City of Steel Alligator-con Optimus Prime (WIP)

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  1. Hippie Trooper

    Hippie Trooper Costumer

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    One of my favorite G1 episodes has Optimus Prime dissasembled by the Constructicons and turned into a robotic alligator set loose in the NYC sewers. The one thing that episode always left me wanting however was seeing that alligator actually TRANSFORM!

    Being an Optimus Prime collector, I've always wanted my own Alligatorcon Optimus Prime figure so I made one that not only transforms, but is also a HEADMASTER! A very simple repaint, I used G1 Skullcruncher for the body which I painted using Krylon Fusion paints and JB-01 Justice Leader for the head. It is a WIP as it is still in need of a tail and some touch up painting which I'll take care of once I aquire a tail.

    I'm very happy with this and will proudly display it on my Optimus Prime shelves!
    C&C welcome!
    Enjoy!
    Later

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    UPDATE Jun, 2014

    Well it took long enough but I finally managed to get a tail for this guy, and he's FINALLY COMPLETE!!!


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    I've also made a video review of him in my "That's Just Prime!" series;

    Custom "City of Steel" Alligatorcon Optimus Prime Review! That's Just Prime! Ep 27 - YouTube


    Enjoy!
    Later
     

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  2. Tript

    Tript Well-Known Member

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    O_O That is AWESOME beyond belief!
     
  3. Bigbot3030

    Bigbot3030 Well-Known Member

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    I was going to do the EXACT same thing. Actually was planning on purchasing a skullcruncher this weekend. I bought the prime headmaster at Botcon for this reason.
    So i'm glad I now know it looks as good as I thought it would!

    Any advice on any potential problems you came across?

    Randy!
     
  4. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    That is so great!
     
  5. coinilius

    coinilius Well-Known Member

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    Very nice idea - so inspired using the Prime Headmaster as the head! Ever since I saw that episode as a kid I have always wanted a Prime Alligatorcon as well lol
     
  6. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    Very cool. Needs more red in the back to match the animation model
     
  7. Shadowbreaker

    Shadowbreaker \/ /\

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    YES! Someone finally did it! :D 

    Nice paint work too. :thumb 
     
  8. Hobbes-timus Prime

    Hobbes-timus Prime Well-Known Member

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    Love it!
     
  9. vidmouse

    vidmouse Well-Known Member

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    I absolutely love this.
     
  10. Hippie Trooper

    Hippie Trooper Costumer

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    Thanks! It was a surprisingly simple dissasembly and paint process. Take detailed pics of your dissasembly as some parts are easily switched (I mounted the hands on the wrong arms initially). Other than that, watch for rub points during transformation, sand them down a bit before painting. Good luck with yours! Looking forward to seeing it!

    I agree, it was a tough choice and I thought about it long before finally commiting to this paint scheme, but if I made the back have more red the feet in robot mode wouldve ended up red as well and I wanted the robot to have that OP look of blue lower half.

    Thanks everyone for your comments so far!
    Later
     
  11. Godzilock Prime

    Godzilock Prime Well-Known Member

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    Why didn't anyone do this before? Excellent custom man!
     
  12. scubaboy31

    scubaboy31 Digital Gypsy

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    I too have thought about doing this for years! Nice to know it actually works and the Prime headmaster really seals the deal. great work!
     
  13. Maximo Prime

    Maximo Prime Bassist of Ill Repute

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    wow that is FANTASTIC. Such a good idea, and to be able to use the headmaster is the icing on the cake. Great joB!!
     
  14. thedreaded1

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    Love it!
     
  15. ALPHAMAGNUS

    ALPHAMAGNUS He's BACK! Veteran

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    I love you.

    now I want to see Prime's arm lazily slapped on a building holding his gun.
     
  16. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    That was one of my favorite episodes, too! Great thinking!!!
     
  17. Quantum25

    Quantum25 Well-Known Member

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    Great idea and awesome custom.
     
  18. Bruticus82

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    Awesome job! Hope he finds his tail. I'm rooting for him. ;) 
     
  19. friendship pony

    friendship pony death bringer

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    its soooo good
     
  20. Altitron

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    LOL, I wanted to do this with my junker Skullcruncher so bad! This is fantastic! The addition of the Headmaster Prime just takes it to a whole new level. Great stuff!

    - Alty
     

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