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This blog details the "backstage business" of professional illusionist, illusion designer, author & show producer, J C Sum.
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Tag Archives: Custom Optimus Prime
After loads of requests from people around the world, I have put together a short highlight video of my Custom Battle Damaged Power Up Optimus Prime. It was a great after-dinner Sunday project. Enjoy the short 60-second video! Watch it HERE … Continue reading
I first started working on my “Transformable Power Up Optimus Prime” almost a year ago. It was only recently I did a full repaint including adding battle damage to reflect a movie-accurate version of Power Up Prime in the movie … Continue reading
Here is my latest custom Optimus Prime! From the big, I’ve now gone to the small with a micro Legends Class Movie version Optimus Prime. This figure stands 3 inches tall and I did my personal custom battle damage & weathering … Continue reading
This is my custom for the Voyager Class Optimus Prime from the Hunt for the Decepticons series. It is the most movie-accurate version of Prime produced by Hasbro at this size and is like a smaller version of the Leader … Continue reading
How to Paint a custom “Battle Damaged & Weathered” Optimus Prime or Any Other Toy, Model or Collectible
This is Part 2 of my tutorial on customizing and painting a “Battle Damaged” toy, model or collectible. I am using a Voyager Class Optimus Prime (Hunt for the Decepticons series) as an example for this tutorial. Assuming you have … Continue reading
As I do not have to work during this New Year Day, I thought I would have the first entry of my blog for 2011 be one NOT on work. I had enquiries on how I apply my “Battle Damage” … Continue reading
So, I spent the weekend working on this brand new custom… when I was supposed to be working on the cue sheet for “The Aerial Exit”. I was originally going to start work on this next year with the rest … Continue reading