To specifically cast an Alternator car parts in a different colored plastic? My biggest irk is that no matter how good a paintjob looks, you're always making a piece thicker than it should be, and with Transformers, that can (and has in the past) pose quite a few problems. One of the main reasons I haven't done much repainting is joint rubbing, and sometimes shaving & sanding still doesn't do as good of a job as my anal retentive @$$ likes. So, here's my thing: I want to turn Skids into Ironhide and Ratchet. Now, I've got one Skids, and the guy who made the Classics Cliffjumper head sells Alt. IH & Ratch heads. If I bought another Skids, how difficult would it be to take them both apart, and just cast the car parts (keeping the robot parts factory) in red & white? To those who've painted these customs - how hard was it to take them apart? To those who've casted before - how hard is it to do, and how worth it were the results? Is this something a novice could do, or does it take alot of practice, and worse, money? Would it be cheaper & easier to dismantle the bots myself, and commission someone else to cast the red & white plastic?