Heavy/Scratch: Skyfire Prime: Prime Directive (Superion Prime ver 4.0)

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  1. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    Vessel of Primus: A Cybetronian whose spark can overwrite the coding for the Alternate and Robot mode of the current leaders of the Autobots/Decepticons. They are considered sacred warriors and powerful weapons.

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    If the millennia of battles with the Decepticons has taught Optimus anything, it's that their ability to out fly them gives them an advantage. Where Megatron can actively command troops on the ground and the seekers/triple changers in the air, Optimus has to rely on his airborne soldiers to decipher his radio transmissions to get orders.

    By partnering with Cloud Saber, Optimus gains an form that can command respect in the air, allow him to be versatile as Megatron and blow a whole in the Decepticon armada. The air never felt so good.

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    Still may favorite Transformer of all time, Cybertron Leader Class Optimus Prime. This Prime was to be a recreation of my my Superion Prime, but I didn't want to regurgitate the same formula over again, so I only slightly puked up what I did before. :lol  I went for a more G1 Jetfire color scheme and changed a few other things. For soe reason the left window looks FUNKY in the pictures after I ht it with some future. In actuality it looks great (Damn picture box light bulbs!).List of some of the mods:

    * Removed side pins that hold torso together, filled interior holes and changed screws

    * Removed tires from entire figure

    * Replaced and added additional ratchet springs in the torso so that he wont tip backwards from the wight of the back pack.

    The original "wings" of the Prime trailer had to be heated and flattened, to look like wings. On top of the Gundam additions there are 4 points of magnetic connection for the 2 removable red thrusters. On the top of the rocket back the air brake is reversible to face forward and backward as well as stop at 45 and 135 degree angles. The paint is mainly Testors Model Masters and Games Workshop, with extensive washes added for that panel lined look except a little dirtier. The rocket pack can also serve as air battle station for Cloud Saber. Cloud Saber can also attach to the rocket pack by use of the air brake.

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    (Yes, they both stand up vertically. No stands needed, just a flat surface) ​

    The gun was a gift from my boy Lion here at TFW. Parts were taken from:

    1/100 HG Gundam Seed Destiny Gundam Legend
    1/60 Gundam Seed Destiny Strike Freedom Gundam
    2x Cybertron Leader Class Optimus Prime trailers
    Cybertron Leader Class Optimus Prime
    Universe 2.0 Dirge (from Dirge/Roadbuster 2 pack)
    ROTF Leader Class Jetfire

    Enjoy! More pics Skyfire Prime pictures by autobotx23 - Photobucket.
     

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  2. Long_Haul

    Long_Haul N*ggacon

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    This Looks awesome man, Your KILLING IT fam. No joke.
     
  3. thyvipera

    thyvipera ThyVipera

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    So epic. i've been missing your prime directive customs, I'm so glad to see this. i'm in love with that red. Stunning
     
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    Incredible!!!

    Please share how you removed the torso pins please! I'm trying to turn a junker Cybertron OP into Ultra Magnus and am having a very hard time taking it apart!

    Again, incredible figure! :drool: 
     
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    Wow earl, you are like a machine this week, alot of great stuff, and this is by far my favorite so far, always loved your original and this is even better. Long live the Prime Directive
     
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    Bern Pathetic fools!

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    Damn!

    I could stare at this all day picking up all the little details and parts that went into this. KILLER concept and execution, Earl. You're an inspiration as always.
     
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    KnightHawkke A Man, Who Does Not Exist. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Moma Mia that's amazing!
     
  8. megadon

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    jeeez bro, that is amazing, like how you turned the mirage scultpt into a jet, it looks sick with the air intakes. Does he trasform?

    Any tricks on painting white? I have the worst time with white and yellow paint....
     
  9. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    Bad to the bone
     
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    FireShot Autobot Recon Team

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    Nice!!!

    Yeah I like this mold too..by far the best Prime mold. Its one of the great things about the Cybertron series molds, the figures were large and detailed! not this small action figure type that we have today.

    Keep up the Directive!
     
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    WOW, that is awsome... :drool: 
     
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    Sooooo Cooooool!:bowdown:  The new hybrid mix with jetfire is top notch work from one of the best in the game! Keep it up my friend, followed your works for a long time, and you're truly doing some of your best work to date. These guys will be a centerpiece for my Generations Collection no doubt! Cheers bro'! An happy b-day ya big cheese!:drunk 
     
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    This is the pinnacle of your work.
     
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    All kinds of cool
     
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    Man looks like Xantium nice.
     
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    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Incredible...great story too. Love it.

    Cybertron Prime is one of my favorites too.
     
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    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    Solid work of art here.

    You need to make a Serpentor Prime.
     
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    Really nice!
     
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    Use a soldering iron and some pliers, my man. Place the tip of a heated soldering iron on the head of the pin, wait for it to heat up. Then remove the back panel from Cybertron Prime while the pin is hot. Be careful not to burn yourself or to move to fast and rip it out. Just move it bit by bit. The melted plastic will return to its regular shape after a while.

    From there I would recommend 2 things. Remove the pin totally and using some very long screws to hold the tires in place or use some wire cutters and snip the pin at the end of the tire.

    Awww, thanks homie.

    Biggest pointer is keep your work area clean. White gets dirty really easily. Keep your hands clean, no smoking in the workshop, everything you can do to keep it debris free.

    They are EXPENSIVE now! Thank God I have like 3 of them extra for bashes.

    Thanks man. This entire post if tequila fueled. :lol 

    Wow. You think? I think the next (and probably final) Prime will be my best work ever. Ever-ever? EVER-EVER!

    THAT's a great idea. Shouldn't it be Serpentor Megs or Galvatron, though?? A Galvatron styled Serpentor sounds uber dope to me.
     
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