Painting Evasion Optimus

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  1. gbm

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    Hi all,

    For those of you who took on the task of re-painting your Hasbro Evasion Prime...how did you go about doing so?

    I've seen quite a few in the Radicons section that look outstanding; but I'm curious as to how you did it.

    Did you take it apart to spray the parts?

    I've noticed that some of the parts that need painting are quite hard to get to; such as the smoke stacks on either side of Prime's head.

    Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. Blazere

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    I wanted to make a thread like this too. I've never painted a TF before, and I wanted to get this particular one right.

    How do you take it apart? What do you use to paint? Do you hand paint, spray paint, or what? What do you do so the paint stays one? Those are just some of my questions.

    We need someone :( 
     
  3. The Bucket Kitten

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    On my EM Optimus Prime, I've added silver paint to his smokestacks, upper arms, and lower legs without having the take anything off.

    Course I can't say whether or not others took their Prime's apart or not.
     
  4. konrathink

    konrathink Jared Magnus

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    Read through the tutorials here and don't skip any steps :) 

    Seriously though, a wealth of information is in there with videos here and there and just a ton of things that will save you time.

    Cliff-notes; was with some soap and water, sand down parts that might rub after you add paint (remember, you're adding paint so what was tight fitting before with be even tighter and may strip the paint).
     
  5. Smashs

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    Far as disassembly, it seems like most people just removed screws. I've read about a few people who removes 2 or 3 pins, but none who have removed every pin and rivet.

    I'm very curious about paint matching, too.
     
  6. ServO

    ServO Seeker (I look for stuff) Super Mod

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    I did not disassemble anything except his forearms to do the hand swap...everything else I did by hand with acrylics, and a few smaller brushes...I just kind of moved things out of the way as I went.