I saw a black Decepticon Sideswipe made from G1 and G2 parts a while back on Ebay and thought, hmm.. I want that. I was outbid, so I did the next best, actually better, thing and made my own. I was going to call him "Crossroads", but then I saw the TFA human villain with the same name, so I need to come up with another one. I like Shadowfall, but that again is too common. I searched the forum and Saw Kupps black sideswipe and wonder how he was able to get the pin out of the G2 canopy without breaking it. If anyone knows, that would be great because I had to leave that part red after fussing with it for a couple of hours trying not to break it. I even managed to switch out the black and red parts on the feet as well, but I could not get the pin out of the G2 figue for the life of me. I got it out of the G1 fig and was ready for the switch, but at the end, I had to leave it. I had some stickers on it, but decided that I like it plain black with just the Con emblem and took the rest off. I need to go over the red bumper with another coat of ink. I used "Daler and Rowney" brand black acrylic ink to paint over it to dull out the red as well as paint over the G2 waist "Autobot" plate.. It is a very thin layer and does not seem to rub off. Now I finally have my Decepticon Sideswipe and I like him!