Thanks for the encouragement WJ, the mouth is definitely my next challenge prior to painting.
I'm also going tone down the guns, as he ultimately becomes a pacifist (head of the most lethal team of Autobots in history...
). So I've added the club, which is kind of a diplomatic weapon (
I figured that even an ancient pacifist politician has a history in his youth and had his place in a war torn history millions of years in the making, hence the brutish appearance to represent his more youthful character.
More pictures to follow once the painting and mouth are completed.