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PracticalMovie-Verse Optimus Prime

PixelMagicPixelMagic388 Posts: 647Member
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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  • IRMLIRML245 Posts: 1,993Member
    the weathered metal looks fantastic, looks like real metal
  • Dr LeeDr Lee2 Posts: 0Member
    Very cool....
  • James MidsenJames Midsen61 Posts: 0Member
    Just how big is this thing????
  • dleridleri0 Posts: 0Member
    I admire this kind of level of modeling and dedication.
  • PixelMagicPixelMagic388 Posts: 647Member
    Just how big is this thing????

    It's about 10-11 inches tall when fully constructed. :)
  • James MidsenJames Midsen61 Posts: 0Member
    Oh okay. The outdoors shot made it look almost 3 feet tall.

    Anyways, Amazing modelling :)
  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801854 Posts: 9,999Member
    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. :)
  • japetusjapetus1536 SeattlePosts: 1,159Member
    This will be rockin' awesome to watch....
  • FreakFreak1078 Posts: 4,355Member
    Looks like a really great modell.
  • BolianAdmiralBolianAdmiral748 Torrance, CaliforniaPosts: 2,172Member
    This looks awesome... great job so far!
  • PixelMagicPixelMagic388 Posts: 647Member
    Finally starting to get come truck parts, and therefore color on this bad boy. :)

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  • PixelMagicPixelMagic388 Posts: 647Member
    Build so far...

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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801854 Posts: 9,999Member
    That's looking sweet. :D
  • ComcoComco310 Posts: 1,273Administrator
    Fantastic work there, Pixel. What technique did you use for the metal weathering? It's damn near faultless. :cool:
  • PixelMagicPixelMagic388 Posts: 647Member
    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_1801854 Posts: 9,999Member
    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
  • PixelMagicPixelMagic388 Posts: 647Member
    Current progress.

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  • PixelMagicPixelMagic388 Posts: 647Member
    Finished painting all the flames. Still working on figuring out the pinstriping...

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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_1801854 Posts: 9,999Member
    It looks great. :)
  • japetusjapetus1536 SeattlePosts: 1,159Member
    so awesome! That is one amazingly detailed scale model...
  • PixelMagicPixelMagic388 Posts: 647Member
    Almost there...

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  • IRMLIRML245 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
  • PixelMagicPixelMagic388 Posts: 647Member
    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_1801854 Posts: 9,999Member
    Great work on Optimus. :)
  • Dr LeeDr Lee2 Posts: 0Member
    WOW.....
  • IRMLIRML245 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
  • FreakFreak1078 Posts: 4,355Member
    Looking dam fine
  • DuudDuud0 Posts: 0Member
    Beautiful work!!
  • brain_damagebrain_damage0 Posts: 0Member
    This look great! awesome work! amazing detailing, congrats!
  • PixelMagicPixelMagic388 Posts: 647Member
    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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