We can share for your our first look at the packaging of the new Yolopark Bumblebee Movie Earth Mode Optimus Prime PLAMO (Model Kit) which was on exhibit at Yolopark’s booth at ACGHK 2022.
This looks like a very nice box showing a pic of Optimus Prime kneeling in the front. We can also spot a handle on top of what seems to be a big box for this 30-cm tall non-transforming Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime model kit designed after his Earth Mode as seen in the Bumblebee movie. We had shared a detailed gallery if this item on this link for you to check the level of detail and complexity of this impressive model kit.
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I did find the ears a little tight going on. You can push them together to be straight, but as many people and myself have commented, some of the connections of this kit are tighter than you want a model to be.
Has anyone encountered a problem where the "ears" splay outward? In the promo pictures, they seem to be parallel and perfectly vertical, but in a few fan builds, they seem to splay out. Is there a way to prevent this?
Can you post some photos of yours after applied coat please?
It depends on the kind of look you're trying to go for. A gloss top coat would be more movie-accurate while a matte top coat would be good for a more weathered look (imagine a dusty truck). If you're worried about the ease of applying the coat, then a matte coat is generally easier to get right than a gloss coat. It's just easier to see imperfections with a gloss coat. A good gloss coat does look amazing though. Also, you can consider a semi-gloss coat for an in-between.
Same. Just assembled him and then glued on any parts that fell off.
Glue isn't necessary, but I used a bit here and there for some parts because they didn't want to stay together (in the shoulders, iirc).
I, i'm newbie. To built this Optimus glue is needed? In your opinion, after you finish building it, is it better to use Topcoat flat orTopcoat gloss?
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I wouldn't. I would try working it again and seeing if you ca identify what's "popping," and if it's not visible outside… I'd just leave it, to be honest. You might mess up the tolerances taking it apart than if you actually work the joint.
Sigh I'll start disassembly when I get home
That might be a sign that something's not pushed in all the way. Mine "popped' the first couple of times too and it turned out I hadn't pegged a small red part into the right side fully. This model really relies on a lot of hair-width-precise tolerances.
It's not really a snag but something suddenly pops during movement. In the same spot every time. I think I built the central structure wrong cause it started before I put on the detail pieces.
Nothing resists movement, there's just a pop in one spot
In my experience it's not what I'd call smooth, but nothing should snag/stick. There's a lot of little edges that brush past one another in order to convincingly layer the armour for the effect, but it should move without getting stuck or parts coming off.
Is everything supposed to move smoothly when engaging the ab crunch?
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Optimus just shipped. I have a project to work on! Gonna try to get shockwave eventually. Maybe when I get paid
Against all common financial sense, I’ve ordered this guy as well as Shockwave. The biggest (and priciest) kit I’ve ever built, but really looking forward to it!
Thank you for clarifying, misunderstood your message.
I was saying the red and blue are NOT primary colors. The red has a slight maroon to it, and the blue is definitely desaturated and dark.
That is interesting. I always felt that the paint was a metallic color but that is great to know that the red and blue are primary colors.
I thought that as well and find it odd that I haven't been able to find a paint guide for this model. I don't mind going off with my own color scheme but hope to stay close to the movies. Thank you for your help!