so yeah i'm too cheap to buy sidearm, or one of the kits on shapeways (for now) but not wanting to feel left out i got the next best thing, PCC minicons and some styrene. this one is made from Airlift. transformation is pretty basic. totally overhauled his upper torso to accomodate the popular hinge joint being used these days by kitbashers and 3rd party makers. all the rest is sheet and 3mm square styrene rod.