Digibash: My plans for FoC Optimus

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  1. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

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    So here's what I'm planning on doing to Fall of Cybertron Optimus when I get him.
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    I'm not sure what to do for the face though...
     

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  2. Lock Cade

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    OMG, that would be so cool if you work on that once the FOC Optimus figure comes out!
     
  3. Notilator

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    Don't get yor hopes up, with the current trend hasbro will probably cancel these too :( 
    JK ths is a smart idea he does have a much more UM aesthetic then OP IMO :) 
     
  4. Rexidus

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    This is the plan. I'll only be buying one figure with the intention of turning it into this. WFC Optimus is a much better figure and design in my eyes (said without having seen more than a bakers dozen shots of new Optimus's toy).
     
  5. UnicronFTW

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    This figure does look more like an armored Ultra Magnus then it actually does Optimus Prime. That's both sad and cool at the same time. Can't wait for this.
     
  6. Wars

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    That looks awesome. Needs an official figure.
     
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    Agreed. Up untill this point I've said that I'm going to skip on FOC Prime. Now I've reconsidered. I AM DOING THIS! :ev: 
     
  8. TFormerfan

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    Holy shit that looks cool
     
  9. Rexidus

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    Thanks for the praise guys.

    Honestly I wouldn't mind if Hasbro ninja'd me and did this themselves. But I doubt they will. If Ultra Magnus is in Fall of Cybertron then it is possible he will get a figure. But that is a nested if. I'll just do this and assume it won't be in vein.

    Oh and don't say he was in the DS version. That was made by a completely different developer and has nothing to do with War and Fall other than the name.
     
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    That looks really great, actually. Sweet idea, mang
     
  11. toaster

    toaster It's Hip to be Square !

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    The design should've been an UM design in the first place.
     
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    Agreed.
     
  13. The F.N.G.

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    Snazzy. I'd do this myself, 'cept I lack any sort of customization skills whatsoever.
     
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    how the hell did you do that is it photoshop
     
  15. Rexidus

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    I actually used a free program called the Gimp. It's a photomanipulator on par with Photoshop but free and open source.

    If you want to know the step by step process:
    *First I took the images from the official press release into Gimp.
    *I then duplicated the layer and desaturated the duplicate leaving me with one layer normal and one black and white.
    *Next I made 3 more blank layers. One for red, one for blue, and one for white. I set all 3's transparency at 70%-ish.
    *Then I started on the red layer and painted in by hand the parts I wanted red.
    *Then the blue layer was painted the same way.
    *Finally the white layer was added by hand as well.
    *I then added the eyes to the blue layer.
    *To start the Autobot logos I used the eraser and removed the blue from the symbol. This left the symbol viewing the black and white layer.
    *To finish it off I erased the symbol from the black and white layer allowing the original pictures symbol to be seen. I could have just as easily drawn in the red on the red layer but I felt like having the original shine through.
    *Then I saved it as a jpeg, resized it, and uploaded it.

    It's not very difficult to do a recolor. This only took me 2-3 hours and that is longer than I have spent on any other recolors. I'm not a terribly good artist.
     
  16. Paxtin

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    That really does kind of make the figure look better.

    Even more so if it has an actual Magnus head.
     
  17. Rexidus

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    If I could somehow just replace his face I think I would be a lot happier with it. I do like the head shape for Magnus. I just need to find a way to give him a face.
     
  18. Koolimus Prime

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    I just realised his gun is being held upside-down. Anyways, I'm so doing this! :thumb s
     
  19. Ranger Silver 6

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    New head and it would be perfect. I would be surprised if Hasbro didn't do this at some point.
     
  20. ARCTrooperAlpha

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    funny. I was thinking of the same thing ! That and another prime to see if i can make G1 Sentinel Prime through surgery : )
     

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