Heavy/Scratch: Nemesis Prime kitbash COMPLETE!! (commission for Scourge)

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  1. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    EDIT: THIS KITBASH IS COMPLETE! Check out the last page for new pictures!

    Semester is finally over. Thank the Lord. I can finally get back to what I enjoy.

    This guy is still a work in progress, but I think he's at a point where I can put up some pics and give folks a good idea of what's in store.

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    These are the neat little additions for this guy that I think will make him distinctive:

    -Original G1 Tires (salvaged from junker Prime trailers, not cabs)
    -Trailer is G1; I'm going to use a little bit of styrene to raise the trailer so it sits even with the classics cab.
    -Trailer will be filled with weapons; multiple fold-out guns and armaments will distinguish the trailer as NEMESIS Prime's battle station, not Prime's wimpy "repair bay."
    -Nemesis Prime will be painted up using some tips and clues from Sami & others who have done a classics NP.
    -I like the turquoise I found for him. :D 
    -At some point, both cab and trailer will have Delta's Reprolabels adorning them.

    EDIT: I really apologize for the poor pic quality; I took these at the last minute before heading out.
     
  2. TTT

    TTT OutOfCommissionToys.com

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    Right on !
    looks PDG so far !
     
  3. dec0y13

    dec0y13 Well-Known Member

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    Dang! I want A Classic Nemesis now!

    All the one's I've seen look really HOT, But the wheels set this one apart!!!
     
  4. VIZGIX

    VIZGIX Smug Bastard TFW2005 Supporter

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    Cool, Bust out the robot mode!
     
  5. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Ops, I LOVE what you have going on with this custom! The teal you found works almost as well as your design for using it (I LOVE the stripes you went with!). :thumb 

    . . . and that trailer is gonna KICK when you finish with it. Props to you with the tires as well. This is just nice all around.

    [shameless plug]My semester ends Wednesday, so I'm getting excited too![/shameless plug]
     
  6. Acid Wing

    Acid Wing Senior Alien TF Member

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    Looking mean and awesome so far, Ops! Can't wait for an update.
     
  7. Scourge

    Scourge I shall rise again

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    I cant wait either. Man you said it was gonna be awesome. But Wow this blows away every expectation i could have
     
  8. BeastWars 4ever

    BeastWars 4ever Well-Known Member

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    :eek:  :eek:  :eek:  How....Why......Where......What is the meaning of life? Answer: To see this toy, especialy in robot mode (please).
     
  9. VIZGIX

    VIZGIX Smug Bastard TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'm eager to see the final outcome. Robot mode.....please be awsome.
     
  10. SamiWCP

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    That's an amazing idea--Really really nice job there..Things always look so much better airbrushed over dry brush, I wish I knew more about that kinda stuff. The trailer is a great idea--Can't wait to see it..Gary has all the best toys!
     
  11. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    My dirty secret - I don't own an airbrush. :D  I just mask a lot. On this particular kitbash, I discovered Pactra tape, which is sold at most Hobbytown USA stores. The stuff is MIRACULOUS. It makes taping off edges SOOOOOO much easier. I love it.
     
  12. Optimus Scourge

    Optimus Scourge Arcee's boy toy Veteran

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    Sweet, man, nice paint job!
    Awesome ideas on the trailer as well. Can't wait to see this finished!
     
  13. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Update: Some details were finished on the cab. I also cleaned up the overspray on the turquoise.

    Robot mode is coming; I want to finish everything in truck mode before transforming him.

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  14. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    That's looking SOOO cool man! Keep up the great work! :thumb 
     
  15. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    Hey Ops.. did you just round off the square peg on the back of the truck?
     
  16. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Yeah. I'm going to have to do something about the trailer, too; there's a round peg attachment that sticks out below it (I think that was so you could connect the trailer to Roller?) that, in vehicle mode, gets in the way of Classics Prime's toes. Not sure what I'm going to do yet.
     
  17. plowking

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    Oh man! That is nice!....looking forward to the final pics :thumb 
     
  18. Chaos Muffin

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    Amazing job man
     
  19. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Update: First off, I've come to a pretty solid decision - I'm never again doing a commission while trying to get married and shop for an apartment simultaneously. OH MAH GAWD. TOO MUCH TO DO!

    Nemesis Prime is pretty much done. Here he is in robot mode. The robot mode's red eyes are hard to see, but take it for granted - he's got red eyes. :)  I "borrowed" some of Sami's paint apps to finish off his robot mode (I hope that's ok, Sami!) and painted in the lights on the front of the cab.

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  20. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    I brought the trailer's rear wheels up by about 0.25" and added a more reliable door hitch mod. Since the G1 trailer door's pins break off if you so much as look at them funny, I thought it'd be nice to put a much more solid trailer rear door on there.

    Yes, I'm aware the trailer is resting horizontally on a Micro Machine, but I'm working on that. I'm probably going to build up the silver trailer stops.

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