[I just thought I'd start a thread for all of us Radicons to share how we got into this niche of a niche for a hobby. I'll start us off . . . ] . . . loving the Alternators that I bought (up to that point only Smokescreen, Sideswipe, Hound, and Dead End had came out), seeing people create customs from them, and never feeling comfortable creating 3-D artwork (despite getting good grades in the few classes I had in 3-D artwork) finally drew me into customs. This very forum (when it was a Yahoo! Group) influenced me a great deal seeing people's work there as well.