Heavy/Scratch: Voyager Prime, The Last Knight.

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  1. Lukelbs

    Lukelbs MPM figures? Yes, please!

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    Warning! Picture heavy!
    "Who dares to challenge me?"
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    Now that the fun gifs are out of the way...

    A hand painted and customized Premiere Edition Voyager Class Optimus Prime from The Last Knight toy line. Painted and customized for movie accuracy and articulation. Fully transformable!

    Modifications:
    Ball-jointed wrists
    Ball-jointed ankles
    Increased knee bend
    Transformable smokestacks
    Increased head movement
    More accurate crotch skirt
    Filled in hollow parts - biceps and thighs
    Molded thigh hoses removed and replaced
    Custom quad blaster
    Transformable shield/gun
    Longer Temenos sword - courtesy of @savio-prime

    Robot mode -

    "Did you forget who I am?"
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    I am Optimus Prime!
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    I am Nemesis Prime!
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    Details:

    Abdomen
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    20170919_225957.jpg Calves inside/shins-
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    Extras/weapons:
    Swappable heads and swords
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    Transforming shield/gun-
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    Quad blaster-
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    Truck mode-

    Unfinished. Pictures will be posted once the truck mode is finished.

    Here's a look at him when he was fresh from the store, before knife and brush changed his life.... forever!
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    Thank you for looking!
     
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  2. Lukelbs

    Lukelbs MPM figures? Yes, please!

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    Here is the shield mod thus far..
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    It is mostly in the deconstruction mode. I cut the shield in half and then cut the top half off of a KO Dr. Wu tri-barreled blaster. Then I made my own barrels with some mega blocks staffs.
    My idea is to have the shield be able to split open and the barrels slide out to reveal the gun mechanism, but then have the barrels retract and close up again to form the shield again.
    Its pretty ambitious, but I am now committed to do something with the shield being hewn in half.

    The shield would be a perfect time for Hasbro the do the whole mech tech gimmick!
     
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  3. amd098

    amd098 En taro Artanis!

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    i like it!
     
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    Looks great so far.
    I dont know how girthy that gun is, the only problem i see is, in shield mode the shield wont sit as flush with the arm....unless you grind down the underside of the barrel housing.
    Great work, will be watching
     
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    shiftypenguin Fancy-Pantsless Dancer

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    Looking good! :thumb 
     
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  6. Lukelbs

    Lukelbs MPM figures? Yes, please!

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    Thank you!

    Thank you! Yeah, it won't fit up as tight on his arm, but hopefully it won't look too bad. In taking a petty big risk, if it works it'll be awesome, if not... I guess I'll just be super bummed that my Optimus won't have his shield.
     
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    noblekale There can be only one!

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    Little late to help now, but something I tend to do when I'm going to just use the top of something is, make a cast of it. You can get some cheap air-dry clay or plaster of paris to make a fast mold, use some resin to make a copy that's flat back, and you won't have to worry about damaging the original. Plus, it flattens the back so it would be easier to manipulate.
     
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  8. Lukelbs

    Lukelbs MPM figures? Yes, please!

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    Thank you! That is good information you have for the future!
     
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    I'm drooling over your work on those wrists!
     
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  10. Lukelbs

    Lukelbs MPM figures? Yes, please!

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    Thank you! I'm drooling over your paint job and the sword hand gimmick you have made with the magnets, it's genius!

    Any progress on figuring out an ankle or backpack mod?
     
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    Looking pretty good. If you need some additional references, here's some that I'm using for mine.

    First is this really nice Japanese custom I saw on Twitter.
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    Secondly, while this model kit is actually based on the AoE version, the color layout is still nearly the same. It's great for getting a non-cluttered look at the design.
    Open The Toy: TakaraTomy Transformers Dual Model Kit DMK-03 AOE Optimus Prime
     
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  12. Lukelbs

    Lukelbs MPM figures? Yes, please!

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    Thank you! I've been gathering all sorts of references for this guy! The gauntlets and chest pieces are sometimes red with blue flames or blue with red flames. I believe the general consensus is that his gauntlets change to blue with red flames when he gets his armour. But it gets confusing! So your picture and references are much appreciated! I'm looking forward to seeing your repaint of this guy!
     
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    John TheDestroyer I rise, you fall

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    Would it be possible to get a closer look at how you did the wrist ball joints?
     
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    Lukelbs MPM figures? Yes, please!

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    Of course!
    Its a little difficult to see since I filled the hands in, but it's relatively simple to do.
    I cut the hands off using a dremel, an exacto knife also works. Then found small ball joints from the arms of Cyberverse Sideswipe. I attached the ball to his forearms.
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    I hollowed out the hand even more and shaped the socket to fit within the hollow of the hand. Then filled it in with Aves Fix it sculpt.
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    I trimmed a bit off his hand to make sure he had clearance.
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    I hope that helps!
     
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    Yeah, that's great! Thanks. Just one more question: how did you attach the ball to the forearm? Did you just glue it and if so, what glue did you use?
     
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    Lukelbs MPM figures? Yes, please!

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    Yeah. I drilled a small hole so the stem of the joint would fit in. I used 502 Super Glue cyanoacrylate adhesive. Let it dry for 12 hours. They have held up pretty well.
     
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    Lukelbs MPM figures? Yes, please!

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    Update! I was able to do some painting on this guy today. I got his whole upper body done!

    Here is before and after with the stock figure.
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    prime326 Autobot Leader

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    great
     
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    Looks awesome! Just curious - did you paint the chest plates red or just remove the blue paint on top of the red plastic? If so, how did you go about that?
     
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    Lukelbs MPM figures? Yes, please!

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    Thanks!

    Thank you!
    I removed the blue. I used a magic eraser and some rubbing alcohol. It comes off pretty easy that way.
     
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