There are two wonderful resources on this site for your post:
1). If you can take some pictures of your custom Ironhide, you would want to post them in the Customizations forum, located in Fan-Fiction, Artwork, and Kitbashes, or to be even more helpful just go here - customizations-f143.php
. It is likely, with a little bit of digging, you may find someone else has posted their own attempts at making the figure a little more "Ironhide-y".
2). There are actually two 3P Ironhide figures. The first released version is iGear's PP-05W (Weapons Specialist) which was released last summer (finally!!!). The second is X-Transbot's X7 Arsenal Primus - which is currently suffering a delayed release. Notably, each company capitalized on also offering a Ratchet version as well. Again, you may keep up with conversations on both figures in a separate, forbidden/dark arts forum - unofficial-transformers-3rd-party-and-knock-offs-toys-f215.php