!
     
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    the cat litter actually keeps the bugs off the wet spray paint.
     
  17. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    This is looking good man! I can't wait to see it finished :) 

    I hope lita_1 will be able to get one of these from you down the road ; I know vector had plans for making one himself and she's continuing his collection.
     
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