Minor/Repaint: Classics Pipes

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  1. Boggs6ft7

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    After getting some Optimus Primes at half off from Target, I decided to do a repaint of him into Pipes. Why Pipes? Why not? I thought about doing Huffer, but went with Pipes instead. I always liked his G1 toy, but it drove me nuts how small he was when he was supposed to be a semi.

    I know Prime doesn't transform the same way as the G1 toy and I don't really care. I tried to figure out a way to take the door panels off his arm and make them flip up on the back, but it was going to be a lot more fabrication than I wanted to deal with. However, in keeping with his G1/cartoon form, I make some custom exhaust/blasters for his arm. I tried to find a toy that I could take the exhaust pipes off of, but couldn't find any so I just made some. If you look close, you can see some scribe marks where I tried to make it look like it was vented. I gave up after my lines were not coming our straight, it was also my first time at using a scriber and I need more practice. I gave him a red visor like his toy instead of eyes that are in the show, I just liked the visor better.

    I might turn my other prime into Huffer.

    The blue is Testors Blue Angel Blue and white is SEM vinyl dye. I dirtied him up a bit after all was said and done.

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  2. Paper Mariowned

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    You picked a really good colour for that, looks great :D 
     
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    Very cool! I like the head!
     
  4. WhiteMocha

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    NICE! I love Pipes (the toy, at least... can't really remember much of him from the cartoon) and I LOVE when people do upgraded forms for the minibots.

    You picked a great, understated color.... it looks really classy. The head looks great, and you did a good job differentiating the figure from Prime. It doesn't bother me that the smokestacks aren't obviously vented.... again, that just helps him look a bit different than Prime.
     
  5. Xaxis

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    Wow, that's not what I was expecting at all! I thought it was going to be a Cybertron Armorhide repaint. This looks awesome!

    Very interesting and well done!
     
  6. Codimus Prime

    Codimus Prime Missouri Toy Hunter

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    Nice job... love that you took a $20 toy from today to pay homage to yesterdays minibot!!! :) 
     
  7. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    like the head mod man.
     
  8. The621

    The621 Fuck you, that's why!

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    :thumb  Nice.
     
  9. Greyryder

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    Looks great. That mold looks good in blue. ;) 
     
  10. Triformis

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    Looks great! My only complaint is that his blue looks a bit dark, but it could be the lighting. Awesome work! I, too, have a spare Prime...maybe I'll follow your lead...
     
  11. Jimmyjimjim

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    I like alot! Might have to try something similar with my Prime since I hate that damned Uzi he comes with.
     
  12. grock35

    grock35 Hmmmm...

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    looks awesome man....and ur using my fav classics mold
     
  13. Lobo

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    Very cool!

    Pipes was always my favorite Minibot.
     
  14. Boggs6ft7

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    I think it might be the lighting and the fact that I had my camera in the wrong mode, that is where the fuzziness is coming from. I might retake the pictures.


    Thanks for the compliments everyone.
     
  15. Triformis

    Triformis Insecticon Fanatic TFW2005 Supporter

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    Retake! Retake! We likey the custom and more pics are def. welcome!
     
  16. tentagil

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    I think my Walmart still has some leftover Primes, I might have to pick one up and do this. Its a simply yet very cool idea.
     
  17. Boggs6ft7

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    New pictures are up for bot mode, much sharper images.
     
  18. Carnivac

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    Cool custom for a character I can barely remember in any form including the toy. Grown up some ain't he?
     
  19. Ktulu

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    That's very well done, looks gorgeous!
     
  20. Soundwarp

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    :thumb  Way cool man :rock 
     

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