Minor/Repaint: Battle Damaged Leader Optimus Prime

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  1. Optronix_prime

    Optronix_prime Well-Known Member

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    So here is the first of my 3 planned Leader Prime customs,
    Battle damaged Optimus!
    As you've come to expect with me, my photos SUCK i wanted to take detail shots since i'm proud of the cracked windshield and bullet holes with oil leaking from it, but my camera just cant focus on a close up shot, either that or i royally suck at pics.

    Anyywayy this custom features stab wounds by Megatron, scratches and dents from being thrown around, and finally bullet holes from cowardly Starscream who prefers to attack the leader from affar.

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    I will soon own 3 Leader Optimus Primes (it's my favorite toy ever made :O) and I plan on customizing all of them, 1st was this, 2nd will be a prestine accurate Prime, and the 3rd will be a Non transformable 100% accurate Powered Up Prime from the end of ROTF, I figured I could get away with non transformable since Optimus in ROTF isnt capable of transforming.

    My current Powered Up Prime stands at an insane 17 inches to the top of the booster, 13'' from the head, crazy right? you'll have to wait to see it though.
     

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  2. Lykon

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    Um when is he not capable of transforming????
     
  3. Optronix_prime

    Optronix_prime Well-Known Member

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    When he's combined with Jetfires parts?
     
  4. yongkykun

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    you are crazy man! that's is one bad ass lookin' Prime you got there!
     
  5. OPMEGS1.0

    OPMEGS1.0 I Dislike Hotshot's jam!

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    Damn, that's AWESOME! you gonna give him the broken off battle mode just like on the forest scene in TF2?
     
  6. Optronix_prime

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    Thanks guys
     
  7. Lykon

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    AHH YES! Keep the party goin.
     
  8. JacobPGalvatron

    JacobPGalvatron Storm Trooper #1

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    How'd you do the bullet holes?
    Just curious.
     
  9. Optronix_prime

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    Easiest thing in the world, took a screwdriver, and rotated it until I penetrated the plastic, easy stuff bro
     
  10. yongkykun

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    BTW, what did you do to its head? It seems different somehow, and looks much more articulated.
     
  11. Optronix_prime

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    Nothings modded on the head, just using the neck he came with, which gives him all the articulation you need.
     
  12. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    great piece and great work there, dude. One of the more realistic battle damaged bot I have seen for years.
     
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    a person Is not amused.

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    Awesome stuff as usual.

    You should show your customs off by taking pictures of your work on a black background to bring out all the detail rather than snap pictures on your computer desk.
     
  14. Optronix_prime

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    I know haha, i did with leader megs, but I've been kinda lazy, I'll do a reshoot of Battle damaged Optimus once I completed Powered Up Optimus.
     
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    ^ That custom Megatron is awesome by the way. I've even saved pictures of it to my computer.

    Can't wait to see your take on Powered-Up Optimus.
     
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    there is other more more easiest methods than pulling screwdrivers...take hot soldering iron and stub it to the figure..u will know how realistic it is with damage bullet hole effects..
     
  17. selsonliew

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    the bullet hole are too big, i think do more scratch of paint is better
     
  18. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    i really love you paintjob, but i really dislike the "batledamage"

    in my oinion you used much to much hot spoon-holes. cause op never got hit by any mp-projectile, nly railguns and energyblasts.

    i really want to see a smashed and "heatmelted" prime by a railgun, this would be new and original.

    i be you did one, cause you paintskills are very cool and awesome!

    and one quesion fr my logic: shot-holes in a energy-sword?
     
  19. Optronix_prime

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    The sword isn't made of energy in the movie-verse, it's just heated metal.

    And the bullet holes, as I said in the original post, were supposed to be from Starscream, as the source material I used didnt show the left sides damaged, I just went with Screamer machine gunning him down while he was fighting megs. (like the coward he is)
     
  20. optimusg

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    I think there is a reversible way of simulating bullet holes. Use acrylic. Yes it won't be exactly, but it would look like it if you know how to get it done. Acrylic hardens and will look like part of the body and then seal it with non gloss varnish, you might get bullet holes or scratches.

    Never tried though. Just my speculations because one website did it and post his toys up.
     

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