Minor/Repaint: IDW/Classics Optimus Prime (Finished) Updated:3/31/09

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  1. RodimusDawg

    RodimusDawg Well-Known Member

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    It's Prime Time!!! Finally finished. I did everything I wanted to do to make my perfect Classics Optimus. As I stated before that Yellow was just awful. I was able to primer his weapon along with some other things now that we are getting nice weather again.

    So glad I found a KO Oversized Robot Masters Convoy with out that I wouldn't have a sweet G1 Ion Cannon and Smokestacks. Even thou I am currently looking for longer ones to replace these.

    Things Changed
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    -Removed Yellow paint from all areas. And reapplied some areas with Golden Yellow GW paint.
    -Remove Yellow from the Knees and went back over areas with Testors' clear blue.
    -Painted his fore head crest Silver
    -Blue Fists
    -Removed blue thigh & shoulder paint
    -Painted shoulders Flat gray will be adding highlight silvers to them.
    -Dry brushed Silver over flat Black on the shin vents.
    -Set the handle on the gun back a bit,painted flat black and added gold metal rivets.And added a pointy thingy to the underside of the gun.
    -Painted door handles in Alt mode.(not shown)
    -Built Energon Axe weapon that Prime has as seen in the More Than Meets The Eye part 2.

    KO Cannon
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    Energon Axe & axe edge with cybertronian glyph (aka dremel nicks)
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    No Autobot left behind (Yay C.Fodder makes another apperance:lol )
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    Prime vs Megs
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    Please feel free to comment and critique.
     

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  2. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    Real nice. I'm going to have to find me that gun as well (unless someone's willing to cast it). You planning on throwing an insignia up on his left shoulder?
     
  3. struecker85

    struecker85 Autobot

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    I like the Ion cannon and the paint job looks super cool great job
     
  4. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    You did a very sweet job making him into this, so two thumbs up from me.
     
  5. Wyvern

    Wyvern Velvet Sanchez

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    Great job. I love the gun. I need one now. Anybody planing on casting one??
     
  6. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    This color scheme is pure win.
     
  7. struecker85

    struecker85 Autobot

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    i too need that gun hope somebody is casting it
     
  8. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    That looks great! Just getting rid of all the yellows make it way better. How did you remove the paints?
     
  9. RodimusDawg

    RodimusDawg Well-Known Member

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    90% ISOPROPYL Rubbing Alcohol and a lot of Q-tips. You just gotta keep rubbing at the areas you want paint removed from.

    But if it's a painted part that was originally clear(Example: Classic Bumblebee's Roof) you definitely wanna use a low percentage rubbing alcohol like 70% or even lower if they make it. It will take longer but if you use 90% it may make the clear plastic brittle and break.

    Or you can go to most Auto mechanic places and get this stuff called Purple Power. Its a degreaser that work pretty well too. But use protective equipment when use it like eyewear and gloves. I didn't use gloves the first time I used it and got it every where and my hands dried out and peeled for a good week and a half.
     
  10. RodimusDawg

    RodimusDawg Well-Known Member

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    I would cast it but alas I have no clue about casting. I planned on try it out once the weather warms up. But everyone needs this for their prime it just right!!!
    Thanks. I just couldn't stand the bright sunshine yellow. I looked at Don's work and just thought its dead on design wise might as well match the scheme too. I like the Henkei one too but I refuse to pay that much for it.
     
  11. Deadpool.

    Deadpool. I want my bird.

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    Looks awesome.

    This is how Hasbro should have deco'ed him right from the start.
     
  12. Christopher-2

    Christopher-2 Well-Known Member

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    Exellent work. It is a master emulation of Don's Optimus Prime, but I think you should paint the interior with silver, to bring out the details. Here's mine, so you can see what it would look like.
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radic...ime-directive-more-real-classics-optimus.html
    I named it after a dreamwave story-arc, Although I fear it may have been confused with another autobotx23 custom. I didn't even know of his cool customs at the time.:eek: 
     
  13. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    Nice job... I've done some of these things to my own Classics Prime (mostly the paint removal).

    Any ideas for traditional smokestacks for his shoulders? :) 

    Also, for the energon axe, didn't the KO robotmaster Prime come with an energon axe already? Energon Strongarm's axe is translucent, but it doesn't really look like an energy axe.

    zmog
     
  14. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    I still have another classics prime. I'll try removing the yellows and blue shoulders.
     
  15. RodimusDawg

    RodimusDawg Well-Known Member

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    I just checked that out and it is sweet. I would do the highlight the inside but I swore a vow to never take his torso apart ever again it was a bitch to get back together and not have something not put in right.:lol  I haven't read any of the Dreamwave stuff besides the first few issues of the GI relaunch and the WWI stuff. I want them but I'd have to give up a lung and a kidney first.

    Oh just wait till I get done with it. But thats all Top Secret hush hush :locked2:  I promise you won't be upset. And as for the smokestacks I have an idea. Just gotta find the right sized ones.

    I'd pick up a big bottle of Future Floor Polish also if you going to. The Rubbing alcohol will kinda remove the shine from plastics to were it's noticeable. But if you apply a little bit of it with a brush it should give it a nice shine.
     
  16. struecker85

    struecker85 Autobot

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    so when are we going to see semi mode? just wondering
     
  17. Slagfan

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    Nicely done!
     
  18. anovasinn

    anovasinn THE PAINTS MUST FLOW!!!

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    yup the RM ko gun is a nice gun i am using it for my toon prime project nice work bro :thumb 
     
  19. Demonicon

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    Very, very nice "Super-G1" repaint without looking bland.

    But me, personally? I like Armada Prime's gun. :D 
     
  20. Christopher-2

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    Armada Prime's Gun? Why didn't I think of that!? That's single best alternative to Classic Prime's gun.
     

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