Minor/Repaint: Universe Optimus Prime

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Sabrina_Ng, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. Sabrina_Ng

    Sabrina_Ng La Femme Fatale

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    Ok. So i was shopping and the black sleek box caught my eye. Was very disappointed when I opened the cover to find how dull he looked. So I just grabbed the box, made payment and went home to work my magic. Heehee. The mold reminds me of the Takara Hybrid Series (THS-02) Prime slightly in the sense that the robot mode looks cooler than the truck. For this custom, I paid more attention to the mid section parts to emulate a steely burnt look.

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  2. thyvipera

    thyvipera ThyVipera

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    looks great as usual. i finally got this mold the other day, and good to see i DO have the transformation correct, lol. the alt. mode is so ugly.

    as usual, ur paint apps are beautiful!
     
  3. doomtron

    doomtron 3p noob

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    pretty
     
  4. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Awesome maximus
     
  5. Dormamu

    Dormamu I am Broot.

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    The chrome blue on the legs contrasted to the silver looks fantastic. You must have to have been VERY steady to get that much detail on the arms for the yellow etc, on those small pieces.

    Also, did you swap out the head? If not, awesome job on taking the default figure and totally running with it!

    The more I see of this mold, the less I want to keep him locked up in the plastic box.
     
  6. frenzyrumble

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    That's a cool repaint. I like the figure, looks like good articulation. I wouldn't mind seeing articulated hands on it though, and perhaps LED eyes.
     
  7. Sabrina_Ng

    Sabrina_Ng La Femme Fatale

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    Oh hello! You've got an eye for details :)  Also the head was the default. I just changed the contrast from the cross on the forehead being blue surrounded by silver to the other way round. Not sure if that's what made it look different.

    Actually, I've been trying to learn the basics of fixing leds. Hopefully I'll have the courage to try it soon. And yeah, I was contemplating on doing the articulated fists for this guy but hesitated when I realised that the fists and the headlights were fixed side by side. Darn. I didnt dare to cut the fists and attach a pair of gundam fists :( 
     
  8. frenzyrumble

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    the fists look like they fold inwards, with plenty of room for a 1/100 gundam hand. You could attach it with a ball joint or peg mount.

    LEDs are tough, but there are basic step-by-steps you can find online, like these:

    YouTube - LEDs 101

    LED Eyes
     
  9. megatronkicksas

    megatronkicksas Well-Known Member

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    Cool! I really love this fig the only problem is the freaking alt mode. Why can't they make it so you can push the legs in? :( 
     
  10. Lightningforce

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    awesome paint job, I was thinking about modding my prime and your repaint has re-ignited my interest in this figure.
     
  11. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Awesome job Sabsabby!!...you made him look very cool...the way he normally is, he's just so "bleh"....but you've definitely pimped him out. :D 
     
  12. mattarmstrong

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    Damn thats super hawt
     
  13. TonyzCustomz

    TonyzCustomz Am I doin it rite? TFW2005 Supporter

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    Very nice compared to the original. What blue did you use on him, i know its a clear over silver but what brand if you dont mind me asking and sorry if you have mentioned it before.
     
  14. frilly toothpick

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    :rock  awesome paint job. always excited to see your repaints, you are the best painter in my opinion.
     
  15. Sabrina_Ng

    Sabrina_Ng La Femme Fatale

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    Hey tony. NO sweat it. It's from mr hobby paints. Maybe I'll try to find a link and send ya thru a pm. It's all from Japan. Personal favourite :) 

    Hihi frilly toothpick. Thanks! That sure is an honour.
     
  16. aurascope

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    i think it would look nicer without the yellow on the whole figure.
    it just clashes with the metallics. if it were gold...

    nah, red, blue and silver is perfect
     
  17. Omega Magnus

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    I already dig this figure, dull as it may be, but your paint job really makes it shine. Nothing can save that god awful alt mode though lol.
     
  18. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    As cool as your painting always is, a good paint job can not save this mold by itself. I think Cheebs proved that to make this toy just rock out, it pretty much needs to be nearly re-engineered on multiple levels.

    I give ya an "A" for a valiant effort though :thumb 
     
  19. jicco

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    So nice, this really justify the tag of a limited edition.
     
  20. Ptitvite

    Ptitvite Construction worker

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    the 1/100 hands would not fit inside unless you trim some plastic inside his arms making it more fragile. As for the LED inside his head.. it is quite small and has no room for that. Even if you take the smallest LEDs, you still need to power them and add a push button somewhere...It is a great challenge tho
    Anyhoo, that paint job is very impressive...as always! Well done Sabrina!
     

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