Optimus Prime finished!!!! (pics pg2)

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by fleefromme, Nov 22, 2011.

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  1. fleefromme

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    i am making optimus prime's helmet for school. this is my second time doing the helmet. the first time i made i spent about 12hrs on it, from design to finish (needless to say it looked like crap). this time i have put more work into the design and so far i am liking the way it looks. i plan on making the majority of the helmet out of cardboard and card stock paper. if any one has any tips/suggestions they are welcome.
    here is my initial design:
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  2. sirnaut

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  3. fleefromme

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    Re: Optimus Prime WIP

    im not gona pep it, but having a rotatable 3d image helps a lot!
     
  4. fleefromme

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    does anyone have the 20th anniversary optimus prime? cause i could use some pics of the top, side, and back of his head. i've been using pics of that one in my design process.
     
  5. Crank729

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    Wait, the masterpiece version or the g1 toy??? I can probably help....
     
  6. fleefromme

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    um... which ever this one is:
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  7. jnjoker100

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  8. Raenius

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    Good luck with the project!
     
  9. BGL

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    This is a good start your model look great good luck on that !
     
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  11. fleefromme

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    i finished my design and will be building soon. so check it out give me some feedback/suggestions:

    front
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    side
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    back
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    bottom
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    top
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  12. fleefromme

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    so i've fixed my scaling issue. i've put drawing into adobe illustrator and ill scale it up from there (if i can) and ill print individual parts onto card stock paper. i will cut them out and mount them on cardboard to get the approximate widths. if you see any problems that i have missed let me know.
     
  13. Gorgot3000

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    Can't wait to see it ! good luck with the built up !
     
  14. JoeLuna33

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    I may need a set of your plans once you iron them out. Or just to buy one from you if you decide to go that route. This is gonna be AWESOME!
     
  15. boombalarte

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    This is going to be EPIC!!!!
     
  16. fleefromme

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    i just finished putting all the designs into illustrator (ill post those later) they are looking pretty good so far. there are still some details that need working out, mostly trying to convert a 3D idea into a real 2D image (arg i shoulda payed more attention in drafting class). other than that i just need to fix some layering issues.


    @ joe:
    this is a project for school and im not putting in as much work or detail as i would like to (due to time constants). so i will not be selling it, but i am willing to share it once it done. i would just like you give credit where credit is due and NOT sell it. that seems to be the general rule of thumb here.
     
  17. fleefromme

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    well it apparently later, so here ya go
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    front and side

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    front and back

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    top and bottum

    any problems that you see/help fix would be awesome.
     
  18. Hazz

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    Cant wait to see completed pics!
     
  19. TitaniumBat

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    G1 Prime is my favorite ... I'll be watching this with great interest. :thumbsup
     
  20. fleefromme

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    glad to see you are all as excited about this as i am :thumbsup. i used the scaling option in illustrator and it seems to have done the a lot of the work for me. i just have to dissect my designs into their respective parts, print, cut, and glue. ill keep you posted as to what ends up working and what doesnt.
     
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  21. fleefromme

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    so i ran into some problems with translating the angled parts into flat parts. the problem is that i cant find out how long the pieces are, use illustrator. so either i need to take class or it doesnt have all the functions i need (feel free to let me know which is true). so i am going have to print out full scale pics and measure them by hand. so im getting really close to actual construction. hopefully ill start later tonight/tomorrow. any suggestions would be awesome.
     
  22. Onlyalad19

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    I am a huge fan of the G1 Transformers series and I can't wait to see this finished.
     
  23. Grave

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    nice to see someone building this. interested to see how it turns out.
     
  24. Darth 123

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    Looks cool! great graphics!
     
  25. fleefromme

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    thanks guys i started building it last night. i didnt get vey far so no pics yet. hopefully ill make more progress soon.
     
  26. fleefromme

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    still working out the kinks here and there but i kinda just have dive into it. so yea heres my start
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  27. colin1972

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    hi,
    im normally over on the general building section, im a transformers nut, heres a link to my 7ft optimus i built, based on the 20th anniversay toy,
    http://www.therpf.com/f11/optimus-prime-68-replica-77084/
    if you look up my name, your see i also built a life ravage G1, and am currently working on a g1 unicron 7ft, loving your build, and will be watching this with great intrest,
    till all are one!!
    all the best
    colin
     
  28. fleefromme

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    thanks man

    completely off topic, but how does one get enough 'reputation' to matter?
     
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  29. colin1972

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    hi, not quite sure what you mean, do you mean reputation on the boards,?

    all the best
    colin
     
  30. EyeofSauron

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    now you matter
     
  31. fleefromme

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    @colin1972- i wasnt specifically asking you how to do it

    @EyeofSauron- thanks! so how would i go about giving other people rep?

    and here's more pics
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  32. fleefromme

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    ok so.. i started the helmet over, which means those new pics i put up are of the old one should be ignored. i decided to start over because it wouldnt fit me due to the way i constructed it, also i didnt scale it up enough. so i went back redid the templates and in one night i got further than did over two days with the old one. i would post some pics but i ran out of hot glue and its not in a very photogenic state. more pics coming tomorrow!!!!!:lol
     
  33. fleefromme

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    here is the new helmet, so far...
    and for anyone whos curios thats subzero in the back

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  34. TitaniumBat

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    Looks Great! I wasn't sure how or if you were planning on wearing the first version ... but this one should have plenty of room. I've built the pep one using Bollomonkey's file and had similar issues and ended up cutting out the side supports like you did.

    I've always wanted to revisit this helmet and make it more accurate in line with the 20th Anniversary Prime just like you did but just haven't gotten around to it. I was thinking about doing it using Sintra or wood instead of paper and cardboard. When you're finished if you're willing to share your pattern I'd love a copy :love

    Keep up the good work I'm following this with great interest.
     
  35. fleefromme

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    most definitely. sharing is what makes this forum so good. and id love to see my designs being used. if u want the adobe illustrator file i have right now just send me a pm. the designs are not complete (ie the brim). and i you want the file on the templates i made just say so (i havent made any templates for any of the angled pieces yet).
     
  36. fleefromme

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    got some progress picks for you:

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  37. fleefromme

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    well thats all the time i have to work on this one. here is the finished product (mostly).

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  38. PepMaster

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    Looking good so far. I'm planning on starting to scratch build the Fall Of Cybertron OP from the game trailer and plan to start on it this Spring.
     
  39. TitaniumBat

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    Good Job! It looks a lot better than the pep models I've seen. :thumbsup I think I'm going to have to try and take this to the next :love
     
  40. Shades

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    @ Pep Master... I just saw that OP in the last game informer. Very sexy.
     
  41. Alnitak

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    Oh wow! that's crazy! absolutely amazing! this gets to show that you can do ANYTHING with talent:)
     
  42. fleefromme

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    thanks for the complement. im going to redo it because i realy rushed this one (one month from design to finish). i didnt get to do everything the way i wanted to. i can i want to make a 3d model using my specs and unfold it in pepakora, and do it that way. hey does anyone know a free 3d modeling program that would be good for this and easy to use?
     
  43. j0wE

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    sign up on Autodesk.com as a student and you get Maya for free. Maya rules.
     
  44. fleefromme

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    thanks! ..and i already have an account =)
     
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