Minor/Repaint: DMK-01 Optimus Prime WIP (My First Custom)

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  1. PixelMagic

    PixelMagic Well-Known Member

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    Hi, everyone. I have been very impressed with everyone's work on their customs, and was inspired to do my own. I am painting and detailing the Tomy Takara DMK-01 Optimus Prime Dual Model kit. I know alot of people build it straight out of the box, without paint, but I wanted to really give this a nice finish.

    I am using Tamiya synthetic lacquers, polishes, and waxes to really give it a car paint feel.

    Here is the skeleton assembled and painted. Also the tires and a few red car parts. Stay tuned for more!

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  2. legolas grof

    legolas grof Cardboard Industries CEO

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    WOOT! I can't wait to see him finished :) 
     
  3. Transfan327

    Transfan327 customizing amature

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    niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice
     
  4. azdragon58

    azdragon58 Well-Known Member

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    Come on, you could of at least gave a little more of a teaser... So far the skeleton looks nice... Cant wait for him to be finished to see all the detail work this guy...
     
  5. Quantum25

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    This will look fantastic once it's finished.
     
  6. Robot.MacGyver

    Robot.MacGyver Improvisational Engineer

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    oooh!! Shiney!!
     
  7. prime326

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    This is gonna look great when complete.
     
  8. Vaportrail

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    Definitely looks good. Nice and clean.
    Can't wait to see it assembled and fully detailed.
     
  9. Automaster

    Automaster Eye Heart TF's!!

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    Cool, the metallicyness shows up way more when you put it in the sunlight! It's gonna be awesome.
     
  10. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

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    Great start! You seem to have only painted the skeleton one color though. What about some other metal-tone colors (gold, silvers, titanium, gun metal, black washes, etc)? He even has chrome on certain robotic parts. Not trying to take away from you at all, just want to see more!
     
  11. PixelMagic

    PixelMagic Well-Known Member

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    Those are definitively coming, this is just a silver basecoat! :) 
     
  12. spiritprime

    spiritprime Dudes, I'm a girl!

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    Ooooo, shiney! *.*

    Can't wait to see him finished!
     
  13. jcartwork

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    looking good
     
  14. PixelMagic

    PixelMagic Well-Known Member

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    Here is a small update. Wanted to try the flame decals and scratching the red car paint. Came out well I think. Also added some gold highlights to the skeleton.

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  15. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    this is going to rock. glad you are jumping into it.
     
  16. AndyHibbsCustom

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    nice work! did you mask off the flames before spraying the red and orange over the top of them?
     
  17. PixelMagic

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    Actually, I sprayed a silver base, so that when I chipped the paint there would be a bare metal look underneath. Then I sprayed 3 mist coats, and two wet coats of Tamiya Italian Red, followed by a final carefully airbrushed orange gradient on top. The flames are just decals that I applied, and used Micro Sol to make it hug the surface. I will finish this piece off with a ultra gloss clear coat to really feel like car paint.
     
  18. meisterworks

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    gonna be awesome by the number of layered work u have described.
     
  19. Rodimeister0088

    Rodimeister0088 Prime

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    very nice. Tamiya spray cans?
     
  20. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Fortress Maximus!

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    gonna be hell of a nice. :D 
     

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