Minor/Repaint: pairadocs design lab - New custom - Optimus Prime Protoform

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  1. pairadocs

    pairadocs Well-Known Member

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    Finished up a new one... Optimus Prime in Protoform! This was a real stinker of a figure to start with... well, sort of. Cool figure, but bad factory paint, and kinda goofy transformation (the comet looks a little cartoony, not like in the movie.)

    I saw the diamond in the rough though with the robot... so I gave him the "fill in the gaps" treatment, filling and sculpting and then sanding all the screw holes, so he was more complete and neat. Then I did multiple layers of paint on him... base coat of a metallic black, then drybrushed layers of Oily Steel then a custom mixed metallic light blue (very subtle.) I think he came out looking a lot more organic and protoform-ish. :) 

    While technically, he still transforms... I don't know why you'd ever want to... the robot form is much cooler...

    Such a nice posable robot... kinda reminds me of an organic, metallic Gundam figure this way. What do you think?

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    Thanks for looking!

    P.S. He's out on ebay now too: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320148188960
     
  2. JinraiPrime

    JinraiPrime 1000+ Post Club Member

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    If the protoforms looked like this, they wouldnt be warming the shelves.
     
  3. JinraiPrime

    JinraiPrime 1000+ Post Club Member

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    If the protoforms looked like this, they wouldnt be warming the shelves.
     
  4. Wiggyof09

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    Thats very cool.
     
  5. Wiggyof09

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    Thats very cool.
     
  6. revlimiter

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    As I said on flickr, this is INCREDIBLE! Very very well done. He's a great figure, he just suffers from really pitiful paint from the factory.

    I wish you luck on ebay!
     
  7. revlimiter

    revlimiter Bot Hacker

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    As I said on flickr, this is INCREDIBLE! Very very well done. He's a great figure, he just suffers from really pitiful paint from the factory.

    I wish you luck on ebay!
     
  8. pairadocs

    pairadocs Well-Known Member

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    Hey thanks guys!

    Thank you as well rev!! It's neat to have "cross-contacts" between sites... hehe. I love Flickr... I am so addicted to that site... it makes me want to just take pictures all day long!

    I appreciate the kind words very much!!
     
  9. pairadocs

    pairadocs Well-Known Member

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    Hey thanks guys!

    Thank you as well rev!! It's neat to have "cross-contacts" between sites... hehe. I love Flickr... I am so addicted to that site... it makes me want to just take pictures all day long!

    I appreciate the kind words very much!!
     
  10. NIDARAM12

    NIDARAM12 Robot art guy

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    Just fantastic man! Now what you need to do is to paint up two more, and take an extra Jazz and BB head and put them on
     
  11. NIDARAM12

    NIDARAM12 Robot art guy

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    Just fantastic man! Now what you need to do is to paint up two more, and take an extra Jazz and BB head and put them on
     
  12. Tekkaman Blade

    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

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    If hasboro painted their movie figures this well I might buy them. I don't have time to repaint all of them. The movie lie seems to be the most kitbasher repainted line to date.
     
  13. Tekkaman Blade

    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

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    If hasboro painted their movie figures this well I might buy them. I don't have time to repaint all of them. The movie lie seems to be the most kitbasher repainted line to date.
     
  14. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    Every time I see a repaint of some of these movie toys, it makes me wish I bought them when they were all over.

    Totally badass, great GREAT paintjob sir.
     
  15. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    Every time I see a repaint of some of these movie toys, it makes me wish I bought them when they were all over.

    Totally badass, great GREAT paintjob sir.
     
  16. pairadocs

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    Yeah, and now all I can find is Starscream protoforms... of course, since I want more Optimuses now. That is a good idea you suggest too... hmm...

    It ticks me off that something warms the shelves... then when you find a use for it, or finally want one, they disappear. It's a conspiracy against ME I say!

    :) 

    Thanks again for the compliments guys... you are too kind!
     
  17. pairadocs

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    Yeah, and now all I can find is Starscream protoforms... of course, since I want more Optimuses now. That is a good idea you suggest too... hmm...

    It ticks me off that something warms the shelves... then when you find a use for it, or finally want one, they disappear. It's a conspiracy against ME I say!

    :) 

    Thanks again for the compliments guys... you are too kind!
     
  18. lildevilchick

    lildevilchick what the doctor ordered

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    OMG! Seriously, that is HAWT right there.
     
  19. lildevilchick

    lildevilchick what the doctor ordered

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    OMG! Seriously, that is HAWT right there.
     
  20. NIDARAM12

    NIDARAM12 Robot art guy

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    Even though you just started posted here I'm familiar with your work from Spawn.com ;) 
     

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