Minor/Repaint: ROTF Leader Optimus

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  1. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    Just finished up upgrade painting to Leader Optimus. Might do some more, not sure yet.

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    Layout:

    Silver - Shoulder bits, neck, windscreen, rearview mirrors, windshield wipers, lower chest lights, feet.

    Blue - Upper doors, lower torso, feet detailing.

    Red - the little flaps on the bottom of the blue panels on his inner legs.


    Looks a lot more screen accurate, although the blue is a little light, I'll fix that in the morning. Can't wait to see what the big repainters can do with this figure.
     

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  2. encline

    encline customizer of love TFW2005 Supporter

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    for sure an improvement. but bro.... you should go all out and paint all that dull plastic silver!!!!!! Then it would really pop! this mold is to great to not shine!!!!
     
  3. payton34

    payton34 Well-Known Member

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    I still can't see how the hell a work of art like that can still transform. Beautiful.
     
  4. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    I love this figure, very nice improvements. I think if the legs were slightly larger, he'd be dead on accurate. I love the mechanics behind the chest and how it all transforms.
     
  5. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Looks nice Peaugh :thumb 

    Show it to Hasbro, and see if they will mass release him like this....tell them Peaugh commands it!!
     
  6. FrankyWest

    FrankyWest As far as it goes

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    I'm so gettin another movie prime....
     
  7. katch26

    katch26 Well-Known Member

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    looks good. I watched your video on this guy and must have him lol, is he available yet?
     
  8. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Looks great! When I get him, I too will repaint him.
     
  9. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    with the simple paint touchups it looks even better (especially without those dorky red toes)...

    i demand drybrushing! haha
     
  10. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    This is deffinatelty the route I'm taking with mine. Put a black wash on all the silver plastic parts, paint his hands a darker silver and dry brush after painting.
     
  11. NIDARAM12

    NIDARAM12 Robot art guy

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    You forgot to paint the blue steps silver :p  I thought that was the first major "miscolored" part.
     
  12. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    And it was one of the first things I thought of, just haven't felt like doing it yet.
     
  13. ALPHAMAGNUS

    ALPHAMAGNUS Sector70: Reformatting... Veteran

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    glad I passed on movie 1 ops. this one looks uber-betterer. nice touch-ups
     
  14. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    So bought, so painted!! How much did you need to spen in order to get your hands on this thing now??
     
  15. kjeevahh

    kjeevahh n/a

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    he doesn't just transform, he combines with jetfire too.

    he needs a bit of a wash or highlighting or something to bring out all the detail
     
  16. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    Yeah, I've considered it, but I haven't quite yet perfected my washing technique yet, and I'm more afraid of ruining the toy than desirous of seeing every detail. :) 
     
  17. encline

    encline customizer of love TFW2005 Supporter

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    That is the great thing...... Just a little is SO much. Just look at the Sideways you did.(Yeah, I saw that). There are plenty of tutorials on here. Or if you really want, if you have a local games workshop, go spend a few bucks and an hour asking them how to do some things. They enjoy helping others.

    I think you might be afraid of becoming addicted to customizing. Come over to the Radicons side!!!!!! You never know, you could do a few custom and make some money to get more plastic crack!!!
     
  18. Sabrina_Ng

    Sabrina_Ng La Femme Fatale

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    Peaugh!!! How I wish you are my neighbour!! I want Prime!!!
     
  19. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    Updated. Got some silver on the sidesteps (going to hit it with another pass, looks fine to the eye but those pics look like it didn't fully coat a couple of places), and some gold on the ankle trim. Did the outside gold bits on the ankles as well, but it's blocked by the wheels.

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    Still having some red issues with my camera. He's a nice dark red color all over, and the red bits I painted on his legs is a dead match to my eye, but it all turns pinky-orange in pics. I still haven't sat down with the full manual for the new camera, I should probably do that soon.
     
  20. Sabrina_Ng

    Sabrina_Ng La Femme Fatale

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    Why dun you panel line him? It's easy and it'll probably bring the details out through the contrast. Use a black gundam marker if you want an anime effect or grey if you want realism. I'll go with the ANime Effect!
     

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