Updated June 12th 2017 with new bot mode and new truck mode photos! Enter Earth's latest and mightiest doom-bringer! ======= Western Star 5700EX Truck Mode ======= ======= Cybertronian Enforcer Mode ======= ======= 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 Turquoise, 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 3 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 - clear coated spray applied over the whole figure ======= Customizations ======= 1 - "Transforming" smokestacks accommodate look for both modes 2 - Headlights have 2 recessed blue gems and blue tinted covers 3 - hinged ball jointed ankles 4 - Right hand detachable via small magnets 5 - Magnetic Sword from first 4 movies can connect to right arm 6 - longer Tenemos sword, resized for voyager class 7 - shield has detachable tri-gun accessory 8 - shield had magnetic handle to connect to Prime's back 9 - red rubber wires replaces the molded ones on his thighs 10 - slices of foil tape for the bands around the fuel tanks and the front bumper 11 - modified the hinge behind his knee to increase the range of movement for lower stances and more dynamic poses ======= A Side by Side Comparison ======= Lastly... here's a factory vs custom final photo for a bit of contrast! Thank you very much for checking out my work. Comments and critiques welcomed!