Project Doubledealer was started at the beginning of the pandemic, around early 2020. However, I've been planning to build it many many years before that.
As a child, most of my Transformers toys were knockoffs. And back then I didn't knew they were (G1) Transformers either and assumed they're part of Japanese cartoons featuring transforming robots.
(KO of) Doubledealer was one of the more memorable one in my collection. And he's probably the only triple changer I had back then. (until I got hold of an original G1 Sandstorm from my cousin who outgrew his toys)
- Try to get all 3 modes to look decent, especially the bird mode (it deserves bigger wingspan).
- An articulated robot mode, as expected in most of my LEGO Transformers creations..
- Retain the missile function as what it originally intended: as weapons for the robot mode.
- Remove the powermaster engine/figures, as their presence will affect the aesthetics of the robot mode.