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Double Zeta Optimus Prime (FOC upgrade; Image HEAVY))

PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:33 am
by guarayakha
My first actual full kitbash project involving a Transformer toy and I'm pretty pleased with how he turned out in the end (except for the paintjob, which was entirely done with markers).

Upgrade parts mainly comes from MG FAZZ Gundam, with random gundam bits here and there for the head, hip-armor panels and the tank treads. The Autobot emblem comes from Leader DOTM Bumblebee's MechTech.

Without further ado, I present to you all, Double Zeta Optimus!

Cybertronian Battle Tank
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Holes drilled into Optimus' arms for upgrade installation
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A bit crooked positioning here because the additional piece under the cannon(to stabilize the bot mode) was not added until later, so they kinda got in the way in alt mode
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Hexa-Rocket-powered!
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Assembling the core upgraded bot mode
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FOC Double Zeta Optimus Prime!!
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BackView: The blue piece pegs into FOC OP; had to cut out some small pieces out of his butt :p The 2 red pieces are there to prevent him from having a broken back.
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No Gundam-inspired mod is complete without the addition of beam sabers. These fit nicely into the side armor panels
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Here he is with Astray Red Frame's weapon...
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...which had been modded to become the Master Sword!
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So you've been wondering where did that sword comes from, and where does that rocket backpack with the Autobot emblem had gone, eh? We'll get to that, but lemme introduce you to...

...the Metal H.A.W.K! (Heavy Armor Weapon Kit!)-Old school cheesy acronym!
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So that, and all that missing pieces will go back into Prime to form his...

APEX ARMOR! (NB: Unused MH's parts missing from the rest of the photos actually transforms into a huge blaster of some sort, but it's just too heavy for the old-school gundam palms to handle...)
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FAZZ Optimus
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Back view, this guy's gonna leave Jetwing in the dust trails :D
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Have at you, Decepticon scum!
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Wielding the MasterSword (This is also the last time he'll be using it; it's waaaay to heavy for the old Gundam pvc joints to handle all that weight, even with Giant's aid)
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"Why don't you pick on somebody of your own size!?"
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And that's all for this project of mine, folks! Thank you for your time!
*Brofists*
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Re: Double Zeta Optimus Prime (FOC upgrade; Image HEAVY))

PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:45 am
by Va'al
...whoah. :shock:

Just... whoah.

Re: Double Zeta Optimus Prime (FOC upgrade; Image HEAVY))

PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:23 pm
by toddstarz
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i love this shot.

well done man..

Re: Double Zeta Optimus Prime (FOC upgrade; Image HEAVY))

PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:45 pm
by MasterSoundBlaster
I can't even descibe how epic this custom is...

Re: Double Zeta Optimus Prime (FOC upgrade; Image HEAVY))

PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:45 pm
by SKYWARPED_128
They should make this a holy relic and enshrine it at Hasbro's headquarters. TF fans could then perform annual pilgrimages to behold it's intricate beauty.

Seriously, I'm still trying to figure out just how you managed such a feat of toy engineering.

What did you use to make the upgraded head? It's beautiful.

Re: Double Zeta Optimus Prime (FOC upgrade; Image HEAVY))

PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:40 am
by Nighttracker
how did you make this badass add on for Prime?
please tell me how you did it :CON: :BOT:

Re: Double Zeta Optimus Prime (FOC upgrade; Image HEAVY))

PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:51 pm
by guarayakha
Glad that you guys liked it :D Thanks for the comments!


SKYWARPED_128 wrote:They should make this a holy relic and enshrine it at Hasbro's headquarters. TF fans could then perform annual pilgrimages to behold it's intricate beauty.

Seriously, I'm still trying to figure out just how you managed such a feat of toy engineering.

What did you use to make the upgraded head? It's beautiful.

It's what happens when I running out of cabinet space :lol: That, and me wanting to get rid of my old unwanted Gundam kits taking up storage space. Crazy motivation to start up mod project, I know 8-}

A good old majority of the body still retains the original MG FAZZ Gundam features, so the rest of the work mainly lies in putting them together nicely without it falling apart :) The head is from the old 1/100 HG Duel Gundam, with its v-fins removed and the 'ears' are the shoulder rests from the 1/144 Hyaku Shiki + Mega Bazooka Launcher:
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Nighttracker wrote:how did you make this badass add on for Prime?
please tell me how you did it :CON: :BOT:


