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PracticalMovie-Verse Optimus Prime

PixelMagicPixelMagic471 Posts: 663Member
edited February 2013 in Work in Progress #1
Normally I'm a Star Trek or Star Wars modeler, but I decided to do something little out of that arena. I'm making a gundam-like kit of Optimus Prime. It's the DMK-01 Dual Model Optimus Prime kit from Takara Tomy. It is VERY movie accurate, one of the best kits I have ever laid eyes on. The detail on this thing is mind blowing. Anyway, since it's still science fiction, I thought a few of you guys might like to see it. Here are some progress pics below.

Base Skeleton Painted with metallic paints.

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Red Truck part with battle damage and flame decal.

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And the skeleton with first weathering pass. (Note blue truck parts on leg)

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  • IRMLIRML250 Posts: 1,993Member
    the weathered metal looks fantastic, looks like real metal
  • Dr LeeDr Lee2 Posts: 0Member
    Very cool....
  • James MidsenJames Midsen62 Posts: 0Member
    Just how big is this thing????
  • dleridleri171 Posts: 0Member
    I admire this kind of level of modeling and dedication.
  • PixelMagicPixelMagic471 Posts: 663Member
    Just how big is this thing????

    It's about 10-11 inches tall when fully constructed. :)
  • James MidsenJames Midsen62 Posts: 0Member
    Oh okay. The outdoors shot made it look almost 3 feet tall.

    Anyways, Amazing modelling :)
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1804255 Posts: 11,034Member
    Yeah, but most of the other shots contain items that give a more accurate scale. ;)

    Really nice looking model so far. I especially like the weathering and battle damage. :)
  • japetusjapetus2937 SeattlePosts: 1,396Member
    This will be rockin' awesome to watch....
  • FreakFreak1088 Posts: 4,361Member
    Looks like a really great modell.
  • BolianAdmiralBolianAdmiral1113 Torrance, CaliforniaPosts: 2,556Member
    This looks awesome... great job so far!
  • PixelMagicPixelMagic471 Posts: 663Member
    Finally starting to get come truck parts, and therefore color on this bad boy. :)

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  • PixelMagicPixelMagic471 Posts: 663Member
    Build so far...

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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1804255 Posts: 11,034Member
    That's looking sweet. :D
  • ComcoComco317 Posts: 1,281Administrator
    Fantastic work there, Pixel. What technique did you use for the metal weathering? It's damn near faultless. :cool:
  • PixelMagicPixelMagic471 Posts: 663Member
    I have successfully used the flame stencils on the forearm armor. It's an involved process, but with patience, you get fantastic results. I will be doing the rest of the flames today, and will post updates on those as well. This is coming out nicely.

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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1804255 Posts: 11,034Member
    Sweet. I was wondering if you had decals for those or if you were going to pain them. That answers that question. They look terrific. :D
  • PixelMagicPixelMagic471 Posts: 663Member
    Current progress.

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  • PixelMagicPixelMagic471 Posts: 663Member
    Finished painting all the flames. Still working on figuring out the pinstriping...

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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1804255 Posts: 11,034Member
    It looks great. :)
  • japetusjapetus2937 SeattlePosts: 1,396Member
    so awesome! That is one amazingly detailed scale model...
  • PixelMagicPixelMagic471 Posts: 663Member
    Almost there...

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  • IRMLIRML250 Posts: 1,993Member
    have you been playing with bracketing or something? there's a look to these last photos that I wouldn't expect from a normal digital camera
  • PixelMagicPixelMagic471 Posts: 663Member
    IRML wrote: »
    have you been playing with bracketing or something? there's a look to these last photos that I wouldn't expect from a normal digital camera

    No, no bracketing. I did shoot these photos RAW, and then use the "Recovery" slider in the RAW conversion to bring back some highlight detail. Perhaps that's it?
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1804255 Posts: 11,034Member
    Great work on Optimus. :)
  • Dr LeeDr Lee2 Posts: 0Member
    WOW.....
  • IRMLIRML250 Posts: 1,993Member
    PixelMagic wrote: »
    No, no bracketing. I did shoot these photos RAW, and then use the "Recovery" slider in the RAW conversion to bring back some highlight detail. Perhaps that's it?
    could indeed be that, looks nice anyway
  • FreakFreak1088 Posts: 4,361Member
    Looking dam fine
  • DuudDuud0 Posts: 0Member
    Beautiful work!!
  • brain_damagebrain_damage0 Posts: 0Member
    This look great! awesome work! amazing detailing, congrats!
  • PixelMagicPixelMagic471 Posts: 663Member
    Ok, new pics time. Optimus is 99% complete, and I've started building a diorama base. It's only just started. Anyway, hope you guys enjoy.

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