Minor/Repaint: [WIP] Optimus Prime: Heart Of Steel

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  1. lechuckgl

    lechuckgl Active Member

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    Optimus Prime: Heart Of Steel KO

    Well, I've recently made a review of the Heart Of Steel KO Optimus. I am begining the project to make it look as close as the real deal I can.

    This is the first time I am doing anything besides painting. Job looked easy, as I explained in my review, but needed a dremel to get teh best result possible.

    First of all, this was the original head:

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    Well, I finally finished this guy. Took my a while...this year was a very busy one for me.

    Sorry for the pics, I know they don't have the best quality, but I don't have a good camera (in fact, I used my phone to take these).

    Just to remind you how bad this figured looked before I repainted it: http://chimungmung.com/images/black_train_f.jpg

    First thing I had to change was the head: it was my first time modding a figure. I think I did fine, maybe a little bit rough, but it looks more as Optimus Prime thatn the original ugly samurai-like head.

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    I modded the sword as well: those wings on the handle looked pretty ugly.

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    I still have issues with paint chipping of some parts...I don't know how to solve this. Any help will be appreciated:

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    Well, I am very happy with this. It was a really cheap figure, and now I have a pretty good looking one for 1/4 of the price of the original one....plus, I had some fun painting it :D 

    Merry x-mas to you all !!
     

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    what are those black lines all about in vehicle mode?
     
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    They are there in robot mode too (look up his shoulders). They were there in the original KO figure...I suppose they are some hidraulic cables or something like that.
    I painted them cause the are beveled, and I wasn't sure that I could sand them away without ruining that part.
     

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