Hello All! This is my first custom.
As anyone who owns this figure knows, the paint on his doors and sometimes roof is funky. Somehow, it does not bond to the plastic correctly, and it is therefor tacky. so I scraped the paint off of his doors and hood and redid it myself, adding black racing stripes as I went.
I also added the bumper from ROTF deluxe Barricade, as well as the light bar from that same figure. They compliment the new paint job nicely, I think.
There are a couple of other things I have added, such as arm blasters and some unit numbers.
Here are some pics. Enjoy!
To me, the racing stripes evoked fangs. I'm really happy with how those turned out.
I painted his brown "rear windows" gray because, lets be honest, the brown was lame.
These lines were made with a fine point pen. I felt they added a Tron vibe.
The blasters came from a Micro Machines...Big Rig I think. I drilled small holes in the sides of his arms to accomodate the pegs on the guns.
The rifle used to belong to Optimus from the Ultimate Battle 2 pack w/Megatron. I cut off and moved the 5mm post so it would look more like rifle and less like really long pistol.
I thought his original paint job was a bit...lackluster in robot mode. But the racing stripes add some personality.