Minor/Repaint: Premium Movie Prime ...almost done

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  1. bombatron

    bombatron adobocon

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    here is my biggest project to date. its my rendition of the chrome prime that was given away from a contest a few years back. its almost complete, i just need to do some minor touch ups and install new smoke stacks. i completely took this figure apart down to the little gears and springs. trust me, it was no fun putting this thing back together. i'll update with more pics later when this thing is complete.

    i've included a couple of shots with all the figures that ive done so far.. enjoy :) 
     

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  2. Maximus_Prime

    Maximus_Prime Graphicon

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    my god...those are AWESOME.

    I love all of your chrome work it is just stunning.


    I kinda wish you could've made his sword orange but other than that it is very awesome. All of your work is great.
     
  3. TonyzCustomz

    TonyzCustomz Am I doin it rite? TFW2005 Supporter

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    Damn you for being so good at this chrome stuff. LOL =P Many I need to wear glasses when I look at your threads, to much bling.
     
  4. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    man, he's so shiny that the thumbnails make it look like it's a clear toy.
     
  5. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    That looks great. Have you talked to GregGaub about this yet? I can't recall if you said anything about it.
     
  6. iDarkDesign

    iDarkDesign Rodeo Lawyer

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    That is so absolytely beautiful! Wow! Have you done the symbols too? Those look machine chromed.

    To up the challenge for you some more: You could try to fill up all the seemlines in various parts. Sand them down and get some very nice details instead of the ugly seem line running straight through your artwork.

    iDD
     
  7. grock35

    grock35 Hmmmm...

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    man that is awesomely shiny :cool: 
     
  8. Sabrina_Ng

    Sabrina_Ng La Femme Fatale

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    Superb!!!!!!!!!!!!! I totally love it! :) 

    Also, have you managed to protect the chrome yet?
     
  9. Slimaximus

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    I think you need a new user name MasterChrome
     
  10. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    I too would like to know if you have been able to find something that will protect the chrome paint without. Dulling it. You mmust tell us!!
     
  11. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    woah! awesome! i want to learn to work with alcalad!
     
  12. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    awesome
     
  13. StarFire_MK2

    StarFire_MK2 'Till All are One! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Simply amazing. Words fail me. :bay :bay :bay :bay :bay 
     
  14. bombatron

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    thanks for all the positive comments. for the premium prime, i used a different paint instead of alclad. this time i used the alsa brand. the alsa brand is WAY more expensive but i do have to say that it does shine better than alclad.

    havent talked to greg yet but i will soon. after completing this prime i dont know if i want to give this one up :redface2:  i have a few more projects in the works and one of them will definately be offered.

    thanks! nope, the symbols were purchased from ebay. but after reading that thread on how to make your own stand, i just may start making my own :thumb 

    thanks sabrina! just remember, i was totally inspired by your work :bowdown: . as for the chrome, thinned testors clear seems to work well for me. kind of a double edge sword though.. not thin enough = mute finish, too thin = not enough protection. i suggest practicing on a few pieces and noting the ratio when you are satisfied.

    see my comment to sabrina above :) 
     
  15. Omega Magnus

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    Holy shit that Prime is amazing!
     
  16. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    So if this alsa is better, is it more durable also? And where can 1 find it?
     
  17. bombatron

    bombatron adobocon

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    in my opinion, alsa is better. duribility depends on how well you prep the part, how often you handle the part, and how well you clear coat it. ive experienced issues with alclad where it would rub off fairly easily with just the slightest touch. you can read more info on alsa by clicking the link below. i believe there is also a link to the price list. a 4oz bottle of chrome will run you roughly $80.

    Alsa Corporation: Business
     
  18. robvega214

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    Alsa also has videos on youtube..... lil How to's and alsa paint was actually used on the actual Movie Prime truck
    thats some really fkin nice work......
     
  19. Sabrina_Ng

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    OOh. Alsa eh. I remember now. I came across it sometime back but was unable to try it due to the high price tags. Even so, I was very very tempted to try their "Pilot Dual Tip chroming gun". Hahahaha. But well, I'm glad you've had a lot of success with it.
     
  20. frilly toothpick

    frilly toothpick Decepticrumb

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    :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:  holy crap you're work is beautiful, can't wait to see more.
     

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