Heavy/Scratch: Classics PowerMaster Optimus Prime Ver 2.0

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  1. RodimusDawg

    RodimusDawg Well-Known Member

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    Decided to give this guy another whirls after I got the updated City Commander armor a few months back. It was sitting around in my to do bin and I ran out of a certain paint I need and I just refilled it and decided to knock this one out and roll it to the show floor.


    It is similar to my first one I did last year? Can't remember hahah. The major difference is the head. Not just being it is a different face that came with the CC armor but I heavy modified it to look more like PowerMaster's head. I dremeled out the side antenna and forehead crest from the deluxe Energon Optimus Prime's Battle Helmet and fitted them on to the CC head. I clipped out the roman/spartan nose guard the cc orignally had to set it off more from the CC itself.


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    The chest piece is the chest,grill,and cab doors from a Classics Optimus Prime and is a separate piece. All glued together to look as if the Classic Optimus is partially transformed and sitting in the armor's chest cavity like the original 80's one.

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    And one of my favorite parts even if minuscule is the matrix chamber shaped molding under the new chest piece.

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    This time around I keep the weapon pretty stock and simple. The transformable gun is just painted black. The BFG is a bit different. On the first I did I had the barrels made of metal that jutted out from the gun. This time around I set them in the BFG and overall I feel is a better look. I didn't paint them flashy or anything because I wanted to keep the toned down look of Optimus Prime's Ion cannon going. All blacks were it's at. : P


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    I painted a few things differently this time around. The placing is almost the same and the paint job is a lot better since this is all airbrush were as the original first take was all hand painted.

    I made the pin striping more uniform to the Classics Optimus Prime set up. And both the Transforming gun and the Chest piece can be stored in the back.

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    Thanks for looking and as always C&C. I will be putting the armor minus Classics Optimus Prime up on EBay later this evening for those interested.
     

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  2. prime326

    prime326 Autobot Leader

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    Yikes...that sucks. Oh, wait that was just me moaning about the fact I don't own that. That Prime kicks ass dude. Well done on the modifications to the armor.
     
  3. Altitron

    Altitron Commercial Artist

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    And here I was thinking that your first Classics PM OP was perfection.,Then you go and unveil this bad boy. :D 

    Great work, man. The improvements you've made are very impressive. The paint job is remarkably improved, as well. I guess that airbrush is taking to you well. :) 

    - Alty
     
  4. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Really great work. Damn.
     
  5. bellpeppers

    bellpeppers A Meat Popsicle

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    Ohhhhh.... that is simply awesome.
     
  6. katch26

    katch26 Well-Known Member

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    Much better than the last one..... My only critic being the back wheels still don't match lol
     
  7. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Wow! Awesome. The head looks great too.
     
  8. RodimusDawg

    RodimusDawg Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha at first I was like wtf at your post then unlike a good percentage of net use & goers of the world I read on. :lolol 

    Thanks a lot went into to this one. I am glad I attempted it before and I knew what the trouble spots were. And put that hanky away you can bid on it on ebay. :D 

    Yes sir. I can't even begin to think of not using it. I am starting to mess with lowering the pressure and using fine mists to do shading and gradients. Love it love it.

    I got a few gripes on my OG one I did around the net and took those opinions and tweaked a few thing around. Mainly the chest. There was a lot of objection to the piece a use. So I went ahead and used and actually Classics Prime chest and bits and bobs. :ev: 

    Thanks guys. :thumb 

    Just came to me while working on a another custom. I was untwisting a Voyager E. Galvatron and glanced at the Deluxe Optimus who's battle/super helmet looks a lot like powermaster's head and had a apostrophe. (*whisper* I think he meant Epiphany).
     
  9. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I really like that you've made this look like Optimus Prime. Powered Convoy is NOT Prime, and Powered Convoy is NOT Powermaster Prime. Your custom, however, does a really good job of solving that misunderstanding. You've also done a great job with it as well :thumb 
     
  10. evil ivotron

    evil ivotron destroy'em all

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    most impressive
     
  11. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    I love it. I'll be watching this on ebay to see haw well it does. Not that I don't want it, I just can't afford it. :( 
     
  12. Alloy Alchemist

    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    this is pure win!
     
  13. stprime

    stprime Exclu-DEAD

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    that's it, i can't take it! i have to have this. so you junked one classics prime for his chest/windows, doghouse, and grill correct? how does it connect and cover, magnets? would you take a pic of just that piece?

    do you have any works in progress pics? i've never commissiond someone for a piece, can we discuss via pm you making me this chest piece? I have no problems painting everything else.

    hope to hear back from you.

    keep up the excellent work!

    stp
     
  14. tformer0607

    tformer0607 Home in CT!

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    OH MY GOD! WOW DUDE! I want this DX
     
  15. aprim

    aprim Well-Known Member

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    this is really really good, but still, it wont be fully Powermaster Prime untill you add a Powermaster to it..

    You Need HI-Q Man!

    Great Work.
     
  16. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    I don't know if I like this one better than your first, but either way they're some great pieces of work.

    Might I suggest holding off on Ebay until you make an add-on Apex Armor/Godbomber?

    Can't remember if you did it the first time either, but I do wish you threw in a Hi-Q. That's another little touch that I think would set this off.
     
  17. B'Bantor

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    The truck grill chest is too awesome for words (falls out of chair)
     
  18. Crimsonthunder

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    Definitely among the best customs I've seen in my time here! Perfect!
     
  19. RodimusDawg

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    Hahahaha funny you mention that I always get myself twisted mentally when thinking about this piece I keep calling it Ginari or Convoy and Prime when referring to it. Ohhh G1 as if you weren't enough of a conundrum.:lolol 

    Thanks ivotron. :thumb 

    :scalper  Commmmeee onnnnn bid on ittttt, plllleeeaaaassseeee!!!!!! :thumb  I will PM you with some info about commissions I am willing to work out stuff people see as snags.

    Thanks AA.

    PM'd ya.

    It's up for the auction block. Just check out the Ebay section here at TFW.

    I might have something up my sleeve yet still. :D 

    There both aspects from both the I love and think are better than the other. I just wish it wasn't nigh impossible to get my hands on a Shadow Commander I would have really liked to use the head again from that one. This is incentive to learn how to cast molds.

    The original plan was to have this be a whole set with Classics Repainted to match and the Apex armor. But I did a no no and mixed some paints on the Classic figure and lets just say he is hardly scrap bin fodder. :cry 


    Thanks it was really easy to make and I did in a few hours of cutting fitting and gluing.

    Thanks CT.
     
  20. stprime

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    hey, never got a pm.
     

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