Probably my newest favorite thing to do is to customize transformers. I ran into a custom recently done by Darkcave Customs. He had taken AOE Hound and converted him into Ironhide. Along with that he has made his new head sculpt available for printing at Shapeaways. He usually sells his customs after finishing them. This specific mod that he did appears to have sold for $165 on eBay.
His work is by far some of the most intense pieces I have seen. And if your not following him on Facebook, you might want to start!
I about have my AOE Hound nearly torn down… Per Darkcave Customs I asked him how to remove his head. AOE Hound’s head has a metal pin instead of the normal pop on heads. He said to use a soder and then pull it off with pliers. I have yet to do this to mine just yet, but plan to soon.
I will be using similar color variation, but with probably a more shine and glossy look with some mud and war-damage.
$24.99 (AOE Hound) (HTS still has it on sale and with coupon can make it $20.00)
$15.00 Spray Paints, Paint, Sealer
$8.95 + $4.95 shipping
Total: $53.49 (Approximately)
This may be a month or more before I have any further updates on my customs. But until then enjoy DarkCaves!