i started with a recon ironhide as a base. base coated in testors black acrylic and used future floor polish to get that new car shine. also made him a longer set of smokestacks.weathered the parts in robot mode to appear battle damaged using a dry brush technique. used the shorter cannon from the ROTF Ironhide toy and the other is from recon ironhide for a closer to movie accurate look. i apologize for the blurry photos. vehicle mode: robot mode: you feelin' lucky punk!? just kiddin' i only wanted to show him my cannons!