Minor/Repaint: AoE First Edition Optimus Prime Upgrade

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  1. spencer1984

    spencer1984 Well-Known Member

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    Hi all, been a while since I've worked on a Transformers custom, but I picked up a FE Optimus and wanted to give him a few upgrades. The first thing I did was give him a gloss clear coat to get rid of the flat plastic-y look. Then I swapped the wheels with a set from a 1/25 semi truck model, and the tires are a combination of 1/25 model (front) and 1/18 diecast car (to represent highway Super Singles). I also painted the rear fenders, rear deck, and several missed paint apps. The missing chrome bits were done with Bare Metal Foil, and all of the flames were outlined using a gel pen. He's still not 100% screen accurate, but I was pretty happy with the results.

    The biggest reason I got him was because he looked like he might fit with my G1 Optimus model...I think FE Prime is closer to 1/27 scale, but the custom nature of the truck makes him look pretty good with the 1/25 truck.

    More pics & a writeup are online here, and I put together a short slideshow of him on YouTube

    Thanks for looking, any comments/criticisms are welcome!
     

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  2. wildfly

    wildfly Fermenting pork tube.

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  3. artimus prime

    artimus prime Articulation Junkie... I'm a poser TFW2005 Supporter

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    That is a beautiful alt mode.
     
  4. Wars

    Wars I Ate The WHOLE Plate

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    That looks so much nicer than the official toy truck mode. Does it still transform?
     
  5. spencer1984

    spencer1984 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! He could in theory - none of my mods effect any of the joints - but I don't think the finish would make it through unscathed.
     
  6. prime326

    prime326 Autobot Leader

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    that is sweet
     
  7. SonOfNemesis

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    Nice!
     
  8. Transfan327

    Transfan327 customizing amature

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    looks fanTASTIC
     
  9. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    Wow. So little went REALLY far. Nice work, man.
     
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    Great job man love it .
     
  11. spencer1984

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    Thanks, guys!
     
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    konrathink Jared Magnus

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    Very slick. Looks beautiful.
     
  13. Barricade24

    Barricade24 The Decepticop

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    Absolutely gorgeous!
     
  14. spencer1984

    spencer1984 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!
     
  15. Rodimeister0088

    Rodimeister0088 Prime

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    only problem i see here is that he's not on my shelf XD awesome job man. the pinstripes blow my mind.
     
  16. spencer1984

    spencer1984 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! They took a couple of tries to get right in places, but using a gel pen worked pretty well.
     
  17. trdkamuri51o

    trdkamuri51o Well-Known Member

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    Hasbro TAKE NOTE!!!!

    IF YOU WANT TO CHARGE A 50 DOLLAR PRICE MAKE EM LOOK LIKE THIS!
     
  18. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    Looks good.
     
  19. spencer1984

    spencer1984 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!
     
  20. jAaMbot800

    jAaMbot800 I like to make stuff go kaboom!

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    If ya wanna transform him, find a way to cover the painted areas, so they stay unaffected.