I decided to make my G1 Hot Rod a bit more show-accurate, as well as give him some enhanced features, such as the opening cockpit. I am aware that the Masterpiece version has the canopy hinged at the front, but this is also accurate. It opens this way when he picks up Daniel after the kid's board hits a rock, and then the way depicted on the Masterpiece toy when they reach the observation platform. Primus damnit, Sunbow. I am in the process of modifying the arms to include the flanks of the rear of the car, which means sawing those parts off the legs and fabricating new ones. Currently I have removed the wheels from both legs and the car flank from one. I am going with bright red as the main colour until I can get the right colour magenta paint. I've modified the legs so that they can extend fully, which adds to his height and should keep the longer arms from looking awkward. I also intend to allow his arms to rotate 360 up and down at the shoulders, and for him to bend at the hips and knees. EDIT: Decided to abort the arm rebuilds for now in favour of just putting in his tail-lights and gluing the one flank back on. Arcee needs the plastic more. Comments, constructive criticisms, suggestions for adding the new joints?