Minor/Repaint: Alt Op alterations

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  1. Cheebs

    Cheebs Well-Known Member

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    This is sorta'-kind-of a work-in-progress.

    The main alteration was cutting loads of plastic off of his legs. He has thighs now! w00t!

    I also gave him the shoulder kibble mod (brings the towers out away from his head more).

    Finally, I painted the truck to get rid of the two different shades of red, and I painted the entire inside of the bed black to prevent light from shining through the sides making it look plastic.

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  2. Optimus Scourge

    Optimus Scourge Arcee's boy toy Veteran

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    very nice! lovin' the leg mod! :thumb 
     
  3. azjoe

    azjoe More than meets the eye.

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    Looks awsome man! Now if i could just get my hands on an Alt Prime!
     
  4. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    cool....its kiss covoy bot 40 cheaper!
     
  5. Matrix Soul

    Matrix Soul Skull 4 reporting in!

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    As good as Kiss Play Convoy, if not better!
     
  6. zailand

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    INTERESTING! makes me wonder... shoud I chop mine? Looks great. Good paint job.
     
  7. Xcandescent

    Xcandescent TRUKKS are the new MUNKYS

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    Very nice! How'd you do that shoulder mod?

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  8. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Cheebs, man this looks great! The red paint ap makes Prime just look nice! It inspires me to get both a Prime and a Sideswipe and just paint 'em red.

    A couple of inquiries/suggestions: Did you paint the grill piece or the spoiler? If not, why not go ahead and go all the way with this piece by painting them? One of my only complaints that you honed in on was the different shades of red plastic. My suggestion here is just pushing a sharp piece to the max. :) 

    Also, I'd suggest painting the inside of the tailgate black to match the bed liner. Again, just pushing an already sharp piece are my suggestions. VERY nice work, man! You've really done Alt Optimus justice with your gorgeous paint apps ;) 
     
  9. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    awesome, I love your choice of red. Are you going to paint the rotating piece on the legs blue?
     
  10. Cheebs

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    It couldn't be simpler... You just loosen the screw that holds those black plastic ovals in place until they can rotate. Then you rotate them out to the side.
     
  11. Cheebs

    Cheebs Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking of painting the rotating leg part... but the more I look at it the more I like the colors as-is. The Cybertron Bendy Prime and Cybertron Galaxy Force Prime have really sold me on red/black as Prime's primary colors.

    Up next, I have to put the Viper and Ram graphics back on the doors and hood.
     
  12. Shin-Gouki

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    How do you do the leg mod?
     
  13. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    Lovin the paint additions, but I think the legs look better the original way. They seem too slender compared to his top bulk to me...
     
  14. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    I think that's simply because he didn't flip down the waist plate/front grill part down.
     
  15. Cheebs

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    It was nothing more than unscrewing everything in the legs to get the 4 main leg panels separated. I then looked at everything above the knee joint, found the bits that were needed to keep the legs attached and the bits that were needed to form the truck bed, and then cut off everything above the knee that wasn't needed.

    Then I cut off the knee cap on the little rotatey pannels and glued them back on lower.
     
  16. Cheebs

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    Well, I have my Nemesis Prime un-modded. This way I have two different leg looks. I like both leg styles equally, and Nemesis Prime seems bigger and more threatening to me, so he gets the meaty legs.

    I guess I just like variety between figures.
     

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