Minor/Repaint: DMK 01 Model Optimus Prime WIP

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  1. SonOfNemesis

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    Pic taken without light tent. You can see his metallic paint look better I think.

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    Battle Damage Added. Tarnished some chrome parts too.

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    Big Update: Just need to add his body panel washes and wear and tear effects and this figure will be done. Holy SH*T this thing SUCKED to build but the final product I am close to will be awesome :) 

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    Update: Decided to go metallic on this one: VIDEO HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXjzxuVfLmM

    First time using metallics entirely. Red is a custom mix, blue is an arctic blue metallic, and I still got a TON to do...

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    Update II for today,

    Added some more details to the skeleton along with bringing out more of the brighter metals and then did some selective gloss here and there. Then for the hell of it, add more of the armor and Optimus's head. Yes I still have to repaint all the armor but I wanted to see how his skeleton was progressing with armor on.

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    Update below with description :) 

    First off, if you don't have this model kit, you have GOT to get one, it is so sick!

    Anyway, we've seen this done before a few times...well, it's my turn eh heh heh heh. This is a project I am working on in between commissions and other things :) 

    I completely forgot to take pre-paint pics of OP's skeleton so here's one I got from Seibertron.com by one of its members, Alfes2010.

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    The next picture is after I primed it flat black, then gun metal/titanium mix, then glossed, then added some washes for grime and oil residue...Yep, he's going dirty mostly but not as much as you might think.

    I airbrushed his outer armor parts for his skeleton and hands in gloss black as a preparation for brighter metallic colors...

    I'll being doing lots of metal tones and highlighting within his skeleton and then will be focus on the tractor parts later...

    UPDATE: Skeleton is mostly done now, just got to add some more washes and then some scrapes and scratches. I put the body armor on just to get an idea of how much of the skeleton will be covered up. I will paint all the armor and will then paint flames as well.

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  2. Rattrap

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    Wow man, I cant wait to see this guy done!
     
  3. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Joe, me too :) 
     
  4. KayODave

    KayODave Still a grey prototype

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    I just got this guy from BBTS not long ago, he's an amazing figure who can only get better with paint! Can't wait to see the final results! Are you gonna fix his hands too?
     
  5. SonOfNemesis

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    Thanks, this is quite an awesome figure to paint too! Yes, I did fix the hands and I highly recommend every owner of this figure do the same.

    Here's my video link:
    YouTube - DMK 01 Optimus Prime Hand/Finger Fix - Per Encline's Tutorial
     
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    Oooooooo, lookin good SoN!
     
  8. prime326

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    looking forward to this
     
  9. ServO

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    Lookin awesome! This kit is amazing! After I finished mine, I had absolutely no need for any other incarnation of movie Optimus in my collection, and it is still one of my favorite pieces.
     
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    This is fantastic Zac. Looking forward to seeing more.
     
  11. NemesisCustoms

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    Great start! Looking forward to see more
     
  12. Rodimeister0088

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    very nice. i too am starting to paint mine but i dont think itll look this crazy! sweet job man. if i hate u later, its cuz of this piece lol.
     
  13. Ironkorr

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    lookin good man
     
  14. SonOfNemesis

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    No prob :) 

    Thanks guys!

    Yep, me too.

    Thanks Steve!

    Thanks lol, you'll do alright, it's sooooo customizer friendly man, you really can't go wrong. Just make sure you take your time and really think this one out. There's times when I'll just look at the skeleton in various lighted angles to see where the best highlights would look and I do take a lot of notes :) 

    Thanks Bruce!
     
  15. SonOfNemesis

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    Update
     
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    Looks pretty sharp!
     
  17. BLK-OUT 4500X

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    Great job man , I had lots of fun putting mine together . It's a great figure to have .
     
  18. SonOfNemesis

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    Long time overdue but here's a new update: More info on pg. 1, first post.

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    That is an impressive figure and smooth paint work,SoN.
     
  20. SonOfNemesis

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    Big update guys :)