IMPORTANT UPDATE: My Prime add-ons are no longer on sale from my Shapeways store, as the production version has been unveiled! Check it out, I'm utterly in love with it: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/trans...imo-vitalis-upgrade-kit-cw-optimus-prime.html ____________________________________ UPDATE 23/06/15: And that's the shoulder armour, crotch/waist armour, arm cannons and combinable weapons done! ____________________________________ UPDATE 22/04/15: Chestplate done. V1 upgraded feet done. PERMUH and EAZEE heads done. My status: absolutely chuffed to bits. ____________________________________ UPDATE 18/03/15: The chestplate needs a tweak, and I've not assembled the fuel tanks yet, but... the leg extensions are finished and on sale! ____________________________________ UPDATE 18/02/15: The next batch of prototypes is in, and while there are a handful of tweaks to do, the first three add-on kits are almost finished and ready to be painted up! ____________________________________ UPDATE 12/02/15: Welp, time to show off where Prime's up to now! I've scrapped the original plan for the torso kit, and replaced it with a simple clip-on chestplate. Keeping the thigh extensions, though, so he will be taller. In fact, looking at pics in the review thread, he's going to stand very close to the height of the new Leader Megatron, with those thigh extensions. This pleases me. I'm still working on finalising and tweaking everything, but what I've got so far is: Legs 'n' Ears Kit - the main kit with thigh extensions (and it includes some new antennae for the combined mode head) Standard Chestplates - Old IDW, Current IDW, G1 and Armada, so far Fuel Tanks Guns - to fill in the gaps in the modded alt mode, and transform into pistols Thunderclash Conversion Kit - a transforming windvane-to-chestplate to convert Prime into Rodmus's least favourite 'bot Poseable Feet - with ball-jointed toes (no pics yet) Shoulder Augmentations - to hopefully give him smokestacks on his shoulders (this one is very much a WIP, so there's no pics yet) Combined Mode Chestplate - which'll double up as storage for the bot mode chestplate, and which is based on God Ginrai's chest The (hopefully) final versions of the first three items on that list are prototyping at the moment, so watch this space... ____________________________________ Original Post: Welp, I've been working on this (and alluding to it) since before Christmas, but I finally have something to show! It's very much a work in progress at the minute (he needs a ton of tweaking, since I made him too tall, and I need to make the alt mode work), but I thought I'd show what I've got so far, to see what people think! The mission: make Combiner Wars Prime's body and legs be in proportion with his arms, while still being transformable, and keep the partsforming to an absolute minimum. So far, he's transformable without having to remove anything, but as I say, I need to do some more work to get the alt mode sorted (the main bit being a wind deflector to hide the fake chest, and a new sleeper cab on the back). The alt mode is almost there, it just needs some bits filling in, so there's no massive gaps. And to show how much taller he is (with colours digibashed on): He won't be quite that tall once tweaked, natch, but he should still be in proportion. However, here's the bit where I reckon I've boxed a bit clever: the chestplate is an entirely separate piece to the kit, and will be sold separately. Why? Why, so that I can design multiple different chestplates (IDW, as in these pics, G1, Armada, etc...), and you can eventually get the one you want, without having to buy multiple chests! Once all that's done, then I just need to figure something out for combined mode... As always, comments and criticisms are very welcome!