Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Bootleg AOE Evasion Optimus Prime - Minor Paint Touch-Up

Cannot help but take up my silver paint-pens and start to paint my newly acquired bootleg AOE Evasion OP, so that it looks closer to the Takara-Tomy version... the only trade-off is likely to be I will be less tempted to transform it due to the fear of paint chip off... hahahahaha.... Thought of taking the below picture as I wanted to convince myself more that the silver biceps will look better in picture... hahahahaha.... Sorry for all the grainy picture background as I thought I want the KO OP's colours in the pictures to be closer to what I see by eye - dark blue, dark red... Anyway, also realised that the KO has 2 left shoulder-bicep parts... Damn... no choice... sigh...



Robot mode done!!!!! Very nice, hahaha.... though not 100% same as Takara-Tomy's version, I think it is good enough...



In addition to the silver biceps, I also followed TT's silver fake smokestacks... Opps, painted too much for the smokestacks... nevermind, will just leave it...  The head still retains that of Hasbro's...



For the feet part, I struggle to decide to paint the whole feet silver or not... In the end, I decided to only highlight the "mechanisms" details on the inner of the feet and a minor touch on the front of the feet... Looks clean enough...



Another pose... Still no gun!!! Hahahaha.... Will find one for you some day, don't worry, ok? Hahahaha....



Comparison with the raw bootleg...



Once done, I proceed to touch up painting in truck mode... Really, I hate the wheels unpainted... looks very very very unpleasant...



Done!!!!! I have to repaint majority of the silver paint already on the truck body as my silver paint-pen's silver don't match with the bootleg's silver.... And the cover up for the ugly upside-down AOE logo roughens up the paint and leaves scar there... sigh... And this is also when I realised that the paint does not stick to the plastic well...



Closer look at the front of the truck...



... and back of the truck looking from the top... I painted the circular piece (cab connector???) silver too, just to break up the blue...



Side of the truck... The scar left by the logo is ugly but sigh... too lazy to remedy already... hahahaha....



Comparison of the trucks before and after paint touch up... simply love the painted wheels...



Waiting for my bootleg/KO AOE Leader OP to come, though the reviews for it is bad, according to some Baidu forum-ers......

14 comments:

  1. Dude..how to search this bootleg in taobao?tried searching it but got none similar to this.what is the keyword to search this in taobao?mandarin is not my language.thank u

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  2. Try "棱锐金刚", should give you some hits. =)

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  3. Hi Akuna, do you think its safe to order from taobao, I'm after Hound, Grimlock, Crosshairs and Drift, as I already have OP and Galvatron, Do you think they can ship to the Philippines and if they accept paypal? Anyways thanks for the infos found on your blog..

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  4. Hi tox_ic77, I am not sure about this, as I only do my purchases through a Taobao agent (in my country). I believe Taobao sellers do not accept Paypal.

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  5. thank you so much dude for the keyword...time to haul bootleg OP

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    1. All the best and good luck in your hunt for the bootleg OP!

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  6. Thanks Akuna, will try and locate a taobao agent now.

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  7. Hi friend, did you think that I could find this on aliexpress? I got the Optimus Prime AOE first edition too!

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    1. Congrats on getting this quite good bootleg! =)

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  8. I think you understand me wrong, the one that I got was the 1st edition optimus prime, the one with the sword and sentinel shield, my question was if you think that I could find THIS evasion optimus on aliexpress o can you give a web page that had shipping to south america?
    PD:sorry for the english, im from Peru :D

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  9. Oh, hahaha, I though you got the bootleg Evasion OP... I have not use aliexpress before, so no idea, sorry. You can try searching, if have then it will be great. All the best in your hunt! =)

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  10. Do you have a diecast version of this KO?

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    1. No, though when I first learnt that there is a die-cast version, I was so so tempted to get 1 to replace the current all-plastic one... but impulse went off, so resisted this temptation, hahaha...

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