Minor/Repaint: Ultra Magnus from Solar Storm Grappel

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by vidmouse, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. vidmouse

    vidmouse Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I took your suggestion and updated the 1st post.
     
  2. mikenoynoy

    mikenoynoy Well-Known Member

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    Love the face...lots of character.
     
  3. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus Well-Known Member

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    That works so well it's nuts!
     
  4. Honorbound

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    Wow. Just, wow. That is some damned good work. I love how you didn't just do a straight repaint, but found a way to make it totally unique. I especially love the headsculpt.
     
  5. HeyMickey

    HeyMickey Terrible person

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    I can't believe this idea turned out this well. That looks GREAT and you get crazy extra bonus points for thinking of such a creative use of that mold.
     
  6. SonOfNemesis

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    This is a really cool project man and it looks awesome!
     
  7. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    Looks spot on as UM. Great work! My only crit is the missile launchers in 'bot mode, but it's a matter of taste I guess.
     
  8. Algernon

    Algernon Radicon Acolyte

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    Great work, it feels like a brand new, official figure. I might have to do this now...
     
  9. Canukamius

    Canukamius Catholic Conservative

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    nice
     
  10. chansformers

    chansformers butcher of the bots

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    :jawdropper: :bowdown: ....nuff said!!!:thumbs2: 
     
  11. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Fan and customizer of the TAWYS

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    man that worked out so well. It screams Ultra Magnus. I never would have thought the Inferno mold could be such a good UM.
     
  12. Mr.Deflok

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    Already posted here to say this rules but just had a couple of questions, if you don't mind?

    Did you use a gloss paint for the blue?
    Did you add wear to the edges? I can't tell if it's due to the photo quality/flash etc.
    Did you paint white on after the primer?

    The idea is genius, man. We really need a CHUG UM and this fits the bill so damn perfectly. I'll be stealing the idea in the future, may God forgive me.
     
  13. UltraMagnus2008

    UltraMagnus2008 Autobot

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    well done!
     
  14. solidus

    solidus Shivaker Jazz

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    nice work !
     
  15. vidmouse

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    Thanks for all the comments! I'm more than happy that so many people like this and that some will end up copying it! (Post results, would love to see these!)

    I did use gloss blue. I also went over everything w/ a final coat of clear Future Shine.

    Wear to the edges: I think some of it might be paint rub. It wasn't my intent, but it works well for "wear". So um, yeah, I "added" wear to the edges :) 

    I did paint w/ gloss white after the grey primer.

    Thanks again!
     
  16. sigmaprime

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    could you put up pictures of his back in bot mode and the top of his vehicle mode?
     
  17. stprime

    stprime THE コンボイ that the Matrix refused

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    please post a pic of him with your optimus!
     
  18. vm-01

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    Great work on this mod!

    Could you make a Scourge/Nemesis Prime version as well?

    Or if someone knows a good head to swap for that I'm all ears.
     
  19. vidmouse

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    Will do, once I finish paint on Optimus.


    lol, I'm actually working on another Optimus, voyager-sized now (no post yet) that I got another Grappel last weekend. Actually, I picked up 2 Grappels so if it turns out well I will probably do a Scourge eventually.
     
  20. vm-01

    vm-01 Well-Known Member

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    Yes!

    This may be what makes me learn how to paint. Your idea is brilliant in its simplicity.