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This blog details the "backstage business" of professional illusionist, illusion designer, author & show producer, J C Sum.
It also explores how creative & artistic individuals can position themselves to be commercially successful in their respective fields.
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Tag Archives: Leader Class Optimus Prime
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
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
In my guide, I teach how I customize and paint a “Battle Damaged” toy, model or collectible. I use a Voyager Class Optimus Prime (Hunt for the Decepticons series) as an example for in the tutorial. The first thing you … 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
I got two new Transformers toys today. One is the Leader Class Optimus Prime from the “Hunt of the Decepticon” series. I held off buying it when it first came out months ago but bit the bullet. It has got … Continue reading
Finally, after a solid month of working on this and several more designing the figure, I have completed a “Transformable Power Up Optimus Prime”. What makes this “Power Up Prime” unique is that it is probably the most movie/ concept art … Continue reading