Minor/Repaint: DMK-01 Optimus Prime Build

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by chapsy, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. chapsy

    chapsy Well-Known Member

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    Spent the past week assembling this model. It was easily one of the most frustrating models I have built to date, but ended up being very rewarding.
    The amount of detail on this thing is massive, truly a great (non-transforming) representation of bayformer prime.
    Here is my take on it. It's very simple, but seeing as how scratched up the bayformers get, I decided to make it a sort of testbed for my first attempt at washing and drybrushing. The results, while simple, were spectacular(in my opinion). The amount of curves and edges make it very easy to brush and bring out subtle details that would be easy to miss on a stock build.
    For paint I used duplicolor paints. Gold, Gray Metallic, and Charcoal Metallic. I also used Tamiya Aluminum and clear orange, as well as Testors Model Master Acrylic Gunmetal. Weathering and Washing was done with the Testors Gunmetal and Tamiya Aluminum. the finished product is sealed underneath a couple of coats of krylon matte clear coat.
    Hope you like the pics!

    -Chapsy
     

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  2. mainframe

    mainframe Well-Known Member

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    Damn that looks good
     
  3. Xcaliber037

    Xcaliber037 AH-64D Longbow

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    Wow man. Nicely done. DMK Prime is awesome!
     
  4. chapsy

    chapsy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. He was a HUGE pain in the ass to build though.
    The pipes on the sides of the frame, the ball joint on the neck, pretty much the whole ab assembly, the brake discs on his ankles, and the chest doors were all a huge test of patience to make. This figure looks great, but it's definitely a build-it-and-look-at-it kit. Definitely keep this away from any little ones in your home!
     
  5. Sabrina_Ng

    Sabrina_Ng La Femme Fatale

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    He's a bitch. I messed mine up. Still trying to backtrack n fix him up properly.
     
  6. chapsy

    chapsy Well-Known Member

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    how so? maybe i could help?
    I eventually figured some ways around some problems I had with the kit.
     
  7. Stormbringer85

    Stormbringer85 Well-Known Member

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    very nice, awesome work.
     
  8. prime326

    prime326 Autobot Leader

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    I want that model so bad. Your's looks great.
     
  9. Starscream217

    Starscream217 You will address me as LORD Starscream...

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    Great weathering on the truck parts man!