Heavy/Scratch: WhatCouldHaveBeen Prime

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  1. 'purple-bot'

    'purple-bot' Well-Known Member

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    W.I.P.
    I originally had the idea to bash a MP prime into a movieverse/g1 figure
    this is what it turned into.
    this is a work in progress, still have a lot of work of work to do on him, but i have to put him on hold until after TFCon.

    basic idea is what if they picked a Peterbilt Coe instead of Peterbilt 379 in the movie
    it wont transform, its just meant to look as G1/movieverse as possible

    using:
    marvel legends sentinel (so sad to see him go)
    a truck model kit
    broken 20th anniversary prime
    the rest will be styrene and random parts from the parts bin
    heres what ive done so far...

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    raised windows on upper chest

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    update on head:
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    updade on new chest and head
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    almost final
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  2. whiskeytango

    whiskeytango Combaticon

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    this is really cool. Just don't put flames on it. Please, please don't put flames on it.
     
  3. Ra88

    Ra88 Dutchman!

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    Awesome! The head looks a bit odd, though.
     
  4. Biotoakid

    Biotoakid I've never been wrong

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    Cool so far. Can't wait for the finished fig :) 
     
  5. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    I think the shoulders should be a little more broad.

    Put flames on it.
     
  6. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    That is pretty cool.
     
  7. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

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    Ingenious man for sure! It looks great although I am not digging the center of the face plate too much. It doesn't have the 'Optimus Prime' feel to it. Is that just because you haven't finished this part yet or are you adding an actual mouth?

    Other than that, excellent work man!
     
  8. Insecticons

    Insecticons The different Kitbasher

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    Yup!

    even i i could damn g1 daily, this is pretty impressing me!
     
  9. 'purple-bot'

    'purple-bot' Well-Known Member

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    lol, not doing flames, im aiming for a g1 paint scheme

    ya, i hate the head also, its just to purt it in proscetive, ive really only worked on the arms and body, the faceplate you see is just to flatten his face, if i keep it i will be adding more 1 or 2 more layers to the mouthplate.
    the head will be better, i promise
     
  10. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    I like what you're going for here, but I have one major complaint from a character design standpoint- his head is just far too large.

    You're really downplaying Optimus' size and his "heroic" frame by giving him such a large head. I think instead of using the Sentinel head as the base, try maybe looking into starting with a 6-inch scale Iron Man head as a base since you're building the Optimus face and helmet over it.

    Other than that I think your concept is great, and your execution elsewhere is good. I'd like to see some more detail put into the legs, and I don't know if that's in your plans, but I think it'd help get more of that "Optimus Prime" vibe in.
     
  11. 'purple-bot'

    'purple-bot' Well-Known Member

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    good call, i know the head sux, i just wanted to see what it would look like.
    6" ironman head is a great idea.
    the legs are far from done
     
  12. 'purple-bot'

    'purple-bot' Well-Known Member

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    updated head pic
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  13. me!!

    me!! "DOES NOT COMPUTE"

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    Hes shaping nicely and looks more prime-ish!awesome!
     
  14. encline

    encline customizer of love TFW2005 Supporter

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    THIS IS GREAT!

    I used the sentinel twice. My first one did not look as bulky as I would have liked. The second however, I cut the shoulder in half and made them wider..it REALLY helps with giving prime the look he needs...
     
  15. 'purple-bot'

    'purple-bot' Well-Known Member

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    ya i noticed he had bad shoulders, cant go straig down, im considering cutting him up and resetting them like you said
     
  16. deaculpa

    deaculpa Seven Star Fist

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    Forget what this could have been, I'm far more interested in what it's going to be.
     
  17. 'purple-bot'

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    [​IMG]
     
  18. closetrat

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    Really dig where yer goin' with this & can't wait to see the realization of your idea!

    However, if you need ideas, you might check this one out:
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  19. 'purple-bot'

    'purple-bot' Well-Known Member

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    thats pretty sweet, im thinking my paintjob will resemble that pic in the end.


    UPDATE
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    thanks for all the feedback!!!
     
  20. jcartwork

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    I wish I had this cosplay suit for haloween
     

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