Hi. I am a big tabletop wargamer, and have rediscovered my old Transformer collection, so bashing a few together seems like an obvious next step. Typically for me, I have not actually started anything yet, but I do have at least six projects already lined up. Anyway, I do have a few questions... 1. Joints seem to be the toughest part. I know that there is a thread here about them already, but I wondered if people most often made their own joints and hinges, or if they cannibalised these bits from other Transformers and robot model kits? I thought about picking up a couple of cheap Gundam kits for this, or some broken Transformers from eBay, but most joints and hinges seem to be not too difficult to make. 2. Painting. I hate the thought of my paint getting worn away. I know that Krylon is popular (a car primer, right?), and a sealant is a must, and I will probably be using Vallejo since I have a load already. Any tips on this? In particular, what about painting joints and moving parts? Wont these bits have a life span measured in minutes? 3. How do you guys make sure that the final product will be able to support its own weight and actually stand on its own? Is there a secret to this? Thanks in advance.