Minor/Repaint: WIP - Custom Cybertron Fortress Maximus preview

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  1. ^o^CORVUS^o^

    ^o^CORVUS^o^ You call on me to solve a crooked rhyme

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    Hello all!

    This custom is one I've really wanted to do since I first saw it done on the Japanese boards, and another by Viagra Prime: Cybertron Metoplex into Fortress Maximus.

    I'm in the early stages of getting this thing started. I've ordered most of my paints, glue, styrene and other materials. So, here's a preview of my first custom Transformer!

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    This version of Fort Max won't be a headmaster since I didn't get Drill Bit when I picked up this used Metroplex. So, I've used an extra G1 Superion Head as the base for Fort's noggin. The additions to the head are a temporary test, made with super-sculpey and fantastic plastic. These will be removed and I'll be using Fixit Sculpt for the actual alterations.

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    I'm using G1 Battletrap guns for the forearm cannons.

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    G1 Drag-Strip cannons stand in for Fort's leg-mounted mortars.

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    I'll be making Fort's rifle from a KO Abominus rifle. His waist-cannons will be made using the guns from an Energon/Universe Windrazor. His shoulder wings/ramps will be made using sheet-styrene, as will the majority of his master-sword.

    Anyway, hope you like the sneak-peek. I'll keep posting WIP pics as this custom project unfolds.
     
  2. manyoufactsure

    manyoufactsure Maximal TFW2005 Supporter

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    Is that a helmet over a Superion head? Looks good but is it possible to make the head, Transform? Also, any link to the Japanese one. I think I've seen it, but it might be different one, but then we can compare.
    Good luck.
     
  3. ^o^CORVUS^o^

    ^o^CORVUS^o^ You call on me to solve a crooked rhyme

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    Its sclupey over a Superion head. Its just a test though, as I'll be using Fixit Sculpt for the actual finished product.

    I would have made him a headmaster, as has been done, but I didn't have a spare DrillBit minicon to do so.

    As for the other versions:

    Version 1 - From the Japanese Boards
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    Version 2 - By Viagra Prime
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    VP posted his version in this forum a while back. You should be able to find it.
     
  4. grock35

    grock35 Hmmmm...

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    i can't wait to see your version...vp's was awesome...and that japanese one is sweet as well...are you going to get a ko master sword for him as well?
     
  5. ^o^CORVUS^o^

    ^o^CORVUS^o^ You call on me to solve a crooked rhyme

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    Well, if I can come across one cheap, then yeah. My current plans are to build one :) 
     
  6. manyoufactsure

    manyoufactsure Maximal TFW2005 Supporter

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    It doesn't look like they added the arm and leg cannons, like you are. VP added the gun tips to the Hips. That was a good way of adding the hip cannons.

    I was searching the minicon names for Drill bit and the figure doesn't seem to look like that one. I was thinking it was Leader-1, who came with Megatron, but it doesn't match, exactly. The legs do seem simular and the wheels but the rest has been modified a lot.

    Thanks for the pictures. VP thread doesn't have pictures any more. he stopped hosting them.

    Good luck. I'm sure it's going to look awesome.
     
  7. ^o^CORVUS^o^

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    This is all I can find at Tfu.info

    Where do I find one of those larger Drillbits. Is that a KO? EDIT: DUH, it's the one that came with metro. What happened to your Drillbit? Did you pick up a used metro without a Drill bit figure?
     
  9. ^o^CORVUS^o^

    ^o^CORVUS^o^ You call on me to solve a crooked rhyme

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    Yes, the first Metro I bought used at my comic shop for $12.00. He had his SparkDrinker, but no Drillbit. I later bought a complete Metro at Family Dollar, but I want him to remain as he is, and thus I don't wish to use his DrillBit minicon for this.
     
  10. REDLINE

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    VP's has all the cannons. those pictures may not show them, but I remember him adding all of them in the end, and boy does it make it look a lot better.
     
  11. ^o^CORVUS^o^

    ^o^CORVUS^o^ You call on me to solve a crooked rhyme

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    Indeed. I really like what he did with his. It'll be kind of cool to see three different approaches to the same custom. :) 
     
  12. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I couldn't agree more. :thumb  :thumb  :thumb 
     
  13. Viagra Prime

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    Looking good so far Corvus. Keep us posted. Which reminds me, I need to submit some pics for a gallery here. Keep forgetting.
     
  14. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    damn straight you do! get to it! :D 
     
  15. AutoCon2076

    AutoCon2076 Brightest can in toolshed

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    I think yours stands out for G1 authenticity with the addition of the forearm and leg-cannons. However, it's really unfortunate that you dont have Drillbit to make him into a Headmaster. Then yours would Definately PWN the others (paint job approving). I figure if everyone here who responded to your pictures sent you $1, you could either locate a Drillbit minicon or just get another Metroplex MISB.

    So what's your PayPal? :lol 

    ~Z
     
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    So far looks like you may out do the Japanese one!
     

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