Minor/Repaint: Classics Optimus Prime

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  1. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

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    This is my second attempt at this deluxe size Optimus Prime. This time I airbrushed the whole figure (except the metal parts which I dry brushed - waist, grill, lights, etc.)

    After airbrushing, I gave it a semi-gloss coat (2 applications - light), a reprolabel sticker, and called it a day.

    Overall, I think it's far better than the original plastic-looking toy one.

    Oh yeah, I also gutted it's inside gears out and got rid of that silly punch action motion, it was a stupid sloppy motion that made him virtually impossible to pose. Now, he's nice and tight and poses just fine.

    * took pics with and without camera flash because it can alter the actual colors in person.
     

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  2. rumsawatti

    rumsawatti Dino-bot

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    VERY NICE!...I keep wanting to do sumthin with dis guy...but i dont know what...I was gonna try shattered glass prime...but that was taken so he jus sits there right now...and i agree i dont know why they put that B.S. punch thingie...its jus sooooooo stupid..I fixed that thing first on mine...then i threw it in a box and hid it away HAHAAHA
     
  3. Auto Morph

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    That's better! :thumbs2: 

    Still the shittest alt mode of all time though.
     
  4. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Looks great! As for the punching gimmick, all you had to do was pull the lever back and it clicks everything in place.
     
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    rumsawatti Dino-bot

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    yea but its still a stupid addon...to me and allmost everyone else i know who has the toy...makes it kinda like a mcdonald toy...and i agree the alt mode looks like sugar honey ice tea...:D 
     
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    That makes it look 100% better!!!
     
  7. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the comments guys! I knew it clicked into place Solrac but overall it even looks better without it I think. I really, really hated that stupid punch motion. BTW, your Soundwave looks sick, good luck with it man!

    Rumsawatti, paint it up man! You will not be disappointed. This one is on ebay but i made two others for myself - one prime and one nemesis of course. Shattered Glass though would look good with this mold because his eyes look kind of lost when they aren't painted right which would go right in with the shattered glass look!
     
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    you've done a good job on him
     
  9. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!
     
  10. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Ah so you also cut that piece out. Good choice. The gimmick is lame as are all gimmicks.
     
  11. SonOfNemesis

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    No doubt. I also glue the top chest piece down to the abdomen as well. It still has full waist rotation and there's no need for the upper chest swivel anyway.
     

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