Hey guys, this is my first serious project to make a custom figure so any feedback, advices or suggestions would be like gold to me. That being said, let me explain my general idea. Not too long ago I was going through a box of TFs I meant to sell and stumbled upon TFTM Payload. I really love the robot mode of this figure and its drone head is very reminiscent of Shockwave. So instead of letting this little gem go to waste I decided to make something out of it. However, this toy suffers from three MAJOR problems. 1) very loose hip joints which causes the toy to constantly fall over 2) a giant pole of doom sticking out of its back 3) an atrocious looking alt mode So before going anywhere else with this project I need to rectify some of these problems. The first one is easy enough, some glue on the ball joints does wonders. Second issue is the claw gimmick that needs to be removed. The problem is I can't just take if off and toss it aside, one end of the main 'beam' has the truck grill attached to it and still needs to be there when converted to truck mode, and the other constitutes part of the chest in robot mode. So I need to keep parts of it intact. These pics show where I intend to make cuts. In the meantime, I'm thinking hard about what can be done to improve its alt mode. I'd like to see something similar to RotF Scattorshot's armored rammer for the front of the vehicle. There's also convenient pegs on the side of the truck (to which you attach the arms to in robot mode) that would allow something to be fixed to either side... Guns, missile launchers, oil tanks? I'm undecided. Also, I'd like to devise a *very* large cannon for the figure to somewhat pay homage to the original G1 Shockwave gun. This would be more than likely attached to the roof of the alt mode. One problem I have though is that I don't have a very extended knowledge of accessories that would be good to use for this nor do I own many spare parts. Hopefully you guys can suggest things. Well, that's it for now! Let me know what you guys think!