I actually painted him up a few months ago. Wasn't too bothered to show him off because he's only one of a few hundred thousand repaints. A lot of which have swapped hands and custom cannons to with them. Still, I am very happy with mine and glad I gave him the once-over. It really makes for an improvement over his standard scheme, plus it means not having to shell out a bunch more money for the Takara version. The 'silver' of the truck was done using Tamiya Silver Leaf spray. I didn't want to do chrome since I was concerned about scratching (especially with the grill being under Prime's feet). This still gives a very clean metal look that's separate from the rest of the steel parts that show in robot mode. The point of having Sideswipe in the shot was to show the Silver Leaf matched Hasbro's factory silver. But the shadowing makes Swipe look darker in that shot. They do match. And the robot mode. The gray parts were painted over using Krylon Hammered Steel to start. I then either dry-brushed or wet washed some acrylic metallic black to darken and dirty up the components a bit. (I have a second version of the pic above--a larger image when opened in a new window--attached below) I did add some "brass" spots here and there. Not very much, though. Mixed gold and silver enamels to make a more faded brass color. The hands are probably the best example of the wash effect. It really fell into the grooves quite well. Arm and body detail. Painted the usual stuff in my brass mix. Also painted the 'truck' panels on his waist and upper arms that were left gray by Hasbro, as well as the window frames. Painted the head VERY sparingly. Sorry, but it feels like most of the full-face paint schemes I've seen (with exception) make this Prime look like he's wearing goggles to me. So I gave him a bit of trim directly around the eyes, light touch-up just behind them, painted the antennae, and left the rest alone. And here's the "backpack." Even though you don't really ever see most of it, it was still kinda fun to do. And it does add to his look from the front when it's all folded up. And finally, while I didn't do any "custom" parts, speaking of giving him a cannon I couldn't resist taking shots of him with this particular gear of war. The black doesn't entirely go with the rest of him, but I wouldn't DARE paint the set. So, there you have it. Nothing no one's ever seen before, but definitely one more to add to the list. A few hundred thousand plus one more.