and he looks awesome!!! I've never tried doing this before, and after seeing jinsatome's work and his tutorials, I was like, if I can get them to look half as good as his, I'll be happy. so I just did what it said to in a tutorial, and 10 minutes later my ironhide's details have been brought out! it was so easy, I can't believe it. I think everyone with movie figures (lots of detail molded in, but no paint apps on them) should get a $1 bottle of silver paint and $2 pack of brushes from walmart and at least give it a try. now, onto barricade and concept bumblebee. thanks for the ideas jin!!!