MP-10 Optimus Prime Full Repaint (PIC heavy)

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  1. Xeltecon

    Xeltecon Xelt-Econ

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    Hi fellow tf fans!

    MP-10 was one of the most impressive TFs I've owned, certainly among the most posable. I was glad that Takara Tomy made the truck mode realistic while maintaining a near cartoon accurate, but more streamlined bot mode.

    Before repainting I had to fix a few quality issues with the figure. In addition, MP-10 had several "sliding" parts and perfectly fitted joints that was prone to paint chipping. So before I began, I took it completely apart, cut/sanded the joints and sliding parts then coated the contact points few times with gloss to minimize the problem.

    I first airbrushed the main bodies of Optimus with the usual process: sanding, priming, several coats, buffing, finishes, buffing. The primary blue, red and silver on prime were a mixture of several variations of those colors. I've also applied different shades of those colors throughout the figure to break up the tone a little. The detailing was done with various sized brushes which I had the most fun with but also took the longest time. Some very subtle weathering, high-lighting and dry-brushing effects were applied, to lessen that perfect-toy look, but not enough that they become too obvious. The trailer and Roller were similarly painted although I took a little more liberty with their colors.

    Please keep in mind that this wasn't meant to copy Optimus's look from any particular continuity, it was just a fun personal project that took a little longer than I hoped.

    Thanks everyone, take care!

    "Autobots, transform and roll out!"

    Project Time: ~Mid November 2011 to Late January 2012

    Photography: Mid February 2012, Outdoor: Sunny noon and dusk; cloudy day Indoor: 5500k lighting with occational mix of sunlight

    Part 1 - Truck Mode
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    Check out my Deviantart page for better photos.
    MP-10 Optimus Prime Repaint by xeltecon on deviantART

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  2. Xeltecon

    Xeltecon Xelt-Econ

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    MP-10 Optimus Prime Repaint Part-2: Roller and Combat Deck

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  3. vatarian

    vatarian SPIDER8ITCH

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    I thought that was an actual truck. Awesome work. Oh, and your sig is FUCKING AMAZING!!
     
  4. kjyl

    kjyl I'm a shark.

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    Fuck dude, that looks like a truck.

    Nice paint!
     
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  5. Xeltecon

    Xeltecon Xelt-Econ

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    MP-10 Optimus Prime Repaint Part-3A: Bot Mode

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  6. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    This is outstanding. Some of the pics really do make it look real.
     
  7. meisterworks

    meisterworks Well-Known Member

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    wow. the first few pix of alt mode looks so real like 1:1 scale.
    the detailing are superb.
     
  8. leobreaker1977

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    Amazing man.....I know that doesn't even come close to the mad skills this took....speechless
     
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    MP-10 Optimus Prime Repaint Part3B - Bot Mode

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  10. Skywarp181

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    That F'n thing is amazing!! nice!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. Wikkid

    Wikkid Semi-retired customizer

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    I had no idea this figure had that much detail. Wow, just wow did you ever get it right.
     
  12. bad karma 99

    bad karma 99 Imaginationist.

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    This is the most amazing MP Prime I've ever seen. The amount of perfectly painted detail is insane.
     
  13. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    Holy crap nuts dude, that's absolutely beautiful.. Just beautiful.
     
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    This is nothing short of amazing. Perhaps the best repaint I have ever seen. The photography really sets it apart as well and showcases it nicely.
     
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    I need like 4 of this figure right now! Hurry up Hasbro and release a US version, please!! Excellent paint apps. I love that red you used. Very crisp and clean.
     
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    I am... Wow.. I mean.. Speechless.
     
  18. Shwiggie

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    I can't begin to express how seeing this work of art makes me feel inside.

    So I'll just say, "WOW!" It's so utterly amazing that it's mind-blowing.
     
  19. Motormasterador

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    this... is ... just amazing
     
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    if I had the money, i would so commision this.
     

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