Parts: Head (ARAH Annihilator), Body (25th Anniversary Battle Armor Cobra Commander), Belt (25th Anniversary Cobra Commander), Heli-pack (Specialist Trakker), Submachinegun (Specialist Trakker).
Supplies: Dremel, Super glue, paintbrushes, Testors paints, Testors Dull-Cote.
Reference: Photos of the vintage Annihilator figure. Also refer to the reference section in the post for Voltar.
These seem to get easier with each one I do. For Annihilator, it was a simple matter of choosing a paint scheme that reflected his vintage color scheme and then adding the vintage head and accessories. I got the head very cheap on ebay. I Dremeled it out to fit the 25th style neck post (a nerve wracking experience, given that I had to go almost to the top of the head to get the proper fit while not drilling all the way through). Once the head was on, I needed the submachinegun and heli-pack. I focused on trying to find these accessories from a Specialist Trakker figure because they were the exact same as the vintage Annihilator figure, except the backpack peg was retooled to fit the modern figures (meaning I wouldn't have to do the conversion myself). This is where my buddy Gene came through for me and included them in a trade that we had already worked out. Thanks, Gene! Without your help, this guy would still be sitting in the "in-progress" section of my workbench! After all was said and done, I gave him a light application of Testors Dull-Cote.