Minor/Repaint: Ultimate Optimus Prime: Putting Lipstick on a Pig

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  1. Cool Hand Lube

    Cool Hand Lube Well-Known Member

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    Hey all,

    So So, I absolutely love the Ultimate Prime toy, regardless of its massive shortcomings in regards to screen accuracy. Another problem I had was it was fucking bland looking, and was mostly flat grey plastic, missing most of the red and blue panel details, and the underside of everything was simply unpainted. Since I primarily bought it to display in truck mode, I wanted to make it at least look a little prettier that way. I started by just hitting the rims of the truck with a silver Sharpie, but it was too big to fit in all the cracks and crevices (that's what she said) , so I went back last week and hit them again with silver paint. While doing that, I decided that I really hated that brown plastic used all over the toy as well, so I painted all of that silver, too. But then THAT all didn't match the unpainted grey plastic, and well, it kind of snowballed from there.

    HASBRO STOCK VERSION:


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    AND NOW A PIG WEARING LIPSTICK:

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    FINISHED ROBOT MODE:


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    TRUCK MODE

    HASBRO STOCK VERSION:


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    MY VERSION:

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    The blue looks much lighter in the pics, but is an almost perfect match in person. Overall, I'm very happy with the way this turned out, even though most of my work will be invisible since it's in truck mode 99% of the time. But that grill looks SWEET. In fact, the grill is probably the most successful part IMO. The paint went on nice and smooth, and it just shines.

    I still want to cover all the shit-brown plastic on the armor as well, but otherwise I'll leave the trailer alone until I can figure out how to paint it all shiny and get that blue stripe around the outside frame of it.
     

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  2. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Looks much better!
     
  3. Hoptimus

    Hoptimus How I roll.

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    Excellent work! I did a little of that silver to mine, I jsut need better paint markers, this one rubs off a little. Thx for the inspiration!
     
  4. D-Unit

    D-Unit #1 Heel

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    Well done man, very well done.
     
  5. Wars

    Wars Regular At Swerve's™

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    That just looks so much better now! Great work!
     
  6. SonOfNemesis

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    A heck of a lot better, nice!
     
  7. Maximo Prime

    Maximo Prime Bassist of Ill Repute

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    Excellent work!!
     
  8. PrimusVsUnicron

    PrimusVsUnicron Well-Known Member

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    and the trailer?
     
  9. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Lipstick on a pig indeed!

    For me, the major deterrent is the front-half-of-the-cab arms.
     
  10. Eddie_78

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    This metallic paint is really cool!
     
  11. BLOODRAGED189

    BLOODRAGED189 Getting a job to buy TFs.

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    No amount of paint will fix his arms. Other then that it's amazing!
     
  12. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh Mostly Harmless

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    Disappointed with the lack of actual pigs wearing lipstick, but that paintjob looks awesome.
     
  13. Josh

    Josh Comic Color-guy

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    needs a little bit of red on the seperation bar thing of the windshield in truck mode [i think thats the one thing that bugs me most on this toy :p  makes it look like one big solid windshield even tho its molded in]
     
  14. neevnav

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    This.

    It's like they kinda of said "Good enough"

    But your version is a great improvement!
     
  15. FakeEyes22

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    See how some shiny paint makes this seem so much more like an $80 toy? I like it a lot!

    The thread title and write up are equally great.
     
  16. GeoKaiser

    GeoKaiser Wardick Zeus

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    what brand of paint did you use? It's very shiny.
     
  17. HeroicC300

    HeroicC300 Chats with Artists

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    He's staring at me in vehicle mode...

    When I get this fig, I may have to throw on some paint, as see if my dad can help me mod the forearms.
     
  18. dare

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    Nice. May do this if I ever pick up that Dragon version...
     
  19. shiftshock

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    Silver and done?

     
  20. Ratchets Hatch

    Ratchets Hatch Cannot Hold Weapon

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    Nice work. I always said the robot mode wasn't as bad as it was made out to be. If it had been released in a deco like this, people might have given it a chance.
     

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