Minor/Repaint: RotF Optimus Prime

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  1. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Completed work
    - Some detailing
    - Removable Swords
    - Mech Tech Adapters (No longer needed with Fakebusker83's hands.)
    - Added Lego piece to shoulder tanks. I forget who I saw do that, but if you read this, thanks for the idea!
    - Added chains and cables to back of truck mode. Made them removable. Got this idea from Dubs, thanks!
    - Trailer: Post #14
    - Vehicle mode and swords chromed: Post #17
    - savio-prime's shoulder mod: Post #23
    - Chrome and install Big Hache's Shapeways smoke stacks: Post #23
    - New rear view mirrors from a 1:32 toy truck: Post #23
    - Gave him Fakebusker83 Shapeway hands: Post #29
    - Put antenna pieces over the smokestacks like FrenzyRumble did: Post #29
    - Added new Reprolabels: Post #30
    - Added cast parts from DMK-01, replacing the rear view mirrors and shoulder tank Lego pieces. Restored flip-out swords: Post #47

    Ongoing work
    - Further painting
     

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  2. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    vehicle mode wires and chains

    Thanks again to Dub for this idea (see my sig)! I'll paint the blue block pieces silver next time I do some more detailing. If these interfere with the Jetfire combination, I'll probably remove them...
     

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  3. Bangman009

    Bangman009 Autobot

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    Good work accurate
     
  4. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    Great work Henry!
     
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    InFluenc3 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome work, love the extra details you put in!
     
  6. rattraprules98

    rattraprules98 AKA Chr0nus

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    What are the wires from?
     
  7. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Thanks guys!
    I cut them from actual electric wires that I had left over from LED work. I then twisted them around a toothpick to get the curl. I might replace these ones if I come across some thinner wire...
     
  8. Gatchaman

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    Paint details look great HT! I like the Lego pcs in the oil coolers too, I'll have to do that too
     
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    You might check toddler toys - sometimes they have thin plastic coiled plastic spirals (to simulate wires) that could work.
     
  10. stevil33

    stevil33 Army of Wastemen

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    love the extra details you've added.....good work mate:thumbs2: 
     
  11. rattraprules98

    rattraprules98 AKA Chr0nus

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    That's awesome, man! :thumb 
     
  12. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Removable chains

    Thanks guys!

    I decided to make the chains removable so they wouldn't interfere at all with robot mode...

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  13. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    back paint details

    Earlier I had painted mostly silver on his back panels, but I wanted more blue to show through. I worked on fixing that the other evening and tried taking pics in a better lit room...

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  14. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Trailer

    Huge thanks to Snake_eyes1975 for selling me the trailer and my Facebook friend, Alan, who created the original and gave me a ton of advice. His original is much better than mine and is for sale: Custom Transformers DOTM Leader Class Optimus Prime Trailer 1 of a kind

    Unfortunately the stripes don't quite match the movie. I tried to use measurements of online pics and math, but instead I should have just tried lining up the slope with the wheels to match the movie...
    I know the mudflaps aren't movie accurate, but I had to add some Reprolabels after waiting behind a semi at a light with white on black mudflaps :) 

    I've also been applying some Bare Metal Foil to chrome him. Still several more areas to do...
     

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    nice stuff mate
     
  16. Snake_eyes1975

    Snake_eyes1975 Peace through Tyranny!!

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    Wow!! Looks great man. I wish I could have bought all 40 when I seen em. Those trailers are just kick ass, and then what you guys did with em, just incredible! Great work man!
     
  17. hthrun

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    Vehicle mode and swords chromed

    Thanks guys! I'm hoping to fill that trailer with nice accessories for Optimus. Soon I plan on starting an add-on set for the Optimus/Jetfire combination...

    I finished chroming everything I wanted to in vehicle mode. I had chromed the front wheels, too, but removed it because the back wheels were too hard. I think I'll just paint them if my silver paint is shinier than the stock paint...

    I also chromed his swords :) 

    Question: What should I do with his silver robot mode parts? Should I keep chroming them? Or should I dry brush them?
     

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    Nice job
     
  19. rattraprules98

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    Dry brush. I think the chrome would be too shiny for a war robot.
     
  20. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Thanks! Yes, I think I will paint the robot mode. I just finished painting my leader RotF Megatron (hopefully post pics tomorrow) and really like how it turned out...
     

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