So, the last time I posted my personal Optimus Prime, I had just done some detail work, but not a full repaint. This time, I went all the way back to basics and started from scratch. From a mods perspective, he's somewhat loaded. First, I replaced the head LED with a nice 5mm blue one. The hands are Fakebusker83's movie accurate hands, done in black with drybrushing and gold accents. The arches on his feet were hollowed out as well. The wheel mod is from savio-prime (designed by OMEGAPRIME1983). Something I'm particularly proud of is the new mounting for the swords and hooks. I had previously used magnets, but I found that they weren't working so well. So, I cleared out all the old hot glue residue, and made new 5mm ports in his forearms using Apoxie Sculpt. I drilled out a small cavity on the swords and hooks, and mounted 5mm pegs. So, now the swords and hooks mount securely in his arms. Paintwise, I disassembled him completely, including the lower legs. They're a pain to do, but I did it anyway. I gave him a complete coat of Model Masters Flat Black Acrylic, then drybrushed with Model Masters Aluminum. After that, it was detail work. Blue and red for the panels and detail work, gold and silver everywhere else. Chrome silver for the tanks and boxes. You may notice the "arsenal of freedom" I have lined up. Well, what's Optimus without his toys? I scratchbuilt an ion blaster using a TFTM Leader Prime blaster, then built two Buster cannons using parts from a scrapped Prime. The face is, obviously, the one from the original toy, with the HFTD Prime one mounted. And just for shiggles, I picked up a Lunarfire Prime and did his other gun too. It took three years, four revisions, and three Primes, but I finally got him to a point I'm happy with. Now someone talk me out of picking up Jetwing and Buster Prime and doing this all over again, twice.