Hello everyone, I always liked the botdesigns in the 2007 movie and with the introduction of the Studio Series, I started collecting the bots in the Deluxe scale (1:39) We never got the leaders the size we need them so I started on my own (Optimus is 78% complete) on Megatron I Had my work cut out, he is a bit of a mess.. I removed the battery box, electronics bay, the lights, and all the translucent flaps, Also gutted the automorph features from his legs and such. then I fitted the rest together (around 30% less plastic) And reconstructed his head and moved the balljoint to a more natural location on the main body. I filled in the obvious gaps, Made a new innerwing since the old pieces dont fit anymore (-12mm from the body thickness) cut of both hands and replaced them with articulated ones from a leader Brawl. I also beefed up the strut that pushes the outer wings to a 90 degree angle as they should. then it was off to primer, sanding, chrome paint and it was painting robotparts gunmetal,aluminium and titanium gold before weathering, dirtwash and rust. all together he took 2 weeks to figure out, gut, put together and paint. Here are some pictures.