Minor/Repaint: Work In Progress project: Leader class Ultra Magnus

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  1. garibaldiprime

    garibaldiprime Banned

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    Hello everyone!
    Thought id show you some WIP shots of my movie Ultra Magnus project.
    I dont really like posting WIP shots but im very excited about this one!
    He's been a project i have wanted to do for ages, but other things got in the way and i dont like to start on one project while i have another still waiting to be finished.
    Thankfully that other project is nearly complete so i thought it would be ok to start on a new one.
    Anyway here he is.
    I have used brilliant white for him with some platinum shimmer pearl in the lacquer.
    The photos kinda suck but you can sort of see the pearl in the darker pics (as well as the embossed autobot logo on the roof section).
    The one with the flash shows how bright the white is.
    I still intend on adding white and blue parts to his robot mode like on the shoulders, feet and waist/torso areas and obviously im going to add some sort of design on his truck mode but im not gonna do the obvious thing and just add blue flames, im gonna do something a little more original.
    If i can find any i want to add some articulated hands (if anyone knows where i can buy some please let me know) and i have a friend who is gonna make a custom blaster rifle for him as well as some side mirrors to fit onto his cab/chest.
    He'll also have chrome in all the right areas and if i can find one a non-transforming trailer which will carry on with the same paint apps as the truck mode but im not holding my breath on that one as i cant find a trailer anywhere. (again, if someone can help me source one id be very grateful!)
    Let me know what you all think.
    Thanks!

    24/2/11, also on page 2​
    Stripes on hood and left side done. Pain in the butt to do. Right side still to go.
     

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  2. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    nice stuff. I got one coming down the line too.
    how'd you emboss the faction symbol?
     
  3. Rubber Ducky

    Rubber Ducky beepboopbop

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    That is so cool!, and id also like to know how you made that embossed symbol
     
  4. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    nice garibaldi! I love the embossed symbol as well, how DID you do it??
     
  5. compute146

    compute146 Well-Known Member

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    welldone dude!!! been waiting for you to start posting your awesome work, looking forward to your other project thats nearly complete. welldone on the autobot symbol too
    all the best
    colin
     
  6. Alloy Alchemist

    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    looks cool so far,would like too see more.....
     
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    ...any chance the embossed symbol is from the side of a scout or legends-class figure?
    That'd be about the right size...
     
  8. savio-prime

    savio-prime Autobot

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    I'd guess it's a sticker that's painted over with layers of paint!

    Love the metal work you've done to his "organic" parts!
     
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    Looking great so far man, looking forward for more updates!
     
  10. UltraMagnus2008

    UltraMagnus2008 Autobot

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    looking good!
     
  11. garibaldiprime

    garibaldiprime Banned

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    Thanks for all the great comments peeps.
    The logo is a little secret of mine. :p 
    Anyway i got the legs done...im still not 100% decided on the the graphics yet, im thinking of going with something like this though:
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  13. garibaldiprime

    garibaldiprime Banned

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    if you want a diiferant head to optimus if you turn it 180 it looks like ultra magnus well the hole would need filling in but have a look and i think youll know what i mean
     
  15. garibaldiprime

    garibaldiprime Banned

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    Holy buggery you are right! How odd! That might actually work although something will need to be done to the now back of the head as it'll look strange having Primes face on the back of Magnus'es noggin.
     
  16. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    Shaping up quite nicely. I think I can actually see the pearly-look of the paint (on top of the cab). Must look really sparkly in person.
     
  17. garibaldiprime

    garibaldiprime Banned

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    Small update.
    Everything is cured enough to try a test transformation and i dont think anything is rubbing or chipping off so thats good.
    Now i can start on the graphics.
    Can anyone help me get some articulated hands for him?
    A pair from the '07 leader Prime mould will do...if you have any let me know and i'll buy them off ya (for a reasonable price).
     

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    garibaldiprime Banned

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    Update: 24/2/11

    Got the stripes done on one side except for the fender stripes which i'll do last.
    Hood stripes are complete and i intend on carrying on the design onto the roof too, but not onto the sleeper section.
    These stripes are a pain to do.
     

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  19. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    Wie this is damn cool!
     

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