Customs: RID 2001 Optimus Prime project wot I started

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  1. waffel

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    With my university term cut short by a pandemic you may have heard of I've had some time to work on a new project. I have a few things I want to print, but my printer is currently in need of a new part. while I wait I decided to start a project I've always wanted to do but finally think I have the ability to do well.

    So anyway here is how much of a prime I've been able to model in about 2 days. Hopefully tomorrow Ill have the cab bot fully modelled, engineering and all. Would like him to be legends size, but if he gets to complex Ill make him modern voyager sized. Anyone know anyone I could commission for headsculpts? I hate doing them so much...

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    Awesome! If you're looking for Headsculpts I think Trentulas does them for $40? It might only be titan master faces though, I can't remember.
     
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    I look forward to seeing this project through

    RID01 Optimus is one of my personal fave figures
     
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    Nice, I see his midsection isn't just a facade like our toy was.
     
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    Yeah, I've managed to work in a fully encompassing torso armour, and he has all the articulation the origibal was missing (including an ab in both modes)
     
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    Hell yeah. I don't see his stubby hose reel pistol yet, love that gun. Great work
     
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    Earthrise leader, essentially the core bot is voyager and then the super mode is whatever he shakes out to be
     
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    Loving it
     
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    Getting close to being ready to start printing. I want prime to be the best he can be, so I've been trying to improve his proportions. I think the new ones look better, but probably could still benefit from a bit more tuning

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    So I guess the legends size intention brought more challenges than it was worth? Darn. I was really hoping for an iron-factory-esque version of my favorite robot firetruck. Still looking forward to seeing this in whatever form it ends up in, keep up the great work!

    Any plans for Ultra Magnus?
     
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    Honestly, one of the reasons its taken so long to complere is because I felt the original joints I designed into the arm and leg transformation were too complex. I took a break but am now revising the engineering with the hopes of making scaling him down more possible. It also allowed me to see the problems with the proportions

    As for magnus, I dunno maybe? The problem is his animation model cheats way more than primes, and I wouldn't want to make him just to combine, he would have to be decent on his own which would mandate a lot of reworking of the original design. I guess it will depend upon how satisfied I am with prime in the end. If he comes out well, I could see myself doing magnus some time in the near future
     
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    Excellent. I'm happy to see you're back at it. I'm all for measuring twice and cutting once, anything worthwhile takes time. Keep it up!
     
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    haha, zombie thread...great...

    but for real, if i may ask, will there be a CHUG scale and Legend scale, or just one? sorry if i was being a bother, i was really interested and curious!

    extremely very late edit: i just saw one of the posts, i apologise for this dumb question
     
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