UPDATE 04/27/2012: As pointed out by Aim11 in the comments I forgot to include instructions for Optimus’s Cannons so I through together a quick set using the images from the template. Please forgive my laziness in not printing out another set to take pictures of >__<
I’ve updated the instruction sheet to include the new steps so either redownload it or, if you shared the file w/ me, then your copy is updated automatically :]
This guy took a bit longer than expected but he’s well worth it. He’s my most detailed model to date and you’ll find all sorts of embellishments and options as you build him ^__^
This model is based off of Optimus Prime as he appears in Transformers: Prime.
Over the centuries, loss and war have led Optimus to appear stern and serious to most. But scratch the surface, and you’ll find an individual who greatly cares for his fellow living beings, with a warmth and kindness his closest friends can rely on. You’ll also find regret over the loss of a comrade to darkness, and the faintest glimmer of hope that he can be saved.
For starters, if you split the windows apart in the center then you’ll have a chest that can open up to reveal the Autobot Matrix of Leadership! I’ve also given you the option of building his head with, or without his iconic Battle Mask and he includes 2 sets of weapons. The Big Bot comes with two Cybertronian Battle Swords as well as 2 Plasma Cannons so you can mix and match as you see fit.
In addition, this model is also another expansion for the FREE Print-n-Play table top game Phantom Capsule by LittleRoller. I’ve included the marker and tech sheet you’ll need to play the game. Optimus is slower than BumbleBee and doesn’t get Bee’s double attack but he does have a bit more armor and has the unique trait that you can power up his Plasma Cannon with as much energy as you can spare in order to potentially do more damage. His sword has a high attack value at 8 but the cost is 10 so it’s not something you can just throw about.
I haven’t play-tested Optimus yet so he could be completely broken and over powered. If you use him in a game let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear how it went.
The next one is nearly done given that it’s a “repaint” but I need to finish up a new head for him. (hmmn.. I wonder who that could be then… lol)
Grab the template as well as the instructions below. Remember that if you save the file to your Google Docs then if I update it, yours will get updated too! To do this just hit the Share button in the top right and enter your email address, I typically respond w/in the hour if I’m at my computer. (which is 80% of the time)
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<br />Model also includes 2 guns, 2 swords, optional battle mask and chest option to reveal Matrix of Leadership.
- added: 27/04/2012
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UPDATE 12/10/2012: Lilscotty over on DeviantArt put together a copy of this model 😀