Heavy/Scratch: Optimus Prime - Ultra Class using RiD Ultra Magnus

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  1. vidmouse

    vidmouse Well-Known Member

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    I had an extra part of RiD Ultra Magnus and wanted to do this for awhile, just never got around to it until now. I think UM's cab is a great sculpt that could work well for Optimus, but you need the right combination of other parts. So far I'm using Vector Prime's legs and arms from an Energon guy (I forget the name).

    Still trying to figure out the transfromation but I think I've almost got it. Just hope he still looks as good when done.

    Still very much a WIP

    EDIT: updated with pics of alt mode HERE

    EDIT: Edited this post with latest updates. More pics in my latest reply

    EDIT: Added panels for the alt mode to make the truck look better. Pics HERE

    EDIT: Edited first post with animation sequence and "Optimus vs Thrust" images.

    EDIT: Added pics with new paint (NOT DONE YET) and, for fun, a mini prime HERE

    EDIT: Lightened the blue paint, and added leg wheels. HERE
     

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  2. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Very cool! Looks quite beefy with that recipe!:thumbs2: 
     
  3. Alloy Alchemist

    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    looking good so far!
     
  4. coinilius

    coinilius Well-Known Member

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    Wow, looks really good so far - am looking forward to seeing what you do for the transformation/alt mode :D 
     
  5. Quantum25

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    Looks great, can't wait to see the alt mode.
    It also has a bit of a Machine Wars Optimus Prime feel to it too, which is very cool.
     
  6. vidmouse

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    Did a little more on him tonight, figured out the wheels I think.

    Basically he's a bit of a parts-former, in that his torso separates
    at the midsection and rejoins via legos for alt mode.
    I reused the bumper from RiD UM for the bumper and also his
    wheels, but glued them to the bumper.

    Also reused UM's shoulders as well, but the arms themselves
    come from Energon Landmine (?). The shoulders have PERFECT
    holes for straws to work as smokestacks.

    The cab mode is a little rough, but better than other stuff I've
    come up with.
     

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  7. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    I like it, he looks very heroic.
     
  8. PropagandaWar

    PropagandaWar Well-Known Member

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    What he said.
     
  9. strata32000

    strata32000 Well-Known Member

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    That's pretty sick Sir.
     
  10. adypax

    adypax Heroic Maximal!!

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    never mind the lego parts..that is awesome!!
     
  11. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    Cool. Can't wait to see what it looks like finished. Nice job so far.
     
  12. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    that botmode is SOOO WOWW... seriously even if that thing couldn't transform I would be doing that some day :D  !!! Goodluck take your time cuz if you do manage to make a good looking alt-mode ... Well I can only say that you should consider casting, but let's wait until then ;) 
     
  13. astig

    astig Optimus Prime's Driver

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    your customs are impressive. they have unique qualities and they work really really well. can't wait to see this finished! :thumb  :popcorn 
     
  14. vidmouse

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    Thanks a lot guys! These are some really great comments.

    Ok I did some quickie paint last night and I think overall it turned out well. Some touchups are still needed and I'm not 100% sure I'm done w/ the sculpt yet... thinking about adding some kind of fuel tanks and rear wheels to him but I need to check my fodder bin after the weekend.

    But, this should give you an idea of the final product.

    Pics:
    Robot mode, incl size comparison w/ Universe Hound,
    and Cab alt mode, which admittedly is a little rough
    but passable I think.

    I forgot to mention the head is from Energon Grimlock's combiner head, with sculpt added by me.
     

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    The alt mode is like (not sure how to translate this on a forum...) Imagine a 20 ton chromium gorilla slamming his fists on either side of you, getting an inch from your face and looking at you like "C'mon...F' with me..." with the sound of the most blood curdling, hardcore, crap your pants engine sound. just my thoughts :) 
     
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    And yeah that is a compliment :)  S**t Hot work Vidmouse!
     
  17. prime326

    prime326 Autobot Leader

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    Well that is interesting. I like the idea.
     
  18. XxsnipersnakexX

    XxsnipersnakexX the G1 prick

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    ya, looks realy like those Japanese transformers, which are freking awesome@
     
  19. stprime

    stprime Exclu-DEAD

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    i love this as a modern take on the g1 toy's look. the alt mode reminds me of animated cybertronian mode op. we just have to get you stronger in your painting skills. i'm going to use this idea if you don't care for a non transformable version. it's very much like don's g1 2.0 redesign, awesome.
     
  20. G60Force

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    hmmmm to bad the alt-mode is.... *error*

    but the bot-mode like like pure gold!!! :D 
     

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