Heavy/Scratch: ROTF Leader Optimus gun

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by red4, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. red4

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    What you see now is pretty much finished. The only thing left to do is to touch up the handle; but that's being covered by Optimus's hand. I'll take photos of the gun out of his hand later. But for now, enjoy the finished-as-far-as-you-knowness.

    Items used:
    2 Crayola markers
    1 thumb screw
    1 unidentified screw
    1 Erector set screw
    2 Erector set washers
    1 Erector set nut
    1 gun that came with TMNT Raphael (from the CG movie)
    1 brass pipe
    1 bit of aluminum
    3 computer transistors
    1 plastic dial
    Super glue
    Sheet of PVC
    Universe Classics Dinobot blister card
    Aves Epoxy Sculpt
    Paint
    Superglue
    1 bicycle break pad washer

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  2. VaderPrime1

    VaderPrime1 Prepare for termination!

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    I've been trying to figure out a way to do that for my custom OP, do you mind if I use your basic idea?
     
  3. red4

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    Go right ahead and rip it off, dude. I think that's the point of showing off Radicons.
     
  4. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I think this looks great. I can't wait to see it finished :) 
     
  5. newguy

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    I love all the weird stuff people make their customs out of.

    Lookin pretty sweet dude
     
  6. seali_me

    seali_me Buhawi Gabay-Tala

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    very creative! finish it and please post it here. :) 
     
  7. VaderPrime1

    VaderPrime1 Prepare for termination!

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    Thanks, I want to make him as close to a masterpiece as I can.

    P.S. - How did you get the swords off? Because I want to make them go over his hands and free up his arms.
     
  8. encline

    encline customizer of love TFW2005 Supporter

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    That looks really cool.
     
  9. red4

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    Open up his forearms by removing the screws. The swords come free very easily with absolutely no breaking or bending.
     
  10. EvaUnit13

    EvaUnit13 REBUILD

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    i should get cracking on (another) one of these too. sharpies just got another use so that makes 4689018234
     
  11. red4

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    I thought about Sharpies, but they taper slightly, which makes things complicated. The white plastic part of these Crayola markers are completely straight, so it makes attaching and aligning pieces to it very easy. The only part that tapers is the cap, but it's only attached to the gun at the bottom, and has a grey piece at the tip, so the taper itself isn't even touched.
     
  12. Drpee

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    This ones pretty neat too. Should look great once its done. Make sure you make two though so you can pose him in :bay  style awesome bullet-time god-like awesomeness.
     
  13. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    I love it. I always look at pens/markers/staplers. My next custom has a bunch of crap from my desk.
     
  14. red4

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    Pffft. Nah. It would be cool and all, but I like to think of Prime as a 1-gun-man. I mean, I'm gonna love the 2-gun scenes in ROTF, don't get me wrong. But for display purposes, I think he looks more bad ass with one gun.
     
  15. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Awesome! And the good thing is that when Optimus is done shooting Decepticons, the gun is washable too!
     
  16. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    Aw man, I thought that was a superglue tube you used.. I laughed at myself at the thought that superglue now made its tubes of use, LOL!! But your idea is awesome and I can't wait to see it finished!
     
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    Very Original. Very creative use of parts, as well.
     
  18. mrclean08

    mrclean08 G1 FOR LIFE

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    Agreed! Very original. Wow, it looks so good! You gotta finish it up so we can see the final product!
     
  19. AnimatedFan

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    I used the Voyager Class's weapons, though heavily painted, and they look good. But now that I see this thread, the still of Optimus in the factory, and the design art...I will use the guns as a base, but modify them heavily to make it all look film accurate.
     
  20. Vincymon

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    That's a great idea man. looks solid too.

    My only question now is.. where the h3k are the guns supposed to come out from. I would like to see how Optimus stores those in the movie. It was kinda funny how every bot could just pull a gun out of his @ss in TF1, now prime's got two. Where does the other one go ?
     

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