And so, Hot Rod started on his long journey towards what he called home. UPDATES, WIP Let's face facts. Marvel Transformers Crossovers 2010 Series 01 - Iron Man (Car) - Transformers Crossovers Marvel Crossovers/Hybrids This looks a hella lot like Hot Rod. I got that vibe the moment I pulled him outta the package... He's got guns on the arms, he's red... But I hated him as Iron Man. The colors were to bright, the head mold was yuck. And then I looked into my big box of spare parts, and saw that I had the torso of this fellow lying around: Excellion - Transformers Cybertron Deluxe And so... my project was projected forth into action, a heavy bashing of the two figures, merged together to (eventually) form, The Hot Rod without a home! Seriously, I have no idea what aesthetic this guy belongs to. He's not quite classics, since he doesn't look incredibly G1. But the size is more along the lines of Human Alliance... but he doesn't look like a movie figure. He's more UT then anything, but I don't really have a shelf devoted to UT... I'm befuddled. And I do plan on painting this. Although I want to practice on a few more junkers before I dive into this fellow. Anyhow, I guess I should go down the list of what modification I've done to him. First things first, I swapped the head. The Iron Man head surprised me with how it was attached. So I had to slice into the collarbone to make room for the head. And then I took my knife, and shaved off the chest triangle. That was to distinguishable as Iron Man, and it had to go. (The silver sharpie I used as a pointer... everytime I shaved some of it off, I would go over it with sharpie. It made the texture more obvious. Gave me a better idea of where I was, and it prevented me from going overboard.). And then I realized two things: I was going to need to add a flame deco to the chest and to the hood. Since the chest was part of the hood, I figured that would be easy. I noticed that the head was small, but then I realized that it wasn't the head that was small, but the shoulders that were to big. Taking those two things to heart, I came up with a most elegant solution. Make the rest of the hood part of the chest. Slice off the shoulders, attach them to the chest, slice open the cavity to make room. Done. But before I can go any further, I need a Dremel. At the start of August, I'm getting one, and my work will resume. And, ohhh... what's this? A teaser trailer? UPDATE, Friday August5. Upon the obtaining of a dremel, work has resumed. A Hot Rod without a spoiler does not smell very good. The entire hood has been relocated to his chest. A quick size comparison for those who don't own the original mold. Plus... if you look in the background of my desk, you might see some clues about my future projects.