Minor/Repaint: Earthrise Optimus - Faceplate Mod

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by TooKean, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. TooKean

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    I've been removing unwanted factory paint apps for years using denatured alcohol like Snaku mentioned. There's a local chemical company
    that my work buys 5 gallon drums from, so I just buy some from my boss a quart at a time.
     
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  2. TooKean

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    In my experience, denatured alcohol works great for removing factory paint apps on standard ABS type plastics. I've even used it to take off the siege 'battle damage' on Soundwave's chest - but only in Q-tip amounts at a time. DO NOT let it pool or it will craze acrylic plastic wherever there's molded detail or 90 degree corners (like I did on Siege Ratchet's chest... :( )
     
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    Okay, thanks for the advice everyone. I'll have to try this if and when I get this prime figure, maybe even try the faceplate mod if I'm feeling confident enough that I'm not going to ruin the figure's face.
     
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  4. TooKean

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    No. It's the Deluxe Movie Trilogy set trailer. I picked it up, used, on Ebay. It was missing the back door, so I had to make a new one. Sides needed to be touched up in places too. I'll try to post photos of the wheelbase adjustment soon. Wasn't too tricky, though.
     
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    i think he got rid of the silver lines thats why u see lots of red in alt mode...
     
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  6. Shepard Prime

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    From what I've seen of comparisons on Emgo's video for ER Op, the G1 trailer is actually bigger than the ER one. You'd have to do a height adjustment since it sits so low tho'.
     
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    Which gun did you give him?
     
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    That looks awesome!
     
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    Wow, I'm torn between being super amazed how much difference those seemingly little cuts made, and how you managed to get them so cleanly and perfectly cut! Outstanding!
     
  10. TooKean

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    It's actually from the Walmart "Vintage G1" Optimus Prime Reissue. It's the wider of the two he comes with. I modified the grip with a 5mm peg so that he can hold it properly and cut down and drilled out the barrel.
     
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  11. WittyTransformersUsername

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    That's a really cool mod! Gives Earthrise Prime so much more character! Gives him more of a older and experienced look, a really cool design and major improvement over the original despite it being a really good head sculpt in the first place!
     
  12. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    I don't understand why this wasn't the default head sculpt from Hasbro. This evokes the character SOOO much better than original. I love it. I'd do it to mine, but I don't have that steady of a hand.
     
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    What blue did you use for the grey parts?
     
  14. TooKean

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    A mix of Testors Acryl Gloss Blue and a drop each of Guard Red and Matte Black. Two coats of that - then finished with Testors Matte Clear.
     
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  15. CyberstormSM

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    Wow, that looks really cool. Great work! :thumbs2: