Minor/Repaint: Earthrise Optimus - Faceplate Mod

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  1. TooKean

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    **Updated with Mod Guide

    Greetings All!

    Earthrise Optimus Prime is one of my favorite transformers of the decade. I thought that a few modifications would make it even better. The stock Earthrise trailer is too small so I've replaced it with deluxe scale Dark of The Moon Trailer with a wheelbase height adjustment.

    Vehicle Mode with Modified Dark of The Moon Trailer & Removed Cab Stripes:
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    Robot Mode with Modified Faceplate, Repainted Legs and Additional Touch-Ups:
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    Mod Guide: I just used a standard X-acto knife and lightly sanded with a sliver of super fine 400 grit sandpaper.
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    Enjoy the pictures!!
     

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  2. LRJ2007

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    this looks amazing! one question though, did you repaint the red?
     
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  3. TooKean

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    Didn't repaint the red. Just used HDR to take the pics on my phone.
     
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    oh, ok. still looks great!
     
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    YES! I have always wondered how an mp44 head will look on him! This is close and it looks great!
     
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    how did you do that? did you use an exacto knife? It looks awesome
     
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    do you have a tutorial on how to do the mouth plate?
     
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  8. TooKean

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    I do now. :) 
     
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    thanks!
     
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    And I thought the head was good as it is, but this is perfection. And you did it so clean.
     
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  11. TooKean

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    I did use a fresh X-acto knife blade then followed up with a small piece of 400 grit sandpaper.
     
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    NIce idea using that trailer :thumb 

    How did you adjust the wheels?
     
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    Sir, you must have a good eye and steady hands.
     
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    Really nice work. I wonder how the G3 Trailer would work with this figure. Hell, even the G1 trailer might work too.
     
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    Woah. Instantly looks better. Great work!
     
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    I’m sure this is a stupid question but, how did you remove the cab stripes?
     
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    Rubbing alcohol works perfectly for removing stock paint.

    Good luck finding any during this panic-shopping period, though.
     
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    I'm curious, is that the trailer that turns into his jet-pack and wings?
     
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    Denatured alcohol should work and I doubt it's been panic-shopped. I've never tried it on a TF, though, so don't blame me if it's bad for the plastic.
     
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    I've been using brake fluid and Brasso recently during this great drought, and they have their ups and downs. (brake fluid works on enamel and Brasso is safe on clear plastic, but the latter has some serious fumes and doesn't really work on factory paint)
     
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