When I got my Masterpiece Skywarp, and he was based on the G1 toy it took me a little while for the mold to grow on me, but now I love it. I wanted a Thindercracker, and I don't care for the color scheme of the Takara TC, so I decided to make a Toon / realistic hybrid, to go with my Skywarp on the shelf, since God only knows when we'd get an official Hasbro TC release..... my Universe Thundercracker deluxe custom Now that Walmart has clearanced Skywarp, I bought another one to make Thundercracker. I am not using the metallic Tamiya paints that I used for my Deluxe Thundercracker, I wanted a more realistic hue for a jet, so I opted for a satin / matte finish, I have to get the clearcoat I will be using for the jet mode before I finally assemble all of him. I have a few more things to paint, but I got a few pics of what I have so far assembled, I am trying to have patience in this as I always rush to see the final piece, but I always screw something up... not this time though. EDIT: added pics of a still incomplete bot mode...many small details left to do, and as for the stripes...I may go with decals for a clean look....not sure how my painting skills will do for taping without bleeding...may try but not likely, if I F up the wings I will probably beat my head into a wall, after all the work I spent getting the paint just right.