If your not following Skids Customs you need to be. While this site is relatively bias towards the Decepticons cause… We do however find room for Autobots especially ones like this!
Skids Customs was commissioned to take a MP-10 KO Ultra Magnus and convert him to a MP-10D Optimus Prime based on the Deceased Optimus Prime from Transformers the Movie (1986.) (The Cartoon also has him in a few episodes like this also.)
His goal was to make this Transformer look exactly like the cartoon with a cell shading effect. And let me say this is possibly the best custom paint job I have seen yet!
First here is a small interview:
– How long have you been customizing Transformers?
I have been customizing Transformers since 2013.
– When working with customers do you try to draft up on paper the vision or work directly on the figure?
When working with customers, they usually tell me what they want and I just go to work on the figure.
– What is your process when beginning a custom like this MP10 Optimus Prime?
I started with a fine tip sharpie marking areas where battle damage and cuts where going to be on the figure. First the head, cutting in the damage, sanding, cleaning and then painting. Then I moved on to each limb doing each one at a time and finally the torso. Each part was disassembled as much as possible before painting. No primer was used on this particular figure because the plastic already the color I needed it to be. Everything on this figure was painted by hand with a brush and finally clear coated with a brush also.
– What is your preferred brand of paints and type of paints?
I normally use Model Masters, Testors Enamels, Tamiya Acrylics and Vallejo Acrylics. This one was all Vallejo.
– Decepticon or Autobot? If you had to choose which side would you join?
Autobot all the way. I’m a huge Optimus Prime fan and have about 100-200 Optimus figures in my personal collection.
There you have it Skids Customs does commission custom work on Transformers and has a lot more on his Facebook page so go and check him out.