Minor/Repaint: Henkei Powered Convoy (cab only)

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  1. Fr33domgundam

    Fr33domgundam Well-Known Member

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    So I had an extra Classics Optimus Prime sitting around that I fruitlessly tried to sell. I gave up after a while, and figured I could repaint him.

    Magnus has been done, Nemesis will soon to be released, so I figured I'd go with the Powered Convoy color scheme (Movie Preview Ultra Magnus).

    I opted to give him roughly Henkei Convoy's deco (instead of Classics Prime), for several reasons:
    1) It'll be different than the Classics Prime that he started out as
    2) Since both Powered Convoy and Movie-Preview Ultra Magnus were Japan-only toys, it's only fitting that he gets the Japanese treatment
    I actually like the Classics deco more, so it's not like I painted this guy like he is because I think the Henkei deco is superior...

    The only thing that I really kept the Classics deco with was the upper arms (biceps). I didn't like how Henkei Convoy's upper arms were the same color as his shoulders and forearms. Hence, I painted Powered Convoy's upper arms silver, to match the Classics scheme.

    Pretty much all the red plastic was painted blue; the blue plastic was painted black; the grey plastic was painted silver. Some of you might know that a lot of his joints are made of a softer red plastic that doesn't take paint very well; I dyed those parts black. And while I normally like to keep cool features like lightpiping, I had to paint over it to get the metallic yellow eyes.

    I'd normally show comparison pics with other figures, but:
    1) my Classics Prime is currently packed away in the back of my closet
    2) my Classics Magnus is still MISB
    3) I beleive my Henkei Convoy is on its way to me in the mail... somewhere...
    4) Botcon 2008 Evil Optimus Prime doesn't make for a good comparison

    Comments, criticism and whatnot much encouraged and appreciated!
     

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    autobotx23 Banned

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    Very nice, and very clean!! Hell yeah!
     
  3. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    my 2 favorite colors I have got to get that movie preview Magnus
     
  4. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    I LOVE it! :D  what blue did you use? I already have magnus, prime, and motormaster from this mold, but I wouldn't mind adding this to the list either.. *whistles*
     
  5. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Hey man, firstly I'm glad you as a Radicon! Secondly, I heart Powered Convoy. Finally, your custom is S W E E T. You always do such a great job with you customs, and this one sure follows suit!

    Great job man :thumb 
     
  6. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Really sharp.
     
  7. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    YAY!! A custom by FreedomGundam!!

    Man, its been a long time since I seen something by you....missed yah bud! :D 

    Fabulous work as always man....:thumb 
     
  8. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    Beautifully done, lad. Gorgeous colourscheme, and incredibly smooth job - out of curiosity, brush or spray?
    And any chance you're nabbing yourself a trailer to repaint as well..? ;) 
     
  9. G1Prowl

    G1Prowl Autobot Strategist

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    I'll take one of those, please, and one done identically, but with yellow instead of the lighter blue on the cab.
     
  10. Fr33domgundam

    Fr33domgundam Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the kind words guys. :) 

    I used what I think is called "Brilliant Blue" in the Krylon Fusion line.

    I spray as much as I could, but there are always some smaller details that can only be done via brush. All the major surfaces were all sprayed, though.

    I had 2 other people ask me if I was gonna repaint the trailer too, coincidentally; I'm leaning towards no, mainly because I don't think I'm up for repainting a $75 custom set for this guy.

    Y'know, I was actually looking into seeing if I could get my hands on an extra Classics Prime so that I could do the cab section to Shining Magnus as well. If I can, I just might do it. Unfortunately, yellow is a very annoying color to work with... :( 
     

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