Hey folks. So a few months ago I started pulling plans and ideas together for an ambitious first custom project. Inspired by the radicon L_K's amazing MP Superion here, this project would involve the modification and augmentation of four classics seeker figures and Universe 2.0's Silverbolt. A thread of all my idea gathering from May can be found here. This thread in the customs forum will serve as my conduit for relaying information and images involving the project to you folks. Starting this weekend gone by, I began constructing the right arm connector for the gestalt form, and modified a universe starscream to be Air raid. The results were good; the connector piece is still under construction (I need to attach the connection block that fits the universe seeker torso cavity in alt mode to the upper arm and shoulder from a 2007 leader Prime), but I believe the modifications to Air Raid are now complete. All that remains in his future is paint stripping and dyeing/painting to his final colour scheme- a step that will come after the gestalt mode is constructed. Here's some (bad quality) pictures of Air Raid in bot mode. His alt mode is mostly unchanged except by the shortened air dams and the cylinders that form the rotary wing hinges. Please excuse the image quality; I don't actually own a camera so I've used my laptop camera for these. I'll sort that for final galleries, but WIP pics might all be like this I'm afraid. The modifications don't affect stability or transformation, and the rotary wing hinges allow for two different positions in gestalt mode meaning that the original scramble city design of the Aerialbots is maintained. You can't really see it in these low quality pictures (I'm hoping the final galleries will showcase it better), but the air dams have been reshaped as well as shortened and are really quite smooth to touch and look at. No hard corners here! And here's Slingshot as he was a few days ago. He's come along since then; both wings are now done and the rear tailfin assembly is under construction. Will put up pictures when it's finished. Planning to attach the assembly to the rear of the jet mode via magnets so it can be moved further up the fuselage in both mode out of the way, and for gestalt mode too so the hands can be attached using the same magnets. All happy with this plan? Seems a bit cheaty, but I'm not sure what else I'm capable of doing. The assembly looks great, really helps make Slingshot look different to Air Raid. The thrusters will still be present unlike so many other aerialbot customs I've seen; imo the jet mode looks a bit odd without them Think that's everything for now! If you've questions then fire away here, and please, if you can offer assistance or ideas with regards to my problem with the nosecone in gestalt mode then let me know. I need it to fold along the fuselage for that mode but I've not quite the skill with styrene to make it work. So yes, help a bro out! Updates as I make stuff!