Minor/Repaint: Who Said Deluxe DOTM Optimus Sucks!

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  1. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

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    Wait...what?!? Deluxe Class Jetwing Prime? Yeah, that's right gentlemen, Deluxe Class Optimus Prime is on the way :)  * By the way, these pics have been lightly filtered to keep OP totally out of the spotlight so as now to spoil all the fun ;) 

    UPDATE: 4/27 - All new reformatted Jetwing pack. I thought the previous one looked too classics like. Anyway, it's removable and each wing is articulated. The bottom wings are on ball joints.
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    PAST POSTS!
    UPDATE: 01/09/2012 - Added articulated hands with articulated wrists and fingers! - Added shoulder pads, filter cans, and side body armor. Swapped out feet tires for proper ones. Also, recessed backplate which used to be past Optimus's neck...
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    UPDATE: 12/02 - Added forearm armor and leg armor and inner foot extra pieces. Pics include Prime without Jetwings, with Jetwings, and fully armored up with Jetwings. Hip Tires temp. removed but will be back on later. Still more work to do!
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    UPDATE: 11/30 - Installed LEDs into Thrusters and LED seen on wing will be swapped for a blue LED for Prime's head, also added leg armor to Optimus...
    SEE VIDEO HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GqmgFWctgo
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    UPDATE: NEW PICS: - Added Removable Waist with Body Armor at the sides. Also, put top wings on hinges to make them able to fold down. Bottom wings can move forward and back slightly as well.
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    Lots of mod work here and lots more to come.

    ALREADY DONE:

    LEDs in head
    LEDs in jetting pack with Sound Effects and Voice
    Custom built removable jet wing pack - Upper wings can fold down, lower wings can move forward and back about 1/4" - both wing sets on hinges.
    Added full leg armor and inner foot pieces for better accuracy of movie
    Removable waist and side body armor
    Head on a ball joint
    Modified LB weapons - will add more parts and cables...
    tires added to Prime's thighs
    Removed inner foot tires, replaced with more movie accurate stuff
    Cut forearm panels to fit -- CHANGE of PLANS: Added Forearm Armor Instead
    Removed side panels under arms to reveal windows, mirrors, and flames
    Added bigger armor shoulder pads
    Added air filter cans on shoulders
    Added flank armor plates
    Added movie accurate frames triangular pieces at sides of neck

    WILL DO:

    LED in Big Guns
    Add Flamed Tire Wells over outside Feet
    Custom Paint Job Last...

    Stay Tuned Guys ;) 
     

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  2. Rodimeister0088

    Rodimeister0088 Prime

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    Awesome job dude. you brought out potential in this figure beyond its limits! :bay 
     
  3. imoff2186

    imoff2186 Well-Known Member

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    It looks bad-ass! Can't wait to see it when it's done
     
  4. Stormbringer85

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    Wow very cool concept, I would suggest extending the wings a bit and add the big barrels or turbines on his back to make him more imposing, really exited to see him once done! :) 
     
  5. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

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    That is really my goal man. I am trying my best on this little guy :) 

    Thanks guys! Just realized I didn't post a pic of his jetpack (thanks Stormbringer85) and some mods that'll be going into it (Bottom Pic 1st post - the big rifles will be an extra set of big guns for OP when his all done :) )
     
  6. SG hailstorm

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    now this, is AMAZING!!! i love the deluxe DOTM op mold it gets very underrated =)
     
  7. Stormbringer85

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    Oh cool he's got the turbines, nice use of the classics jetfire mould, awesome!!
     
  8. shadow2879

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    Very nice indeed. I still feel the deluxe OP is way better than the Voyager in the DOTM line. Deluxe OP will be great when he gets his trailer version release. Hope you can do a great custom with that one when its out.
     
  9. Screamingjet

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    This is just awesome- you've out done yourself!
     
  10. spartan 3764

    spartan 3764 Yellow ♡ TFW2005 Supporter

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    nice it was always a cool figure to me i got six of him but you made him all that he can be
     
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    Wait a sec, who did ever say that he sucks?
     
  12. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys!

    I totally agree, especially with this particular figure too. I will do the trailer too, as soon as I get one :) 

    Much appreciated guys, I like how this one is progressing. Thank god for Universe Treadbolt though!

    In my last custom deluxe Optimus, several guys mentioned them didn't like the deluxe version for this Optimus until I painted him, which they like after. I just went off that for my title for this WIP version.
     
  13. Ironhidebot

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    Wow, love this guy, great job :thumb ! I want to get this figure now :) 
     
  14. meisterworks

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    genius :) 
     
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    Very neat to see the Classics Jetfire parts used with a DOTM Optimus. I assume the Photoshop effects are because this is still a work in progress?
     
  16. prime326

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    I dont think he sucks but you definetly made him look better.
     
  17. Ironkorr

    Ironkorr Ironkorr Customs

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    cant wait to see this finished
     
  18. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys! Ironhidebot, you got to get one, if you can't find one in your area, pm me cause my walmart has about 20 of them for less them $10

    Thanks and I actually get to build a second custom off Treadbolt :)  so he was sourced well. Yeah, it's just fun to keep my WIP pics a little out of focus, just for fun...

    Thanks!

    Bruce, I want your Sig but I want it to say Xracer Customs, awesome job with that man and you can check my Prime out in person when he's done dude.
     
  19. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Fortress Maximus!

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    you win today! neat upgrade overall. A mini-tutorial on how you assembled the jetpack would be ace. Id like to buy a Deluxe Dotm Prime for that. :D 
     
  20. SonOfNemesis

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    Thanks WSX!! Guys, updates in 1st post with new upgraded leg armor test pics, LEDs in Jetpack working and Optimus even has sounds and his voice :) 

    I'll definitely give a tutorial on the jetpack...it was pretty easy and very little mod work actually - I'll do it when I get the time but before this one is done.
     

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