Minor/Repaint: FE Optimus Prime

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  1. Rodimeister0088

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    show accurate colors and details down to the last bolt.
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    Sweet!
     
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    Fantastic job
     
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    nemesis_primusX the autobot quick-killer

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    NICE!!
     
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    nice paint...my only thing is the windshield....but thats an opinion not a critisim :)  nice work
     
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    This looks incredible. My only nitpick - & this in no way detracts from your awesome paint work - is that if you're going for complete show accuracy, the gun should be silver & the headlights yellow.
     
  7. Rodimeister0088

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    Thanks guys! :) 
    thanks bro! And yeah, i guess black isnt everyone's favorite.

    im not sure what you mean, here is a snapshot of the truck with white headlights, and botmode with white headlights. The rooflights however are yellow, which on the figure, i painted gold :) 
    EDIT: about the gun, it's chromed in a steel silver color. here is a snapshot to compare with from the series
     

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    May I ask what you used for the smoke stacks? I am painting my Fe prime, as well, but have not found any paint that will adhere properly to that awful rubber.
     
  9. Rodimeister0088

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    Sure, it was actually just applying a coat of Testors Acrylic black, followed by enamel black, then silver. Acrylic black created a non sticky surface and as long as the entire smokestack is painted, the next layer with enamel will not come out weird or smudged. I hope this helps.
     
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    im not sure what you mean, here is a snapshot of the truck with white headlights, and botmode with white headlights. The rooflights however are yellow, which on the figure, i painted gold :) 
    EDIT: about the gun, it's chromed in a steel silver color. here is a snapshot to compare with from the series[/QUOTE]

    I think I got confused with the prid vehicle mode being more accurate & somehow equated that to prime having yellow headlights like the prid toy, but you are right, my bad. As far as the gun I think it depends in the lighting of the scene it goes from chrome silver to the darker color you have there. In any case this looks awesome & also very screen accurate.
     
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    I think I got confused with the prid vehicle mode being more accurate & somehow equated that to prime having yellow headlights like the prid toy, but you are right, my bad. As far as the gun I think it depends in the lighting of the scene it goes from chrome silver to the darker color you have there. In any case this looks awesome & also very screen accurate.[/QUOTE]

    no problem. its easy to assume that normal headlights would look at least a little yellow like the lights in a house or something. I felt painting them silver would be too generic since its what 90% of everyone does. im no cartoon style guy but i do like trying from time to time with some details that give off that illusion of a cartoon :)  like panel lining
     
  12. Cheetimus Prime

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    Super swank and makes me wanna redo mine.
    But, not to be picky, his scaled, shin gaurdy bits are supposed to be blue.
     
  13. Rodimeister0088

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    Thanks! both for the nice comment and the detail i missed. you are correct. And its no problem, i will correct it ASAP and update this thread with new botmode pics.
     
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    AWESOME!
    Oh, and the first picture made me think his alt mode was tricked out with hydraulics.
     
  15. Rodimeister0088

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    lol. cool, i guess it does give off that illusion a bit.
     

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