UPDATE [5.21.11]: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/405647-ultra-magnus-wip-2.html#post6069500 Remember my very first TF custom back in 2007? http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/207055-classics-ultra-magnus-g1-style.html (for details on the original custom, head, or whatever, just hit up the link and check it out) Well, ever since I did this, I've been meaning to go back and redo the entire chest piece, shoulder stacks, and do a better overall paint job than my original. I also may or may not mod the arms like I did with my Classics Prime. Originally, I didn't paint the Classics Magnus legs--I thought the blues matched well enough. After looking at it in pics and in person over the last 3 1/2 years, I noticed how "off" it all looked with arms and chest being painted and the legs left factory. So I took them apart and painted them up on and off last week in between other stuff. I also repainted the red on the chest and mid-section with a more vibrant (better looking) red. I also mixed some Future into the paints (Testors Acryl) to help seal and protect. Need to repaint the arms and shoulders and touch up the red on the hinged head mount, but those are pretty minor areas to hit. First up, I used 91% alcohol to remove the paint from the windshield (still need to do minor cleanup around the windshield wipers and top edge). That was one of the things I hated, but liked. I liked that it had the red chest underneath, but it compromised the clear windshield in alt mode originally. It was something that a lot of people didn't care for, though they loved how it looked in bot mode (same here). I used an old CD case and cut out a section a bit larger than the Classics Magnus windshield. This will be the base of the chest plate. I started cutting small pieces of "H" beam styrene and various styrene rods & strips to help build some of the base of the chest plate that would cover over the new windshield plate. The chest pieces are too long as they are here, so these will be cut down (and maybe even slimmed down a bit). It's still a WIP, so I'm still plotting the build--going from inside out on it. I took the gun from TFTM Landmine and cut off the hinged back piece. This will be the part that the chest plate attaches to. I plan to attach it to the grill area in bot mode and have it fold out and down so that in alt mode, it sits behind the cab of the truck (this was previously done by Massdestruction, so big shout out to him). Since I was new to the game and had ZERO styrene experience at the time, I did the best with what I had and decided to just have the chest plate stay attached. It's been the one thing I've wanted to fix since completing it. lol This is the exact same Classics Magnus--my very first TF custom. I just decided to use my skills to make this sucker what it should have been to begin with. I'll add more updates and details as I go along. Just working on this in between a couple of commissions.