Minor/Repaint: IDW Optimus

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  1. leobreaker1977

    leobreaker1977 Well-Known Member

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    The back story here is this is Optimus, before he was a Prime. He was mortally injured by Megatron before the great war. The dock worker Orian was aware of the war but it had always been the next town. Next thing he knows everything sounds and looks so far away, Elita is there......she is screaming....his optics hurt....he can't move....why is it so hard to breathe? He wishes he hadn't been so naive. Who is the Fu-man-chu? Black.......................Alpha Trion : take it easy lad, you had a pretty big hole in you. Let me help you, and arise Optimus......it is time to fight the War For Cybertron.

    IDW Orian with a head swap and metallic repaint. I didn't mind the orian head but I wanted a transition piece between Orian and Optimus Prime something of a dirt greasy dock worker brought into the war by a force. Hope you guess like him, comments welcome. Thanks for looking.
     

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  2. SPLIT LIP

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    I think the WFC head is a bit big for that body, to be honest.
     
  3. SonOfNemesis

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    Nice work, I'm a fan of battle wear :) 
     
  4. pumpkingonzo

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    Fantastic!
    Love the effect. Adds character :) 
     
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    Makes me think of armada optimus for some reason :thumb 
     
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    Nice paint work!
     
  7. prime326

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    i like it
     
  8. cheetor71

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    This works and looks really good.
     
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    I like it, but The FOC Optimus head fits on Orion Pax perfectly with no mods! And it transforms without one bit of resistance. Anyway, that is one stellar paint job and I always thought it really should be Optimus, or Optronix, instead of Pax regardless of what the cartoon says.
     
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    Except it's the comic that says so :p 
     
  11. Satomiblood

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    I like it. I don't agree with the head being too large. I kind of feel that with the stock version being so small, and with his hands being fairly large by comparison, that the WFC Prime head offsets any sizing issues.
     
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    Awesome idea

    ^ Great minds think alike! :D 
    Great idea using the WFC head (I never really liked the FOC prime head). Excellent work sir!
     
  13. leobreaker1977

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    I actually felt the Orian head was a tad "beetlejuice"-ish

    I wanted that dirty manual labor look, Oil washed and panel edged for those scraps and scuffed

    Thanks

    Lol not sure why, but thank you.

    Thanks guys

    I know the FOC head fit with out any modding, but to be honest I really didn't like that head. I only had to do a very minor mod to get the head to pass properly in transformation to. Unfortunately with the Canadian retail version didn't come with comics, which makes me sad lol!

    couldn't agree with you more gentlemen. Overall this is the best figure in the wave. One of my favorites so far from the IDW/Generations.
     
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    He looks pretty good with WFC OP's head!
     
  15. leobreaker1977

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    Thanks man!
     
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    That looks sweet!
     
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    This figure is really doomed to be mistransformed.
    [​IMG]
     
  18. leobreaker1977

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    Thanks man!

    That's funny! I thought to myself that I hate how its not flush with the hood in the pictures.
     
  19. Fiskone

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    Flipping sweet dude. Although I kinda liked the FOC head on him a bit better. Youve really stream lined the weathering and battle wear. Great job keep it up brother.
     
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    Nice job! Like the WFC head a bunch.
     

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