In the series of Botcon comics, there is a group of Transformers who have banded together and taken on the Wreckers name. The crew consists of Autobots, Maximals, Decepticons, and Predacons alike, both familiar characters and new ones. A new Predacon that the comic introduced is Rotorbolt (a repaint of Obsidian). What's the most fun about him, I think, is the fact that he's totally silent in helicopter mode, but has rotors so loud in robot mode that he can't be understood!

What was the least fun about this custom was reassembling him. After the priming and the coats of nifty metallic paint, it was nearly impossible to snap the ball joints back together (having never repainted a Beast Machines-era toy, I didn't realize this). I would up practically shaving all the paint off, then having to prime and repaint parts a second time. As a result, Rotorbolt can't transform anymore! I mean, you COULD do it, but he would wind up with scratched and beat-up paint.

Well, most of my other customs can't transform anymore either, even if they ever could!

At any rate, here are the colors I used on Rotorbolt:
  • Blood Red (Games Workshop)
  • Fortress Grey (Games Workshop)
  • Golden Yellow (Games Workshop)
  • Purple Metal Flake (Testors Spray Enamel)
  • Cobalt Blue Metallic (Rust-Oleum Metallic)

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