Minor/Repaint: Beast Wars Optimus Prime

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  1. Bigbang

    Bigbang "They literally call themselves Decepticons."

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    Okay, this one was basically a gimme. I didn't really do much more than paint this one, although I decided I liked how he looked without the missile launching side/leg panels so those stayed off after reassembly. Something about his beast mode having all that exposed machinery there struck me as cool.
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    Sweet!
     
  3. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    I like it!
     
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  4. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Nice work man!
     
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  5. shiftypenguin

    shiftypenguin Fancy-Pantsless Dancer

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    Awesome! The red/blue two tone paint on the fur is a neat touch.
     
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  6. Hoptimus

    Hoptimus How I roll.

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    Looks great! You're right, those exposed sections do look very interesting.
     
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  7. Bigbang

    Bigbang "They literally call themselves Decepticons."

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    Thanks! My initial plan was to do the rear in a gray or silver to mimic the trailer, but it would have been way too busy.

    There's something truckish about it that works. It makes me wish I'd tried to work out a transmetal-style "Mobility mode".
     
  8. Lunatic Prime

    Lunatic Prime Former Prime and light piping fetishist

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    Looks really cool and good choice at leaving the missile launchers off :thumb 
    I'd like to see another picture with a good look at his buster cannon.
    And maybe another angle at this one be below o_O . The Background could be a bit sharper :D .
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  9. Bigbang

    Bigbang "They literally call themselves Decepticons."

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    Here you go!
     

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  10. Bigbang

    Bigbang "They literally call themselves Decepticons."

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    You know, looking at that last one, I can see that the background isn't much clearer. Maybe it's better for it to be obscured, you know? After all, data is power.
     
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  11. Lunatic Prime

    Lunatic Prime Former Prime and light piping fetishist

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    I'd go with my first guess and say it's BM Buzzsaw. And as I zoomed into the picture I even identified the original figure's insect legs.
    I'm looking forward to see him :thumbs2: 
     
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  12. MG88

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    This repaint is better than the original. How did you do it?
     
  13. Bigbang

    Bigbang "They literally call themselves Decepticons."

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    I got the blue Big Convoy repaint and started from there. I did way less actual work on it that it seems at first, so I'm glad you liked it.
     
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  14. MG88

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    Liked it? This better than most of the Transformers toys I have seen in 25 years. Would touch be open to a commission?
     
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  15. Hoptimus

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    Just found this- love it, great work! It's such a fun mold, and I do like the exposed mechanical parts, I might have to do that too.
     
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  16. BeardRider

    BeardRider Сreatively bankrupt dude with sideburns.

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    Daym boi, Manny got built.
     
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  17. Bigbang

    Bigbang "They literally call themselves Decepticons."

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    Yesss, do it!
     
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  18. MG88

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    Could you do a repaint of Beat Machines Snarl as Optimus? Perhaps with a head replacement?
     
  19. Novaburnhilde

    Novaburnhilde 狡猾の死神

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    This is a really cool concept for a custom Prime. :eek: 
     
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