Minor/Repaint: Siege Ultra Magnus height extension

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  1. Shepard Prime

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    20190911_104304.jpg Update: 09-11-19

    Because why not and also why should Prime have all the fun?

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    Just by popping the pin out you can switch between this and stock more or less on the fly now that you can pull it to swap kits.

    Update: 03-04-19

    Just a small update on Magnus again. I added more imposing toes/feet and bulked them up a bit more at the sacrifice of my old busted up CW Optimus. I need to paint the feet and the plastic sheets I used to attach them and some of the details in the rest of the figure.

    Also added a comparison pic for his current pic for those of you that asked.
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    Hey all, just wanted to share a way to give Ultra Magnus some added height.

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    If you shave off the plastic piece shown (and hopefully much cleaner than how I did it :D ), it allows for the feet to be positioned higher inside the leg armor.

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    Here's where you can go two ways with this. You could shave off the grey leg hook that helps keep it in place in the leg armor and rely on friction to hold it in place (and reinforce it with clear thin plastic sheets for support). Or you can keep it and make higher holes in the leg armor for the hook to lock onto like the official holes in the leg armor.

    I opted for the first option as the hook is not needed in alt mode (all the various tabs holds UM well in place without it) and it was the safer bet to me because you'd have to get the measurements exactly right and I didn't want to take the chance of getting it wrong.

    And here he is after the mod.

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    Just got to do something about that forced toe tilt. :D 
     

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  2. ReximusPrimal07

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    Do some comparison pics this looks awesome!!
     
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    Does he match the height of combiner wars magnus?
     
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    Wow, makes his knees look better too. Looks a bit better proportioned as well, stock Magnus does seem a bit stubby legged.
     
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  5. Shepard Prime

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    This is the only pic I took prior to messing with it further unfortunately (it's why I didn't include it originally in the first post because the photo was so crap).

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    I didn't intend to really go full-blown custom on him, just the height boost but as tends to happen, I do something small and get more ideas while doing so and now I've been working on him some more.


    See above. Not like in the original post, no. The work I've done on him since? It's pretty close now. I'll post pics when the camera's battery is charged (I was going to upload them but just discovered the battery is dead...ugh).

    Yeah, that's primarily why I wanted to boost him a bit. I was fine with him stock tho'.
     
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  6. Shepard Prime

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    Update on first page.
     
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    My son is getting a Seige Ultra Magnus this week coming up for his birthday. So now that I have a second one, I can finally do a proper height comparison that some of you asked for.

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    Huge improvement, nice job man. I was so excited about this figure when it was originally shown, then so disappointed when I saw how he looked like a dwarf next to Rodimus.
     
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  9. smiller0570

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    This is really awesome work!!! Makes Magnus a better proportioned bot!! I'm assuming this will work on Galaxy Upgrade Optimus too? Love it man!
     
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  10. Shepard Prime

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    Thank you!

    Yeah. At first, I was fine with Magnus's height. But the more figs I put next to him the more it just didn't look right.

    Yup. Although with Galaxy Upgrade Op, I think he's fine as is. But this is coming from someone who has the original kept with the legs folded and not extended like this:

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    He looks more stocky, solid and better proportioned so when Seige Cybertron pics started leaking, you can imagine how stoked I was at his proportions.

    And thanx!
     
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    Ok I thought so!! I bet you were!! He does seem good how he is but I was curious to see how he would look next to cw armada Megs. Anyway great work man and so simple!!
     
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  12. Shepard Prime

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    Update on the first post.
     
  13. DashCourageous

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    Think you'll have to add to his waist to fix some of the torso proportions on UM .
     
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