Minor/Repaint: Universe Omnibot Overdrive - An Official Reboot

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  1. Satomiblood

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    One of the things that really upset me about my previous attempt at a "Classic" Overdrive was its overall sloppiness. This can be attributed to me being careless and not planning accordingly.

    So I scrapped the original project (not a surprise) and decided to start from scratch. I decided to spend more time working with apoxie and styrene to give the project a more complete and polished look.

    The piece that folds down behind the canopy is one of the areas I wanted to pay attention to this time around. I decided to superglue pieces of styrene over the areas that were exposed once the spoiler was removed. I didn't want people familiar with the mold to point out where those parts used to be as indicated by the glaring holes.

    Another area of focus is the gun. I always considered Classic Jetfire's gun (or Treadbolt's in this case) to be perfect for Overdrive even though it's a little on the big side, but I didn't want him to be carrying anything puny either. I cut off the handle from Rodimus' gun and superglued it to the bottom of Treadbolt's gun. That way it'd be a guaranteed fit in both the hands and the undercarriage. It still splits in half and I plan on implementing this feature into the wings when they're completely modded. I'm also going to reinforce the handle a little bit so it doesn't snap off.

    I also made the visor a little thinner and more refined.

    3/10/09
    Added new bot mode pics. Paint is a little more complete this time around. A few touch-ups to go.
     

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    I look forward to seeing your progress. Overdrive was my fave of the Omnibots, perhaps because that is the one I had. I am interested in how you work in the wings. Good luck on your project.
     
  3. REDLINE

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    I honestly was liking where you were going the first time. :( 
     
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    I'm a lazy perfectionist (the oxymoron was intentional).
     
  5. Satomiblood

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    Any thoughts on my use of styrene thus far?
     
  6. Ezilla82

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    Satomi, sorry for that you had to redo it, but this time it does look alot better the last time I've seen it. I did a wicked sweet job on the styrene making a platform to insert those blasters..very clever. All than that, you're making a good custom here.
     
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    I'm going to add my own little details to the styrene so it won't be just a flat piece of red in the end.
     
  8. Satomiblood

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    Holy thread necromancy, Batman!
     
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    Cool, talk about a break. lol Man I get anxiety every time I see that people take the figures completely apart to paint them.
     
  10. Satomiblood

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    You don't? I was apprehensive about getting back to work on this guy because I messed it up so many times. But now it appears as though I've got a better handle on things. I think the Cy-Kill custom is what ultimately gave me the confidence to bring this one back. No new pictures as I'm currently at work, but the painting (brush) has come along nicely.
     
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    Added new pictures of the WIP paint job.
     
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    he's come a long way from Hot Rod :) 
     
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    Thanks!

    *Whew*
     
  14. Ezilla82

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    Wow, Satomi. Give yourelf a pat on the back because after a bad start on your first on we all thought this project was doomed, but you had a spare and you start over and now Overdrive looks awesome, still like you said parts needs some paint, but still you did great.
     
  15. Satomiblood

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    Thanks, but I think it's "pat" on the back. Unless you were really referring to a heating pad because I honestly wouldn't mind using one of those either.
     

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    all things considerd its pretty nice.
     
  17. Ezilla82

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    Oops thanks for pointing it out I've already fix it. It was suppose to be "pat", but hey its cool.
     
  18. j.a.f.o.

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    Wow, I'm really looking forward to seeing the final result as it already looks amazing.
     
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    nice job man. he came out great.
     
  20. Satomiblood

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    New pics.
     

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