Gun for Animated Optimus Prime

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  1. RodimusDawg

    RodimusDawg Well-Known Member

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    While going Through some of my TF's I found what I think would be the perfect gun for the Animated Optimus Prime.

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    It is the gun that came with the horrible Armada prime who's only redeeming factor was the transforming Trailer which pointed out by a friend made it even less poseable.

    Now I just have to decide what color to paint it. All black, black with the clear parts painted grey or something else entirely. If any has any suggestions please throw them this way.
     
  2. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    To be honest, I think it looks bloody good left like that...
     
  3. RodimusDawg

    RodimusDawg Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking the same thing too, it's mind racking trying to choose.
     
  4. Seawing

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    looks good as is. I wouldn't change it at all.
     
  5. EvaUnit13

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    After taking mine apart, I would paint the clear piece silver and the shell blue
     
  6. Ramrider

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    Nah, not blue. Certainly not the same kind of blue on the Prime fig, it'd just look wrong. The point of the gun, I think, is its G1 styling, and painting it bright blue would, aside from making it virtually blend into Prime's arm, completely scupper the homage.

    I'd say paint it black or not at all - but I think just black would be dull (and quite difficuly to get in all the crevices - IIRC, there's quite a few deep ones in there that you'd have trouble reaching). The dark navy the gun's moulded in is close enough to black to suit the homage, but with a bit of interest by being a tad more colourful and having the clear segments.

    The only mod I'd even consider suggesting (and I'm virtually joking :p ) is to add an LED into the gun (near the back) to take advantage of the transparent plastic. Relatively complicated (and potentially more trouble than it's worth, depending on your electronics skill and desire for the result), but I do believe I've seen it done before, and it was pretty cool.
     
  7. EvaUnit13

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    Use spray paint. I'm painting mine blue and silver to look like the gun he came with
     
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    nice addition, too bad I don't got armada~
     
  9. EvaUnit13

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    ^Be thankful, biggest waste of money I spent on a Transformer. Such a brick
     
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    Seriously. The only Armada figure I liked was the Sideways toy, and even that sucked
     
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    i LOVE my armada powerlinx prime... he was and still is so much fun
     
  12. RodimusDawg

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    Yeppers I saw the shape of it and I thought big gaudy very straight and cylinder shape wise, it's based off the GI ion cannon PERFECT for animated. Just this Prime won't be shooting his other team mates like the GI toy did.:lol  And I am now looking up how to install LED's hopefully with a super bright LED I will only need one.

    I would actually like to see how that works out. I plan on painting mine a semi gloss/ maybe flat black and leave the clear parts so it fits in with the other clear weapons like Starscream's missiles and Optimus's Axe.

    As much as I hated this Optimus I played the hell out of it, I'm surprised my trailers still works!!!!
     
  13. Ramrider

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    Oh, yeah, you'll only need one; bear in mind Armada Prime only had one too, in his hand, and when you pressed the button on his shoulder, the hand lit up, shining the light through the handle, and dispersing through the clear parts of the gun.
     
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    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Nice....and I would leave it as is....looks good just like that
     

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