Minor/Repaint: Custom battle-damaged Kabaya G1 Optimus Prime

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  1. payton34

    payton34 Well-Known Member

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    Neat little figure, but it needed something extra. So I gave it a bit of an MP Prime color scheme, then added some slight battle-damage effects to it. Also, the legs can move forward a bit and also bend at the knees.

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    Just a little quickie in between other projects. As always, thoughts & critiques are welcome.

    Enjoy!
     

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  2. wylungz

    wylungz Well-Known Member

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    theres no way that is the same figure, i dont believe it!:inquisiti  LOL jpz, wow it just reminds me how much a paintjob/stickers can make a huge difference .. gj man =D
     
  3. deltaprime

    deltaprime The Christian Transfan

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    Such a difference! Awesome job man!
     
  4. mrfang2

    mrfang2 leader of team rejects

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    w.o.w
     
  5. xenethis

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    I liked it very much...!! thumbs up... :thumbs2: 
     
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    i like it!
     
  7. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    I was wondering how long it would be before someone detailed one of these guys up!

    I'm a sucker for candy-toys, and I love this set. Your custom shows off just how much potential they have!

    Did you paint/scratch/otherwise-maim the stock-stickers, or did you scan 'em and then create an new set of photoshopped ones? Came out great whichever approach you took!

    D/L
     
  8. GerardusMaximus

    GerardusMaximus Deceptocreep

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    Awesome! Made cheap plastic look totally good!
     
  9. closetrat

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    Don't know how I missed this until now - but nice job!
     
  10. simonatmac

    simonatmac The stop motion maker

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  11. payton34

    payton34 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys!


    I just made some scrapes on the stickers with my knife, and then just used a fine-tip sharpie to color in the spots where I scraped it.
     
  12. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    How did you articulate the knees?
     
  13. payton34

    payton34 Well-Known Member

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    I had some spare parts laying around, a couple of which were some larger-sized hands that had a small wrist joint. I cut out the wrist joint, then I cut the legs in two, right below where there thigh stickers go.

    I took out the pin that was inserted into the wrist joint, sanded around the joint until it could slide into the groove behind the lower leg (with the pin side going up into the thigh). I then drilled a tiny hole in the upper thigh so I could insert the pin all the way through.
     

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