Minor/Repaint: Protoform Optimus Prime (WIP)

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  1. Jukebox Prime

    Jukebox Prime Musi-Con

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    Hey guys! As they say on radio "long time listener, first time caller". This is my first attempt at customizing - a G1 repaint of Protoform Prime and a slight mod. I used Testors enamels (just regular red, blue, silver, and grey. Oh, and a speckle of yellow). Not quite finished yet, but got excited and wanted to see what he looked like all put back together! Glad I did too, knew I needed more work, but saw a few things I missed.

    I don't know if the mod has been done before, but as you can see on the photo I edited with bright green, I cut out a small notch on his alt mode's top piece (bot mode's cape?) on each side so that the "cape" lays a little closer to the body. There was already a line there, all I did was think "hmm, this would look a lot better if those little chunks weren't there."

    As I said, I know I still have some cleaning up to do, maybe some dry brushing to break up the solid colors, and still a few more spots that need paint all together, but please let me know what you guys think!
     

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  2. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Looks good to me!! Welcome aboard and hope to see more from ya!!:thumbs2: 
     
  3. Rhinox555

    Rhinox555 Insert clever joke here.

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    Enamels fail,but you make it look good!
    Very nice repaint dude.
     
  4. anovasinn

    anovasinn THE PAINTS MUST FLOW!!!

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    enamels are fine i use both enamel and acrylic.enamels are like a good lady just gotta know how to treat them :D .

    dood that looks slick. much better than just metallic gray :thumb 
     
  5. MrMurder

    MrMurder Well-Known Member

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    this looks really excellent.
    might really bring out the detail and break up the red a little more if you add some silver to the shoulders for the piping running through them.
     
  6. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    I think you did an awesome job on the Protoform Optimus Prime and well it kicks ass.
     
  7. a person

    a person Is not amused.

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    That looks awesome. I love the chest.
     
  8. Jukebox Prime

    Jukebox Prime Musi-Con

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    Wow thanks guys, I really appreciate the kind words!

    Yeah, I really was thinking I needed to add something to break up all that red. Especially his top part in alt mode. I can't believe I didn't think to make the shoulder piping silver! Great idea! I'll get to work... :wink: 
     
  9. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    he looks nice man.
     

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