Heavy/Scratch: Transformable Movie Accurate Power Up Optimus Prime

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  1. jcsum

    jcsum Active Member

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    Hey all,

    This is my take on "Power Up Prime".

    What makes this “Power Up Prime” unique is it is movie/ concept art accurate “Power Up Prime” but has detachable Jet Fire armour so that Optimus Prime can transform into truck mode.

    Plus, the way the attachments are designed are so that different parts of the armour moves with body parts to maintain high articulation in “Power Up” mode.

    All my attachments are through magnets hidden/ embedded in Prime as well the individual armoured parts.

    I did the standard ROTF Prime modifications including a ball-jointed articulated head, and TFTM hands.

    Paint job is fairly standard with a slight weathered look. The shade of black for Jet Fire parts was created with a flat black base, a dusting of gun metal and dry brushing of semi-gloss black.

    I used a Buster Prime and repainted it along with giving a black wash over the entire exo-skeleton.

    If you want to see more photos, flickr links and the details on all the custom scratch work, you can see it at my blog: Transformable Movie Accurate Custom Power Up Optimus Prime BACKSTAGE BUSINESS: The Art, Science & Business of Showbiz by J C Sum

    Enjoy a couple of photos of the pre-Power Up Prime and the Power Up Prime.

    J C
     

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  2. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

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    Sickness!
     
  3. jonatron26

    jonatron26 Well-Known Member

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    that is B.A.!
     
  4. The_Jack

    The_Jack Well-Known Member

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    What a beauty :)  I wish the original Power up prime would stick together like this
     
  5. fakebusker83

    fakebusker83 Radicon

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    I'm not an owner of Prime and Jetfire, so I can't tell which are the originals and what were customised...And this is a compliment! Everything just looks right!

    So since we're living on the same island, can you put up your address so that I can send my elves to do a grand theft robot...
     
  6. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Awesome.
     
  7. PropagandaWar

    PropagandaWar Well-Known Member

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    Best yet!
     
  8. wylungz

    wylungz Well-Known Member

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    me likey
     
  9. Chopperface

    Chopperface Holtzmanned

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    Fantastic! If only the normal Leader class JetPrime was this sleek!
     
  10. JTdesertace

    JTdesertace Well-Known Member

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    great job man
     
  11. jcsum

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    Thanks SonOfNemesis, jonatron26, The Jack, Solrac333, PropagandaWar, wylungz, Chopperface and JTdesertace!

    @ fakebusker83 - :)  Thanks! All my customs are hidden in a secret location location along with my magic gear.

    I've added a couple more photos. I got a request for a top shot as well as the "Power Up" parts laid out.

    Thanks again.

    J C
     

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  12. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    Great work, dude. Massive points for making the armor kit removable. :thumb 
     
  13. Pun-3X

    Pun-3X Well-Known Member

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    This is great! Seriously, you can't NOT repaint Optimus Prime once you get him, but the redone Jetfire armor just adds that greater element. I love it! :) 
     
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    Vincymon Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

    It really does look like the concept art. And if this can really move as much as you suggest, then !!

    One thing though, why didn't hasbro make jet-prime a parts-formation.
     
  16. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] BATTLE GAIA!

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    Beauty! :D 
     
  17. wirth

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    hey, this is a very very high detailed power up optimus prime..and thanks for your kindness to share the wip stage..thats awesome..
     
  18. devastation

    devastation TFW2005 Supporter

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    dude this is the coolest power up prime I've ever seen. You even inspired me to make two (a non-transformable and a transformable).
     
  19. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Awesome! I'll have to check out the wip info when time permits...
     
  20. compute146

    compute146 Well-Known Member

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    simply amazing, your sir are a legend!!
    all the best
    colin
     

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