Minor/Repaint: ROTF Leader Prime (WIP)

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  1. shadowfall1976

    shadowfall1976 The Alpha and the Optimus

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    when finished, he will be 90% movie accurate. the 10% being details I can't
    paint, details the mold is missing and or kibble (which is usual), and the chrome
    of the truck mode (which will be silver).

    I still have to do some work to the bot mode, and the rig mode needs the silver
    (would be chrome parts) painted, and a few other details I will add later..

    I know a few have already done a Prime, so here is my hat thrown in.
     

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  2. jtfire

    jtfire Well-Known Member

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    very nice, he looks pretty good from what i can see.
     
  3. VaderPrime1

    VaderPrime1 Prepare for termination!

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    Very nice!!! I can't wait untill mines finished. What did you use to make the red look so shiny and what brand of paint did you use?
     
  4. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Great job there! I just love it. :thumb 
     
  5. shadowfall1976

    shadowfall1976 The Alpha and the Optimus

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    I am actually using a few brands of acrylics....
    Testors & Folk Art, I use a Testors Model Masters Acryl clear over all the
    Folk Art paints, it makes it glossy & seals it as well, the red is coated with
    acrylic stop signal red to give it shine, metal flake & to darken it a little

    mainly I use the Folk Art because it's cheaper & available in a lot of places
    the down side is you have to coat it to keep it from coming off, and because
    most of it is flat paint, but it does come out decent. I painted my Mirage in
    some metallic blue folk art paint, and he came out nicely.
     
  6. Switch625

    Switch625 "Up, up, and away!"

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    I'm a fan of Folk Art's metallic paints. Sure they're cheap, but they give it that nice shiny, metallic sheen.
     
  7. elbosenasoles

    elbosenasoles Doobie doobie doo

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    Looking good man! You removed his blades? I still haven't cracked mine out of the box yet. I'm debating on whether or not to completely repaint him and lose the flames in the process.....I just know I can give him a better look by doing so, but at the same time I'll be losing the flames. Err, can't make up my mind!!!
     
  8. shadowfall1976

    shadowfall1976 The Alpha and the Optimus

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    I removed the blades because they limited the articulation of the arms. I am going to
    try to make a way for them to fit over the fist via an attachment of some sort, just
    haven't figured that out yet or got that far. beides Primes weapons are hidden and
    transform or slide out, he don't have them just hanging there, I wanted to make him
    more accurate so I removed them.
     
  9. Shizuka

    Shizuka Optimus Prime's scriptor

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    I saw a CGI pic of Prime in the DK movie universe book. Primes swords slide out of his arm. Some art I've seem make it seem as if it replaces his hand.
     
  10. shadowfall1976

    shadowfall1976 The Alpha and the Optimus

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    right, that is why I am going to make something to slide over his fist, kind of
    like the Universe Ironhide / Ratchet weapon does, that has the sword sticking
    off the end. that way he still has the blades, but they don't show when not
    in use.
     
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    strata32000 Well-Known Member

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    Hey for the chrome on the front you could lay down some black over the bumper then dry brush it with silver to give it some pop.
    Great job on your figure:) 
     
  12. Cheebs

    Cheebs Well-Known Member

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    Looks fantastic!

    My only recommendation: Paint the edges/backs of any parts that are supposed to be opaque on his chest windows and doors. Make sure no light passes through. Really "solids" him up. And don't forget the bit where the articulated window visors connect. The clear plastic there also lets in light behind the window paint.

    Gray/silver/top color applied in that order does a very nice job.
     
  13. shadowfall1976

    shadowfall1976 The Alpha and the Optimus

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    I was going to paint the windows a semi transparent blue,
    and the clear edges had been on my mind to do, would make
    him more dramatic and realer to the eye. there are still many
    paint aps I have to make so I will keep working on him, I just have
    to look at the movie again and find good bot pics from stills and
    promo pics.
     

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