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Shattered Glass: Ultra Magnus

Postby autobotx23 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:19 pm

Motto: "When all else fails, i dont."
Weapon: Spinning Augers
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Not everyone cares about the fight between the evil Autobots and the heroic Decepticons. Some just want to live in peace...not in pieces. The city of Kaon is the the last haven for those Cybetronians...if you can afford it. Yes, peace comes at a price, and Ultra Magnus is the bot you must pay.

Phase 1: Core Mode

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Before the uprising, Optimus and Magnus worked hand in hand. If Optimus were to walk softly, them Magnus was his big stick. Together they were Judge and Executioner. When Optimus made his move to control all of Cybertron, Magnus refused to assist him and set up shop on his own. What followed between them was said to be a battle that moved the planet itself. Both men walked away scarred, with Optimus leering at insanity since that day. Staring down the barrels of a bot that refused to bend had broken him.

Phase 2: Cannon Burst Mode

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Scarred and all, Ultra Magnus still stands as the City Commander of Kaon. All are welcome, Autobot or Decepticon. As long as you can pay the cost, you can drink the finest Energon, take advantage of the finest upgrades and cavort with the most seductive of fembots. Don't pay, and you'll have to deal with him.

Phase 3: Edgemaster Mode

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Thanks to Altitron, Payton34, TTT, Boggs6ft7, Nemesis Preadking and ST Prime for all of their help and parts that was needed for this project. The UM is a repainted/modded Classics Optimus Prime. His hands were replaced with Alternator hands for articulation. His forearms and rear shoulders are embedded with Super/Rare Earth Magnets to better combine with his armor (also embedded with magnets) and his additional weapons. The 2 large shoulder cannons contain 2 LEDs each with on/off switches. His hand cannon also contains a super bright LED with a switch and a barrel that can open/close and extend for a Hyper Cannon mode. 2 smaller shoulder cannons are included that also attach magnetically. The sword.....is just huge and cool.

The UM armor face is from the Fansproject City Commander add on kit. All battle damage is inspired and guided by TTT's battle damage tutorial (super useful!!!) The figure itself is painted in Testors Model Masters, Games Workshop, Tamiya and Krylon paints. Clear coated with Future. Decals created by me and printed by Boggs6ft7 (he's a beast!!!!)

Phase 4: City Commander

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2nd Face:

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Truck Mode:

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Alt modes up after work. Thanks for looking! More pics [url="http://s177.photobucket.com/albums/w231/autobotx23/Darkcave%20Customs/Shattered%20Glass%20Ultra%20Magnus/"]HERE[/url].
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Re: Shattered Glass: Ultra Magnus

Postby kara82 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:36 pm

Motto: "Wreck and Rule!"
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Utterly phenomenal! :APPLAUSE: The backstory you provided had me even more excited as I was enjoying this piece. I am floored. =P~
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Re: Shattered Glass: Ultra Magnus

Postby autobotx23 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:14 pm

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Thanks. I've been told I'm off on the SG tie in to the back story. :grin:
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Re: Shattered Glass: Ultra Magnus

Postby Indianawalsh » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:43 pm

Motto: ""I HAVE TO BLOW EVERYTHING UP! IT'S THE ONLY WAY TO PROVE I'M NOT CRAZY!""
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I just... wow... daamn...I love you.
I can't deal with this level of awesome!
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Re: Shattered Glass: Ultra Magnus

Postby Editor » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:58 pm

Motto: ""I'm not even supposed to be here today!""
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Regardless of not matching the "canon" SG Magnus backstory that is pretty epic.

Nice work. any vehicle shots?
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Re: Shattered Glass: Ultra Magnus

Postby WarzoneBeta » Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:43 am

Motto: ""Freedom is the right....ah who the slag am I kidding, WHO WANTS TO BLOW **** UP!!!""
Weapon: Sonic Umbrella
:APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:

Great work!

