Magic Square MS-B31 Brobdingnag (Legends Scale G1 Ultra Magnus)

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  1. Snaku

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    Need to make adjustments to the fit but the head mostly printed well. I'm working on a quick and dirty Photoshop mock-up of the damage I want to do to the armor. I'm planning on trying to keep the transformation intact even though I don't really like it and probably won't ever transform him again but it's a thing - transformers gotta be able to transform.
     
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    @Snaku are you kidding us right now. man that came out super f'ing clean. i wasn't even interested much with this set until i saw your post. wow that looks fantastic.

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  3. Snaku

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    Thanks! Hopefully I'm able to make the rest of him match. I'll be cutting up the armor with a dremel, hobby knife, and needle files so it's not going to be as precise as the cracks I 3d modelled into the head but I think I'll be able to pull it off.

    I think I've talked about offering copies of the head - just curious if there's anybody who'd want it? I can't offer any other armor pieces since I'm not printing them so anybody who bought a head would either have to do their own mods to the armor or just have a trashed head on an otherwise pristine Magnus.
     
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  4. Huub

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    Man, that looks superb :thumb 
    How unfair there aren't any NOCV's and Snaku's situated in Europe... Shipping costs are just too high these days :oops: 
     
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  5. Snaku

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    I usually make the STL files for my 3d projects available. You'd have to print it or have someone print it for you and get your own 1.5mm metal dowel rod and cut it to length for the antenna and then paint the whole thing but you wouldn't have to worry about shipping. If there is enough interest, I'ma throw it up on Etsy with options for painted or unpainted, and I could include an option for the STL file for like $2 or whatever.
     
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  6. Huub

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    Thanks for the info, I will look into such an option :) 
     
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  7. metaphorge

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    It would have been nice if this had included the rearview mirror pieces for cab mode from the upgrade kit painted up to match
    I'd probably be interested in a copy or two; I suspect your results will inspire me to fire up a dremel....
     
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    Man, as disappointing as all those leftover armor/weapon bits are, I think the part that disappoints me the most is that the top of the torso is white. All that leftover junk, and they couldn't come up with a cover for the top of white-Prime's torso? Seems amateurish to me.
     
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    Agreed. I'm giving some thought to cutting a piece of styrene to fit there and painting it red (obviously I'd include some damage with the white Prime showing through since that's what I'm doing with the rest of the figure.
     
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  10. Galdelico

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    It looks REALLY good, but I'm still waiting to see how the new, toon-accurate repaint from MFT is gonna compare to. The bot form scales surprisingly well, I imagined it to end up way bigger and bulkier, for some reason.
     
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    loving it!
     
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    Is it possible to achieve that 'crooked knees' pose that is illustrated on the box? It's super cartoon-reminiscent and I love it, but I can't bend MST Prime's knees inwards like that, none of my 4/5 variants can.
    Is that some additional articulation provided by the armour leg parts or just the render making it up?
    Thanks! ^_-
     
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  13. Phase Sixer

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    Just the render. Same knee articulation as before.
     
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    Got my copy in today. I had only gotten the white cab in the last few weeks, but I hadn't played it around with that much since I was waiting until I got this. So I only noticed today the right arm was assembled upside down, preventing me from transforming him into cab properly. I was pretty pissed, but luckily I was able to push out the shoulder pin, remove the arm and flip it correctly and reinstall it, so its all good now.

    With the other MS trucks:
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    (These were taken before I fixed the right arm, you can see how its out of alignment in cab mode)

    The trailer is big enough to carry cars compared to the original and MFT versions, but just barely: (these were taken post arm fix, and it looks much better)
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    Anyways, the trailer looks nice enough, but it is annoying how its easy for pieces to fall off at the slightest bit of pressure in the wrong place. While it would've been cool if they had come up with a transforming trailer, I still think its a little clever how all the pieces fit together to make Ultra Magnus:
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    That being said, while its pretty easy to see where all the pieces go on the cab for robot mode, its not so obvious the other way.

    I was actually expecting MFT UM to be taller but they're about the same height:
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    I was hoping to do an IDW Tankor/Octane thing and call one Fat Magnus and the other Tall Magnus, but that obviously doesn't work here. I do like the proportions of the new MS armor, or at least in the torso. He does have a bit of duck feet though.

    Heavy Arms mode:
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    I'm surprised that he's actually pretty balanced even with all that stuff on, but man was it a PITA to put it together. Like it was hard pressing the extra weapons on there without the other ones falling off because I accidentally bumped them trying to get leverage.
     
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    It makes the kid in me happy to see him in alt mode at a proper size and with a proper cab and trailer like the G1. Alts were always a big part of the fun back in the day.
     
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  16. ManelFigures

    ManelFigures Happy mountaineer!

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    Great... Mine is stuck on customs...
     
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    A nice interpretation of the character. Unique concept in my collection, but don’t think I’d like anymore to take this approach to transformation. Painted the red bumper for a little more accuracy. Not perfect, but worth it

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    My oh my, that red bumper looks so sexy!
     
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    ManelFigures Happy mountaineer!

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    My Magnus passed some days in customs, they opened, they totally dismounted him, but it's ok.

    The truck scale is perfect, finally a worthy Magnus but I admit that I didn't enjoyed him, it's like a lego figure more than a Transformer (obviously) but the annoying thing are the pieces, constantly popping out over and over. :lol 

    You can't put other vehicles inside except the smallest ones. Some parts are yellowed but it's easy to fix.

    In overall I like the truck form, it's glorious!!.

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    I really do not care for Alt mode when it comes to display but this does look good.
     
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