Heavy/Scratch: Thunderclash from Classics Magnus (Shapeways!)

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  1. glaug

    glaug Well-Known Member

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    This was actually my... second project involving parts I designed myself and printed through Shapeways?

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    I had the original Thunderclash toy as a child, and really loved his reapearance in MtMtE. The original idea was for this to be a hybrid of the original Thunderclash and the MtMtE design but aside from the head, he really ended up looking more like his MtMtE version than anything else.

    Before I finished his paintwork, I had some fun testing out his posability~!

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    Especially fond of how dynamically he can be posed, and of how well the light piping's worked out.

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    Sadly, it's reeeeally hard to take a pic of CW Magnus hugging him that doesn't look silly. :p 

    For anyone interested, the parts are available on Shapeways. He's not a simple custom, requiring pin-pushing, although if you use one of those KO Classics OP/Magnus figures, it's a LOT easier... I am certainly very proud of the results though.

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    Of course, now I need to finish the Thunderclash parts I'm modding for the CW Prime mould. :) 
     

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  2. Zero-Kaiser

    Zero-Kaiser Well-Known Member

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    Hubba hubba..

    This is a class act brother, I've loved watching this unfold for how-ever-many-years it's been.

    I wouldn't change a damn thing, besides having one of my own on the shelf :p 
     
  3. Stormvapor

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    This is one of the greatest things I have seen...I love thunderclash!
     
  4. LizardbotHero

    LizardbotHero I am a warrior

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    Holy mother of... That is incredible! I had to do a double and triple take to figure out what the base figure was! If the kit weren't so expensive I would totally get one to convert an extra Classics Voyager Prime I have. Outstanding work on this. I just love retools like this.
     
  5. chansformers

    chansformers butcher of the bots

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    your changes and mods are night and day....wow man!
     
  6. glaug

    glaug Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys! :D 

    Yeah, sadly the cost isn't something I can do much about, it's a kit that uses a lot of plastic! It was always designed for my personal custom first, and any sales later would be a nice bonus, you know? Looking into alternatives for the CW Prime version I'm working on now. :D 
     
  7. MyTea Boc

    MyTea Boc Cannot rest until we have a bus-former.

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    Wow, very nice indeed!
     
  8. LizardbotHero

    LizardbotHero I am a warrior

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    I figured. That wasn't supposed to be a slight against you so I'm sorry if you took offense. It really is a nice kit though; something I would like to see a 3rd party mass produce so it could be a bit more affordable, although I'm not really sure the demand would be enough to warrant it.

    Oh, I forgot to ask, this is fully transformable without parts forming, right? It looks like it is but I wanted to double check. Great job again on this. I'm not even a big Thunderclash fan but I think this might be one of my favorite customs to date!
     
  9. jame5y

    jame5y Till All Are One..In the UK Thread

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    It's not a slight on what you've done, but as the weather vane on the top of the truck it looks a little flat and small which is more pronounced because of the gap between it finishing and the front of the truck
     
  10. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm Wreck n’ rule

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    Going to have to order this. Is the head being made available again soon?
     
  11. glaug

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    Ah, not at all, it's a fair comment, like Nautica he's a hefty wedge of plastic to 3D print and is sadly priced as such. I'm working on getting some of my more ambitious projects produced in better ways; After success with some of my other CW upgrade parts, CW Thunderclash might well be produced in Injection Plastic. :D 

    Also, yes, he does transform without partsforming (not counting the cannons, which were later additions). That was a big goal of mine from the start. :) 

    It's a valid criticism! Unfortunately, it's the compromise I had to make for the way the chest has to fit in robot mode, and to a lesser extent to be more similar to IDW Thunderclash. A more G1-style rounded chest could have worked, but would stick out massively in 'bot mode if it was any longer towards the front.

    It's available now! :)  I forgot to make it available for sale again after realising there was an error in the uploaded version and taking it down to fix it. ^^; And thanks! :D 
     
  12. The13Primes

    The13Primes hot shot fanatic

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    buying a ko magnus for this
     
  13. Dinobot74

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    Fantastic! Love the final result.
     
  14. Optimus.Magnus

    Optimus.Magnus Swingin' the chain

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    This is perfect... I have a beat up Classics Prime just asking to be modded with this. Thanks!
     
  15. Superfreak947

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    How did you take the head off of the classics prime?
     
  16. glaug

    glaug Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys! :D 

    My test shot is actually made from a KO that uses a screw rather than pin, that's a good point... Heated pin removal is actually pretty simple, but I guess I'd better add a new neck piece ! :) 
     
  17. General Magnus

    General Magnus Da Custodes of the Emprah

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    I´m more interested in that MTMTE Megatron. He looks amazing.
     
  18. glaug

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    Thanks! He's inspired by some other customs I saw, but I tweaked his face sculpt quite a bit and will be remaking some of him soon.
     
  19. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Awesome. Amazing how different he looks from OP in boy mode. Nice work.
     
  20. Rodimus Prime1

    Rodimus Prime1 Ride in Style

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    Looks really good!!, great work.

    When i saw the new CW prime, I thought he would do a great custom TC too!.

    If you did the the rest of the gang you'd have a Turbo master combiner. :D 


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