Minor/Repaint: Classics Optimus Prime mods

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Massasoit, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. Massasoit

    Massasoit Combicon

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    After the lackluster Optimus shown at Botcon, I decided to revisit my classics Prime. I had already done a little repainting, so the only problem I had with this mold was the arm kibble. I removed it using a soldering iron, and there is actually a short 5mm peg in the kibble itself. It can plug directly in to the screw hole in the back of the shoulders. With no additional drilling or modding necessary, it is possible to do this:

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    I didn't want to commit to just one place to store the arm kibble, however, so I basically added 5mm holes on his shoulders and arms to give me multiple options. Then I modded some exhaust pipes from a Construct-bots Optimus to include an extra 5mm peg. In the end, there are several configurations with which to store the previous arm kibble and pipes.

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    The door kibble can be pegged into the top of the shoulders in two different ways for a more IDW-esqe look.

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    The door pieces still plug into their original location, or they can be pegged higher up the arm for a more streamlined look.

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    The holes in the forearms are used to mount the exhaust pipes in vehicle mode. You can still attach the roof canopy, but I prefer to just throw it in the bin and use the flat roof top.

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    So which robot mode configuration is your favorite? Let me know what you guys think.
     

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  2. char_leigh

    char_leigh Well-Known Member

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    Cool! I dig it a lot!
     
  3. robotmel

    robotmel *All must transform*

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    Things werent going well with me and Optimus, we split up and now Im seeing Orion.
    Optimus still has 'that thing' and he knows it!
     
  4. robotmel

    robotmel *All must transform*

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    Love this shot, that makes a hell of a differnce! :cool: 
     
  5. Stormvapor

    Stormvapor Well-Known Member

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    Yeah that is brilliant!
     
  6. TFfanOP

    TFfanOP Well-Known Member

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    I love what you did but honestly, I don't have balls to do it to my Henkei Prime.

    If I had one of those KO versions, then I would be all over this mod.
     
  7. swOd

    swOd Search and Wrescue

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    Gonna hafta try this out. Looks great, nice work!
     
  8. vm-01

    vm-01 Well-Known Member

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    Nice!

    I only have the KO but the doors can be unscrewed or broken rather easily on it.
     
  9. Coldiron

    Coldiron Well-Known Member

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    I like them all.
     
  10. SteamShield

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    Great idea!
     
  11. Mega-Prime 316

    Mega-Prime 316 Well-Known Member

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    I like it! my favorite mode would be the last bot pic with the stacks on his shoulders!
     
  12. Slimaximus

    Slimaximus Headmaster

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    Ok so where are those smokestacks from, the drill is coming out
     
  13. kalron

    kalron Technician/Sculptor

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    Well now...this is excellent! I too was rather disappointed with the new voyager Prime (and that blocky-ass simple transformation Megatron). I have always loved my Classics Prime but those arm "shields" just take away from the rest of the mold.

    ...off to fire up my soldering iron!
     
  14. AgentAlabama113

    AgentAlabama113 Wily Old Buzzard

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    That looks amazing!
     
  15. _Flashback_

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    Fantastic improvement to an already good mold!
     
  16. stprime

    stprime THE コンボイ that the Matrix refused

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    I second the request to know about stacks.
     
  17. Massasoit

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    Thanks, guys! The smokestacks are from a Construct-Bots Optimus Prime Vs. Megatron set I got on clearance. I'm sure other Optimus Construct-Bots figures probably come with something similar.
     
  18. trence5

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    See this what I'm saying; all Has/Tak to is rework, hell only so slightly, this mode and its still good.



    great job:cool: 
     
  19. trence5

    trence5 Well-Known Member

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    :lol :, Glad to know I'm not the only one, and now even some of the K.O.s are a pretty penny too. Hell, I don't even wanna try that with my Classics version until I luck upon a cheap ko to try it out on, or get the courage to do it (I have an idea for a more extreme mod but I don't have the bolts to do it to my classics yet)


    Man those Smokestakes on the back of the arms really adds to profile:cool:  IMO.
     
  20. stevil33

    stevil33 Army of Wastemen

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    Brilliant!! How to make a great mold even greater!! :thumb