Minor/Repaint: Khakimus Prime -aka- Gold/ Khaki Optimus Prime

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  1. strata32000

    strata32000 Well-Known Member

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    Some time ago there was rumor of a knock off gold/khaki version of
    Optimus Prime that was going to make its way in to production.
    To my knowledge this version of Prime was never widely produced due to lack of interest from fans.
    Many fans felt that the gold/ khaki color was ugly and really not worthy of being in ones collection.
    To my knowledge the gold/khaki Prime was produced in a very limited number.
    I am unsure of how many were made I would imagine that is would be
    a limited edition and only buyers who buy bulk from the company in China would have received one. Kind of a production piece to gage how many that buyer would want to order.

    I personally do not have one in my collection but it did interest me to see if I could make one look exactly like the one I had seen online.

    It was a fun project and I'm pretty happy about how it turned out.
    It transformers smooth and has a glass like paint job.
    I would say that this re-colored version of Optimus Prime is not for everyone.
    I know some think of it as an ugly color for Prime but to tell you the truth
    he actually looks nice in gold/ khaki. If you are going to attempt to make one for your own collection you should pick up a loose Prime and give it a try.

    Here is the link to the pictures of my custom Khakimus Prime.
    Enjoy.

    Khakimus Prime pictures by strata32000 - Photobucket
     

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  2. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    that looks damn good man
     
  3. strata32000

    strata32000 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Orion_Prime48.
     
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    Bigbot3030 Well-Known Member

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    nice! not to big of a fan of that color scheme, but it looks great and is indeed very nice and smooth. i think that name is one of the coolest parts. It's just fun to say.....

    When i see something gold like that i can't help but to think about indy and the idol. :)  yeah, i'm a bit weird.

    Randy!
     
  5. strata32000

    strata32000 Well-Known Member

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    I still need to make that Dr. Pepper Prime.
    I have a great paint that is burgundy with flake in it.
    That is going to look great. I also made decal for it.
    I did a clear green 7-up Prime that came out pretty good.
     

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  6. megatron187

    megatron187 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome job Keith!!!!!:) 
     
  7. strata32000

    strata32000 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks James.
    I saw your massive collection of Prime posted.
    Is Rich working on any new stuff for you?
     
  8. Dormamu

    Dormamu I am Broot.

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    Your paint apps are awesome.

    How about "Desert Stealth Prime"?

    Or "Burnt Sienna Prime?"
     
  9. strata32000

    strata32000 Well-Known Member

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    Hey Dormamu,
    Thanks for the kind words:) 
    Sounds like some really good colors to use.
    I'm going to do some two tone primes soon so the colors you mentioned will
    be used in future designs.
     
  10. Omega Magnus

    Omega Magnus Gorillabot

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    I actually really dig that color scheme, and the workmanship is top-notch. Your 7up Prime is pure awesome.
     
  11. strata32000

    strata32000 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks magnus!
    I'm glad everyone is enjoying the custom Primes.
     
  12. Rijie78

    Rijie78 Vinyl junkie.

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    Excellent work, looks "factory" (tho i'm not a fan of the gold look, personally!). Really well done. Digging the "minty fresh" clear Prime you posted, too :) 
     
  13. strata32000

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    Thank you Rijie78,
    As for Minty fresh Prime I wouldn't take a bite out of that guy.
    He'll break your tooth:( 
     
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    Whatever you name it, good work.
     
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    Omega Magnus Gorillabot

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    Just wondering, I'm thinking of getting an extra 25th Prime if they go further clearance to paint. Any advice on how to best disassemble the cab and trailer for painting? The front axle on the cab is what looked most tricky in particular.
     
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    strata32000 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Autobotx23,
    Let me know when your Dark Powermaster Prime is done.
    I love looking at cool customs.
     
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    strata32000 Well-Known Member

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    Hey Omega_Magnus,
    Send me an email so I can tell you all the steps on how to prep your prime project.
    I've done a lot of custom Primes so I know the ins and outs of this figure.
    My email is: starta32000 at yahoo.com:) 
     
  18. kamtimus_prime

    kamtimus_prime Radicon Visionary

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    Hey man this is awsome I love goooooooollllllllld. I think that teletran should be a different color just to break it up a little or add some details to him. Nontheless awesome work.
     
  19. strata32000

    strata32000 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks kamtimus _prime,
    I'm suprised at how many like the gold color.
    I reed on a thread how many fan felt that the gold color was
    really ugly. But it is actually a pretty nice color for prime.
    Thanks again for looking:) 
     
  20. tony77tony77

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    hey strata32000 do the paint come off when u transform him?
     

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