Minor/Repaint: CW Optimus Prime

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by vidmouse, Feb 2, 2018.

  1. vidmouse

    vidmouse Well-Known Member

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    Decided to give him a better head and ditch the combiner backpack. Unfortunately because of how the base figure transforms, the head has to be removed to transform to alt mode. To counter this I placed a Lego piece inside a Kreo Optimus head and added an extra peg to alt mode to store the head. Yeah, it's visible but I didn't see other options at that point.

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    3/1/18 UPDATE:
    Added window decals to both modes and took more pictures in better lighting.
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  2. Randym2002

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    watch out..:p 
     
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  3. Shepard Prime

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    Great job! Nice to see CW Op getting love after getting dissed in favor of Classics Prime.

    It's a shame you ditched the backpack because you could've used the Ultra head balljoint and hid the new head in it.
     
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  4. vidmouse

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    I did think about that earlier, but had already hacked it w/ an attempt at an earlier custom.

    Plus, I felt the Ultra head mounting kept the head too far above the chest for my liking.

    I forgot to mention in the original post that I also changed his forearms to Motormaster's. I needed Prime's arms on my Menasor because they snap in better.
     
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  5. vidmouse

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    Updated the first post with window decals (thanks the12sean!) and new pics in better lighting.
     
  6. shiftypenguin

    shiftypenguin Fancy-Pantsless Dancer

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    Nice work! I'm digging the reflection on the windshields.
     
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  7. primalxconvoy

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    You could always use a Titanmaster Optimus head?
     
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  8. pilotmaster70

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    I'm confused. What is stopping you from just making the new head fit in the space for the old one?
     
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  9. vidmouse

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    The new head is big enough that it won't flip around like the old head does -- at least not without modding the torso more than I wanted to do.

    These are the heads available to me at the moment:
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    :thumb nice work:thumbs2: .
     
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  11. westjames aka notirishman

    westjames aka notirishman notsoalex

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    Great paint work!
     
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