My optimus build

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by paulhbell, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. paulhbell

    paulhbell Member

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    I seen a few builds of Jule's optimus prime, so I thought I'd start to put some build pics up as well.

    This has took up most of my modelling time lately, when I had time. Now new job= more building time.

    His heads finished, body is finished, hips are finished, now working on his legs. This guy sure has big feet. I wanted to start on the legs before the arms because I wanted to see how tall he really is.

    This build, when finished, is for my 5 year old nephew, he is nuts about all the transformers from the early cartoons to the new movies. I want to have him finished for christmas, I think I'm going to make a case for optimus with a clear front.

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  2. Gixergs

    Gixergs Well-Known Member

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    Nice build so far Paul very nice!
  3. ajroemisch

    ajroemisch That Guy

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    Wow i am blown away with this. are you using a pre-designed model or are you making as you go along?
  4. paulhbell

    paulhbell Member

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    The model is a free download model from http://www.paper-replika.com/ have a hunt around and you'll find it. Also the files are password protected, but if you look around you'll find it.
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    :thumb:Two words... Blue LED's:thumb:
  6. paulhbell

    paulhbell Member

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    Yep, I know. Seen another build that already has leds, looks good.

    Might be a bit hard to go back and put them in the head now. Maybe easier to build another head.
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    I've never been big into Transformers but anything robotic like them always reminds me of Power Rangers
  8. LordPuki

    LordPuki New Member

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    I've been waiting until all the parts were available and I get some actual downtime before attempting this one, but I think I'm finally ready to give it a shot.
  9. Gepzo

    Gepzo New Member

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    Is he going to be about 4 feet tall? That looks HUGE! Is it card stock, or are you using cardboard or foam to shore it up?
  10. named50

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    Wow! very nice job Paul.

    I have seen the picture of its full-standing version, it is really big :D


    (please check this link and this)
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  12. paulhbell

    paulhbell Member

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    up to his knee

    I've been watching your build on face book, your doing a good job with the updates.

    A bit of an update, This is up to what I assume to be his knee. I've put a metal rule behind the leg and at this stage it is 17inch/430mm high.

    This guy sure has big feet.

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  13. paulhbell

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    Lower leg number 1 finished. Bit of advice for anyone building this, make sure that the hinges for the ankle and knee are stronge enough to support the weight. I have filled any parts I could with shredded paper/card, better than throwing it in the recycle bin. Next up is the upper leg and the hip joint, also going to start on the other foot.

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  14. MonkeyRocket42

    MonkeyRocket42 Doctor

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    This is amazing. Not sure if I'd ever have the patience to take on a build like this.
  15. smelter273

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    Wow. That's incredible especially due to the amount of paper required.
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    Hi Paul,

    What cardstock are you using for this model and what size will the overall model be?

    In feet and inches.

    Thanks

    NSCXP2005
  17. Nightcrawler

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    Omg, how long are you working on this one?
  18. paulhbell

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    NSCXP2005, I've used various card for the different parts. For the head I've used 80 gsm and 120gsm card. For the body I've used 120gsm and 160gsm card. For the legs I have only used 160gsm. Most of the hollow parts are filled with shredded paper/card. As for size, not sure yet, but I've seen other people posting a finished size of 1.3M.

    Nightcrawler, started this July last year(2009), thats when the head was first put up for download at http://www.paper-replika.com. Not worked on it every day though, sometimes had months away from it. Not sure how many hours I've spent on it. I do know that others have finished it though and they look better builds than mine.
  19. JoseOmatic

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    Holy cow! I thought this was going to be the G1 Optimus. Very Awesome
  20. Eyeonmal

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    Hey Paul, that is seriously amazing, you have inspired me, I think I will have to make my own hey. How do you scale up the build? Did you use Pepakura or similar program?