FINISHED! Voyager Classics Grimlock/Dark Retribution I saw the amazing custom by RodimusDawg and decided I needed to try this out myself. I picked up the oversized KO grimlock from KOToys and the beast machines megatron tail off ebay. I have him stripped down and ready for paint but I decided to try something a little different this time. I'm going to post WIP shots each step of the way to give some insight into my process and also put the paint scheme up to a vote. G1 or Dark Retribution? I'm also considering some battle damage wear and tear so all opinions are welcome. Dark Retribution reference: (I'll probably do silver or gold, not both) Latest: Update 4/18 Update! Added Photoshop paint over of one of my previous photos. I will generally do this before painting to determine a good balance between colors. Using more than 4 colors is risky unless you have a good understanding of color theory. Otherwise your custom can look noisy and chaotic leading your viewers eye to no area in particular which is detrimental towards creating a presence with your custom. Just create another layer in your PSD and set it to overlay and paint over the areas you want! Before: After! This was a great project and I had a lot of fun with painting such a large figure. Thanks to Boggs6ft7 for the metallic decals. Here is a link to his thread. I highly recommend them! Also, thanks to Sarakawa for letting me borrow his Classics Grimlock for the pictures. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/295152-foil-white-decals.html Work in progress images can be seen from top to bottom in the attachments. As always, C&C welcome!