Thanks to @Swag Meister for the inspiration. I think the SS38 figure has potential but is really half assed in terms of paint. I have only done one or two customs before, so I'm especially proud of this. I took my time and worked on it over a couple of weeks. I realize that the back is slightly incorrect in terms of the 'drum', but I think it looks good anyway. I also left the arm flaps off since I was more interested in bot mode at this point. For the red, I mixed Testors acrylic with a little DecoArt metallic red and Future. The blue is the same, except blue. I used DecoArt Shimmering Silver mixed with Future for the thighs, pelvis, smokestacks and the edge work, and all of the mechanical stuff is a base layer of DecoArt Black Pearl (metallic dark gray) with shimmering silver dry brushed over it. And there are a few details where I used a Uchida DecoColor silver or gold paint pen. I did a layer of Future over the whole thing afterwards.