Minor/Repaint: Movie Accurate Optimus from Nightwatch

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  1. ghostyurei

    ghostyurei Retardicon

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    The bastard was so ugly, I had to do something. Nightwatch was all that was available at my local Target, so I decided to get one and vowed to repaint it. My roommate came home with a normal Leader Optimus Prime the next day, and I was so jealous it motivated me to start work making a Nightwatch Prime into a Movie Accurate Optimus Prime that would pale his store-bought Optimus.

    Fast forward a month and a half, and this is the result. This movie accurate Optimus Prime has had the following work done:
    Complete base repaint from the top-down.
    Painted flames and ghosting on front of engine and all along cab using airbrush and screening.
    Painted flames on arms and inside of legs.
    Painted battle-damage and scuffs on all robot mode bits that are not visible in truck mode, allowing for a pristine vehicle mode.
    Chromed all the silver pieces in truck mode.
    Hand-painted robot mode details.
    Replaced smokestacks with more accurate pipes.
    Resculpted "ears" to more accurately reflect the movie head design, added eye "vents."
    Replaced head LED with blue LED and re-routed wiring for smoother action.

    I spent a lot of time on this, and I'm very pleased to share it with you. I may do others if I get a positive response here. Please enjoy!
     

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  2. dyingwill3rd

    dyingwill3rd Life is a fabled mystery

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    AWESOME! what did your roommate say after he saw this?
     
  3. Spyro

    Spyro Banned

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    Wow...I wish I had that. Nice job.
     
  4. Sabrina_Ng

    Sabrina_Ng La Femme Fatale

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    Heya, love the flames that you painted on the hands. Really nice touch to the toy! Great work!
     
  5. Autobot Burnout

    Autobot Burnout SANTARN IS COMING AGAIN TFW2005 Supporter

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    Wow. That's better than Premium leader. Excelent job!:thumb  You should put that in Radicons.
     
  6. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    damn man that is absolutely gorgeous
     
  7. AMG

    AMG Old School

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    Fantastic paint job.
     
  8. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Straight pimpin'!! :thumb 

    I am loving your backgrounds for the pics too.
     
  9. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    Best custom flames I've ever seen on a TF, period. I'm in awe of your linework, amazing.
     
  10. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Wow, this is pretty impressive. I'd love to see you generate some tutorials on some of the mods you did.

    Great work, and I hope your roommate gets more toys that motivate you :) 
     
  11. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    DAMN! Now you need to get a Premium Prime and turn it into Nightwatch Prime.
     
  12. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    excellent job. Welcome aboard.
     
  13. anovasinn

    anovasinn THE PAINTS MUST FLOW!!!

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    yeah what he said :D  :thumb 

    hey does the night watch prime have purple windows??????
     
  14. Bumblebee2008

    Bumblebee2008 Well-Known Member

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    Incredible repaint!!! Looks absolutely awesome, you should be proud!!!!
     
  15. iDarkDesign

    iDarkDesign Rodeo Lawyer

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    Looks absolutely amazing! Paintjob seems crisp, flames are a piece of art! You should do a side by side. That way the impact of your work is most noticable!

    iDD
     
  16. ghostyurei

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    Here's a side-by-side.

    As for roommate: SOO jealous! :) 
     

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  17. DISGUISE BOT

    DISGUISE BOT ultracon six canger

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    cool
     
  18. closetrat

    closetrat Well-Known Member

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    Holy crap, those arm flames look factory - this is from a Nightwatch; no bloody way, amazing...
     
  19. Spyro

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    QFT.
     
  20. encline

    encline customizer of love TFW2005 Supporter

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    best movie repaint of leader prime.
     

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