First attempt at a repaint and minor custom here - turning Combiner Wars Hound into something approximating Crankcase, as seen in IDW's More Than Meets The Eye comic. First job is to take Hound apart and repaint him. I'm using a Tamiya blue that goes on very nicely indeed, but I'm already thinking it may be a bit dark, so I'll be repainting chest, forearms and parts of the legs and feet in a lighter blue, with elbows, knees etc being painted dark grey. I'll be adding fake wheels to his shoulders for aesthetic purposes, switching his roof canopy out for a solid roof that will double as his weapons backpack and finally, of course, adding a Shapeways head. I'll keep updating here to document the process, mainly to show that if a cackhanded oaf like me can make a half-decent custom job then what's to stop anyone else having a go?