Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Sky Warp 55, Apr 19, 2019.
Man, what an interesting idea - and an even better execution!
Thanks for sharing so many pictures!
Cool, I'm planning to do an articulated G1 Optimus Prime too, maybe I can copy some ideas from this post!
I’d be glad to help out any if you want
I really like what you've done with this; it puts the G1 Prime toy in a different class altogether! As such, I'd like to make a few recommendations that might further refine the idea for you:
1) The Codpiece: depending upon the paint, try sanding the plastic lightly with 1000 grit sandpaper, or even #0000 grade fine steel wool, Wipe with alcohol and then try painting it. It could just be oil from the plastic that caused the issue.
2) On the thighs, you could use Bare Metal© brand modeling foil to get the same chrome effect as the rest of the parts. It's a polymer film-based foil that can stretch slightly and goes around corners easily, while maintaining a chrome look. Alternately, you can also try Molotow's Chrome Pen for the hard to reach areas such as nooks and cranny's. Depending upon where you live, the foil should be available at any good hobby shop, while the chrome pen is available through Hobby lobby (they have a 40 percent coupon good for just about anything in the store that is printable from the internet!).
I hope this helps!
Just asking, but I thought you wanted to give this guy articulated hands, right?
I do, I’m still waiting on them lol
Thank you, I’ve changed the codpiece quite a lot recently so it’s not made from styrene any more. But I did pick up some chrome pens and I’m using them on another project.
Looking forward to seeing what you do next with this!
Cool man now you can mimic those G1 box poses.
Hey Sky Warp 55: did you get those hands for this yet? Very curious to see how this looks with them!
This is legitimately absolutely incredible. I love this, it looks so good.
Right? A definite improvement; if I ever come across another G1 Prime cab (or even an Ultra Magnus version), I'm strongly considering trying these mods!
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