So I have finally had a chance to really spend time with this custom.
Other than a repaint years ago and my somewhat well known Vinyl Wraps on the DOTM Roadbuster, this is my first serious custom. First head swap, first scratch built parts etc.
So for the main color I decided to go with a metallic green. In this case Mystic Emerald. It's a slight bit darker than I had hoped but I love it none the less.
I used a legends Hoist head and cut and trimmed the backingso that it appeared to be just the head and I left the bottom on for a solid flat surface.
I took Ironhide and popped off the head and saw it was on a t slot. So I cut off the tabs and made that surface as flat and smooth as I could. Ten I took the backplate that was on the head of Hoist and trimmed away the trademark lights or whatever they are and glued those to the backplate of Ironhide. Then I glued the head on.
That's the main modification to the figure. The only other changes will be a scratch built tow hook set up using an arm and hook from an old hotwheels.
I started the painting a bit and got a bit close with the spray and it left some blemishes in spots. I haven't decided if I want to sand them and repaint or if I want to leave them. I kinda like the rougher look as it gives him a bit of a battle tested look.