Minor/Repaint: Optimus Miner

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  1. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    So, I've been trying to figure something out with this guy, basically he's been sitting in flat black with a bit of drybrushing. I wanted him to appear like a huge old steampunky mech. So I intend a bit more detail and color, but I'd appreciate any suggestions on making it pop. The cannons are just on with magnets, so I can still use the saw/scoop bit. I intend to add some browns, tans and some muted orange.
     

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  2. Viagra Prime

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    whoa, that's hot and unique right there. I'm not too sure who Optimus Minor is but if he's a Prime then maybe some muted or dry brushed red and blue. Otherwise though it looks good as is...tan, brown, orange seems good.
     
  3. Kouri

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    I think his first appearance was as a BW TM2 - The backstory changes, but a common idea is that he was Megatron's attempt to clone Primal and have the might of his enemy under his control. Sadly the experiments ended with a psychotic monkey with Maximal allegiances. XP

    Lately, I've seen a few of bashes of recolored/retooled Cyb Armorhide figures. The idea here is pretty much a smaller Prime, maybe even a little bro', if you will.

    Here, I'm not so sure what the idea is, but it looks spiffy. XP Though instead of blue, I think some red, black, and gold would be a nice homage to the original 'bot. o.o The giant ax might even work out as an update to his tail weapon. *nod*
     
  4. autobotx23

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    Id say more of the steel highlight would be cool,, definitely more facial details. But very OG, very cool looking. Like he was found buried after a few million solar cycles.
     
  5. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Hey thanks....oh and I meant Optimus Miner, as in coal miner or something, given the giant scoop/saw. I don't really have a name yet.
     
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    autobotx23 Banned

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    Ah ha!!! Even cooler. It's given me a great idea for a future bash of mine.. i really like the texture of this one. The cannons are from KO Optimal Optimus?
     
  7. Lucs

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    That's a cool name after you cleared up why you named him that. I was thinking about the BW character too.

    My suggestion would be to follow Viagra Prime's advice with the muted blue and red, or just add one of those colors. If indeed this is an Optimus character as in the old Red and Blue guy I'd add a color that matches him.

    Either way this thing looks great! Nice work :thumb 
     
  8. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Actually the cannons are from a real Optimal Optimus. So is the head. I think it is one of the best Optimus heads ever.

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  9. TonyzCustomz

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    I like him a lot, I do think that you should add some more color to him though(bronze, dark burgundy red, and some royal blue).
     
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    sweet idea I like it
     
  11. RHansen

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    i would definately add some light drybrushing of copper and gold in there on the parts you want to pop. Looks great man
     
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    love it
     
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    Dude, that rocks so hardcore I've got to do a version! Mine's "Maximus Prime" and I'm waiting on the Metroplex to arrive from BBTS. Still can't find an Optimal Optimus to use, though. Max Prime will be based in flat black, like yours, with red and blue areas that will appear to be flaked off, as he's supposed to be really old and not up on his appearance. Besides the Minicon who comes with him, I also repainted a "team" for him to pal around with. Hopefully I'll be able to post pics soon. Thanks for the kickass idea!
     
  14. TonyzCustomz

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    Same here I have been trying to find a head for him as well! Such a great idea!
     
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    sexy sexy custom
     
  16. plowking

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    I like it pretty much just how it is....like the others have said, maybe add some details or dry brush apps here and there, but that would be it.....:thumb 
     
  17. TonyzCustomz

    TonyzCustomz Am I doin it rite? TFW2005 Supporter

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    Finally got a hold of a knock off Optimal! I am so making this dude! Just had to give you props again.:thumb 
     

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