Minor/Repaint: kitbash/repaint of a KO Optimus Prime

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by SamiWCP, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. SamiWCP

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    So, for my second attempt at repaints/kitbashing, I found this OP on Ebay that was clearly a KO
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    You can kinda get the idea of the size of him in this kinda crappy 2nd pic..
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    So, you can see, he's mainly red, parts that are supposed to be blue, are either black or red, off color stickers, rather cheap plastic etc. I have no idea which figure he is a knock off of.. It almost seems like either Robot Master and Hybrid Convoy mix..Who knows, but, anyways, I took him apart, got some blue metallic flake paint, sprayed that on him, painted the legs and elbows/shoulders grey, fixed his head, painted the legs, hands and head blue, gave him gold eyes, and painted the blue at his hips gold. I kind of got impatient waiting for paint to dry because I wanted to put him back together..But, oh well..With a few paint touch ups, and some new stickers, here he is..

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  2. Gears

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    Very nice job! He looks almost official now.:thumb 
     
  3. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Hey, pretty shnazzy redux. You did an awesome job cleaning him up and it shows. Good work!
     
  4. ambushbug74

    ambushbug74 Stroke me, Stroke me! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Neat-o, Looks like he was supposed to be an MP knockoff. Nice job.
     
  5. SamiWCP

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    I still have no idea what KO he is from, he has no back what so ever, and of any of the figures I have, he doesn't match them, only somewhat..The hands fold in like the robot masters line, but thats the only part like that. The extended hip area, not sure where I've seen that one before..So, oh well,

    But thanks! He does look more official now I think, too.
     
  6. Insane Galvatron

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    He's like Masterpiece Prime, minus the fold/flip headlight/fender and bumper to matrix cover steps.
     
  7. SamiWCP

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    Like I said, he seems to be kind of a mix, masterpeice, hybrid-2, maybe masterpeice etc..Just all out of really shoddy plastic, the trailer was even WORSE though.
     
  8. Drake

    Drake Smooth Is Smooth Baby

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    Nice work! Never seen that KO before.
     
  9. RandomFerret

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    I have that one. It is a knockoff of Masterpiece Prime only. Several of the joints are fused into one piece of plastic, and the crotchplate isn't knocked off of anything. I threw that part away, because it looks better without it. I also recommend peeling off all the stickers.
     
  10. SPLIT LIP

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    Can it transform?
     
  11. SamiWCP

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    Yep, fully transformable
     
  12. tusko

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    Is there an altmode picture?
     
  13. SamiWCP

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    No, but I guess I can take one when I get back home today, it isn't anything to impressive..But I like him as a repaint..
     
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    I have this KO too! You've made him look pretty good!

    As far as KO's go, this one is pretty interesting. He's a good scale for Prime, and his truck mode actually looks good. It's interesting that he's so tall, since his truck mode is about the same size as G1 Prime though...

    I agree with the earlier comment though. That figure looks much better without the crotchplate entirely. It gives him that "powerful upper body" look instead of the "really long waist" look. Perhaps a smaller crotchplate that adheres to the actual dimensions of his hips (which I admit are kind of plain without the plate)?

    This figure needs a back... like maybe a wind-vane that folds down to cover the gap in his back. I'd always considered doing that. Also, if he had a little more articulation in the legs, I might have made this guy my "essential G1 Prime" figure for my collection of deluxe autobots. :) 

    Good work!

    zmog
     
  15. bigkid24

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    Did you take any before pictures for comparison or did I just miss them?
     
  16. SamiWCP

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    I'll look over my phone pics, I think I did wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy long ago if they're still saved, I'll post them,
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    As you can see, he was basically there, but everything silver was originally black, and his legs were red.
    And he did come with this little cheap trailer, but kinda cool that he came with the Megatron gun and axe,
    like the MP
     
  17. tusko

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    No rush... Just if you have one handy.
    I think that the alt mode is as important as the robot mode.
    Energon Prime and the deluxe classics lumpy truck Prime are brutal.
    This looks like it actually would look nice as a Truck and its a KO.

    Thanks for posting.
     
  18. Optimus Scourge

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    nice` job!
     
  19. betetta

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    excellent job! it's really amazing what you can dowith some patience

    this one came with a little black pistol megs right? did you painted that too?
     
  20. bigkid24

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    I kind of like the black parts but the red legs would be too much. Nice work on the repaint. I need to get off my butt to do some that I've been meaning to repaint.
     

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