So here's the first custom I'm gonna post. Let us pretend it's animated Snarl and call the "other animated Snarl" Slag. Just to save me headaches. Obviousl Grimlock is king (Duh). Animated Slag was always felt like a dwarf to me and Swoop certainly has a elfish look to him. Which is why I wanted Slag (whom I think of as second in command) to look more like a knight (Incidentally the Stegosaurus is also sometimes called the armored knight dinosaur). I wanted to give him extra thighs, like big hank did and stuck on an extra set of legs to see how big he would be. Once I saw how he looked like that I much preferred how this fit more with the animated look. I then made his plates trying to stay close to the plate design on elbow and hip shields. The big and middle sized plates are attached via lego pieces. I used Slags horns as tail spikes to stay with the animated feel. The head was totally dismantled and the nose sanded down. I had oven hardening putty in the cracks at one point. Kinda fell asleep while it cured in the oven. So the head was in there for 2 hours. It's only 2/3 of the length it used to be and is a lot pudgier than before. This actually makes the Stegosaur look even less than a Triceratops wannabe, which proves that sleep is good for you. I know that a lot of people don't like the crotch in the head look. Me neither actually. I had a torso, where the front plates turned and hid the head in his hollow chest. After seeing Slag laying around with his head between his knees I noticed how much more triangular this made his torso look. This actually matched the muscled tall look I was going for, more than with the head hidden. Before I can paint him though, I'll either have to wait for my basement warms up (It's like 3°C colder than outside) or wait until I build a spray booth. Here you can see my custom weapons for the dinobots Slag and Swoop. Snarl's going to get a big ole flaming axe and Swoop's getting a bow. The bow in the picture was my first attempt. It didn't look too bad. That is until my wife decided to test how flexible the bow was. "But John, bows have to be flexible! That's how they shoot arrows." Big thanks goes to every basher around here, without your constant bragging I wouldn't have felt irked enough to start myself. Special thanks go to big hank, whose Snarl inspired mine to be more than it could be. Special thanks also go to my wife whose constant nagging ... I mean encouragement made me post this.