My son said earlier yesterday after using nail polish while attempting to fix a break on Fort Max, "But dad I was just trying to be like you, everything you work on is awesome!" I had to go show him a cupboard and a few drawers of failure projects and explain: "Time grants us experience, but failure helps us remember often more clearly what it was we learned last time around." We then ordered some Tamiya 87137 Cement for ABS from Amazon and will have to work on Max later. But that brings me to my most recent tinker. Though Barricade was a beautiful figure by all rights, smokescreen was nearly the weakest of the lot. Smokescreen was one of the G1 characters from the show and toys that I really liked as a kid. I never had him my neighbor did. While looking at the group of the Siege mold next to each other I thought I might try something. Having done it, I can assure you win or fail this is the way they will remain as it was much more complicated and frustrating to do than I thought it was going to be. Adding the grey (a bit purple tinge to it I know but you can hardly tell) to him made his character more light, and swapping the parts with Barricade brought out more of his dark nature. So I think we are good with it, do I suggest anyone else try this? If you have patience some tools and can be REALLY careful, fly at it! Else I suggest you enjoy the bots in their awesome native coloring. Yes I was really slow accepting this mold as Prowl was at first a let down for me, However I can now say I am quite happy that I have them...and I might have got them all except Prowl on holiday sales so that helped.