Minor/Repaint: WIP Leader Thunder Clash

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Dr Breakstuff PhD, Jul 17, 2021.

  1. Dr Breakstuff PhD

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    I know I just posted a couple of days ago, so I'm probably not due to post again for at least another six months, BUT today I received a junker CW Ultra Magnus, meaning I now have the major components for a custom I've literally been planning for years.

    Thunder Clash will obviously be a mash up of Titans Return Optimus Prime and Combiner Wars Ultra Magnus. Don't worry, the Magnus face will be adjusted so that it looks less wee.

    Structurally, there's a lot of work to do in order to get all the parts to play nice, not to mention sculpting TC's distinctive chest piece.

    It's finally underway, tho, so I'm pleased.
     

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    Nice work so far!
     
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    Sweet. I hope we see more victory/zone ect from Hasbro
     
  4. Dr Breakstuff PhD

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    Update: I stopped screwing around with the new headscuplt after deciding this was good enough given that I'm not an artist and don't have a 3D printer.

    Basically an all new face stuffed into the Powermaster Prime helmet. The CW Magnus face is deep in there providing some structure, but it was way too small and looked pretty ridiculous on its own.

    I figure it'll look better when it's got a few layers of paint and isn't hella zoomed in
     

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  5. JomasterII

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    Nice work on the head so far, though his mouth looks a touch wide. Maybe ensmallen it just a touch, and it'll look great!
    ...Thunderclash is from neither, though. :p 
     
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  6. Dr Breakstuff PhD

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    I'm attempting to ensmall using some gap filler, but I tell ya, sculpting mouths is for the birds. I dunno how other folks do it at actual size. It seemed impossible to get a tool precise enough to make it look not dumb, so I resculpted it at least eight times over the course of three days.

    Hopefully, this final attempt is the charm. But if it isn't, I'll throw my hands in the air and give up on getting a non-bad looking mouth.

    From now on, *everybody* gets a mouthplate. :D 
     
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    Quick update 'cause I'm real happy with this structural mod.

    I've managed to attach the roof sections to the back of the shoulder rather than the forearm, still transforms perfectly and (with a little adjustment and sanding) preserves the outward hinge, bicep rotation, and elbow bend.

    Still got a couple of weeks worth of kitbashing before I can paint, but I'm loving working on it.
     

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    It would be in HasTak's best interests to do something like you're doing here! This really works for Thunderclash!
     
  9. JackKnife

    JackKnife I HOPE YOU'RE ALL HAPPY NOW.

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    Even Sparkplug, Spike, Carly and Daniel? :p 
     
  10. setientshoebox

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    what if somebody tried to turn potp optimus prime into ultra magnus, where orion pax would be that white optimus prime, and the trailer would be heavily modified
     
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  11. Blitzwang

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    That seems like a lot more trouble than it’s worth, considering how neither the pax or prime figures resemble the corresponding versions of magnus. Besides, there are plenty of good options if you want the armored up white prime look.

    1. Siege/Kingdom
    2. Combiner wars with Perfect Effect PC17
    3. Classics with the Fansproject armor

    The only thing I would do with POTP would maybe be to turn Orion Pax into Dion, and Prime into the white Prime (if you subscribe to that theory). With that being said, have fun trying to paint white over red plastic :p 
     
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