So after stalking the radicon forum for years and drooling over the countless amount of awesome customs that have been created; I've finally took the plunge and busted my cherry on this DOTM cyberverse ratchet. I thought I would start out small with this mold and repaint it into ironhide. I've seen a bunch of threads where people have use paint markers; so I decided to go the same route. Instead of just straight up using the marker on the plastic, I created a puddle of paint and then dry brushed it on. I took my sweet time and put about 2 coats on so far. But as you can tell from the pics I still have to put a couple more on because the neon yellow is still showing up underneath the red. Also just so you know I will be breaking up the red with some white detailing, and painting the rims and lights. I have a couple of questions for you guys. For the clear coat whats the best one to choose? I was going to use some clear gloss enamel (spray paint) that I have. The next question is what do you guys think I should do with the head? Personally I can't stand it and to me it looks super fugly. It doesn't look like I can just take it off. So I was thinking I could take a another slightly bigger cyberverse head, hollow it out so that I could put it over the ratchet head like a helmet. C & C would be greatly welcomed and thanks for looking!