Minor/Repaint: De-Transmetalized Optimus Primal

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  1. DJsCustoms

    DJsCustoms Well-Known Member

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    This is one of my ooooold projects. I touched it up and finished it upon finding it.
    I had this silly idea when I first started customs that I was going to repair broken toys INTO customs rather than use toys that...weren't broken. So I repaired a TM Optimus with a broken antenna and repainted him into his Season 1 show colours. I'm personally not one for repaints anyways as I have little confidence, so I'm glad most of my customs projects nowadays are more scratch building than just repainting.

    I ended up shelving the project for a few years because I could never find a TM Primal Gun cheaply. So I scrapped together a new and personally better gun. Ironically out of the arm cannon of a junker Ultra Optimus Primal and an FoC Blastoff gun handle. It's able to attach to the hip just like the original "Diddy Kong Esque" Transmetal gun, but because of the more narrow barrels it's also able to attach to his forearm as decent allusion to his Season 1 arm cannons.
    As a bonus, the missiles are actually from a movie figure and fit nicely into the new double barrel gun. Looks absolutely great for the vehicle mode, and the missiles CAN actually fire if only one is in the gun at a time(if both are inserted, firing just unlocks them to pull them out manually).

    Sadly as a fair warning to anyone interested, the joints on this are fairly loose. It's more than able to hold a pose, but it does take a bit of fiddling before a pose sticks sometimes.
     

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  2. JLvatron

    JLvatron Transformer

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    Wow! Very interesting idea.
    King Kong mode lacks colour; Robot mode looks great.

    Very clever idea!
     
  3. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    Interesting concept! I dig it!!
     
  4. primalxconvoy

    primalxconvoy グーグル 翻訳は素晴らしいです!

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    This is, at least, a good "thumbnail" as to what could be achieved with a remolded head, some clear black/black painted over chromed plastic, clear red, silver, grey paint, etc.

    Perhaps, one day, this will be official...
     
  5. phantro

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    I really dig this! Bravo sir!
     
  6. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    If this had been a an official toy sold in stores, I'd buy it in a heartbeat. Great concept, love it!
     
  7. shiftypenguin

    shiftypenguin Fancy-Pantsless Dancer

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    Interesting concept. Nice work!
     
  8. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm Wreck n’ rule

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    That works better than it should do. It works better than the Platinum one they did.

    Makes me think about taking one of my TM Megatrons any attempting something similar
     
  9. grimlockprime

    grimlockprime Well-Known Member

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    Beast Wars Season 1 colors Transmetal Megatron you wont be disappointed it works very well
    as far as this piece goes,the bot is great.beast mode def needs some touching up to break up the black
     
  10. DJsCustoms

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    If you have a spare Armada Predacon or JP Metals Megatron, I encourage you to give it a shot. I wouldn't recommend a GPS-cursed TM Megatron though.
    The mold works perfectly to fit in a LOT of details from the original Megatron. Like the parting of the original chest can be replicated by just skipping the 2nd top ridge of the chest face when painting the black in.
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/threads/de-transmetalized-megatron.1093883
     
  11. King Glurch

    King Glurch It’s Christmas again, Starscream!

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    Now we just need transmetal colored season 1 Optimus Primal...
     
  12. Murasame

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    looks better
     
  13. Trip

    Trip Prudentia Fortitudo Temperantia Iustitia

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    Dude this is ill. Keep em coming.
     
  14. setsuna

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    Huh... so thats what it would’ve looked like....

    Was always curious and wished for a more s1 themed color for transmetal primal