Heavy/Scratch: Combiner Rising : Menasor (3/3)

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  1. DJsCustoms

    DJsCustoms Well-Known Member

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    Previous Thread: Stunticons (1/3) and CW Deluxe Blackjack (2/3)

    I'll say this. CW Menasor might awful, but I did really love how Motormaster looks. I'm even glad TF-Devastation used that toy for their in-game model. So I wanted to bring out some details on him.
    And then I decided that two things were really messing from the CW Stunticons:
    1. Motormaster needs a Trailer
    2. Menasor needs a makeover.


    So let's go over what I did to Motormaster first:
    - Wasn't a fan of the black paintjob on his chest. I wanted something a bit messier rather than the smooth CW paintjob. Just didn't mesh with the "stunticon" image in my opinion to be so clean. So I redid it with a light airbrushing using both matte and gloss black paints to make it look dirty.
    - Flipped his combiner hip panels inside out and re-attached them via glue. Adds some nice detail to the legs, and it's not like I'm keeping the combiner mode anyways.
    - Knee Spikes were added due to the new combiner transformation.
    - Bulked up the sides of his legs mode with a new set of wheels from a DOTM Ultime Prime trailer, giving him a slightly longer/taller cab section to work better with the new trailer.
    - Cut off the combiner crotchplate from the backpack, helping both the combiner transformation and keeps Motormaster from having more of a backpack than he needed to.
    - Because of the trailer, I repainted a fair bit of Motormaster to match. I left the arms unchanged so that he could keep that G1-esque "Jumpsuit" color scheme like in TF-Devastation.
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    And then here's the Trailer:
    - Since the trailer contains all the combiner parts, it's certainly not conventional and might sit more at home in a more Cybertronian theme.
    - Trailer can separate into two separate drones for Motormaster.
    - Massive cannon has a port to fit CW Motormaster's sword&gun for vehicle storage.
    - The cannon's has two ports to peg into Motormaster's cab, and a single straight vertical peg that goes into the trailer, this allows the trailer to turn(although only manually).
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    Stunticons!
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    Combine into Menasor!

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    NOT THAT ONE!
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    Now THAT's Menasorcing

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    Some notes about the combination transformation:
    - Obviously he is MUCH taller and overall bulkier than originally. Easily towering over any other CW Combiner.
    - Blackjack's axe attaches as a chest crest much like with the legends Blackjack on the original CW Menasor.
    - There are no parts left aside. Even all the weapons store in a very comfortable spot on the combiner.
    - Menasor's arms are swapped around in the combined mode. This is entirely optional to do, but I find that it looks much better like this as it gives him bulkier shoulders. And I don't mind parts-forming on a combiner, since they're essentially parts-formers to begin with.


    About the Legs :
    - Finally, Menasor has actual hip joints.
    - The trailer top half forms the Combiner feet, which are able to bend in a backwards lean to add more posability without compromosing stability.
    - The backmost turrets of the feet can be used for additional stability, the foot is already structured so that they will not receive much pressure.
    - Because of the far more massive combiner mode, there are naturally weight concerns, right? So to mitigate this I swapped out Dragstrip&Breakdown with stronger springs in their combiner ports. As the pictures show, the stronger combiner ports allow bending the legs and hips without the figure falling over.

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    EDIT: I meant to show this off before, but somehow never remembered to. The transformation is pretty straightforward, but I thought it best to show off anyways;
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    Last edited: Dec 27, 2016
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  2. Kyrios2

    Kyrios2 Well-Known Member

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    I really really like the look of this
     
  3. shiftypenguin

    shiftypenguin Fancy-Pantsless Dancer

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    Cool!
     
  4. phantro

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    I like this as well
    Really good work here man
     
  5. DJsCustoms

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    Thanks for the compliments, everyone.

    Something I forgot to mention that I really meant to is that; all the Stunticons share a "Fingerless Glove" design on their hands to go for a "Stunt Driver" look.
     
  6. geekatron prime

    geekatron prime Keep on truckin'!

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    Very interesting take on a so-so torso mode, made it a lot better. MM looks great too by himself as well. Nice job.:thumb 
     
  7. Error

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    Nice!

    But all your "TF : D" turned into :D 
     
  8. DJsCustoms

    DJsCustoms Well-Known Member

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    I don't know what's worse:
    - The embarassment of what you said being true.
    - The fact that my error is an accurate representation of my feelings for that game.
    - OR the fact that it's pointed out by someone named "Error".

    I've corrected the typo. Thank you for the good hard laugh.
     
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    King Glurch You're a fool, Starscream!

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    This is awesome!