8-16-08 As some of you know, I gave up on the Cybertron Menasor custom a while ago. I'm thinking of a few things to work on instead. One of them is repainting my spare Classics Hot Rod into G1 Overdrive. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-images/toys/Classics/Autobots/Rodimus/ http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/toys/g1/overdrive/643/1/10/ http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/toys/g1/overdrive/643/1/29/ The vehicle modes are almost the same. All I'd have to do is remove the spoiler. BUT part of the spoiler could be converted into wings for the doors as seen below. http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/toys/g1/overdrive/643/1/24/ Thoughts? Anyone? 8-21-08 I started work on this project the other night. I clipped off the spoiler wings and kept the rest of the plastic in tact so it still holds in vehicle mode. This is more or less a nod to REDLINE's Dead End. I plan on making the wings detachable so I may use Lego pieces for this as opposed to making an extra joint. I'll be uploading pictures sometime between today and the weekend. 8-25-08 Digibash courtesy of maximus_primal. 9-9-08 I just uploaded a digibash of the proposed robot mode courtesy of maximus_primal. This is more for paint applications than actual mods. The engine may or may not be intact when finished and I plan on giving the head a visor of some kind. 9-11-08 So I decided to go ANOTHER route with the wings. MAGNETS. Yes, I used some rare earths from a set of Magnetix (melted the plastic), drilled holes in an extra pair of Rodimus arms I had small enough for a snug fit. So yes, the wings can be attached and removed quickly and with ease. After this, I'll be giving the engine a hood (props to REDLINE for the idea) and giving him a proper visor. Any tips on removing the head or should I just keep it in tact? I don't really feel like dealing with pin removal for fear of breaking the figure. p.s. I promise to add new WIP pics. There was no point keeping the old ones up if I re-did the method. 9-13-08 Here are the WIP pics as promised. You can see that I've added a hood scoop as inspired by the likes of REDLINE and Sculpt-Bot. I've also inserted magnets into the holes I added. I applied sculpt over the exhaust pipes as well. These will be sanded down. You can also see that I uploaded a picture of the visor I gave him. 9-15-08 Once I sand the trim and hood scoop down, I guess I'll be venturing into paint. There was a little hangup with the wings, which can wait until the end, but at least the magnets are in place in the forearms. 9-18-08 Finished priming him lastnight. Now I'm thinking about color distribution. A few things to consider: 1. Black or red hood scoop? 2. Chrome silver feet? 3. Painted windows? 9-23-08 Three new WIP pics added 10-23-08 Hard to believe it's been a month since the last update. I feel like such a tease. Needless to say, I'd say he's 95% complete. Just need to paint and configure the wings. But screw it, I'll give you pics tonight. It's time I deliver on something I set out to do. My apologies for sitting on it the last few weeks.