Heavy/Scratch: MP sized Menasor

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by TigerBlade, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. TigerBlade

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    Menasor has always been my fave combiner since I was a kid but I have always been on a strict Season 1 collection only route but recently I've seen a few cool looking Menasors and decided to have a crack. It follows a similar recipe to most here but with a slight difference in that I wanted him to be as G1 as possible so the cab as a chest was an absolute no-no as was a pair of Lambo's facing the wrong way around for legs with all this in mind I've gone the action master route (you'll soon see why).....the head is a Calloways custom from Shapeways that may need giving a coat of gloss black.....not sure yet as the difference with the body isn't noticeable to the eye on a shelf.

    I think (bar his shoulder pads) I've got as close I could to my goal but I've pulled in ideas from quite a few other ones so here we go with this 17" brute:

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    One other thing I noticed when looking for inspiration was the total lack of rear pics for any gestalt. I'm gonna end that trend so as to help anyone who is wanting to undertake a similar job and to show how Motormaster sits (in a very G1 manner):

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    Here he is with his new shelf buddies:

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    Ignore Soundwave, his replacement is due next month :D 

    And finally one for fun!

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    Decepticons.....destroy Bruticus!!!

    I just need a 25" Devy now!!

    As always C&C welcome and hope you all like :thumb 
     

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  2. j.a.f.o.

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    Proportions are kinda wonky for my taste, but I totally appreciate the effort you put into it!
     
  3. pumpkingonzo

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    I also love Menasor! And I love yours!
    I'm always happy to see a custom Menasor.
    Great work!
     
  4. UltraMagnus2008

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    Cool! Nice to see the Calloway head in full view since he doesn't display them well for viewing
     
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    I like it, The head looks nice as it is IMO.
     
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    Looks pretty good!!!
     
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    Looks great!
     
  8. TigerBlade

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    Thanks man.

    Cheers man :D 

    Yeah I took a bit of a punt on it if truth be told. Looks really good tho and is a perfect G1 head IMHO......still not sure whether to add some silver detailing to his crest and horns tho. All the media is quite contradicting.

    Cheers dude!

    Thanks guys :thumb 
     
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    That's cool how you split up the arm cars to the lower half of each is on the forearms. Great work!
     
  10. TigerBlade

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    Cheers man but I can't take all the credit for that, that idea was borrowed from Sculptbot's Menasor but it definitely looks better than cars for shoulder pads :D 

    A friend of mine is making a sword and G1 gun to go with him so that should finish him off nicely!
     
  11. Sweeny

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    Looks awesome finished. Great job. The arms look heavier than expected but really liking the 'weight' they have - looks like he could clap his hands together and destroy anything it likes. :thumbs2: 
     
  12. LamboTwinLove

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    OMG! I knew this was going to be amazing when finished and I was right!! One of the best Menasors I have ever seen!!
     
  13. pumpkingonzo

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    I really really like this.
    He looks so powerful!
    I like the lower arms how you've painted them and how the vehicles merge.
     
  14. TigerBlade

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    Yeah I prefer the big bulky forearms to the thin/lanky Primus ones. When I was looking a pics I read this on TFWiki:

    Then I decided he needs to be a big chunky mofo!!

    Thanks :) 

    Cheers again bud, see above for the reason I wanted bigger.
     
  15. Alucard77

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    Dude with the head this looks like the mutts nuts!

    I am telling you though, mess with those feet. Just flatten them out with styrene, I think that will take it over the top! The other thing I would do use MP Primes hands instead. Just to take the unicron look away more then anything else.
     
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    Pretty cool.
     
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    Cool man, I like it
     
  18. TigerBlade

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    Cheers man! I think I'm definitely gonna do that the feet thing, I'm half thinking about picking up some Primus arms and seeing how they look in person too.

    Cheers guys :D 
     
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    Great Job! Only thing i would suggest if possible is to trim the back end of the feet, still has too much of the unicron look, but Great Job none the less, as you have inspired new ideas for my junker unicron:thumb 
     
  20. TigerBlade

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    Cheers man, yeah it is a little longer than I'd like it to be but this guy is so heavy (especially with his cab backpack placement) it is needed to give him a solid balance. I think once I have added some flat styrene and detailed it a bit to both back and front parts of his feet it shouldn't look so Unicron like anymore.