Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by frogDNA, Sep 9, 2011.
Holy effing hell !
I agree. The modding and painting technique is great as usual, but IMO the concept itself - sticking to the old-school G1 UM color palette of white/red/blue - is too tough to pull off on this mold. All that white sticks out too much.
Of course, some will like it, some will not. Just my 2 cents.
Wow. That looks amazing.
Out freaking standing!
WOW!!! That mold absolutely fits him perfectly!!! GREAT JOB!
I like it. I don't have a Sentinel Prime (yet) ... did you have to do many
mods to the mold other than the head?
Boy oh boy, now that is amazing !
Holy crap this is amazing! Well done!
I think that sometimes people get too hung up on how "OMGZ the Movie Universe can ONLY be the Movie Style, NOGEEWUN IN MOVEEZ" or whatever... but the truth is, many movie designs can be fused with G1 elements really quite nicely. I think this figure really bridges the gap very well.
It helps that Sentinel already starts out with such a coherent, humanoid form, but when you start matching up the design elements with the original G1 red/white/blue deco, and the head design, it's amazing how good he looks. Not only in robot mode, but also the colour arrangement fits very well in vehicle mode as well. This feels complete, natural, like it was meant to be... not like someone "forcing" a G1 aesthetic on a Bayformer.
Probably one of the best Movie Magnus's I have seen yet. GREAT JOB!!
I think you may be aiming that observation my way. and I do agree with you that it bridges the gap, my mind is telling me it's too clean or something. It looks like a perfect gelling of G1 and Movie aesthetic but it does look like it's one or two detailing sessions from being done. The head works, the color placement work, for me it needs just some "real world" paint apps.
SO AWESOME. Bringing G1 to life and it works very well!
This is fantastic! How long did this project take you to complete?
WOW, that's flippin' awesome!
If I was a weirdo I would take that figure home and make sweet sweet love to it.
But I'm not, so I won't.
Gorgeous. Not sure how I feel about the face-sculpt, though.
Ok, see what you did here? I am crying! XD This is a thing of beauty! The colors and the small modifications you did turned the Sentinel Prime mold into a AMAZING MP Ultra Magnus!!!! T/////////////////////T
works very well as ultra magnus!
Where is that head from?
I agree man, this is [email protected] brotherman! Love the look of him and it really works for a movie-style magnus! I do agree with others though, that a worn appearance on him would've looked better for the down-n-dirty gritty movie style.
That head is from the Igear Ultra Magnus/City Commander upgrade set that is getting really hard to find nowadays. If you do find it, you'll probrably have to pay around $80 shipped to you. Set consists of a head, flag, Magnus rifle, Magnus Hammer, several extension handles, missile launchers, and a very drift-like sword.
Nah, not really aimed at you, but just in general. It's a cry I've often heard regarding the "fusion" of movie and traditional aesthetics, and I've never really agreed with it. But then, my first reference for "G1" is the old toys and box art, rather than the more simplified, cartoonish television and comic character models... so the gap for me is less pronounced anyway.
I think some Bayformer figures can make the transition better than others of course, if they already have fairly clean lines and proportionate humanoid features.
As for the detailing, it feels just right to me. Again, it may not be perfectly "realistic", but I don't mind if my toys still feel a bit like toys, and not meticulous scale models. I mean, the painted details on this figure are still more refined than the Hasbro factory apps on any of their movie line stuff.
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