Heavy/Scratch: AoE LeaderClass Optimus Prime: backpack rebuild

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by rafikoncept, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. RHALX

    RHALX Well-Known Member

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    I feel very enthusiastic about this mod. Can you find a way to get his "hip armor" closer to his hips?
     
  2. rafikoncept

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    hmmm, in my mod, I'm not sure that the wheel well behind his legs can be "hip armor"... In the real CG bot they're not there, but somehow the original leader class OP has the side panel to become that "armor"... thanks for noticing btw :) 

    will update soon... a bit busy at work lately!
     
  3. rafikoncept

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    sidepanels

    Hi guys!

    It was a busy weekend for me, also busy work days as well, so a bit slow on the updates. Nevertheless, I figured out the 'sidepanels' thing. This is still in test fit mode, almost there with the functions n look :) 

    I've already begin to disassemble Optimus for some paint-work!

    Thanks!
     

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  4. Optimusime

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    WOW!!!! that is some fantastic work right there. Really brings this figure a much needed improvement. love your problem solving work, top notch. :) 
     
  5. Megatron31

    Megatron31 I Belong to Nobody!

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    beautiful work here, ive been holding off on getting this mold hoping for takara's premium version has a bit of retoling but now i have a backup plan for sure!!
     
  6. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    Wow. That's crazy!! Great work!!!
     
  7. rafikoncept

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    Finally....

    Hi guys...

    Sorry for the lack of updates... Been a bit busy with work, but at the same time tinkering and finalising Optimus. Finally, it's DONE!

    It's been a fun journey for me to do this custom, I feel I could have done a bit better in certain areas, but I consider this as a "working prototype" kinda thing hehe... Here's a few pics in robot mode, I apologize for the not-so-pro quality pictures... Oh well, you'll get the idea..

    I must admit, with this mod, it's a bit complex to get in between modes, some parts would have to be re-built to be more "play" friendly. It can be a bit fiddly but I feel that with a bit more engineering work it could be more solid. Everything seems to stick in place; and above all, transformation is possible with absolutely no parts-forming! For me, that alone is quite an achievment and I'm happy for that :) 

    Again, Thanks to all to u guys who have commented...
     

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  8. rafikoncept

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    Truck mode...

    ...as for the truck mode, I tried to make it as "model" look as possible, following the real truck's original paintwork. Some of the chrome faded during the process of building, so it could have been better looking if all of the parts are (re)painted. But nevertheless, I'm happy that it does look the part. Enjoy!
     

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  9. artimus prime

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

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    This is a big win in my book. There's no doubt that the mold can be engineered better. I ha e yet to get a leader prime from AOE but if I do this mod will be done to it.
     
  10. oku

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    Video demonstration please?
     
  11. spikebuster

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    :jawdropper:  That is AWESOME!!!!!!
     
  12. Toybox

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    This is fantastic, I'm so impressed with your work.
     
  13. char_leigh

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    Great work! I love the finished product. It came out great! I love that alt mode too.
     
  14. rafikoncept

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    Thank u all for the kind comments... I'm planning to do a 'transformation' video soon showing how all this works.
     
  15. oku

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    Then, the world demands massive production.
     
  16. rafikoncept

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    Haha yeah, so Hasbro/Takara or some other 3rd-party companies should buy the design from me then!
     
  17. jru42287

    jru42287 Ass Möde is a way of life.

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    Wow. If the actual mold looked like this, I'd actually buy it. Great work, man!
     
  18. Leather Elbows

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    Hasbro need to see this. Incredible.
     
  19. rafikoncept

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    Thanks guys! I'll do the "transformation" video soon, I had to touch up some of the paint apps, the "chrome" spray paint didn't stick too good and it got some chemical reaction with the varnish I brush on so some of it were faded :( .

    Oh, I need to mention this - It's like a "prototype within a prototype" kinda thing; the side panels / gastanks can become Optimus' dual blasters! I was inspired by buster Prime's gastank to blaster config so, I guess my mod can allow some-sort the same thing... pictures coming soon!
     
  20. Shizuka

    Shizuka Optimus Prime's Scriptor

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    That's impressive.