Minor/Repaint: Optimus Prime Leader Class Custom

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Evilematt, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. Evilematt

    Evilematt Member

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    yo! just finished doing a repaint of the leader class version of Prime, thought i would throw some pictures up here for people to slag off!

    I removed the arms and put them on the right way round, and repainted it using humbrol paints and matt varnished it to resemble the movie prime in better detail. ive added metallic paint/scratching etc i wanted to go for a grittier dirtier look instead of all chromed and nice. Theres no real pro method to speak of, i just took bits off and painted them and then put it back together!

    ive tried to keep the feel of the toy intact by not messing with the flames or adding/removing parts, i just followed the movie design and sorted out the most obvious traits.

    heres some pics!!

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  2. grock35

    grock35 Hmmmm...

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    looks good...i like how your dry brushing came out
     
  3. Polenicus

    Polenicus Warring At Play

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    Wow...

    I mean, that LOOKS like metal, down to the scratch patterns on the metal way up close. Sorta oily and dirty... like you'd expect a robot made from a hard-working big-rig to look. It's beautiful!

    You've got some real talent there.
     
  4. RobotoChan

    RobotoChan Nothing to see here

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    Very nice, some of the fine detail is astonishing.
     
  5. neek_buster

    neek_buster The One Man Army

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    so which part on the arm did you switch? Is there anything wrong with the arm in the first place?
     
  6. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    The elbows are on the wrong way, they should be on with the circular cap facing out not in.

    I really wish I could see your custom, but school computers don't process images so I have to wait 20 minutes till I get home.
     
  7. Ravenxl7

    Ravenxl7 W.A.F.F.L.E.O.

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    That is awesome. Keep up the good work :thumb .
     
  8. Evilematt

    Evilematt Member

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    cheers dudes glad you approve!! i got the metal effect by undercoating with metallic silver and dry brushing pretty hard over the top of it with gloss black!

    yeah the arms were put on back to front, with the circular caps facing in, when they should be facing out, it makes no difference to the operation of the figure, not sure how they managed to get that wrong really!

    its the wrong thread to mention it but ive already put it in the ebay section of the boards as its up for sale, just wanted to put it here as well so people could have a good look at it, as im really happy with how it turned out!

    cheers dudes!!

    MOSH!!
     
  9. knockoff

    knockoff Well-Known Member

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    that's hella sick. like everyone's stated already, detail is awesome and it looks fereal metal!
     
  10. StarFire_MK2

    StarFire_MK2 'Till All are One! TFW2005 Supporter

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    I would never have thought about drybrushing wiht gloss sheens...I've only ever used flats. Now I'm converted! Fantastic job--I really like the dirt in the smoke-stack intakes too.
     
  11. soundwaveCA

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    Very cool.
     
  12. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    As Optimus Prime watches the sunset, he was thinking to himself, "Did I left the oven running?"lol Not bad, my friend. Good job.
     
  13. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Great work man! The scratches are very subtle but give a SUPER nice touch to the overall feel of the piece. Like someone said earlier, this piece actually feels like a metal robot. :thumb 
     
  14. Razorwing

    Razorwing The Fallen Alternity.

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    looks awesome.
     
  15. Ktulu

    Ktulu Whoosh TFW2005 Supporter

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    Great work there, very detailed!
     
  16. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    Nice!
     
  17. Otispq

    Otispq Elocution Onymous

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    Looks shop worn and gritty without being "Battle Damaged" and just stupid. Congrats!
     
  18. Blue_Eyed_Raven

    Blue_Eyed_Raven Banned

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    All of the painting skill in the world can't overcome such a terrible mold. Nice attempt though.
     
  19. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Could you give us a summary of why you think this is such a terrible mold? There are many who think this is a very nice mold.
     
  20. TTT

    TTT OutOfCommissionToys.com

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    Uh.....better than a "nice attempt".....:poke 
     

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