Minor/Repaint: Ultimate Classics Optimus Prime (thanks cashanova!)

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  1. Lucs

    Lucs This Guy!

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    This is my finished, what I think of as the definitive version of Optimus Prime for my collection.

    I did the mod where the front portions of the truck are removed from his arms and permanently attached to the bumper while still allowing for full transformation without removing parts

    I painted most of the yellow bits silver, added red to his toes, which to me double as tailights (even though they kind of look like red nail polish for bots :D , I might have to rethink that one)

    I bought a gun and smokestack attachment from shapeways made by Cashanova. I painted them up and added some silver highlights to the gun. They may look a bit rough but that's how they come and I'm a bit lazy so I didn't sand them

    UPDATE - Truck mode added. Looks like I need to touch up the paint too :/
     

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  2. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    holysh*t.... this is how it's should have been... need to have an tutorial for this buddy :D 
     
  3. Megatron31

    Megatron31 I Belong to Nobody! TFW2005 Supporter

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    so all you painted were the stacks and the gun

    reguardless it looks awesome!!! i have been waiting on someone to pick these up they look great.

    did they arrive in the clear plastic or a different material
     
  4. Shadowbreaker

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    Nice! I'm definatly getting these when I get my Classics Prime in the mail.
     
  5. GAUGE

    GAUGE In Art, Nothing Is Impossible.

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    Vehicle mode?
     
  6. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] BATTLE GAIA!

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    Hawt. :drool: 
     
  7. ACofCA

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    Already is one in the tutorial section
     
  8. Lucs

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    thanks man! there is a tutorial in the tutorial section for the arm parts removal and the stacks and gun are available on shapeways.com under the calloway designs section
    Well I only paint the stacks and gun from shapeways yeah but I painted silver on the figure itself and did the door mod to his arms so he's less kibble-tastic
    Word they are totally worth it
    When I get around to setting the camera up again. I was rushing to get out all the work I've done in the last 2-3 weeks today
    Thanks!
     
  9. destrongerlupus

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    Nice to finally see someone installed CN's 'stacks. I don't really like this mold much, but with all your little (and not so little) tweaks...OK yeah, I'm kinda buying this as Prime :) 
     
  10. cheetor71

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    Great mod. How about some pics of his alt mode. I'd really like to see that. Also can you post a link for the smokestacks? Thanks.
     
  11. Kouri

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    Classics Prime Smokestacks kit mk3 by CALLOWAY75 on Shapeways

    Shapeways has a $25 minimum order policy~ but you might find something else at the shop that suits your fancy.

    I've had the parts sitting on my shelf for a while with the same idea~ Funny enough, my Classics Prime is probably my -only- copy of the mold that hasn't had the door mode done to it. Yet. He'll probably end up re-purposed as Ginrai though. ^^;

    I really dig what you've done. I'd personally like to see a bit more yellow accent than red~ and maybe strip the blue from the thighs, but hey, that's what personal interpretations are for, yeah?

    A side note for anyone else wanting to put those parts to use~ the transparent detail's got the best finish out of the plastic materials and it takes dye very well. Only issue is it's a pain to clean all the support material out.
     
  12. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Very nice. How about a side shot?

    The only thing I don't like is the red on the feet. Looks like Prime red toe nails.
     
  13. Xhairs

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    very cool i love that look can we see him in truck mode?
     
  14. Jbarb78

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    Nice, I've been working on a very similar mod myself, didn't know that someone had even done it already. Looks better than I thought it would.
     
  15. Lucs

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    Thanks for all the feedback guys. Truck mode added :D 
     
  16. Wyvern

    Wyvern Velvet Sanchez

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    Wow.. This is hella nice.
     
  17. FrankyWest

    FrankyWest As far as it goes

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    A link WOULD have been nice

    *easier to say done than show us right...
     
  18. SonOfNemesis

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    You could paint a couple spots (neatly) onto the back of his blue panels that cover his rear tires in truck mode to replicate tail lights. This way you can repaint those toe nails :D  back to normal again. What do you think?

    Nice job man!
     
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    Nicely done and I like it :)  More G1 , this is how a G1 rendition should look like.
     

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