Heavy/Scratch: Ultimate Optimus Prime done right.

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  1. erwinsims

    erwinsims Well-Known Member

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    So, I have been bussy with the DOTM Ultimate Optimus Prime,
    He is the only Optimus we have that scales with the Studio Series Deluxes BUT... he never actually was how it should be.

    I decided to fix him.

    the project is now at 80% so I am confident to show the progress.

    what is done with Optimus:
    (Ill come back to the trailer later)
    - 6mm of width cut out of the truck,
    - removed the frontwheels (forearms)
    - Made faux doors for the chest,
    - made higher smokestacks,
    - remade the grille (removed hinge)
    - fitted it all together again,
    - started painting.

    it sounds simple, but it was a lot of work,
    Not only is everything tighter with a 6mm slimmer car, I also had to find ways to incorporate and hide the mods.

    the Trailer will transform into the armoury and jetpack. (Second post in this tread)

    nuff said, here are all the pictures of him since the start of the project.

    tomorrow I will upgrade the tread with pictures of Optimus Prime finished.
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    Post for Trailer:

    the Trailer was to wide and to Short to look just right, so I reduced the width by 40mm, and added pieces from another trailer to increase the length with 140mm,

    I also cut it all up in 8 pieces and started building the Armoury ring. The roof is not yet made but will become the jetpack. Here is where the Trailer is now:
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    Post Finished Prime, painted and curing.. all it will need is some touchups and a polish soon. image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
     
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    looks awesome!
     
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    Thank you!
    The paint will make it even better,
    It is starting to become my favorite custom, the Trailer is a fun project to.
     
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    cool!
     
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    Don’t you just love Scale?
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    Looks brilliant!!!!!!! Great job man!!!!!
     
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  9. erwinsims

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    Not sarcastic, all bots and cars you see there are 1:38/39 in scale
     
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    Lunatic Prime Former Prime

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    You did an awesome job there, no questions ask - but why did you make him thinner?

    And which paint did you use for Ratchet? it looks colorshifting. I use Green Stuff World's Chameleon Colors but this one doesn't look like one of them. MAYBE Tropical Green but it looks too yellow.
     
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    I made him thinner cause the altmode of the truck was (6mm) to wide, it ruined the look of the truck for me so That is where the custom started.

    It is house of color candy custard lime over a gold base, it came out to yellow so I will try it over silver next time to get it 100% movie accurate, I build him a new rear shell to and got decals made, he will be awesome once he is done.
     
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    Uh, yeah, I've seen that "self-made" colorshift effect made out of a metallic color under a candy paint before. Maybe I should stop buying colorshifting paints and make my owns.
     
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    How much longer is the trailer?
     
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    12 cm, or 4.72 inches Longer