Custom "Classics" Nemesis Prime

(February, 2012) Okay, a few days ago I received the KOLD Unshattered Glass Konvoy from a fellow over at TFW2005. I got a pretty good deal on it, and for a Knockoff, the quality is pretty darned high. The plastic is sturdy, the screws don't strip like crazy, and the paint-apps are pretty good. Sure, there's a little slop here and there, including a silver blob on one tire, and there are little casting eccentricities and some loose joints that remind you its a Knockoff. But overall, its a pretty good toy.

Anyway, thanks to Robots In Disguise, I've come to regard black Optimus repaints as Scourge/Skurge, and if I ever do acquire one of the SDCC Nemesis Prime toys from a few years back, he'll be called Skurge. As such, I decided to do a little repainting of the KOLD Konvoy and turn him into a classics Nemesis Prime. Some of what I've done hearkens to the Botcon Shattered-Glass Optimus Prime, and some of it is a departure.

Here's what he looked like before I took the brushes to him:

Once again I used both Testors Model-Master Acryls and Tamiya paints. This custom wasn't nearly as involved as previous ones, since most of what I did involved painting Prime's biceps and thighs silver, and then making them dirty and rusty. I also painted his gun, grille, and bumper silver, and gave those areas the same rusty, dirty treatment as well. Then I made his tires and windows look muddy and grimy as well, and went on to paint his eyes, running-lights, and headlights a sickly green color. After I took the first batch of photos I went back and added more mud and grime, and also added silver touches here and there to make it look as if his paint was chipped.

Photos:

Taken with my Fujifilm Finepix A 345 Digital Camera. As always, click for the bigguns!

These pics were taken after I gave him the "chipped-paint" treatment.


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