Originally inspired by Jin's Soundwave, and heavily based on this piece of Don concept artwork: View the WIP thread here: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/398528-wip-dons-classics-soundwave.html I ended up changing alot of the design elements, both based on personal aesthetic choices, and some for structural integrity. I approached this build with wanting a solid "toy" feel, and not a model kit or something I'd have to be careful with. So all nearly all the transformation and articulation joints are reused from the Transformers that went into him. I used screws and metal pins to hold the toy together, and add new joints like his waist and roof hinges. I used styrene only to add cosmetic details, or on non-load bearing joints like, again, the roof hinges. Paints used were Model Master Arctic Blue Metallic and Silver, a custom metallic black, and Tamiya Clear Red and Clear Yellow. Bare Metal Foil was used on the head and tail lights. Vehicle mode: Transformation: Unpeg the front end. Rotate tires around and swing arms out. Remove weapons, rotate forearms, rotate door panels and slide panels in. Open roof, and swing open to the sides. Swing waist and legs up/forward and peg waist into roof. Fold front part of roof/windshield up, then snap halves back together. Rotate the lower waist, separate legs and fold down feet. Lift bumper section, rotate around, then flip back robot head and neck panel. Robot mode in next post!