Minor/Repaint: Laser Optimus Prime touch-ups

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by returnofplex, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. returnofplex

    returnofplex Well-Known Member

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    Just a few paint apps to make this little guy shelf worthy. I also sanded the mouth plate and cut off some of his sideburns.
     

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    Cool apps!

    Any changes on altmode?

    Man I wish this mould was Voyager sized...
     
  3. magnumx

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    always love a laser prime touch up
     
  4. Ramrider

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    Ditto. To be honest, from what I've seen in pics, the thing that bugs me most about this fig is not the size, but that he seems to be mostly painted as his movie incarnation rather than the Laser Rod. Laser Rod Prime has hardly any blue visible in his truck mode (literally just his feet), and no flames (his colours fade from red at the nose, through to black at the cab).
     
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    this is the new RTS Prime? I got one on it's way to me, looks great. Excited to see it in person.
     
  6. returnofplex

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    Yes this is the RTS version. The terrible paint apps from hasbro make this a hard toy to love out of the package. But with a little paint and some time it can look much better. I barely did anything, imagine what some of these are going to look like fully repainted.
     
  7. returnofplex

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    I agree. The paint apps out of the gates are kind of skitzo. The silver around the windows makes sense if you look at the reissue LP Optimus which has vac metal and a matrix sticker on it, but the blue cab section makes none at all. The alt mode on mine has almost no difference other than the red window border. Maybe I'll do some red flames fading into the blue cab section.
    Also I covered all of that annoying orange light piping on the head and painted the eyes blue, just made sense.
     
  8. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    Hey, he has a matrix! Freakin awesome :) , your paint work looks nice :)  good work.
     
  9. [Wing_Saber-X]

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    Wow. The little things as usual, always make a HUGE awesome.
    Now to find a light blue Gundam marker for his eyes. :D 
     
  10. returnofplex

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    You could just unscrew the head and paint the eyes. That's the only good thing about light piping; i'ts usually a seperate piece.
     
  11. Hooper_X

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    The movie-style deco makes sense in the context of the RTS line - the line is supposed to bridge the gap between ROTF and DOTM, so any RTS Optimus or Bumblebee needs to at least kindasorta look like the Movie versions.
     
  12. Ramrider

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    Dude, light piping is awesome.
     
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    cool. thx for the tip.
     
  14. returnofplex

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    In theory it's awesome. when the plastic is so dark you can hardly see it(classics voyager Prime) it pretty much sucks. I hated all the extra piping on the head of this figure.
     
  15. cheetor71

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    This looks good. I can't wait to see someone do a full repaint on one of these.
     
  16. _Flashback_

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    Very nice. Looks great in a G1 scheme. For some reason, the sculpt in these colors reminds of me Lio Convoy.
     

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