My first ever finished custom figure, that is... of course there have been a few false starts before this one. Starting from a Universe 2.0 Sunstreaker, as many others have done, I decided I wanted to go a slightly different route than the other Dead Ends I had seen and based my version of the Binaltech/Alternator figure rather than the red G1 deco. I used Squadron putty and a lot of sanding to fill in the grooves on Dead End's roof and trimmed down the shoulders just to differentiate a little between him and Sideswipe/Sunstreaker... a little tweak but I think it makes a big difference. The headlights are painted silver underneath, then painted with Tamiya clear red. The same clear red was used on the inside of the windshield. I'm still waiting on some waterslide faction logos to finish this one off for good, and I'm not 100% happy with the finish I got using Krylon's Crystal Clear finishing spray, but overall I'm pretty happy with this as my first custom fig.