Minor/Repaint: Prime steps back in time!

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  1. deceptihunter

    deceptihunter sssssmmmmokin!

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    Hey everyone. This is one that I have been working on for about 3 days now and I am finally done. I got the idea when I picked up First Strike Optimus about 2 years ago. I like the paint scheme and all but The only thing that made it look wrong was that optimus's legs weren't blue. Granted, the whole figure was supposed to mimic G1 optimus paint scheme. So I fixed that. Also, I painted his guns black and added some yellow to his torso. I left the stripe all the way down the truck mode to give him a more G1 appeal. A friend of mine is into G1 and I showed it to him in person and he really liked the repaint. Please let me know what you think and if I can do something better. Enjoy!
     

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  2. Dran0n

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    That's tasty :) 
     
  3. SonOfNemesis

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    Get rid of the blue in the shoulders, put some silver in his legs like the old school G1 Prime, paint his fuel tanks silver and the runners as well as the exhaust cans and you will have a 'more' accurate Prime but all in all, it looks great!
     
  4. deceptihunter

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    I see what you're talking about. I thought about that before I painted prime, but if I git rid of the blue on his shoulders there will be red on the sleeper. If I get rid of the black on the stacks and the runners, his guns won't be G1 accurate. I guess both ways it's a win/lose situation, but I tried my best to make it G1 accurate though. You were right about what you said about the grey on the legs, I was planning that and I still am planning to add some grey, I just need to figure out where and how much. But anyway, thanks.
     
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    I see, sorry man, I didn't realize so much of him was so interconnected between both modes of transformation. I wonder if you paint that valley on his shins which runs top-to-bottom between both sides of each shin silver? That would help his legs but how would it look in the tractor mode? Tough one here, but it looks good anyway!
     
  6. deceptihunter

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    I think that the middle shin/knee armor if I painted the middle valley would look ok. I don't think that painting the sides of these would do cause in truck mode, it already has the one stripe down the middle but another single kind of trapezoidal stripe on each side would throw off the G1 look. I really appreciate the advice, anymore would be appreciated! Thanks.
     
  7. deceptihunter

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    I apologize, I misreade your post incorrectly. You were only suggesting the valley in the middle of his shin/knee armor not the outside...well, sides of these. Sorry. I do think that that would look good.
     
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    Yeah, it'd resemble his shin vents for sure!
     
  9. Bumblebee92

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    Better then the original release that is great
     
  10. deceptihunter

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    Yeah, I think it'll look good! Hey, look out for me later on bc I am doing a detail/repaint on universe ultra class countdown. I have some ideas that I am probably going to start on maybe tomorrow or Friday.
     
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    I really really like it man. It also gives me an idea. I wonder how this mold would look with an Alt Prime head instead?
     
  12. SonOfNemesis

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    That's cool, I am working on the same figure. I thought I'd make of course, an obvious Fortress Maximus out of him!
     
  13. deceptihunter

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    I don't really know. I don't have Alt Prime. How do you think it would look?
     
  14. SonOfNemesis

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    I wish they made a trailer for this figure, that'd be cool too. Any plans for a small rollar figure??
     
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    I was curious myself so I did this quick digi-bash. I think it looks pretty cool man.

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    That would be awesome if they did make a trailer. I honestly haven't though about a rollar figure. Great idea! I have been trying to find a trailer for my ROTF leader Prime. Do they make one?
     
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    THAT IS AWESOME! I don't have a head though. I do have the deluxe G1 prime head though. I wonder how that would look? Great Idea!
     
  18. Dormamu

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    That repaint, if you mixed it with that head would turn Prime into a buff dude. Nice work so far on the paint!
     
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    thats awesome man looks good
     
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    Nice paint job. looks good.
     

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