Well, it's been a little while since I've posted a "new" custom, so I guess I'm a tad overdue. I actually finished this piece during Christmas break and shot the gallery, but I just recently finished the gallery. My goal for this piece was to make a Decepticon that looks just dark and evil in both modes, so I wanted to make him as black as I could. As you can see, the alt mode is solid black, and I kept the rims from Shockblast the darkish brown color to continue with this idea. I didn't want the robot mode to just look like a test shot (I actually considered making the robot mode solid black, but it was too bland!), so I added two accent colors. The orange gives a nice contrast to the black. Though orange is bright, I don't feel it takes away from the darkness. The accent color that most reflects the darkness is a navy blue I mixed. I used this navy blue on some arm and leg panels as well as his faceplate. Alternators Midnight is a hired mercenary and a cold killing machine, so I wanted him to have an assortment of lethal weapons in his arsenal. The missile launcher is from an Energon Landmine that is painted acrylic silver. I made an adjustment to enable it to mount on the shoulder by adding some random piece of junk that I just super-glued on. The gray gun is from a Gundam action figure, and the larger black gun is from a KO Gundam toy that BigLots! often carries. The head is from an Alt Prowl, with the crest simply removed. alt mode: [ATT]9211[/ATT] [ATT]9212[/ATT] attack mode: [ATT]9213[/ATT] robot mode: [ATT]9214[/ATT] [ATT]9215[/ATT] [ATT]9216[/ATT] [ATT]9217[/ATT] [ATT]9218[/ATT] [ATT]9219[/ATT] detail of accent colors: [ATT]9220[/ATT] I'd like to send out some major props to my buddy, SydneyY. Thanks for your help with this piece buddy! Check out more photos here! Enjoy!