Hi everyone, I am currently working on restoring my very own G1 prime I played with when I was a child. Figured it would be a good introduction to the world of tf modding. I thought I left him in pretty good shape but apparently my 2 nephews got a hold of him in storage and Optimus had his legs, smoke stacks and front bumper broken. Since this particular optimus holds sentimental value for me I wanted to restore him to his former glory! So, I completely disassembled him, took the leg/grill/ abdomen piece off of a spare magnus I had laying around and primed all my parts (I will have a wip thread closer to completion that has been meticulously documented). So my question to the radicons involves the magnus abdomen piece I am using- I dont want to disassemble it further because I want to avoid removing the pin in the wheels. What would be the best way to paint him? For the rest of the custom I am using various spray paints for base cots and I will be doing the details using either tamiya or games workshop paints. Should I: 1) mask off the "red" areas of the abdomen and spray the bumper, grill, wheels and legs silver, then mask off the silver parts I just mentioned and spray the rest red? 2) mask off the "red" areas of the abdomen and spray the bumper, grill, wheels and legs silver, then hand paint the "red" areas with a brush? 3) Spray the whole abdomen area silver, then paint over the "red" areas with a clear red like tamiya clear to achieve a metallic red paint? Thanks for any advice. As I mentioned I will be putting up a thread documenting my work when I am closer to the end. If I can pull this one off I have my G1 jetfire that has a broken arm that I am considering working on next.