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Papercraft Optimus Prime by Arc-Caster135 Papercraft Optimus Prime by Arc-Caster135

Standing nearly 2 feet tall, comprised of over 750 individual pieces, and built entirely out of paper...ladies and gentlemen, the crown jewel of my pepakura collection, OPTIMUS PRIME! I built him over my summer break. I got the template for this awesome papercraft model from paper-replika.com. They did an unbelievable job on this thing. It is so detailed that the head alone contains 90 parts. If you're thinking about building this model don't let this picture fool you. My version is only 2 feet tall, but that was after I shrunk the original template by over 50%. If you go by their original template Optimus will be massive.

The template is a free download at paper-replica.com  

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RazzieMbessai Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
I have seen lots of this model with just the head (and sometimes the chest) but I have never seen the complete Optimus Prime before! 8-)
He is awesome, and I like that he has a pose, instead of just standing there at attention :D

Awesome work :winner:
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Arc-Caster135 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! ^^ It took a lot of time to build him, but it was a very fun project.
Thanks for faving! :D 
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dragginbowtie Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Do you remember the exact size % you scaled it down? I'm planning to use these files to build a full size (8ft) costume and I'm thinking scaling the original up to 200% might work...going by your measurements. So you're saying it would stand nearly 4ft tall in its original scale? Any info and pointers you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks and AWESOME JOB!!! It looks really good!
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dragginbowtie Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Do you remember the exact measurements that you shrunk the original template by? I'm planning to do a full (approx 8ft) costume build using this template but I'm not 100% sure how big the original files are. I was thinking just doubling the size to 200% of the original. What are your thoughts on this? Any other input or ideas would be great also. Thank you and AMAZING JOB!!! It looks really cool!
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Arc-Caster135 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! ^^ I'm not sure about the exact measurements, but in order to shrink the original template to this size I set my printer settings to print 2 pages of the template per one sheet of paper. Unfortunately my method only works for shrinking templates. According to the web, the original size is roughly 120 cm (3.9 ft). So increasing the size by 200% should give you the template to a 7.8 ft tall Optimus. Also paper-replika.com just released a cosplay sized AOE Optimus helmet. That helmet may hold more of percentages and measurements that you are looking for.

Note: This Optimus model is extremely detailed and accurate, but I did notice a few slight coloration errors. I found that he was missing the blue flames around his wrists and the two little "A" shaped pieces above the golden hydraulics in his arm were supposed to be blue instead of red. I fixed this on my version by simply painting what was missing.

I hope this helps and good luck. I can't wait to see the end results. I'm sure it'll be amazing. ^^    
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TheDapperSnake Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Student Filmographer
That is legit....  Great job.
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Arc-Caster135 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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Roguewing Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is VERY impressive
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Arc-Caster135 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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amazerbeta Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Arc-Caster135 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I definitely has a shock and awe factor doesn't it. lol
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amazerbeta Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
YES :jawdrop:
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Taqresu650 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Such incredible detail. I'm not sure I'd have the time to make something like this.
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Arc-Caster135 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :) It was probably the longest project that I have worked on.
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Taqresu650 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :) I'm guessing you wouldn't do a Bay movie Megatron anytime soon.
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Arc-Caster135 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually I'm working on kit bash version of his tanker truck mode from TF3, but its been on the workbench shelf for a while. I hope to dust it off and finish it over the summer.
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Taqresu650 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Is more complex than your complete papercraft Optimus Prime?
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Arc-Caster135 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No, it's probably going to be more along the lines of Topspin fav.me/d6vhp3s But there is a papermodel of TF3 megatron that I have seen circling the web that would look just as intricate as Optimus, but I can't find a free copy of the template.
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Taqresu650 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Ah. I think a papercraft Grimlock would be cool though. :)
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Arc-Caster135 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be awesome! I've definitely got my eyes open for it.
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Spikeprime Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student Filmographer
Wow... impressive work!

As much as i've never liked this design, you've done a fantastic job with the intricate details :)
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Arc-Caster135 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, he was quite the challenge. 
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MandalorianKnight Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
He looks really awesome.
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Arc-Caster135 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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MandalorianKnight Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
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Kenai-Okami75 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks amazing! :faint:

Well done!
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Arc-Caster135 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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Leathurkatt-TFTiggy Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool.  Is he articulated at all or is it one of those that you pose him as you built him and he's stuck in that same pose permanently?
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Arc-Caster135 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
All of the joints are fully functional, but I chose to lock them in that pose.
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Leathurkatt-TFTiggy Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah okay, cool.  **grins**  I might have to build the full sized version in his DotM poster pose.  I love that pose.
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Arc-Caster135 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is an awesome pose! It'll look incredible when you finish it!
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Leathurkatt-TFTiggy Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
xD  Yeah.  I just need more ink for my printer (I still need to print the parts for his legs) and the space to build and display him first.  When I get him done, I'll snap some photos and post them.
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Cforrest900 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
there is a smaller version in a coo but static pose on paper-replika.com
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Leathurkatt-TFTiggy Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
**nods**  I like this one though.  XD
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shadowdelta47 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
ALL THAT IS PAPER!?!
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Arc-Caster135 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
For an added affect I used some clear plastic for the windows, but other than that everything else is paper. I'm glad you like it! :D

 Thanks for the Fav! :)
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JMK-Prime Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Wha......... :jawdrop:
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Arc-Caster135 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Everyone at my college had that same reaction when brought him in one morning. lol Glad you like it, and thanks for the Fav! :D
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JMK-Prime Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Your welcome.
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HellswordPapercraft Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
And me who thought I was good at building Papercrafts, now I feel like a total beginner !! Wonderful job !
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Arc-Caster135 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)  Your digimon papercraft are awesome. And thanks for the Fav. 
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HellswordPapercraft Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks, I'm glad you like them, I put a lot of efforts in them ^-^
And you're welcome, not faving such a masterpiece is impossible for me !!
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MarcGo26 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think my effort on my papercraft Megas will rival on yours! :oops:

THAT THING IS FREAKING DETAILED ALRIGHT! :omfg:

Epic job indeed. :iconsaluteplz:
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Arc-Caster135 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Megas XLR is one of my favorite robots. They used a game controller to drive it, lol! Thanks for the fav, badge, and comment. :D 
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MarcGo26 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha no problem! :iconthumbsupplz:B-)

That's why I like Megas. Just the design already makes you headbang. :headbang:
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swiftflik Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will make you one day Optimus!! You have done an amazing job with this, well done. Bet you're well proud of it.
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Arc-Caster135 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, he is definitely my favorite pepakura project to date.
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enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
really great paper work, this guy is massively detailed! i have done my share of papercraft but nothing like this, really well done!
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Arc-Caster135 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks It is fully poseable. It even has up to four joints in each finger.
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enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
yea i saw, thats pretty awesome.
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