Having lots of old unwanted Gundam kits helps :lol: Seriously, this idea kinda comes up out of the blue when I decided that I was bored with the FAZZ Gundam and FOC Prime being small. Then I just kinda went with the flow and look for any other unwanted Gundam pieces from my junkpile that kinda goes well with the main body when transformed, and trimmed out parts that got in the way when i crammed FOC Prime into the mix.
The tank treads were a funny one; I wanted to put wheels on him at first, but I don't wanna butcher any of my TFs nor buy a car model just for the sake of a custom so I took them off the 1/144 BuCue Hound and hoped they'd lay flat in alt mode, which they did, luckily.
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Re: Double Zeta Optimus Prime (FOC upgrade; Image HEAVY))

PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:36 pm
by Nighttracker
So you added some gundam models together and created a power suit for Optimus Prime?
:BOT: :CON:

Re: Double Zeta Optimus Prime (FOC upgrade; Image HEAVY))

PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:12 pm
by Nighttracker
You know after looking at this a couple of times I kinda want to try my hand at making something like this myself
thanks for motivating me pal :CON: :BOT:

Re: Double Zeta Optimus Prime (FOC upgrade; Image HEAVY))

PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:29 pm
by SKYWARPED_128
guarayakha wrote:It's what happens when I running out of cabinet space :lol: That, and me wanting to get rid of my old unwanted Gundam kits taking up storage space. Crazy motivation to start up mod project, I know 8-}

A good old majority of the body still retains the original MG FAZZ Gundam features, so the rest of the work mainly lies in putting them together nicely without it falling apart :) The head is from the old 1/100 HG Duel Gundam, with its v-fins removed and the 'ears' are the shoulder rests from the 1/144 Hyaku Shiki + Mega Bazooka Launcher:
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Dude, I seriously envy you. I wish I had as many Gundam kits to tinker around with.

I take it this is a "non-invasive" mod, as in you can put them back together as Gundam kits later on?

The parts you used to make the head is ingenious.

Re: Double Zeta Optimus Prime (FOC upgrade; Image HEAVY))

PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:35 am
by guarayakha
Nighttracker wrote:You know after looking at this a couple of times I kinda want to try my hand at making something like this myself
thanks for motivating me pal :CON: :BOT:

Glad to have helped :D Good luck!


SKYWARPED_128 wrote:Dude, I seriously envy you. I wish I had as many Gundam kits to tinker around with.

I take it this is a "non-invasive" mod, as in you can put them back together as Gundam kits later on?

The parts you used to make the head is ingenious.


Unfortunately, butchered Gundam parts usually means no gundam in the end :( On the bright side that also means more unused leftover parts from said Gundam :twisted:

Re: Double Zeta Optimus Prime (FOC upgrade; Image HEAVY))

PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:45 pm
by SKYWARPED_128
guarayakha wrote:Unfortunately, butchered Gundam parts usually means no gundam in the end :( On the bright side that also means more unused leftover parts from said Gundam :twisted:


We are gathered here today to salute these courageous and noble Gundam, who gave their limbs to the greater cause, so that Optimus may light our darkest hour.

Re: Double Zeta Optimus Prime (FOC upgrade; Image HEAVY))

PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:05 am
by Mykltron
Wow, the original figure gets a bit lost under all that add on stuff! Nice job.

Re: Double Zeta Optimus Prime (FOC upgrade; Image HEAVY))

PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:22 am
by starwarrior1227
it looks like what optimus would look like in a gundam crossover....
AND IM LOVING EVERY D@MN BIT OF IT!!

Re: Double Zeta Optimus Prime (FOC upgrade; Image HEAVY))

PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:45 am
by griftimus prime
if you can make another one. you should sell it on ebay

Re: Double Zeta Optimus Prime (FOC upgrade; Image HEAVY))

PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:21 am
by hinomars19
You,sir, are a crazy fellow, and I am extremly fearful of you.

In the best possible way, of course :grin:

Re: Double Zeta Optimus Prime (FOC upgrade; Image HEAVY))

PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:55 am
by RAcast
Words escape me to describe how AMAZING this custom is! You sir, are a genius comparable only to Wheeljack himself! :grin:

Re: Double Zeta Optimus Prime (FOC upgrade; Image HEAVY))

PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:34 pm
by kirbenvost
Whoa. IMO the FoC aesthetic looks a bit out of place with Gundam armor, but it still combines to make one seriously baddass Optimus Prime. Well done! :APPLAUSE:

Re: Double Zeta Optimus Prime (FOC upgrade; Image HEAVY))

PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:51 am
by wulongti
impressive work sir, very well done :D