Customised Ultra Magnus (Mebsuta)

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Customised Ultra Magnus (Mebsuta)

Postby Mr.Deflok » Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:51 pm

UPDATE 11/02/14
Some shots with other bots...

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BONUS
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UPDATE 10/02/14
Got my Mebsuta kit today. Modified it.

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Swords are in.

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I have a Transformazing Toys Mebsuta upgrade kit for FOC Magnus on its way to me so am getting prepared for it. If you don't know what that is have a look here: http://vangelus.ca/2014/01/26/vangelus- ... s-mebsuta/

I love the design of this thing but being a Magnus fanboy I guess that makes me a little biased. The only thing I wasn't too keen on was how blue he is. Magnus, to me, needs a primarily red torso and primarily white legs. The base figure actually creates part of this problem so I set about to fix that. Making the base figures legs fully white is an option too but I'm going to wait and see how this looks combined before I do anything so drastic.

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Since this was mostly a partswap putting aside the head repaint I had fun with the rest of the bodyparts...

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Orion Magnus/Ultra Pax?
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Ultra Prime/Optimus Magnus?
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Thanks for looking! When I get the Mebsuta I'll post pics of what they look like combined.
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Re: Preparing for Mebsuta; making Magnus more hardcore

Postby [omega] » Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:20 pm

Now that's cool
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Re: Preparing for Mebsuta; making Magnus more hardcore

Postby NKF » Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:25 pm

Looking forward to the final product.

Judging from the photos I've seen, a good portion of the upper torso will be boxed in by the armour, with the forearms exposed at the back. So it will likely be the armour that needs most of the red treatment if you're going for that traditional G1 UM look.

I've been on-and-off trying to convince myself to pick up the Pandora Box 02 set for a bit of that Powermaster Prime/Ginrai action. I always liked UM, but feel the mold is a bit weak for Prime.

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Re: Preparing for Mebsuta; making Magnus more hardcore

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Re: Preparing for Mebsuta; making Magnus more hardcore

Postby Mr.Deflok » Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:48 pm

Since G1 Magnus' legs were all white save the sides of his lower legs and feet I thought I might try that look.
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I have some spare Magnus legs anyway if it turns out crap. Might have to remove this figures feet and ball joint for it to work better on the kit.

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Re: Customised Ultra Magnus (Mebsuta)

Postby Mr.Deflok » Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:13 pm

Updated! See first post :D

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Re: Customised Ultra Magnus (Mebsuta)

Postby NKF » Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:18 pm

That's looking really sweet. I take it you're not using the extra armour add-on bits for the thighs?

The kit in general could use some better looking shoulder missiles.

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Re: Customised Ultra Magnus (Mebsuta)

Postby Mr.Deflok » Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:12 pm

Thanks!

Using them, but placed them on the sides of the thighs and removed the base characters feet and balljoint :)

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Re: Customised Ultra Magnus (Mebsuta)

Postby Mr.Deflok » Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:43 pm

Added some more pics to the first post of Magnus with some other bots.

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Re: Customised Ultra Magnus (Mebsuta)

Postby Mr_Ash » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:25 pm

Mr.Deflok wrote:Added some more pics to the first post of Magnus with some other bots.


"Pat Lee" pic was hilarious. Still probably needs 80% more crotch, but well done :D
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Re: Customised Ultra Magnus (Mebsuta)

Postby Grandmaster » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:57 pm

I was so disappointed with the Ultra Magnus figure when it was released. It just felt cheap and nasty. What you have here is awesome. It just fits so much better size and scale wise. Nice job man.
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Re: Customised Ultra Magnus (Mebsuta)

Postby skydemolisher » Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:03 pm

Mr_Ash wrote:
Mr.Deflok wrote:Added some more pics to the first post of Magnus with some other bots.


"Pat Lee" pic was hilarious. Still probably needs 80% more crotch, but well done :D



I didn't get that til I read your comment. I was like "Plaete... What the hell is that?"
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Re: Customised Ultra Magnus (Mebsuta)

Postby Mr.Deflok » Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:15 pm

Thanks, guys!

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Re: Customised Ultra Magnus (Mebsuta)

Postby NKF » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:00 pm

Got myself the Mekbuda set to do the opposite of what you did here, and put it on my Ultra Magnus just to be funny. Turned out pretty good actually, and you can hardly tell it's UM as the core.

I hope they decide to complete the trailer. All the left-over mechanisms suggest much more to this set.

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Re: Customised Ultra Magnus (Mebsuta)

Postby Mr.Deflok » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:47 pm

That sounds interesting.

They teased a God Bomber add on but I think that is as close as we're gonna get.

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