Just asking, did you base the color scheme on G1 Soundwave, cause I'm getting a very Soundwave-ish vibe from his paint job.

Love the backstory as well, seems like you put a lot of heart into your work on this fellow, keep up the good work :D
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Re: Shattered Glass: Ultra Magnus

Postby kara82 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:51 am

Motto: "Wreck and Rule!"
Weapon: Double Slagmaker Laser
love the alt mode pics. I have to ask, did you use a knock-off city commander trailer and prime for this? I ask b/c I'm in the middle of re-painting a knock off as ultra magnus classics style. Also, where did you get your magnets from?
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Re: Shattered Glass: Ultra Magnus

Postby Optimus1138 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:08 pm

Motto: "Where I'm going, I don't need roads!"
Weapon: Energy Blades
Beautiful! I'm loving the Soundwave-inspired colour scheme (at least, I'm assuming that's where you got it).
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Re: Shattered Glass: Ultra Magnus

Postby autobotx23 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:58 pm

Motto: "When all else fails, i dont."
Weapon: Spinning Augers
kara82 wrote:love the alt mode pics. I have to ask, did you use a knock-off city commander trailer and prime for this? I ask b/c I'm in the middle of re-painting a knock off as ultra magnus classics style. Also, where did you get your magnets from?


Magnets are from here: https://www.promagproducts.com/catalog/ ... gviuq6ecs1

Both the.25 and the.5 work for me. You cn also find them at Micheals craft stores.
Yep, I used the KO Shadow Commander armor, which is the best KP I've ever had my hands on. The arms and shoulders can be a bit loose, but the magnets solve all of those issues.


WarzoneBeta wrote::APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:

Great work!

Just asking, did you base the color scheme on G1 Soundwave, cause I'm getting a very Soundwave-ish vibe from his paint job.

Love the backstory as well, seems like you put a lot of heart into your work on this fellow, keep up the good work :D


Yep, Soundwave all the way. I figure if Starscream can look like Jetfire, than Magnus can have Soundwave's color scheme.

Thanks for looking, guys.
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Re: Shattered Glass: Ultra Magnus

Postby trence5 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:54 pm

Motto: "I GOT BETTER THINGS TO DO TONIGHT THAN DIE!"
Weapon: Photon Eliminator Rifle
autobotx23 wrote:
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Not everyone cares about the fight between the evil Autobots and the heroic Decepticons. Some just want to live in peace...not in pieces. The city of Kaon is the the last haven for those Cybetronians...if you can afford it. Yes, peace comes at a price, and Ultra Magnus is the bot you must pay.


Before the uprising, Optimus and Magnus worked hand in hand. If Optimus were to walk softly, them Magnus was his big stick. Together they were Judge and Executioner. When Optimus made his move to control all of Cybertron, Magnus refused to assist him and set up shop on his own. What followed between them was said to be a battle that moved the planet itself. Both men walked away scarred, with Optimus leering at insanity since that day. Staring down the barrels of a bot that refused to bend had broken him.


Scarred and all, Ultra Magnus still stands as the City Commander of Kaon. All are welcome, Autobot or Decepticon. As long as you can pay the cost, you can drink the finest Energon, take advantage of the finest upgrades and cavort with the most seductive of fembots. Don't pay, and you'll have to deal with him.



Thanks to Altitron, Payton34, TTT, Boggs6ft7, Nemesis Preadking and ST Prime for all of their help and parts that was needed for this project. The UM is a repainted/modded Classics Optimus Prime. His hands were replaced with Alternator hands for articulation. His forearms and rear shoulders are embedded with Super/Rare Earth Magnets to better combine with his armor (also embedded with magnets) and his additional weapons. The 2 large shoulder cannons contain 2 LEDs each with on/off switches. His hand cannon also contains a super bright LED with a switch and a barrel that can open/close and extend for a Hyper Cannon mode. 2 smaller shoulder cannons are included that also attach magnetically. The sword.....is just huge and cool.
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The UM armor face is from the Fansproject City Commander add on kit. All battle damage is inspired and guided by TTT's battle damage tutorial (super useful!!!) The figure itself is painted in Testors Model Masters, Games Workshop, Tamiya and Krylon paints. Clear coated with Future. Decals created by me and printed by Boggs6ft7 (he's a beast!!!!)

