alright, nothing new here. I basically was looking at somebody else's (can't remember who now) the whole time for reference. I realize now why he left some of the parts purple. they fully rub during transformation. I had him in robot mode the whole time while painting him, which is why (I think) the bot mode looks sharp and the alt mode looks so rough. I decided that I would just sharpie the places that rub. I didn't realize it was so bad until transforming him to take the pics. I'm going to touch him up, I promise! as always, comments and criticisms are encouraged.