- Strength: 8.5
- Intelligence: 8
- Speed: 2.5 (can you say "dump stat"?)
- Endurance: 8
- Rank: 4 (US army equivalent of Corporal or Specialist)
- Courage: 4
- Fireblast: 5
- Skill: 9
- Combiner status: true, one half of Overload
- Dark secret: Has a massive crush on Ultra Magnus
Meet Wideload. She and her twin sister, Pixie, are members of a Decepticon team with construction vehicle alt modes (auger truck, grinder, trencher, grader and a big excavator-bulldozer combo). Both sisters have long flat bed trailers to haul the rest of the team around when they need to travel and maintain disguise. Wideload is the team's mechanical engineer. But she's just as handy with a blaster as she is with a wrench, so watch out.
I wanted to do a different sort of semi-truck transformation, so the rear tires and gas tank covers (or whatever those cylinders are) flip up and form the arms. There's some parts-forming in that the metal guard bit that's mounted behind the cab is pulled off and attached to the front to become chest armor. Part of the front bumper pops off to form her hammer. And, yes, her helmet is meant to look like a trucker hat.
Unfortunately, I haven't quite worked out how to engineer some of the transformation tricks I wanted this model to do. Namely, the doors coming down and becoming faulds. I'd probably have to build a bigger model to do that as the best way also involves changing up how the side flips around. The up shot of that would be much
better looking feet, and actually working in the combined form.