Leozack - Finished! Updated Pictures/Words: After some users provided great advice in this thread, I went back and did some reworking of this figure. The first thing (hopefully) that you'll notice is that I've done a lot more work on the head. I knew I had to make it more show-accurate or I'd never be happy with it. I mean, the guy doesn't just have a lion's mane on his head, he has a giant-as mechanized lion's mane on his head that almost resembles Mer-Man or something. I had to made it big, and make it stick out from the sides of his head. Second, he needed his spear, which was easy to steal from DOTM Space Case. Third, increased details for both him and Lionbreast. I think it'll be pretty obvious what I did. I tried not to go overboard, as I always like to make my customs look like something Hasbro COULD make, not the more hyperdetailed ultra-realistic stuff that, frankly, is out of my league. Fourth, I decided to go a little further and make sure Lionbreast could attach as a gun in either robot or alt mode. I gave him a simple handle (which unforunately resembles an enormous dong in beast mode) for hand-held gun mode. I also attached a couple rare earth magnets to allow him to mount in alt mode. All in all I'm pretty satisfied with this, though as I said originally, I am VERY eager for constructive criticism. Nothing's ever perfect, and I would feel privileged to hear what I could do better. Up next, Killbison (god have mercy, I think I'm doing all of Liokaiser). *******************************OLD PHOTOS************************************************ G1 Leozack is small, and not even remotely cartoon-accurate. Botcon Leozack doesn't have the "v-shaped wings behind back" or animal "helmet" look that I like so much. So, what's a guy to do? Get a Jetfire, get some extra parts, get some paints, and get to work. The following is still a work in progress. I'll get into why I'm dissatisfied with it later, but I think I still have a lot of work to do. Frankly, I've just been staring at it too long and I've lost all objectivity. I'm hoping that after seeing the following pictures, some of you can help me get it right. I also decided to take a stab at Lionbreast. He's even WIP-er than Leozack. I plan to paint the tail white, re-attach it, and paint the indented portion of his "mane" white as an accent color. So, here's the areas where I could use your advice: 1. Even though I'm this far in, is this the best mold? I've used tfu.info to look at every single plane mold, and I think this is the best I can do if I want to v-shaped wings in bot mode. I positively HATE the Stay-Puft Mashmallow Man legs/calves. I'm half-considering starting over from scratch using a Veritech mold altered to let the wings rotate upward. 2. Same issue with the head. I've put a lot of hours in, but I can't shake the feeling that it's just not as cartoon accurate as it could be. I'm considering sanding the sides completely smooth and attaching some "fins". Even if I stick with that head, I've got a ton of work sanding and puttying some of the seams... 3. Ok, this is an easier one. If I'm sticking with this mold, I need to spice things up a bit. It feels a bit...boring, honestly. I am considering taking some inspiration from the cartoon and adding some yellow in places, but I'm not sure where. I'd also like to add something to the chest, kind of like the white/blue stickers on the G1 toy, but I don't think my painting skills are up to the task. Long story short, I've been staring at it and thinking about it for 3 weeks and I could use any/all persective or advice people feel like giving. Help?