Minor/Repaint: HTFD Leader Optimus Prime

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  1. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Two years later...FINALLY customized the Leader Class Optimus Prime. :)  This one is the HFTD Leader figure that I repainted. Most of the parts I repainted were the robot parts. Not much of the truck mode was repainted other than the silver parts. I did a lot of masking and used the Krylon flat black for the base coat and then dry brushed with Testors silver and aluminum, insignia blue, red, guards red, and used copper for the high lights. Really happy with how he turned out. I got rid of the hooks.

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    Update 9/23/11

    Added the pin striping to the flames as suggested by Stormbringer85, Son, and Z. Thanks guys.

    The lines are a little thick but if I try this guy again, I think I can be a little cleaner with that.

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    Update 9/25/11

    2 more pics added. His back and one with TFTM Prime
     

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  2. Stormbringer85

    Stormbringer85 Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful and clean man, beautiful indeed, although a little pinstriping on the flames would go all the way to take this to the next level. :) 
     
  3. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    I likes it, it looks very clean and detailed.
     
  4. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

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    Excellent work man! You got to do the pin stripes!!
     
  5. Zildjian

    Zildjian Well-Known Member

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    Like others said, do the pin stripes. Everything else looks good.
     
  6. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    What would be the best way to add pinstripes? Just use a tiny brush and silver paint?
     
  7. XxsnipersnakexX

    XxsnipersnakexX the G1 prick

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    i am planning to paint the stripes too. am thinking those Tamiya markers.
     
  8. timshinn73

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    The robot mode looks great.

    Besides the pinstripes, there's lots of detailing that you could do to the truck mode that would be the icing on the cake.

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    You'll notice in this pic, there's lots of silver bits still to paint. The light strips on the sides, the step up "box", the trim around the back cab door, etc.

    Awesome work so far. Take it over the goal line! :) 
     
  9. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Ah yes, I see. Thanks. Just started with the pinstriping.
     
  10. speedlee

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    Nice !!! Looks awesome !!! :D 
     
  11. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    How do you do the pin striping?

    This guy is awesome! Cannot wait to see v2.0
     
  12. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Done! :)  New pics on the first post.
     
  13. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    Very nice, love it! Congrats for this great job!
     
  14. Stormbringer85

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    Hell Yezzzz!!!! buster prime 2.0 is in the house!!! don't thank me, thank you!!! awesome. : )
     
  15. SonOfNemesis

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    Great job man, he looks great! How long did it take you to do the pin striping? It must've been something you had to do with some background music blaring and with no interruptions right? Can you post up a pic of his back in bot mode? Awesome man!
     
  16. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    I spread it out through out the week because it was boring doing it. I'll try to get his back.
     
  17. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Two more pics. One of his back and one with the TFTM Leader Prime I did about 3 years ago.
     

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  18. SonOfNemesis

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    Yep, that's sick! Your new Optimus has clearly ascended over your previous one :) 
     
  19. Pimp My Toy

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    I love the detail you've put in the bot mode. It looks fantastic, but if you were able to paint the chest gears or 'fog' the windshield it would be perfect.
     
  20. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    True. Not sure how to get in there without taking it apart or not getting paint on the inside of the windows.
     

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