Ah another toy salvaged from…..not my toy box this time, but at a carboot sale months back. I saw this at a toy stall in the carboot indoor market that was in a spinning case for many months. I just had to get it!
Looking pretty worn out with missing parts (his transmetal ape head is missing sadly, so no animal mode for this post), this is Optimus Primal, a Maximal who leads his bots to fight against the evil Predecons led by Megaton (namesake descendent) on planet Earth in the past. Because Earth was quite high on energon radiation, the bots took forms of animals to protect themselves from excess overloading.
Anyways you didn’t come here for a 1990’s history lesson, your here for my painting work! Before that, check out some unintentional equipment attachments that primal can carry! I am Megtron! ‘Monkey noises’
Now, here’s what I’ve done with the toy after painting it.I’ve used a brown shade to run through the recess areas, to make them stand out along with details that were not visible. Then I drybrushed his grey parts in light silver to bring out the raised areas, making it appear like real metallic arms.
For the purple areas, I’ve used a purple shade to darken the areas and Male the fur recesses more visible. The eyes were painted in layers from orange to white, similar to how his eyes glowed in the animation.
Did you know he can use a hover board as well?
For the metallic blue I just used a blue glaze, as the metal was worn near the edges of the recess lines.
Another toy painted!
How many more can a ruin?
I think I’ll go back to the 80’s and pluck a toy from the range. G1 Galvatron anyone?