Optimus Prime WIP

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by JanMarciniak, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. JanMarciniak

    JanMarciniak New Member

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    Hello Again :)
    I must admit that I didnt want to set any thread until he will be finished but becouse of lack of motivation here it is ;)
    I started building Prime from paper-replika.com about november 2012 as relaxation model (it means that I'm not tottaly into quality ect.)
    Here is what I made:
    optimus01.jpg optimus02.jpg
    As You see only parts that I have to make are legs and fingers... so please support me ;)
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  2. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    It looks to me that you are off to a GREAT START!!!
    KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!
    I (for one) would REALLY LIKE to see you finish this project!!!
  3. JanMarciniak

    JanMarciniak New Member

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    Thanks Rhaven. I hope that after Eastern I will post daily progres becouse I really want to finish him.
  4. bgt01

    bgt01 Exemplary Confidant

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    That is a fine piece of modeling. Keep on going!;)
  5. JanMarciniak

    JanMarciniak New Member

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    Bgt01 actually for me this is more like hmm... glueing toy. Simple, large but i dont think of him as "model". But afcourse thank You very much and I hope I will show final results as soon as possible :)
  6. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    ah...a nice size model.

    he looks great...did you do something special with him?...
    lights...action..uh moveable things, fingers, arms or extra greeble-ing ?

    Very nice. what is the height when ready?
  7. JanMarciniak

    JanMarciniak New Member

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    Dnalor I didnt do anything special. I must say that he have potential for beeing something more than papercraft toy but my goal was to build him quick, cheap, easy and without any special complications :) About his height... well I dont know. I think it will be about 1-1,2 meter.
  8. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

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    Well, the whole concept of "Transformers" is based on a toy line, so nothing bad about that! :D

    This is gonna be a fine Optimus! Carry on, please! :)
  9. JanMarciniak

    JanMarciniak New Member

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    It's ratcher the way model is designed not Optimus by itself, most parts are just simple blocks etc.
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    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

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    I know what you meant! ;-)
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  11. JanMarciniak

    JanMarciniak New Member

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    IMG_20140501_120115.jpg
    Well it wanted to make it day by day relation but after last time I spend on 1 leg about 14h nonstop I just want to finish it and have a good long sleep ;) in background You can see second leg parts :)
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  12. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    IMPRESSIVE, MOST IMPRESSIVE INDEED!!!
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    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

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    I LIKE that a lot! ;)
  14. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    That is insane! But, WOW! VERY impressive!!!!
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    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    @JanMarciniak A quick question. I see the templates are US Letter and therefore printing on A4 is not a problem.
    But, what paper weight did you use, or would you recommend, for this beast?
    Have you encountered any template fit/alignment issues or anything with your build???
  16. JanMarciniak

    JanMarciniak New Member

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    Dan to tell You truth I user only 80 msg paper and "butapren" (sorry I dont know how this glue type is called in other coutries). What paper weight I woulde sugest? Well it depends on result You want to achieve but for some highend job I woulde use 250msg paper and 1mm cardboard (plus different glues, putties etc.)
    About issues:
    1st. I hate style that all round parts have been designed I'm cutting all those connecting teeth and glue round parts edge to edge and I have better results but they are still far away from being perfect.
    2nd. Those cheek/intake parts are preety messed up and needs little of self creativity (I just throw away inner parts) 3rd. Conneting parts of anckle and calf doesnt fit right- there is about 1cm ugly gap with connecting white color visible.
    There are also smaller bugs but in this scale they just getting blured.
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    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    Ok, thanks for the info. The model still looks robust enough on 80 gsm paper though. I'm sure you laminated for strength where needed?
    Anyway, the build looks great.
    Keep it up!
  18. JanMarciniak

    JanMarciniak New Member

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    I didnt lamineted or impragnated paper. After complition it will be covered with glossy clear automotive paint (real one not those supermarket spray paint) it shoulde do the trick with reenforcing construction. I have to order large showcase.
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    Wow, that thing is gigantic!