So I had an extra Classics Optimus Prime sitting around that I fruitlessly tried to sell. I gave up after a while, and figured I could repaint him. Magnus has been done, Nemesis will soon to be released, so I figured I'd go with the Powered Convoy color scheme (Movie Preview Ultra Magnus). I opted to give him roughly Henkei Convoy's deco (instead of Classics Prime), for several reasons: 1) It'll be different than the Classics Prime that he started out as 2) Since both Powered Convoy and Movie-Preview Ultra Magnus were Japan-only toys, it's only fitting that he gets the Japanese treatment I actually like the Classics deco more, so it's not like I painted this guy like he is because I think the Henkei deco is superior... The only thing that I really kept the Classics deco with was the upper arms (biceps). I didn't like how Henkei Convoy's upper arms were the same color as his shoulders and forearms. Hence, I painted Powered Convoy's upper arms silver, to match the Classics scheme. Pretty much all the red plastic was painted blue; the blue plastic was painted black; the grey plastic was painted silver. Some of you might know that a lot of his joints are made of a softer red plastic that doesn't take paint very well; I dyed those parts black. And while I normally like to keep cool features like lightpiping, I had to paint over it to get the metallic yellow eyes. I'd normally show comparison pics with other figures, but: 1) my Classics Prime is currently packed away in the back of my closet 2) my Classics Magnus is still MISB 3) I beleive my Henkei Convoy is on its way to me in the mail... somewhere... 4) Botcon 2008 Evil Optimus Prime doesn't make for a good comparison Comments, criticism and whatnot much encouraged and appreciated!