Minor/Repaint: TLK Optimus Prime repaint

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by vidmouse, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. vidmouse

    vidmouse Well-Known Member

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    I found this TLK voyager Prime last week on clearance at Walmart. It's such a fun toy! I love the sculpt, how "just right" the transformation is (not too simple, not too complex), and the fact that there's not a lot of areas to worry about for paint rub with the repaint. I love the He-man like back-sheath for the sword. I've read other complaints about the sword not being long enough, but it looks great as a bastard-size sword. Great play value.

    After working on the repaint, I took a shot outside of my workshop on a whim, and found the natural light in my house works much better for photos.

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  2. prime326

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    very nice job
     
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  3. vidmouse

    vidmouse Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! Tried my best.
     
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    MachiniPrimus Well-Known Member

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    You should try the Savio-Prime mod for the smokestacks, if you don't mind doing some cutting.
     
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    Great paint job! This figure is perfect for repaints!
     
  6. vidmouse

    vidmouse Well-Known Member

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    While I admire what Savio and others have done with this, I actually like the smokestacks as they are.

    I absolutely agree! I'm tempted to pick up a few more
     
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    Personally I'd get rid of the grey plastic.. heck in my custom I did get rid of it :p  But overall looks great! I like the weathered look without going overboard like a lot of people tend to do
     
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    Thanks! Now that you mention it, I am noticing more of the details in the arms in the photos that I didn't cover. Don't know if I'll revisit it now or sometime later, but good to know!
     
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    I always use the Prime 1 studios statues as references, if they made 1. It really helps see what needs to go where