Updated May 15th 2017 with final bot mode photos and weapons! Who needs Ratchet when you can fix your mortal wounds simply by scanning a new mode??? Let's roll! I've been gone a long time and just recently returned to the forums about a week or two ago. I got my hands on this figure from The Chosen Prime a couple of weeks ago with the sole intention of repainting him, and along the way I decided to do some mods! Made the smokestacks "transformable"! After separating the tops off, I then attached them to the back of the truck's roof. The shield can be attached to his back via a magnet installed into the roof, and a metal pin that I plugged into the 5mm peg of the shield. I also added the gun section to his shield. Here, you can see that his right arm now has a magnetic wrist joint for reasons shown in the photo. Also, I removed the "rope/hose" geometries from his thighs because when you twist his leg at the thigh swivel those things would visually separate which was very distracting. So, I replaced them with real red insulated wires! The weapons are as equally detailed as the figure itself. I did sharpen the edges of the sword using a metal file and 320 grit sandpaper. Then, I decided that the in-package sword is too short and better suited to a deluxe figure. This guy needs a sword worthy of his class! So, I scanned the leader class sword and changed its dimensions so that the blade is as long as his legs and the handle stays at 5mm or .200". As previously done to the accompanying sword, I sharpened the blade to a finer edge and point before painting it. Here's a collage of all the mods and bot paint apps! Truck mode, baby! Paint Applications: All I used were Testors enamel paints, a fine tipped paint brush, q-tips and several toothpicks (specifically for hand-drawing the flames and other minute detailing) to accomplish all the bot parts. Gloss Red & Gloss Dark Blue - for the flame patterns Stoplight Metallic Red - brake lights Flat Black & Gloss Black - for the truck kibble on inside of his lower legs 1144 Gold, Flat Steel, Metallic Silver, Flat Gun Metal & Brass - all exposed metal parts Graphite Metallic - dry brushed light and heavy to give the dirty appearance and bring out the depth of the mold's details In 2 instances, I used spray paint: - the shield was given a flat black base using a spray can - the back section of the cab was spray painted steel Now... on to the vanity shoot! Reminiscent of his iconic poster from Age of Extinction during his face off with Grimlock. Great figure for capturing those "stoic" moments as well! Or ones where he's ready and off to battle! Or practicing his dual-sword guarding stances. Or reverse grip & behind the back swiping and parrying techniques! He is very handy with his weapons! Thank you very much for checking out my work. Comments and critiques are welcomed! Let them fight! Lastly... here's a factory vs custom final photo for comparison.