Another ROTF Leader Optimus Prime posted, but my first attempt at a Leader Class Optimus Prime. It has been longest and most challenging project to date in this project. It not 100% completed, but I thought I could show some progress shots of what I completed. Many first for me in this project like. First time removing pins and I would like to thx F_R for his advise on removing pins (which was a real pain), without which it would have been very difficult and a greater pain to repaint the red and blue portions. First time attempting to painting flames and the pin-strips. Added some additional flame details on the chest and waist area, which was present on the concept art. First time messing around with LEDs. Change the eyes to blue (no big deal coz everyone before has already done it. lol) and still figuring out the best way to light up the energon swords (Thank goodness for all the great examples by F_R and encline to name a few). Now to the pictures and mods. Mods done: 1. Modded the hands to be accurate and articulated. 2. Added some detail to the shoulder. 3. Added convex lens to simulate the headlights at the waist area. 4. Replace the original rivets. 5. Replace the smoke-stack with aluminium rods. Replaced the back lights with red convex lens. (Not too clear from the picture) Still much to explore and to also "power up" the energon swords. Feel free to suggest and comment. Hope you like it.