12/30 This little project has acctually been done for a little while, but Ive been to busy to take any pics and post them. I just couldnt wait till after christmas to paint her, so I spray painter her with Krylon Satin white, and Outdoor spaces Pink. Sadly she was curing in the room where my parents were staying, and I swear they managed to knock over every single one of my transformers, some directly on to her. So there is some touch up to be done, but will probably wait till I take a second attempt on this project. This has come close, and I learned alot of stuff, and I think spending some more time on this will help it go to the next level. Thanks for all the help and support throughout the way, and may all of you have happy bashing in the new year! PS I know right side rear fender didnt get pushed all the way in in alt mode, it does, I just didnt notice till right now. 12/15 I got the seams filled in and sanded down so they look less boxy, after I prime Ill be able to see a bit better where needs more sanding. I have most of the heavy work done. Quick note to you impovisers, Your dremel tool does not make a good mini lathe, you will do some serious damage! After trimming off some bits and pegs on the feet, fixing some damage while trying to round off the foramrs, and doing a bit of head modifications; Im willing to say Im done the modding! Ive got the new head on, and even though it is bigger than they mirage head, it still looks a little bit small >.> It also doesnt completly fit in the cockpit, but its not the ponytail getting in the way, its the crest of her head, and I really dont want to make it smaller. Id love to here some ideas on this little problem, but as she will stay in bot mode 99% of the time, I may not even mess with it. A huge round of thanks to eveyone who has commented and helped me with ideas for this. Ive had a lot of fun and headaches working with this project, but I couldnt have brought this from a werid idea to a mostly completed project with out you! 12/14 After working most of the day on a step that I thought would take like 2-3 hours tops, Im pooped. I have a new found respect for you scratchbuilders. I knew it was difficult, but Im good with measuring and cutting. Though I am more used to carpentry and working on a larger scale, and screw cutting irregular curves! Anyway I have finished the rough work on my front quarter panels. Now to do some finishing work and get these guys attached! Here is what they are mostly gonna look like, I tried to keep as much curve as I could. There will be less of a seam when they are attached via magnets, as they need to move and slide just a bit as to not hinder transformation. Thanks for all the help and comments so far, Im starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel! 12/13 Yay another long week of work is over and christmas shopping is done and wrapped, its time to blow off some steam! Last weekend I got my feet almost like I liked them, and with a lttle more fandangaling I achieved more of a high heel effect. I also worked a bit on the chest area, though I think I think the original look of this mold gave off a sense of curves in that area anyway. Ive moved on to the front quarter panels. Ive never scratchbuilt anything before so I am heading into this part with a bit of trepidation. Thinking it would be easier to add on to an existing piece, I went through quite a few things to find something to work with. I tore apart a robotech SD alpha fighter to fix my jetfires shoulder awhile back and his intakes shoulders seem perfect for the job Thanks so much for all the comments, suggestions, and help so far. And please dont stop now! 12/08 Well this is being turned into a WIP thread after getting a new figure to tear into. I am probably going to need alot of help/input from everyone to get this close to what I have in mind, so thank you in advance! Im going to try to do this in stages/problems to keep from worrying about too much at once. First is the legs/feet. Using some parts I have laying around Ive mocked up a couple of different ideas. Some work 100% right out but look kinda werid. Once I get the look right Ill delve into making it work. So please comment with which of these mock ups you like, or if you have some differnet ideas of your own. Thanks again! Later that day . . . I think Ive decided on what to do with the legs. I wanted to removed the lower legs but that seem super feasible with out completly removing them in bot mode and keeping a slighly femine build. So I am using the sides of the lower legs as the feet to slim that down and so I dont have to any extra pieces. These will attach magnetically as the feet and the back sides of the alt mode. Also, boobs have been achieved . . . mostly. 11/24 Hey guys, I recently did some work with the mirage mold (cant belive I thought I wouldnt like it) and torwards the end of it I started to see something else. Has anyone thought about making it into a classics Arcee? I did some REALLY ROUGH editing as to what it sorta of looks like in my head, Im no good at editing at all. But if you took the wheels off and added bits to the front part to be a cybertronian car. That would be her shoulder thingies. Maybe sand down the boxy edges of the forarms and thighs to make a bit more feminine. I also see in my head, some sort of 1/2 turbine on the shoulders to add to the alt mode. The only thing that I think would look really werid and out of place are the feet. If anyone kinda sees what Im seeing and can show it off better visually or has an idea to get some better feet in there please post it here! Thanks in advance!