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G1 Micro Menasor, Part 6 - IRL Full Colour (Pickabrick January/February 2014 3/9)
Well, many of you may consider this the main course. I honestly have no idea what the main MOC out of these will be, but this one is a pretty big candidate. Many people consider combiners to be a very big project. In some ways, it is. But this mini version is actually pretty cool, in my opinion. Seeing all the little guys transform into my favourite combiner of all time and still stay this small is a pretty big achievement. I’m pretty proud of myself with this guy. I only wish this was a little more sturdy, bit maybe a bit of glue here and there on the non-transformable parts will fix that. Anyway, because this is such a large MOC, there will be no special comic before it. Also, since the transformations are so simple, they will not be shown either.
About this creation

Okay, the first combiner we’ll be looking at is their leader and torso section; Motormaster.


I was hoping for purple parts instead of blue, but PAB didn’t have any. Oh well, life’s life.


I kinda wanted a trailer for him, but I never got one. Still, it turned out okay.


Here is Motormaster’s robot mode.


Although he doesn’t have the same style as G1, he’s still a pretty cool figure.


His combiner mode is actually upside down when compared to the robot mode, which is funny.


The only Partformer element of this MOC is that you have to remove the legs and peg them into a different spot. It’s not a big deal, compared to other Partformer catastrophes (I’m giving KRE-O a stern glance while saying this).


Just a view from the back.


These are the accessories for the torso: the head and the chestplate.


The head was inspired by many of Chris Roach’s designs. It can rotate 180 degrees.


The chestplate isn’t anything special. It’s not a car like the original toy, because I thought that was kinda stupid. So, instead, I used centre-offset tiles and sloped to create a more robot-looking chest.


The parts fit on like so.


The second robot, making up the right leg, is Breakdown. He has had many different incarnations, but as far as shows go, he’s always white and blue.


In the recent Prime cartoon, he had dropped the white completely, but as this is based on the G1 counterpart, he’s mostly white with parts of blue.


The red part was actually supposed to be the head, but I realised later that it fit with the colour scheme.


I know he looks a little bit more like a truck, but this is so small you can’t really tell the difference.


Here’s the epic robot mode.


The arms use the technically ‘illegal’ building technique of putting two levers together. I got the idea off Chris Roach again, but he never seemed to utilise the fact that they can move in and out.


The front section of the car folds in as a backpack (mostly).


Here’s the combiner mode. The pegs need to face the front, as they will clip onto Motormaster later.


You can see that the torso has rotated around to face the back in the combined mode.


Robot number three is the crazy Wildrider.


Honestly, considering how Breakdown is paranoid, I’ll always wonder why he teams up with this guy for the legs.


I replaced the opaque red for semi-transparent red in this MOC because I thought it would look cooler. And, well, it did.


Here we have the robot mode.


I kinda copied and pasted the arms from my Optimus Prime, but they work okay here.


The combiner mode is very similar to Breakdown’s, and it needs to be.


If their heights between the pegs were different, then there would be a height difference in the legs. Fortunately, that doesn’t happen.


Here’s a comparison between the two legs.


In order for the legs to work, you need the feet parts.


The two legs fit on like so…


…and then the torso fits on like so!




So here is Menasor without his arms (and with a lopsided crest).


Okay, this is where the fragility starts to happen. The arms are very hard to put on for numerous reasons. The first is Dragstrip. Here we have him in his vehicle mode.


The legs become two rocket launchers in vehicle mode.


Dragstrip, however, isn’t the main part of the problem. He does have some issues, however, as I’ll show you.


As you can see, the legs are very strange in the robot mode.


They may not look like it, but they are flimsy as hell.


Whenever transforming the legs, I always find it a challenge to do so with the legs still on.


The combiner mode is kinda okay, but you still have to be careful.


If the legs were sturdier, this MOC would be much better.


You’ll need two accessories (just like Dead End) to make this a full arm; the shoulder and the hand.


The hand fits on with a hinge to lock it into place.


The shoulder uses offset tiles to attach on.


The arm ends up like so with these accessories.


The final robot is Dead End. I sometimes think I should have swapped the builds for Dead End and Dragstrip by changing the builds slightly and recolouring them, but what’s done is done.


Dead End is no doubt the simplest of these Stunticons. His transformation is so easy a two year old could do it.


Just a look from the back before looking at…


…his robot mode!


The transformation of the robot mode consists of separating the legs and arms. THAT’S IT. Pretty easy, huh?


The combiner mode looks silly, but it’ll make sense in a moment.


You can see here that like the right arm, the left arm has two accessories.


The shoulder piece is rather similar to the other, but with a different decoration.


Now, this is where the instability problems mainly happen. You see, the hand part of Dead End is WAY too heavy. Still, once you get everything working, it looks awesome…


The parts all fit together just like that.


And now…


…the moment you’ve all been waiting for…


…I present to you…


…MENASOR!


The Stunticon combiner is finally together in his IRL glory.


He looks great from all angles. Even the back!


Okay, let’s see if we can get the sword in place.


It uses the same method I used on the abandoned LTC Grimlock MOC. Now, let’s put in on there…


WHOOPS! This photo was taken immediately after I tried to put the sword in his hand. After taking this photo, the camera ran out of battery.


So, after an hour of charging, I was finally able to put it back together with the sword in place. He can’t hold it up high, but it still works.


Well, that’s about it! If you look closely at the legs, you’ll see the Minifigure that’s going to be appearing in my next MOC. Anyway, don’t forget to check out the original five MOCs of Menasor by selecting 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5. Also, like comment and add me as a fave builder, and as always, happy building!
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Comments

 I made it 
  April 24, 2014
Quoting MEGATRON THE DECEPTICON Neat Menasor,I like his sowrd.
Thanks. It was originally from a rejected Grimlock MOC, but I used it here just for the heck of it.
 I like it 
  April 23, 2014
Neat Menasor,I like his sowrd.
 I made it 
  February 13, 2014
Quoting Evan Botkin Awesome! I like that you incorporated a robot mode and a combiner mode for them all. Some of the captions are on the wrong pictures though.
OH YEAH! Now I see. Oops. :P
 I made it 
  January 29, 2014
Quoting Evan Botkin Awesome! I like that you incorporated a robot mode and a combiner mode for them all. Some of the captions are on the wrong pictures though.
Really? I didn't think so...
 I like it 
  January 29, 2014
Awesome! I like that you incorporated a robot mode and a combiner mode for them all. Some of the captions are on the wrong pictures though.
 
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