So...it's not that I'm impatient, but... Since it sounds like Hasbro isn't going to give me my Combiner Wars Combaticons until much later this year (wave 5, from what I've heard...grr...), I guess I just have no choice but to take the very obviously meant to be a space shuttle and poor excuse for a helicopter Alpha Bravo (what?), and turn him into Blast-Off. I know I've posted a bunch of WIP in the last months, none of which are completely done, but I swear this will be different! Really I do! No, really. Please stop laughing at me! So, my work so far is mainly some tinkering and planning, but here are some pics. -I plan to change his forearms (wow the stock ones looked dumb) with something that allows tha hands to fold in. I don't see any way of hiding the arms other than that, but with the right colours it should blend in ok in shuttle mode. -I finally get to use the junked generations Astrotrain bits I've been holding onto for years! Yay, Junk! -Got rid of the combiner section because I want to give him a proper chest. More soon...I plan to actually get this done over the next week or so...Wish me luck! Update Feb2. And here's an update (I'm really trying to finish this guy in record time!) -I've gotten rid of Alpha Bravo's top rotor, cut the section in two and glued them in place, filling them in at the same time, and sanding them down. Already he's looking like his proper shuttle self! -Filled in his chest with a handy foot tread from an old Gundam model. -Replaced those ugly ugly forearms with those from Generations Scoop, so the hands can fold in. I'm also thinking of how I could hide the arms a bit in shuttle mode...maybe having some panels that fold down cover the upper arms? And I'll have to give him a tail fin... Update Feb 6th So I've been working on the wing/back section taken from a scrapped generations astrotrain. I glued it to what was left of AB's tail rotor, and added a swivel joint. Kind of messed it up and had to remake the joint at a different section, so it looks a bit of a mess at the moment. But a bit of sanding and paint and it should blend in and not be noticeable. Much. Will post pics of his bot and shuttle configuration this weekend. Update Feb8th OK, so here are pics showing how the wing/thrusters fold back and around. The tail fin (also from Generations Astrotrain) folds down as well. It's a bit of a kibbly backpack, but I don't see what else I could do. Next thing is some panels to partially cover up the arms in Shuttle mode. I've got something I'm working on, so hopefully I'll have another update soon! Opinions, crits and suggestions welcome! Thanks to all who've commented so far- I really appreciate it! Update Feb23. Hello All! Finally an update! So, after some more tinkering, I strengthened the joints on the wing/thruster section, and added panels to cover the top section of the arms in shuttle mode. I decided to add some cannons onto the panels, to make the finished alt mode look more like the original G1 toy with its signature cannons. Here are some pics of how he looks in moth modes. Now I just have to sand, prime and paint! With any luck, in a week or two (depending on if I'm patient enough to let the undercoat cure properly!) he'll be done and ready to present to you! Thanks everyone for your interest and comments!