Minor/Repaint: RiD Prime Prime Forearms

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  1. PkmnMstr

    PkmnMstr Well-Known Member

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    As I was not able to get a hold of FE Prime, I settled for the RiD version. I really like the figure. Even the backpack annoyed me less and less the longer I owned the figure. The only thing I really had a problem with was the clear blue on the forearms. I was just going to paint over it solid, but then I remembered I could do clear. So I painted them clear red such that the forearms are red, but still retain the option of the "powerizer" gimmick that I wasn't too fond of to begin with, but it's nice to have the option.

    Sorry for the crappy photos. Camera died and I used my phone instead. It's also late and I'm tired.

    EDIT: I went back and colored the upper parts of his chest red too. I've also removed the whole LED assembly from the gun. The back(of the gun) is a bit hollow now, but I think it looks better without the huge clunky bit.
     

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  2. IcedPhoenix

    IcedPhoenix Well-Known Member

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    Oh I dig the hell out of this, might do this on my next one. he grows really fat on you doesn't he? Specially the chest transformation... Good job!
     
  3. MyTea Boc

    MyTea Boc Beardy Boyo!

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    If/when i get around to getting this, I think I'll do the same, yours turned out so well. Although part of me is still holding out for the FE editions to get some sort of re-release a bit further down the line.
     
  4. PkmnMstr

    PkmnMstr Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I'm hoping they do get into the discount stores so I can pick up FE Prime and Bulkhead for under $15 each. This one will just be a place holder until then. Then again, you can never have too many Primes. I've got 14 Primes now if you count repaints.
     
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    Nice. Now give him a proper sword.
     
  6. anikenvader

    anikenvader Stuff & Things

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    I dig this lots, how exactly did ya do it?
     
  7. HaZe

    HaZe Well-Known Member

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    That looks beter then I thought it would. Nice job
     
  8. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    Ya know, I probably wouldn't have had such a problem with the figure if it used clear red from the start.. Meh, I don't like the gimmic anyway.
     
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    wylungz Well-Known Member

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    ohhh clear red! nice touch! i might do this too! if i ever buy this figure lol
     
  10. PkmnMstr

    PkmnMstr Well-Known Member

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    That would be easier to do if I had access to the FE mold.

    Sharpie paint markers have this interesting property where after a long-ish period of non use, the pigment doesn't come out so much and the colors apply clear.

    Thanks.

    Yeah I don't either, but the red I have wouldn't match up with the rest of him and I don't feel like doing a full repaint into a slightly different red, so I thought this would be the best approach.
     
  11. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    Why didn't they just do this to begin with...
    Excellent work.
     
  12. transfan681

    transfan681 Retired TF Collector

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    so going to do this once i find im plus im going to take apart his gun and take out that spring so it can lock out
     
  13. PkmnMstr

    PkmnMstr Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.

    Funny you should mention that. I did that today. Well...I actually just took off the whole huge clunky LED/battery pack assembly. So it's just a basic hollow looking gun, but I might just fill/cover it with something.
     
  14. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    It's an improvement.
     
  15. OptimushedPrune

    OptimushedPrune Impressive Member

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    Makes it look a lot better, now if only something could be done about that cape.
     

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