Customs: turning a Cybertron Optimus into Nemesis Prime..

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  1. Sideways

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    i had recently bought a Cybertron Optimus Prime at my local WALMART....
    and for my birthday, my roommate also got me one.
    I was thinking of repainting one of them as Nemesis (Scourge??) Prime...
    -basically im just going to keep him the same except for the color scheme...

    how's this sound?
     
  2. REDLINE

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    great. its been done before, both kit and digi-bash wise, so you should have no problems getting GREAT reference shots.. he really does look great this way, especially if you can color the transparent chest with translucent paints...
     
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    thanks Redline..It'll be my 1st custom..
    i also have a BROKEN energon megatron
    that i could use for spare parts... Make it my own Version..hehehe.
     
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    after looking for pics of Nemesis Prime,,
    i've decided to not go for it.. BUT i will alter him to a Prime of my own.. I'm gonna call it ZERO PRIME.
     
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    well guys. i just finished customing my Cybertron Optimus Prime.. I started on the trailer... I misplaced the USB cable to my digital camera. SO i wont be able to post any pics for a while.
     
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    te he he he cool idea but i cant stop giggleing over youre sig.
     
  7. MacrossFA19

    MacrossFA19 That son of a bitch!!!

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    I have this entered in transtopias best repaint contest. Maybe, if you would like, you could use it as a reference.

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    sorry for all the pics. hope you like.
     
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    yeah I wish I had the dough to get a spare of those two, cause I'd LOVE to do that... dark toys are sexy
     
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    thats nice man, any original Optimus repainted in Nemisis Prime colors is cool
     
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    hey guys.. i got my "Zero-Prime" started...here's a pic..
    I need to do more painting, etc...
    tell me what you think of it..

    It's my first...

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    are you doing the blue on the arms like that intentionally, or is that something you plan to touch up with a brush?
     
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    im going to touch them up....
     
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    The paint looks kinda thick and uneven. What kind of paint are you using? Also, are you taking it apart? It makes the paint job far easier and gives you better results.
     
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    sweet that suites my username :) , a evil version of wingsabre!
     
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    i didnt take it apart... now that you mention it, i should have though. i think i'll buy another Cybertron Optimus and do it over...
     
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    If you do get another Cybertron Prime, would you want to get rid of that one?
     
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    Instead of buying a new one, you can take that one apart and soak the pieces to get ALL that paint off, and start fresh.
    There's juicy info about how to in that kitbashers resource thread stickinied in these forums.

    It will tell you how you get the model paint off. Then you can soak all his pieces in 100% isopropyl (sp?) alchohol (sold everywhere) for atleast 24hours to easily wipe the factory paint off.

    Then go to walmart and get some black satin Krylon fusion spraypaint and there's goes your base coat. :thumb 

    I think that's the most addictive and rewarding experience with kitbashing is re-assembling your newly painted fig.
    Then when it's all done, throw some future floor polish on it for shine and acrylic protection, or spray with a can of testors gloss.
     
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    hey thanks for thhe advice!!!
     

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