20th Ann. DVD Prime in to MP-01 bash

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20th Ann. DVD Prime in to MP-01 bash

Postby Optimist_Prime » Wed Dec 26, 2007 12:18 pm

I've wanted to get the longer smoke stacks for My DVD prime, but I didn't want it to look to weird with the silver and mirriored chrome on him. I made my own plus a few other small modifications.

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The original 20th Anniversary DVD Optimus Prime to refresh our memories

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First I painted over the out-of-place yellow on his head with some Tamaya silver.

I then cut pieces of 5.5 mm styrene, filed the inside edge on one side of both damn near paper thin, and finally spray them with Tamaya silver leaf. After the silver dried I sprayed them with regular clearcoat to dull some of the shine, and it almost perfectly color matched Prime. I then attached them with 2-ton epoxy and let the epoxy cure.

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Last but not least, I painted his gun with Krylon Fusion. I used the Tamaya silver again to dry brush sections of his blaster.
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Re: 20th Ann. DVD Prime in to MP-01 bash

Postby Optimist_Prime » Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:43 pm

comments, complaints, constructive critisisim? anyone? Bueller?
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Re: 20th Ann. DVD Prime in to MP-01 bash

Postby Satomiblood » Mon Dec 31, 2007 5:26 am

Looks great. I've thought of modding my own Prime this way. Those are really the only things that are separating it from a true MP quality figure.
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Re: 20th Ann. DVD Prime in to MP-01 bash

Postby Auto Bot » Wed Jan 02, 2008 11:25 am

Are the smokestacks really that long?

It's done nicely. I can't even see the seams.

The blaster in black looks really good. ;)^
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Re: 20th Ann. DVD Prime in to MP-01 bash

Postby Energon » Wed Jan 02, 2008 3:24 pm

I like the longer stacks too. It looks great!
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Re: 20th Ann. DVD Prime in to MP-01 bash

Postby Optimist_Prime » Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:02 pm

Auto Bot wrote:It's done nicely. I can't even see the seams.

The blaster in black looks really good. ;)^


Thank you :grin: . I tried to match the silver hue as close as possible. I am very pleased with the results.

I thought going a little longer on the stacks might give it more of a cartoon and realistic look. Of course, I'm so used those nubs I just wanted to do away with them.
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