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Re: Shattered Glass: Ultra Magnus

Postby BeastProwl » Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:29 pm

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Exactly WHAT Kept this from EVER Being Front Paged! I Mean, No offence, but this is better than your Leader Class Prowl...
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Re: Shattered Glass: Ultra Magnus

Postby autobotx23 » Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:13 pm

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BeastProwl wrote:Exactly WHAT Kept this from EVER Being Front Paged! I Mean, No offence, but this is better than your Leader Class Prowl...


LOL None taken! I think it's because this project looks a lot simpler than it is. I'm very proud of how well he turned out.
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Re: Shattered Glass: Ultra Magnus

Postby compute146 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:14 am

Fantastc work!! Amazng, love the back story, the custom and the whole presentaton, great job!!!!
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Re: Shattered Glass: Ultra Magnus

Postby hpfabe » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:49 am

Just came across this. This is absolutely amazing. Probably my favorite custom that I've seen, by a mile! Just hits all the right notes, all around! If you're ever looking to sell it (or make another), let me know! Wow!




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Re: Shattered Glass: Ultra Magnus

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:03 pm

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This is so awesome on so many levels that I I can't even describe it.

I'll try though.

.....ummmmm, no, it's just too awesome for words. :lol:
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Re: Shattered Glass: Ultra Magnus

Postby Megs for pres » Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:15 am

Motto: "May all bad things come to those who have the means to help, yet choose no to."
Weapon: Fusion Cannon
The figure is great (I especially like the huge honking bot sign on the trailer in alt mode), but Im digging the story even more!
Was it a mistake to say evil autobots and heroic decepticons, or was it intentional?
I hope it was intentional, because as a child I often reversed the roles and made my autobots bad and decepticons good!
Have you ever thought about writing a fan fic based on the opening description of the figures origins? Id love to read that!
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Re: Shattered Glass: Ultra Magnus

Postby Va'al » Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:58 am

Motto: "Till All Are Pun!"
Megs for pres wrote:The figure is great (I especially like the huge honking bot sign on the trailer in alt mode), but Im digging the story even more!
Was it a mistake to say evil autobots and heroic decepticons, or was it intentional?
I hope it was intentional, because as a child I often reversed the roles and made my autobots bad and decepticons good!
Have you ever thought about writing a fan fic based on the opening description of the figures origins? Id love to read that!


The reversal of roles is the nature of the Shattered Glass universe. ;)
Have a look here: http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Shattered_Glass.
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Re: Shattered Glass: Ultra Magnus

Postby Megs for pres » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:07 am

Motto: "May all bad things come to those who have the means to help, yet choose no to."
Weapon: Fusion Cannon
Va'al wrote:
Megs for pres wrote:The figure is great (I especially like the huge honking bot sign on the trailer in alt mode), but Im digging the story even more!
Was it a mistake to say evil autobots and heroic decepticons, or was it intentional?
I hope it was intentional, because as a child I often reversed the roles and made my autobots bad and decepticons good!
Have you ever thought about writing a fan fic based on the opening description of the figures origins? Id love to read that!


The reversal of roles is the nature of the Shattered Glass universe. ;)
Have a look here: http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Shattered_Glass.


OOOH Neat-o!
LOL I was wondering why some of the figures that were called shattered glass this, or shattered glass that didnt have any shattered glass decals on the figure! LOL!
It stumped me why they were calling that white soundwave and blue blaster shattered glass,when their glass parts were intact.
Well this is a cool idea! Thanks for the link and sorry to the O.P'er for viering off topic. ;)
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Re: Shattered Glass: Ultra Magnus

Postby Resistor » Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:51 pm

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