I'm betting the smaller van will fix a lot of the proportion issues everyone is having and IT will truely be a masterpiece. I think everyone is forgetting that these are just your protos.
I could not have said things better myself Jimsloth. Thank you! Keep in mind that these are more experimantal than usual. This is because no such figure has ever existed that attempts to be toon acurate to the bot and toy accurate to the vehicle. In addition to those criteria, I opted to NOT have the van break off into a separate vehicle or whatever that thing was that the G1 toy bot rode around on (I hate that transformation
As for the window tint colors, you're right, blue is toon accurate. I wanted to see what an amber color looked like. I tied it into the yellow stripe (which never came out right - LOL) and felt like blue may not look very good with the red/yellow color scheme.
The Vanette's should be much closer to the cartoon bot. I also won't use unmodified Gundam parts (like the arms) for subsequent versions. Things will be bulkier but will also fold up tighter. They'll have to if I expect to fit everything into the smaller shells of the Vanette's.
Anyway, your crits and comments are always a great help. Thanks everybody.