Minor/Repaint: Siege Delta Magnus / Magna Convoy

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  1. LongarmMagnus

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    I was super jealous of all the cool Delta Magnus/Magna Convoy customs that had been done here at Radicons. I started enjoying the Siege Ultra Magnus figure after painting his thighs red and decided, on a whim, to make my own Delta using the Netflix mold.

    Special shout out to @Zachary Prados for selling me an Ultra Magnus after I melted the legs of my Netflix one.

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    I gave him retail UM's weapons
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    I'd almost say please don't delete all the pics and notes, because this is as close to a Chilton Manual as we're liable to get for the mold!
     
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    Edit: I promised to keep my pics, I just wanted to move them down here.

    My notes and pics that helped me keep the project organized (my phone pics were all over the place).

    The pins show exit points for when I place them back.

    The grouping pics show parts I plan to dye either black or blue, depending on the set. Tested dyes and only the elbow pieces worked.

    Drilled a tiny hole under the foot to remove pin, the hole is not visible from most angles.


    Process
    1) Dis-assemble parts
    2) Remove paint by submerging in alcohol
    3) Soap scrub to clean
    4) Dye and dry
    5) Mask
    6) Spray-paint
    7) Paint small details
    8) Re-assemble
     

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  4. LongarmMagnus

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    Hit a snag with dyeing parts.

    The silver parts are the only pieces the dye worked on. Magna Convoy will be on hold until i find a new one. I'll finish up Delta Magnus' armor in the meantime.

    If anyone is wanting to sell a Siege Ultra Magnus, let me know.
     

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    Got a replacement today and decided to trade parts. Took the exterior foot off by doing the same pin removal process.

    This way i don't need to paint the dark gray foot to a matching blue color.
     

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    Spraypainted black parts

    Unfortunately the translucent plastic windshield had factory damage (from an unopened box wth) so with the backside painted black you can really see it.

    Added dark blue to the sides. It's a shade too dark, i might redo it. Added yellow to his "belt" and shins. Still need to clean up yellow on shins, adding black to sharpen lines on edges.
     

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    Reds and blues are going to take longer since they need primer
     

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    Red looks darker in person

    Camera adds 10 pounds

    Almost flawless-- the red paint bled into his face a bit. Scraped it before the paint fully hardens. I'll clean up and detail after.

    Will wait another 20hrs for red to dry and before re-pinning forearms.

    Working on painting core bot torso a blue (a little lighter than the dark blue used for the trailer.)

    Tested tolerance of black paint on legs by removing armor and placing armor back on at least ten times. No sanding needed in inner leg of armor.

    Inside of gauntlets need clean up. Might need sanding.

    Edit: no sanding needed.

    Had a spare torso. While the paint on his ears are still soft I've been scraping them. I'm a dummy and forgot to mask them.
     

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    Sooo close... waiting for this to fully dry is testing my patience. I'll add more details after.

    I wanted the rail to be unpainted for a smoother transformation. Was hoping the black would have a cool effect on the backside of the windshield but I used the wrong paint-- I guess there's translucent spraypaint available.
     

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    Wanted a different shade of blue for the cab. Pics of the original Diaclone toy looked like it had a different shade.

    Transformed a few times and spotted friction areas I missed-- like the shoulder hinge. I'm gonna scrape them down and paint them.

    Anyways, here's what I based this custom on
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    This is one of the better ones...including mine..i like it :) . Makes me want to paint another one similar to yours. Give you advise on making an even more awsome custom, i notice some speculation w/ your paint. You can polish it, or use a slowdry additive so it dries on smoother.
     
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    Thank you! I definitely admire your work, it was the first image in my google search for the character.

    How do you polish it? I cleaned the nozzles before and after use, and I thought maybe it was too cold when I sprayed. To me, it isn't noticeable in person (or I'm just old) but my camera on my phone picks it up.

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    Ok if it's just a camera thing..i wouldn't worry about it.
     
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    I wouldn't mind knowing for future projects. I was thinking blow dryer to heat the paint. Or a microfiber rag?

    Edit: Decided to switch out the painted panel for the extra one. 20210508_195813.jpg
     
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    Absolutely beautiful... You did the diaclone colors complete justice. They honestly should have kept these colors for Ultra Magnus in the cartoon, they're just so striking!
     
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    Headed to eBay this weekend

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    PM me the link when up..just curious :) 
     
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    Wow. Lovely Diaclone/ Powered Convoy custom. Id totally buy that but don't know if you ship the item out internationally to Asia? ;) 
     
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