Thursday, July 5, 2018

Prime Time! Optimus Wimp to Optimus Pimp. Castle Broskull style.

Hey all,


So, I was sent this 2 foot tall plastic Transformers Optimus Prime kid's toy. I mean it looked like a kindergarten toy.

Dull. Boring.

I was commissioned to make it look bad ass. I did just that. In fact, my wife did most of the work and she made him look JACKED.

Yes, if you did not know it already, the Lords of Castle Broskull work together as a team on some projects. Lady Broskull does a lot of fine detail and quality assurance while Lord Broskull gets down and dirty with the building and rough and tumble goodness.

Here is what the Prime looked like when he first arrived. Plastic and lifeless.

Kids toy...
So we got to work.

Since the chest opened up, I decided to make a Matrix of Leadership that matched the style of the toy. Kinda cartoonish.

Clay - started off... but

Plastilina. Looked better to start...but needed lots of work.
I tried to different materials and went with the plastilinia. (spelling?) And after some paint and a stained jewel in the center it looked right. See below.

Looking good.

Lady Broskull started painting. Adding shadows and depth. When she was done, I started adding wear and tear and metallic shine.


Bad ass.

The New PRIME!
Lastly, I popped the finished and painted Matrix of Leadership inside. Yep, that was the cherry on top. BOOM!

Come at me, Bro.

Go ahead, try and take the Matrix!

He turned out great. Very happy with the results. So, I took my photos and made a side by side comparison. NOW you can see. Look how he went from Optimus Wimp to Optimus Pimp!

This was a simple job that we went the extra mile on. This is how we do things at Castle Broskull....with style.

Thanks all!

Kevin James Breaux

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