Minor/Repaint: Shattered Glass Deluxe Optimus Prime

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  1. tf_4_lyf

    tf_4_lyf Deceptibot

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    Hey guys it's tf_4_lyf here with my first custom painted Transformer, SG Optimus Prime. This figure started off as the Classics Prime mold used for the OP vs. Megatron 2-pack. I used acrylic Tamiya paints for this guy. So without further ado here he is. Comments and Critisism are very much appreciated.
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    I even tried to carve "til' all are gone" but I'm pretty sure I failed on it.

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    Here's some w.i.p. pictures
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    And that's pretty much it. Thanks for looking and please comment and criticize if necessary. ps. I attached extra pics down bellow.
     

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  2. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

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    Wow, you really gave him some hell huh! Cool man
     
  3. tf_4_lyf

    tf_4_lyf Deceptibot

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    lol. Ya, i wanted to emphasize how much of a psychopathic lunatic this guy was.
     
  4. AutoCon2076

    AutoCon2076 Brightest can in toolshed

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    I think he could use a silver dry brush over the armor (especially the cut up parts) and a black wash to bring out all of the gritty goodness. Your hacking and slashing was an infinitive improvement upon this worthless piece of transforming crapola. I would actually buy your version if this mold hadn't originally disappointed me in the first place. Awesome job tho.

    ~Z
     
  5. jcartwork

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    What a tortured prime cool
     
  6. Nyarlahotep

    Nyarlahotep Radicon Scourge

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    Honestly it looks like a dog chewed him up and then it was run over by a car. The battle damage is over the top and I think in the case of wear and tear, less is more. I would use reference of the types of damage that can be inflicted upon a metal surface and try to replicate that. It's obvious you used an exacto on him because the damage looks like something that would happen if you just went crazy on it with something like that instead of focusing the effect on a few key areas of the figure with the intent of portraying actual damage. (i.e the plastic has been cut with something sharp and not cleaned up or sanded which immediately ruins the illusion you want to create instead of making the figure appear to be made of metal)

    Take a look at FR's damage and some of Encline's work to get an idea of how to accurately portray battle damage. I definitely agree that some silver dry brushing would help bring out the surface beneath the top coat of paint, but at this point it would be too noisy due to the insane amounts of cuts, gouges, slashes, holes, and other types of damage you've marred this figure with.
     
  7. tf_4_lyf

    tf_4_lyf Deceptibot

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    Hey man thanks a lot for being honest about it. I really do appreciate it. I guess I did go overkill on it to exaggerate on the point this Guy is a lunatic that's been through some fights. Thanks for the comment tho!
     
  8. ebay

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    that's what i thought too...
    and then fell into a blender.
    way over the top but if u want to exaggerate his lunancy – then u have proofed ur point.
    great effort for ur version.
     
  9. Biotoakid

    Biotoakid I've never been wrong

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    Looks like you got angry an ripped it a new one... Then majestically painted it :D 
     
  10. payton34

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    F_R and Encline have been at this for a very long time, also.

    I think that, seeing as how this is your very first custom, it's not bad. You got the basic color-coding right, and given what you were going for (crazy bot that's been through hell) the damage fits the character. It could be refined, yes, but that's what practice is for. Again, for your first custom, it's not bad.

    Like AutoCon2076 said, a silver dry brush and black wash would look great (the black wash would also bring out the detail in the "till all are none" carvings that much more).

    Keep it up!
     
  11. tf_4_lyf

    tf_4_lyf Deceptibot

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    Thanks for all the comments guys it means a lot to me!!! Can't wait to get to my next custom!!!
     
  12. Brainchild

    Brainchild Dark Flame Master

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    I agree with everyone on the battle damage. It's not only overkill, it just doesn't give off the lunatic vibe. The knees are nice, and the lower left abdomen looks good, but seriously. It looks like some guy keyed him in truck mode.
     

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