Minor/Repaint: Mini MP Prime thingy - by Jozaeh (WIP)

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  1. stprime

    stprime Exclu-DEAD

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    this is looking great. have you thought about, if i may...

    removing the "hands" and then cutting the truck piece with the wheels off at the wrist.

    then connect/glue the wheel pieces to where they would be in truck mode so it looks like the wheels are on his hips just like g1 op.

    that is assuming you can get donor hands from another figure. do they make articulated hands this small?
     
  2. Hooper_X

    Hooper_X hi haters

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    I just started following this one, and I'm very impressed. Legends-scale toys are a real pain to work with and there's a really low margin for error, so this is excellent stuff.
     
  3. jozaeh

    jozaeh Well-Known Member

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    Ah thanks stprime!
    Yep, I'm doing some little mental projection tests to see if this works hey, because it's a great idea. The only hitch is that the way the legends prime waist piece rotates down wards for bot mode, it squeezes where I would have those pieces glued. It's so tiny and no room!

    Buuuut, I'm trying an idea with just removing the wheels from the arms (I don't mind the tiny cab step wings left on the arms too much), and having the wheels stay on the hips, or even rotate around to be on his back. Gosh I hope I can do it!

    And either way, i've bought a spare legends prime for parts, so he's totally hackupable for hands and stuff.

    Oh gosh, articulated hands would be SOOO good!
     
  4. jozaeh

    jozaeh Well-Known Member

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    Ah hey Hooper! Oh man thanks so much, that's great to hear it's keeping the impressiveness up. I completely agree about the legends, i've only worked on prime cliffy, and reveal the shield perceptor, and they're a breeze to work on compared to this micro guy, the margin for error being so low is SO true!!

    Here's hoping he turns out a winner and I don't melt his arm off trying to dremel little holes in. Ha!
     
  5. millerman3732

    millerman3732 I remain unconvinced.

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    How's this little guy coming along?
     
  6. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    Can't wait to see it finished.
     
  7. jozaeh

    jozaeh Well-Known Member

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    Ahh he's goin well! I've had darn 'life' keeping me busy and away from painting him (partly caused by mad panics and store driving to get myself a freshly released REAL MP-10 that just got released here in australia. But I got one!).

    What i've done lately is worked on the smokestacks. This bit was insanely tricky to carve. I wanted to give the stacks that extra 'step' just after they leave the cab roof, and also give them the vent holes. I used a craft knife to carve in the step, and them my dremel and the smallest grinding fine point bit I had to add in the vents, and somehow I didn't completely stuff it up!

    I was expecting the honkin big dremel to skip and flick all over the tiny piece. Aie! This should look nice when painted silver with some darker silver in the vents.

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    And here's a test put together of the thighs, waist, ribs and chest pieces as they are now.

    - You'll notice that I've carved his well, 'manhood' area to have the same blue piece as on the MP-10

    - I also did my best to carve a teeny tiny triangle on this blue piece to match the full size MP-10.

    - The black plastic between the two by two yellow details will be painted silver, with the addition of the centre yellow shape.

    - The red parts on the ribs will have a coat of the same semi-metallic red as the chest soon too.

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    I hope to have more updates soon!
    See ya,
    Jozaeh
     
  8. j.a.f.o.

    j.a.f.o. Just Looking, Not Buying

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    Looking GOOD.
     
  9. supervir2

    supervir2 Feels like the kid in Big everyday.

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    This looks crazy excellent - totally want one of my own!
     
  10. Fallout

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    i would pay deluxe prices for this!
     
  11. jozaeh

    jozaeh Well-Known Member

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    MIDDLE UPDATE!

    I forgot to post these photos last week, which shows my first fortay into using putty. I grabbed some Tamiya plastic putty and this stuff works pretty well. It's a little brittle when it's on it's own, but mixed in with the plastic of the figure, it's a great little workaround.

    The thighs on the legends prime have little plastic mold gaps and grooves, made even deeper by the ball joint socket I embedded in them. So first up I shaved some pieces from my little sacrifice cliffjumper prime cyberverse figure to fit the gaps. This was so fiddly to do! But so satisfying when the piece was shaved down perfectly and snugged into the hole.

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    Then I pressed on the putty in globs, mounding it a little to allow for the shrink-down that it has as it dries. (eg: shrinking lower than the flat areas around it).

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    And once dry, here's the outside of the thighs, in which you can see the ball socket tiny rectangle line (which also had a small piece of prime cliffjumper snugged in before the putty) and the two small line gaps at the base of the thigh where the fuel tanks used to join.

    The left is the sanded thigh, the right is the unfinished puttied thigh.

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    And here's the thighs on their insides, they turned out pretty smooth. Not flawless, but i'm trying to not let myself go too obsessive compulso with the perfection of the finish!

    Again, left is sanded, right is the unfinished puttied.

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    These photos are before the post I did earlier with the test combined torso shots (as the thighs are now painted silver).
     
  12. jozaeh

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    Ha ha! Oh man, if I find 38 man hours of time lying around, I can do you one, ha ha!



    Ahhh nice!



    Ha ha! I know right, if I wasn't making this but you could buy it in the shops, I'd so pay that as well to have it.
     
  13. MegaPrime99

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    looks great, also glade to hear that you were able to find a mp 10. still having a hard time locating one in the us.
     
  14. jozaeh

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    Ah shame! It's such a hard chase hey, I missed the first wave here in my state, and somehow was able to be at the right store early for the next wave of stock. I hope you get one!
     
  15. stprime

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    ok, this thing is going to be legen, wait for it....
     
  16. Soundwinder

    Soundwinder I wind sounds!

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    ... ds-class!

    Legends Class!

    ... but seriously, this is shockingly awesome. I really think you ought to hunt down the revised version of Legends Prime, though, with 5mm hands. That way you could give him Kreon Optimus' ion blaster.
     
  17. Wingnut

    Wingnut Stayin' Alive!

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    Very cool! Nice work!
     
  18. jozaeh

    jozaeh Well-Known Member

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    Ah yes! I'm glad you're likin it soundwinder! And nice tip on the revised legends prime, I didn't even know there was one? I think i'm too far down the painting line to change the hands (especially because the hands on this fella need to be that bit bigger to slot around the ribs in truck mode).

    But! you're onto it, i'm already planning on giving him a modded kre-o blaster that he can use. Oh I can't wait!
     
  19. jozaeh

    jozaeh Well-Known Member

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    Update 4th november 2012

    I had some fun painting last night:

    - I masked and primed the arm sides (gosh masking these things is delicate, they're so freakin small!)
    - then sprayed them chrome silver
    - then I gave the hands their first little coat of blue.

    It's gettin there!

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  20. stprime

    stprime Exclu-DEAD

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    Don't be stealing my thunder soundwinder! Haha
     

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