Minor/Repaint: Powered convoy repaint of Optimus Prime and Magnus trailer

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Destructimis Prime, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. Destructimis Prime

    Destructimis Prime We have Landed

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2016
    Posts:
    3,211
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    Ottawa
    Likes:
    +22,104
    Finished powered convoy repaint of a g1 Optimus and Magnus trailer. I had the idea for a while to do this I just needed a jumpstart. I found the Optimus at a flea market for $20 and just decided to go for it. I started with the Optimus and used the paint I had on hand that was a close match. Krylon spray paint. For the trailer I decided to do it with better paint so I bought the remaining colors by tamiya. My friend bid for the trailer and accessories for me for pretty cheap. Three auctions total. I have just about $130 dollars invested in the project. Including the transformers themselves, paint and repro stickers and resin cast black fists for the cab which are not pictured,they came later. I'm really pleased with how it came out and it's now one of my favorite pieces in my collection.
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG] 4AE40DD2-F0D4-46FC-B93E-A2732FF48586.jpeg 3A5C1CE1-2808-43C1-BE68-12D5224F94B3.jpeg 09A1457C-9CA6-4017-8899-AFD03368BF0B.jpeg 111392DF-2A68-40C8-AB4A-1EE6822FC0AC.jpeg
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2019
    • Like Like x 12
  2. God Ginrai

    God Ginrai Energon Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2015
    Posts:
    2,815
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    Maryland, USA
    Likes:
    +811
    I saw you post this on /r/transformers a few weeks back, great work! If it wasn't for the paint on the eyes being a bit rough around the edges and a spot of the original blue visible on the helmet, I'd think this was the real deal!
     
    • Like Like x 2
  3. Destructimis Prime

    Destructimis Prime We have Landed

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2016
    Posts:
    3,211
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    Ottawa
    Likes:
    +22,104
    Thank you! And yeah I post on Reddit but decided to create an account here like a week or two ago so I'm new. And yeah those are the two areas that needed improvement. I want to find another head for the cab and try again. It's a shame that the trailer I bought came with a Magnus cab minus the head :( 
     
  4. Vinjax01

    Vinjax01 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Posts:
    327
    Trophy Points:
    132
    Location:
    Connecticut, USA
    Likes:
    +27
    Ebay:
    Inspiring!!!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. autobot prowl

    autobot prowl Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2007
    Posts:
    5,775
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Location:
    Gainesville Fl
    Likes:
    +4,258
    Nice work
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. Stormvapor

    Stormvapor Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    Posts:
    4,604
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +1,563
    Awesome! Amazing work!
    I always wanted to see a powermaster prime version of this as well :) 
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. geekatron prime

    geekatron prime Very poor member from buying TFs

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2016
    Posts:
    3,268
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    Western New York
    Likes:
    +6,052
    Very well done. :thumb 
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. shiftypenguin

    shiftypenguin Fancy-Pantsless Dancer

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2008
    Posts:
    5,568
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Location:
    Iowa
    Likes:
    +2,973
    Awesome work!
     
    • Like Like x 2
  9. Yaujta

    Yaujta Split second of divinity... Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2008
    Posts:
    31,066
    News Credits:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    392
    Location:
    South Central PA
    Likes:
    +61,130
    I like it! This color scheme always looked good to me and you did it justice.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. MinerEdgar

    MinerEdgar Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2013
    Posts:
    801
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +653
    That looks great! The paints finish makes it look like the prototypes that would be used in early promotional stuff. Fantastic work.
     
  11. leus

    leus TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2019
    Posts:
    349
    Trophy Points:
    132
    Location:
    Washington
    Likes:
    +224
    This turned out extremely well! I absolutely love the details on the eyes and crest. Very professionally realized .....and it was only 130$ that's BANG for your buck right there. Can you please post more pics? Oh, and do you mind if I PM you for some tips .......I am looking to undertake this challenge myself and create an ichiban diaclone sunstreaker ......my friend.
     
  12. dragonflye18

    dragonflye18 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2018
    Posts:
    1,060
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +2,128
    Twitter:
    amazing job lad.jpg
     
  13. Shadow Convoy

    Shadow Convoy Stealth Ops Commander

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    881
    Trophy Points:
    212
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Likes:
    +33
    Ebay:
    What black paint did you use for the white shoulder stacks? I've been trying to do the same thing but when I try to dye the plastic, it gets all warped from the heat.

    Also, any tips on how to remove the tires from the end of the trailer/feet to get it painted?
     
  14. Moonminer

    Moonminer Moonminer

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2016
    Posts:
    474
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +483
    man of culture i see... i love diaclone stuff. awesome custom
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. Destructimis Prime

    Destructimis Prime We have Landed

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2016
    Posts:
    3,211
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    Ottawa
    Likes:
    +22,104
    I wanted to dye them originally too but it didn’t work for me so I used Tamiya flat black. It was a pain to pry the wheel pins out. But it was ultimately worth it. I forget exactly how I did it as it’s been a while since I did this.
     
  16. Shadow Convoy

    Shadow Convoy Stealth Ops Commander

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    881
    Trophy Points:
    212
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Likes:
    +33
    Ebay:
    Thank you! Does the black paint hold up relatively well through the transformation?