Hey there. This is my first post on Radicons. I mostly wanted to share this as I found it really simple to do and I really like the end result. So I missed out on seige Skywarp. Dont know how but it was there one week and gone the next. As I like the trio I was bummed until I saw Hotlink. After analyzing my starscream I got a second Thundercracker and disassembled him. Then I took Hotlink, disassembled him and took all the paint off with the soak in alcohol trick. Took the light grey parts from Thundercracker and put them on Hotlink. Painted some details on the chest plate black. Masked off what I wanted to paint purple and painted with testors purple gloss with a touch of testors white to get a close match to Hotlinks purple plastic. Let him dried then reassembled him. Ta-da ! I was disappointed to find that Hotlink is more a charcoal grey than black but it still works for me. I beleive the less paint on a custom the better, but let me know what you all think.