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Minor/Repaint: Second Repaint - Robovision Optimus Prime

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by mampy, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    Hey guys, here's my second repaint - robovision prime.

    It's a bit pic heavy, and the lighting is kinda dark, but I hope you like it! Thanks for looking!

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    *A detail shot of the shoulder and arm flames. I personally think they turned out nicely.

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    *Another detail shot (albeit quite from an earlier, crappy photoshoot) behind d legs

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  2. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    pretty good job dude. you did well with all the little details.
     
  3. len_d69

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    Love the flames man!!!
     
  4. SureShot90

    SureShot90 Peace=superior firepower

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    Wow, I love it :D 
     
  5. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    Thanks! I do obsess a lot about the details, I looked for a lot of movie concept art and pics of other custom primes for reference before starting on this guy.

    Then I realized that there were differences between the concept pics - like the presence flames on the lower rib area and on the arms.

    I tried to make this guy as close to the actual movie as possible, so I ended up watching his scenes from the movie over and over:p 

    Thanks! I tried to copy the exact flame patterns from the movie. I don't know how many times I've watched him in the scene with the glasses and the other 'bots and the last one where he sends a message to other autobots in space. :p 
     
  6. charlieBROWN

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    the truck mode is awesome!
     
  7. Sycia

    Sycia Draconian Faction

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    I... swore I wasn't going to get any movie Optimuses (Optimi?)... but you're wavering me so... >< *shakes fist*

    No seriously, that is so, so kickarse.
     
  8. viper2391

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    Nice! Also consider lengthening the antenna and replacing the hands. Great job!
     
  9. TonyzCustomz

    TonyzCustomz Am I doin it rite? TFW2005 Supporter

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    Very nice, great attention to detail.
     
  10. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    That's a lot of beautiful detail work there.
     
  11. autobotx23

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    Attention to detail is a beautiful thing. Good work.
     
  12. frenzyrumble

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    awesome work! I think that's one of the best i've seen.

    I finally ordered on ebay one of these guys. Can't wait to get and paint it.
     
  13. SonRay

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    Nice work, i did something similar, but didnt have any problems with paint on the rear end. Then again i wasn't using acrylics, i used enamels. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  14. Transfan76

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    yeah ,you certainly did a good job on the details and paid close attention to the flames on the forearms . it seems that whenever i see a custom on voyager prime each one turns out pretty darn good especially for sonray's recent custom
     
  15. frenzyrumble

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    hey mampy, how did you get such a nice black backdrop for your photo shoots? I tried black paper, and it looks gray and like paper :( 
     
  16. freezowave

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    Try using fabric (velvet works great for me). It absorbs the light much better than paper. You can also try diffusing the light and/or tinkering with your white balance.
     
  17. freezowave

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    btw Great looking repaint.
     
  18. Optimus Scourge

    Optimus Scourge Arcee's boy toy Veteran

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    Nice!
     
  19. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    Hey guys, thanks for all the positive comments!


    I bought this large poster paper that has black felt on one side. I agree with freezowave, cloth doesn't reflect light as much as paper.

    I also made a lightbox to diffuse the light. Check out this link:
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  20. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    LOL. :lol