Minor/Repaint: Masterpiece Cartoon G1 Optimus Prime

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  1. Stormbringer85

    Stormbringer85 Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, here's a special contribution I wanted to add to the radicons, Cartoon Style MP-1 Optimus Prime! I've been asked tons of times if I could make a cartoon style Optimus, so what better way to start than the greatest Masterpiece ever! Much can be said about the legendary commander of the autobots, be it from those of us who grew up since the debut of the iconic hero against the evil forces of the decepticons or from the ones who recently discovered his popular incarnation in the llive action films, however one thing will always remain clear, Optimus Prime represents more than just a cartoon, but a beacon of light against our darkest hour, the true personification of courage, righteousness and self sacrifice. Keeping this nostalgic notion in mind, I wanted to bring back the glory days of generation 1 by recreating this takara masterpiece with his cartoon colors, one of the things I always loved about the cartoon was "shine effect" they were drawn with on their windshields and shading on their bodies, sort of as if the metal and glass had it's own shine in cartoon style, so I replicated that effect through the style popularized by frog dna "cell shading" and panel lining across his body to bring out a true cartoon style giving him a more dynamic color scheme I'll be adding pictures of his matrix and energon axe later on since they are still curing. I hope you guys like him! :)  Update: added pics of energon axe and Matrix of leadership.
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  2. closetrat

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    :jawdropper:  Holy Cow...
     
  3. speedlee

    speedlee Fanatic Customizer

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    Wow... fantastic work ! :D 
     
  4. mrgalvaprime

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    Neat. The grey looks a little dark but still nice :thumb 
     
  5. jono83

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    Looks awesome
     
  6. SonOfNemesis

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    Very frogdna-ish, I like it. I've been wanting to try this style myself but haven't gotten around to it. I heard the original MP Optimus had some bad rub issues but this one seems like it doesn't. Did you have any to deal with? Looks great!
     
  7. D-Unit

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    Nice man, looks like an animation cel
     
  8. ninjadolemite

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    Mate, thats brilliant.
     
  9. MisterFanwank

    MisterFanwank Toy Industry Analyst

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    Wow, that doesn't even look like it's real. It looks drawn.
     
  10. Stormbringer85

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    Thanks so much!
    Thnks man! =D
    Thanks, I see your point about the grey, since this is my first attempt at cell shading I am still working out at how to determine color values when applying contrast, I'll try a lighter tone when I make a classics one. thanks again! =)
    thanks!
    Thank you, to answer your question I didn't encounter any rub issues except for the truck grill that goes ino the matrix chamber when changing to bot mode, however I found that a little sanding at the corners and center plus careful transformation eliminates that worry, hope it helps! =)
     
  11. Megatron31

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    your last 4 pics look like an animation cel from the cartoon series that is an awesome looking piece.

    is this for you or will this be going up for auction?
     
  12. BoboHennLily

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    Awesome work. Love how it looks.
     
  13. vrba79

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    This is exactly how the official figure should have been painted, as far as I'm concerned.
     
  14. Stormbringer85

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    Thank you, I am very happy I was bale to catch the cel look, yes he is up for auction on ebay right now if anyone is interested, I am tempted to keep him though! LOL
    Thank you! =)
    Thanks, i wish has/Tak would have made something more cartoony too.
     
  15. Zildjian

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    Fantastic! Extremely high quality work!!
     
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    Dude he came out awesome,I love frogdna's style and I think you nailed it! When I painted a mp prime I had a little paint rub issue with the top of his forearms when transforming him AND the bi-ciep swivel is pretty tight ,both could have been avoided with some extra sanding. Glad to hear you didnt have such problem. I figured I'd air my problems for anyones else painting this guy.
     
  17. thielmj

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    I love cartoon(cell shaded?) customs something about them just always looks awsome to me.
     
  18. pumpkingonzo

    pumpkingonzo Stunticon lover!

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    Hello Storm!!
    Fantastic work mate.
     
  19. thyvipera

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    wow, that looks amazing. my favorite is the alt mode. looks so good
     
  20. Cascadia

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    Fantastic job, Storm. *Thumbs up*
     

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