Thought I'd strike while my Sideswipe thread is still warm, and take the opportunity to post this guy. It's from 18 months ago but I'm still very fond of it. This was my first ambitious bit of kitbashing, which I started working on almost as soon as the oversize Soundwave KO came out (I have a secret passion for oversized KOs!). Again, you might have seen me post this custom on other forums like Sector 70/TFormers/KOtoys... Main goal was to make the figure as toon-accurate as possible. Looking at the animation model it was clear that the mid-section between the chest and the hips would be a huge benefit to his proportions, so I took the figure apart and worked out that it could be done, if it collapsed into the hips for transformation. Nice to see this has since become a standard custom-Soundwave feature! This along with a scratch-built cassette compartment and opening door (which holds two ordinary size G1 tapes) was by far the most work in this build. My other addition to the design, which really improves the look of his legs, is shin pieces (which slide up into the knee to allow the feet to fold away). Oh yeah, and his chest screen can be swapped out for different displays!