Optimus Plane: MP-10 Optimus Prime / VF-1 Valkyrie Hybrid (Transformers) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:52235
Name:Optimus Plane: MP-10 Optimus Prime / VF-1 Valkyrie Hybrid
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Transformers
Date Added:July 30, 2013
Base Figure:MP-10 Optimus Prime
Height:9.00 inches
Completion Time:30.00 hours
Articulation:33 points
This piece is for a fellow who really likes his airplane and Optimus Prime. His girlfriend specified the color scheme (it mimics his airplane's colors/tail markings), and I used Photoshop mockups decided on the final color scheme. She originally was interested in a statue, but decided on a non-transforming action figure.

The backpack was built from styrene, parts of a junker VF-1 figure, and copious amounts of Aves Apoxie Sculpt. I had to reinvent the wing articulation, as the wing's original plastic joints (without being reinforced) just were not durable enough.

I also had to replace Optimus' chest doors (window area) with a white resin cast (made from my unmodified personal MP-10 figure). Reason being that the Tamiya fine surface primer I used (to achieve maximum coverage/ bright white look) was leeching something out of the red plastic underneath - turning the paintjob pink (!?).

That setback aside, the project went over well. I included a bonus resculpt of the included MP-10 minifigure to match the boyfriend's description, an airfield base (textured spray paint + airbrush stencil work + sealed), and a few Reprolabels if he's so inclined.

All paints used were Tamiya acrylics/sprays. Sealed with a few coats of Mr. Hobby Glossy UV Cut Super Clear spray.

User Comments
and1boyx -
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Great Scott!!!
NeCrollector -
Friday, August 2, 2013
Outstanding custom, dude!
blaynescott -
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Thanks. Forgot to mention in the posting that the decals were designed in Photoshop and printed on Testor white background waterslide (inkjet) paper. They turned out really well.
HisDivineShadow -
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Awesome! I love the Canadian flag on his shoulder Great work, all around
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