Minor/Repaint: ROTF Leader Prime w/add-ons & mods

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  1. Sculpt-bot

    Sculpt-bot So waddya want, a medal?

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    I poured about twenty hours of painting into this guy! He is SO detailed, and looks so much better once the grey plastic is given a little contrast. I used Tamiya metal shades, and some black india ink to get the sunken details to stand out.
    I took the "blades" out of his arms entirely, as they popped out when the wind blew, and limited arm movement (still a problem with the truck panels on his forearms!) They now attach with magnets to his arms. I added "chains" to the back of the cab, after seeing a Kenworth rig out on the highway that had them. I also completely scratch built a rifle based on some of the art I have seen of it. I liked the look of the belt feed that was in some of the pics, so I included that as well. Not 100% screen accurate, but I think it captures the feel just fine. I have other ideas for another one, so this one is getting sold to afford other projects!
    Truck mode is coming as soon as the matte finish cures. Enjoy!
     

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    autobotx23 Banned

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    :jawdropper: 
     
  3. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    UN-believable detail! That weathering is the balls my friend! Those pics look like production stills from the movie!
     
  4. encline

    encline customizer of love TFW2005 Supporter

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    That is fantastic!!!!
     
  5. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    That is SO sick! Great job :thumb 

    Technobots next? :) 
     
  6. Sculpt-bot

    Sculpt-bot So waddya want, a medal?

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    High praise from the 2 "Masters of Prime!"

    Thanks guys, it is much appreciated!
    ORIO: The technobots are still being worked on (a LOT of scratchbuilding for Scattershot!) Right now I am getting a lot of painting out of my system....Long Haul is going to be coming up next!
     
  7. yongkykun

    yongkykun Well-Known Member

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    Incredible. Simply incredible. Love how you paint the details on the underlying body parts. And I think you're the first to paint that tiny autobot symbol on his chest!
     
  8. Starscreamownz

    Starscreamownz Air Commander

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    Amazing. The face is so detailed. And I loved the upgraded grey. Where did you buy the paints for it?
     
  9. Optronix_prime

    Optronix_prime Well-Known Member

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    Damn, you nailed the colors as well, mind naming the color you used? I'm having some trouble finding the right blue and red for my Power up Prime
     
  10. dyingwill3rd

    dyingwill3rd Life is a fabled mystery

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    Awesome. but this kind of discourages me. i just finished my Prime and it looks nothing like yours. oh well, i'll post him up anyway :thumb 
     
  11. Sculpt-bot

    Sculpt-bot So waddya want, a medal?

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    The paints are a hodge podge as I tend to not stick to just one brand. The metals were all Tamiya, the red was games workshop "Blood Red," and the blue is Testors Gloss Blue acrylic. The trick I use is ink washes over the base colors to darken or accent the solids. It gives all the colors more depth and realism. Nice thing is: inks are nice and cheap and readily available at any art store. They can also be used as a tint for any existing colors you have to expand you pallette.
    Thanks for all the nice words fellas!
     
  12. chris-morada

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    Hey mister! Honestly, awesome job with the details. Glad you added the chain, I haven't yet seen anyone add it.
     
  13. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    wow he looks great, man. I anticipate truck mode pictures, and then gallery submission ;) 
     
  14. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    Amazing! Let me know when that goes up for sale!


    NVM, I see that he has!
     
  15. Optronix_prime

    Optronix_prime Well-Known Member

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    Where does your ammo clip plug into on the back? btw
     
  16. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Very cool.
     
  17. Sculpt-bot

    Sculpt-bot So waddya want, a medal?

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    It attaches via a magnet to the cargo boxes (it can attach on either side, Prime is ambidexterous!)
     
  18. closetrat

    closetrat Well-Known Member

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    Love the paint apps - looks perfect...


    However, you did invert the chest symbols colors... which you can see in this screenshot of the ROTF game & this closeup of the 7528pxl UHQ promo pic from the first movie...




    Still... as yours looks more G1 - I kinda dig it...:thumbs2: 
     

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  19. Spurt Reynolds

    Spurt Reynolds Puppet Show Justice!!

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    A truly fantastic paintjob,love all the details & those chains are a great addition.


    I didnt spot that when i first looked,crazy.
     
  20. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    awesome job on this sculpt-bot!! Did you replace the eyes with reflective jewels or something, because they look lively as can be!! Id love to try and do that with mine.
     

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