I'm wanting to rework my Masterpiece Optimus Prime (the one with the battle damage burns) to look as he did in the original television series, primarily the original 1986 film and those Toei episodes. Like this. Although there guides here custom and disassembly, I feel they are not specific in the work I'm trying to accomplish. Like how to remove that pin holding his abdominal grill together? I tried using a hammer and screwdriver, but it felt like I was close to breaking the whole thing off. How to remove paint on parts that has paint on places that you want and don't want. The upper left arm has the Autobot insignia that I want to keep, but the burn marks I don't. The flaps on the small of his back which features the head lights, there is paint apps on both sides on the same spot. I want to remove the silver stripe but want to keep the app on the other side. What would be the best COA regarding the grey shins? I was hopping that some unlicensed third party company would release some matching blue replacement parts. I would try painting them, but I would be concerned with the potentials of whether or not the paint would bond, or make those vent flaps stiff. Or if I did it, somebody would come up with the matching blue colored versions of those parts. Then I'd feel like a heel for wasting my time coloring the shins.