Minor/Repaint: TFP Optimus Prime 2.0

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Solrac333, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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  2. Anti Spark

    Anti Spark It'S DUB Or Nothing!

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    Bonus points for painting Rims!

    Its amazing what a coat of paint can do.
     
  3. wheeljack2010

    wheeljack2010 Constructicon

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    Looks nice man. Still can't beleive that Megatron only got $65 at auction. It's amazing to me how just by sticking a few LED's in a figure makes it go for a hundred more than that. Ah well, just the same, fantastic work brother!
     
  4. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    I know, right? Why doesn't Hasbro just get it over with and just release the gray unpainted production model since they want to cut corners so bad.

    Yeah, a little disappointing for me but I hope the new owner likes it. LED's are very hard to fit in some of these figures, I'll just stick with paints. :) 
     
  5. TWINTURBO

    TWINTURBO Mandiprime97's badass :)

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    nice work !
     
  6. AngryChad

    AngryChad Well-Known Member

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    $65 for Megatron?! I'll give you $80 to make me one!

    Great work on prime too. The arms look great.
     
  7. Ruminus

    Ruminus Well-Known Member

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    Nice job! I've got a question, when you did prime, did you bother taking pins out or did you just mask stuff? I've been looking at mine and planning my paint job, but many of the pins on prime are either too hard to get at or only have an entry. Also, the blue parts of the legs appear to be glued together on top of being screwed together. So, it's looking like a pretty hefty masking job this time around.

    Your thoughts appreciated!
     
  8. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    Wow... I may have to buy and do this to it. This looks great!!
     
  9. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Sexay...
     
  10. LemonPrime

    LemonPrime Greetings Programs

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    Great work! I think you've sold me on that RID Prime mold. Painting the underside of the "cape" darker really helps draw the eye away from it. I've been holding out hope that the FE mold would somehow make it into my hands, and that I wouldn't settle for the new one, but now I'm seeing the possibility of making a great RID Prime custom for myself. Things that make you go hmmm...

    Would you mind explaining your process? It looks like you did a dark base-coat and airbrushed the lighter colors on top, correct?
     
  11. Sabrina_Ng

    Sabrina_Ng La Femme Fatale

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    Hey Solrac. Any tips for the unassembly? I need to rush a piece in double quick time. Thought you can give some pointers since you already did him up. Were most of his parts able to be dismantled? Or were they a pain like DOTM/ROTF Prime?
     
  12. Sabrina_Ng

    Sabrina_Ng La Femme Fatale

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    By the way, the megatron really rocks. His chest looks like it's made of steel. The purple looks very rich too!
     
  13. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Awe man! You should have bid, Bumped it up to 80. :) 

    By the way, this figure is now on ebay as well as Kup.

    I did not take it apart. I prep and clean the figure but I keep it intact if I'm doing a full repaint. I do mask parts that I do not want painted though. The leg part you mentioned are glued together. I was able to take the first Prime I did apart with no problem. This one seemed to have a little more glue though so be careful.

    Same process as usual. Prep, clean, flat black base coat, silver dry brush, and more dry brush and mask parts as need. I don't air brush.

    Hey girl! How have you been? I didn't take the figure apart. Looks like if you do take is apart, the pins in the torso area might be a bit tricky.

    Thanks! :D 
     
  14. LemonPrime

    LemonPrime Greetings Programs

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    Cool, thanks. What kind (acrylic/enamel/brand) of paint did you use, particularly for the red? I've drybrushed various shades of silver for years with good results, but I've tried dry-brushing red onto a flat black basecoat once before and it was a nightmare. It felt like I was using so much paint just to get minimal coverage and it ended up looking terrible so I've always been impressed by other Radicons' success in that area. Yellow gives me a hard time as well. Would you recommend a stiff brush or a softer one for that? Thanks in advance and once again, your Prime looks great.
     
  15. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    I use Testors acrylics and a soft brush.
     
  16. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Fortress Maximus!

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    me gusta. :drool: 
     
  17. prime326

    prime326 Autobot Leader

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    Looks great
     

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