Minor/Repaint: Painted Diecast MP Optimus Prime

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  1. Chiller

    Chiller Failed Decepticon

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    I've been getting into miniature painting recently and as practice decided to paint up the Diecast Optimus Prime that came with MP Inferno.

    I'm fairly pleased how he came out. But he was an absolute pain to paint. The paint chips off at the slightest scratch, sometimes coming off the corners without even being touched (hopefully some thick coats of varnish will help) and required many many coats of paint as they would just soak in to the figure.

    I did go a little too dark with the shading, and the windscreen is a little rough mainly due to not having a flat brush small enough to get in there, having to use a pointed one instead. One day I might go back and add some edge highlights.

    I used a mixture of different acryclic paints: Citadel, Vallejo, Humbrol and Tamiya.

    I'm in the middle of doing diecast Ultra Magnus. Might do the diecast Reflector, but I like that one as it is.

    This guy is tiny, and is best viewed from a distance:
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    And against my better judgement, some close up shots:

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    There is no detail on the original figure where the hand holds the rifle - it's just a big blob. I decided just to follow that instead trying to add in my own fist.
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  2. Chiller

    Chiller Failed Decepticon

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  3. autobot prowl

    autobot prowl Well-Known Member

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    He's teeny!!! Nice work, painting something that small is very difficult. Would love to see Generations Metroplex holding this in his hand.
     
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    shiftypenguin Fancy-Pantsless Dancer

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    Wow! All things considered, nice micro-scale paintwork!
     
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  5. Chiller

    Chiller Failed Decepticon

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    Thanks! Don't have a Metroplex (I think the scale would have been perfect), but I can do you this...

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    Thanks!
     
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  6. SuperOptimus

    SuperOptimus High Commander / Chief Officer / Peacemaker

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    It's still very cool, ignoring the little things, because you simply brought it to life by painting it. Nice job!
     
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    primalxconvoy グーグル 翻訳は素晴らしいです!

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    Did you use an undercoat before painting? Normally, in Citadel Minatures, white, black or grey is used.
     

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