Here's my entry to the Vector Tribute. There's a limit to 4 pics there, so I've posted 10 here! (buahaha) Below the pics, I've added my ingredients and process of painting! (also you may click my banner to see my blogger, there's tons of big pics there, and links to the originals on flickr) Anyway, enjoy! here's to you, vector! Alt Mode 1 [ATT]2023[/ATT] Alt Mode 2 [ATT]2024[/ATT] Alt Mode 3 [ATT]2025[/ATT] Magnus Pose 1 [ATT]2026[/ATT] Magnus Pose 2 [ATT]2027[/ATT] Magnus Pose 3 [ATT]2028[/ATT] Ultra Magnus Pose 1 [ATT]2029[/ATT] Ultra Magnus Pose 2 [ATT]2030[/ATT] Ultra Magnus Pose 3 [ATT]2031[/ATT] Ultra Magnus Pose 4 [ATT]2032[/ATT] Car Carrier 1 [ATT]2238[/ATT] Car Carrier 2 [ATT]2239[/ATT] Car Carrier 3 [ATT]2240[/ATT] Car Carrier 4 [ATT]2241[/ATT] Car Carrier 5 [ATT]2242[/ATT] PAINT APPLICATION: Anyway, he's basically made from a LDR class prime, removed and replaced all the red/yellow with dark metallic blue, silver or white. He was painted 100% with enamels, you can see how nice enamel metallics come out. The white is a extremely high gloss finish, and smooth as a new car surface, it was even polished with wax. All the silver metallic parts were quite simple. I started with a coat of flat black fusion as my base coat. Then generously dry brushed gunship gray over that (a dark gray, about 70% black) That was followed by a dry brush of a neutral gray (about 50% black) and then highlighted (very very light dry brush) of plain silver....oh, then highlighted again, to emphasize the highlights. The blue was 'olds ford blue' i believe, and I mixed in about 1:10 metallic red into that (it's really a deep deep purple) All the truck mode chrome was airbrushed with Alclad. For the armor, I base coated those with fusion red pepper, then put on a few coats of Krylon metallic red. (forgot actual name but it was X-metal or something random like that) Dry brushed some silver on the edges (to give the metal a worn look) and then coated with Testors pearl finish, then gloss finish) The autobot symbol on the hood was stenciled from some 3M vinyl (I have this EPS file if anyone would like it, it has a variety of autobot symbols on the sheet and should cost a few bucks to make at a local sign shop...tutorial to come) ACCESSORIES: I replaced the smokestacks with the same technique I wrote about in a tutorial a while back, but this time, cut the tops on a slight angle to look more like a big rig. The should missile launchers were from Primus, dremeled to fit. I made ½ inch holes on the interiors, which I glued in and plugged with those ZOID rubber thingys. These guys are so versatile. The ball joint fits tight and snug in the zoid socket. The gun was from a GI JOE sigma six Joe Duke figure. it winds up and the barrels move in and out. The forearm armor is left over kibble from my devastator custom. They come from Unicron's feet (i think the back heel part) they snap onto the forearms of Magnus, and are held in place with tiny magnets (they aren't moving) The leg armor is from Armada Optimus's trailer (the top part) they were dremeled and fitted with a hinging latch that snaps onto a magnet on the outside of the leg. The armor is also magnetically held by the knee pad (small metal on the autobot symbol) The chest plate was made from payload's neck and collar part. I took off the cyclops head. This part is held on by a magnet and click The waist armor is from the ever-so-versatile neo-shifter kit, just a random piece, and has 2 bling jewels on it (costume jewels) this part is also held on by magnet. The head is from a cement truck transformer knock off. the wings on the sides of the head are from the zoid t-rex back scales.