Custom Optimus Prime Protoform Model is Cooler Than the Original

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This was an off-the-shelf Optimus Prime model - "was" being the operative word - before a model-modder by the name of Pairadocs painstakingly repainted and modified it to create this "Optimus Prime Protoform." It's an amazing piece of craftsmanship and a straight-out badass model. Hit the jump to hear how he made it.

Illustration for article titled Custom Optimus Prime Protoform Model is Cooler Than the Original
Illustration for article titled Custom Optimus Prime Protoform Model is Cooler Than the Original
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Illustration for article titled Custom Optimus Prime Protoform Model is Cooler Than the Original
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Illustration for article titled Custom Optimus Prime Protoform Model is Cooler Than the Original
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Illustration for article titled Custom Optimus Prime Protoform Model is Cooler Than the Original
Illustration for article titled Custom Optimus Prime Protoform Model is Cooler Than the Original

I saw the diamond in the rough though with the robot... so I gave him the "fill in the gaps" treatment, filling and sculpting and then sanding all the screw holes, so he was more complete and neat. Then I did multiple layers of paint on him... base coat of a metallic black, then drybrushed layers of Oily Steel then a custom mixed metallic light blue (very subtle.) I think he came out looking a lot more organic and protoform-ish.

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Sounds like it took a lot of patience. Nice work, dude. [TFW2005 via NotCot.org]

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@Balance_In_Life:

Die cast rocks!! I remember the days....

@Taime:

You are right, but it's small though, I have one too...so maybe not that much. To me it does worth 200 though.

@knottydon:

And it indeed transforms, but let's not talk about its "transforming into meteors with wheels that can enter atmospheres" ability...