Non-TF: Optimus-Inspired Stormtrooper

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  1. murrermarcelo

    murrermarcelo New Member

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    Hello, forums!
    I’m new here as a registered user,but I’ve been lurking for years. I’m a Dublin-based artist, and I’ve done hundreds of figure repaints.
    Recently I made a G1 Optimus Prime-inspired repaint of a 1/12 scale Bandai Stormtrooper that was quite successful on Instagram and I got a bunch of messages telling me to come to this board and show you the pictures!
    I can’t post links yet, but my Instagram profile is murrermarc IMG_4483.jpeg elo if you’re curious. I regularly post my repaints there, so, if you’re into that, feel free to check it out!

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  2. Hotconvoy

    Hotconvoy Well-Known (Hair/Metal Band) Member

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    You've got great paint skills man, and I love the colors you used, but what I don't understand is "why?" the idea is just so out there...o_O 

    Please don't misunderstand me, the execution is near flawless, I just don't get the inspiration behind it.
     
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  3. murrermarcelo

    murrermarcelo New Member

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    Hahah that's understandable and thanks for the compliments. I have many of these Bandai kits lying around and, instead of building my 100th white trooper I decided to try something different. It's a goofy idea, but it's fun to look at hehe.

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  4. Hotconvoy

    Hotconvoy Well-Known (Hair/Metal Band) Member

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    That makes sence, I do stuff like that a lot too:p , it's still a little weird, but beautiful work!:) 
     
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    Alpha Minor 128 Delicious.

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    Because of the angle on both of those shots it looks like cobra commanders head
     
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  6. ReximusPrimal07

    ReximusPrimal07 Well-Known Member

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    Hell yeah
    I love it
     
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    marvel b Bearer of the Matrix of Smash

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    such a cool and weird idea! i love it! Oof on the team meetings though.

    Sarge: "The rebel alliance has been spotted by the northern- Ohl damn it dave! I told you NOT to paint your armor!!"
    dave: "I got permission, sir!"
    Sarge: "By who-" *Sinister breathing from behind*
    vader: "Me."
     
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    Great mash-up, and hello to a fellow Dubliner!

    The blue 'window' squares seem to work so well on the Stormtrooper armour somehow :thumb  Now I want a Bumblebee R2D2 repaint to go alongside it :lol 


    But isn't he a little too short to be Optimus Prime?
     
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  9. murrermarcelo

    murrermarcelo New Member

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    Thanks for all the feedback, folks!

    Good idea for Bumblebee! I may do more Stormtrooper paint ups like this because I have so many kits, but I may consider the droids too!
     
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  10. King Glurch

    King Glurch The Frenchiest Fry

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    That's awesome! *Patiently awaits Megavader*
     
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  11. shiftypenguin

    shiftypenguin Fancy-Pantsless Dancer

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    Nice work! Kudos for the outside-the-box "crossover" idea.
     

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