MMC Ocular Max Saltus (MP Springer)

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  1. Optional Prime

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    Saltus arrived, and is everything I had hoped for.

    Feels great in hand, transformation is just the right balance of intuitive and interesting, and aesthetics are spot on to my taste.
    Went from vehicle to copter to bot in 15 minutes, without any sort of instructions.

    I didn't like the Ox style head, thought it clashes too much with the otherwise bulky features. So I went straight for the G1 face.
    Then I wanted to replace Big Spring, and thought I'd try something while I'm at it... and io and behold, how well the Ox head works there!
    (I mean fitting aesthetically; properly installing the head would require carving an adapter piece.)

    I suppose I'll keep both now, one as Rookie Springer and one as Hardened Warrior Springer.
     

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  2. Weezie

    Weezie Taking a break, back soon TFW2005 Supporter

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    What a good face could have done for Big Spring. He looks so much better here it's not even funny.
     
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  3. divinecomedy

    divinecomedy Well-Known Member

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    Same with UT Springer. A better face and a better color scheme. But no, they can't do that for some reason.
     
  4. Phamduc

    Phamduc TransArtTT

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    UT allen is still a freaking mystery
     
  5. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    Honestly, MMC has some of the best sculptors in the biz when it comes to faces. They absolutely nail the Alex Milne likenesses with the Reformatted line, as well. A number of other 3Ps don't seem to have that talent.
     
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  6. Dek

    Dek Y R U Reading This?

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    What accessories does he come with, I can't find anything listed on the sales sights. I know he comes with the gun and sword, but does he also come with the bomb and spear? I really want that spear.
     
  7. Phamduc

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    he does have bomb and spear
     
  8. Dek

    Dek Y R U Reading This?

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    So they're not PSX exclusives? Sweet. I'm going to pose him like the cover of Conan number 1 then.
     
  9. ProwlSpringer2020

    ProwlSpringer2020 Cybertronian Knight

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    Yes to bomb and spear.
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    ProwlSpringer2020 Cybertronian Knight

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    Great pics. Great poses. I will have to check out the paint on my faces.
     
  11. Phamduc

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    i think yours also affected. I also see the grey primer underneath. Guess my fault you can't unsee it
     
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  12. ProwlSpringer2020

    ProwlSpringer2020 Cybertronian Knight

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    Thanks for that lol. It's not too bad on the ones I don't have on him. I see it though.
     
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  13. VelsR

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    5 o'clock shadow!
     
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  14. Digger

    Digger Sharing peace, love and MP Cliff ≠ retool

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    Yeah you’re paint looks so much nicer on the faces. And his pose ability is fantastic. I don’t get how people who like fanstoys say it’s great display when this can display in more ways than it can.

    Interesting on the fingers. I do like that far more at least.
     
  15. kaszal

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    Nice one @Phamduc

    Could we have the paint number for the "camay coat"?
     
  16. Georgii10235

    Georgii10235 A member for fun

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    The more I look at it, the more I like it. It's just a bit off for my taste. The face sculpt itself is fine, the eye shape and the nose don't do it for me. To me, the eyes are too round for a G1 look and the nose is wide which makes his face look wider than it is. It's super minor so I'll likely get over it and end up getting Saltus.

    I'm not really into the OX head, I know this is strange since this is meant to be MMC's OX line but everything seems more based on G1 other than that OX head. Unless Ocular Max is supposed to be their line for G1 Masterpieces, I'm not really knowledgeable on MMC. I did a small shop to give an idea of what I would want, I couldn't get the eyes to be more angular so maybe someone can do a better job than me if they'd like.

    Everytime I do something like this I usually appreciate the effort more since it comes so close to what I want ideally, it's a really good sculpt.

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  17. Weezie

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    The eyes don't really bother me as much as the mouth. The white colour seems to indicate that he is smiling (showing his teeth) but TFs in G1 never had teeth. I know a lot of 3Ps make this mistake (FT gave their Galvatron teeth also).

    Here's my crude edit (borrowing Georgii's photo)

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    It doesn't ruin the figure for me though, he still looks great.
     
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  18. Phamduc

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    holy god my fingernail looks disgusting.
    I KINDA like what you did there. If they do that smile instead they will move even closer to Takara direction , add with a more sharp eye too. But that's very close and im extremely happy
     
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  19. Digger

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    I can see what you mean. Minor but it’s understandable.
    Teeth have always been essential to transformers for me. Couldn’t live without them.
     
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  20. artimus prime

    artimus prime Articulation Junkie... I'm a poser TFW2005 Supporter

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    Your edit looks good. I do like the original smiling face though. It's a massive improvement over their smiling face for Azalea.
     
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