M1GO Burning Godzilla (Gojira)   Leave a comment

After working through the big Space Troopers group and finishing them earlier this week, I wanted to spend this weekend unwinding on some pet projects.  I have accumulated a good number of M1 kaiju blanks, and brought a few to school with me that I was furthest along the planning process with.  First up, which I knocked out last night, was this Godzilla.  The base figure is the 09 Lucky Bag (I think Wonderfest) red unpainted 1974 Godzilla sculpt based on Goji’s appearance in Godzilla cs. Mechagodzilla.  The red vinyl was really vibrant and lovely, and I spent alot of time trying to decide what to do with it.  I finally settled on a modified ‘Burning’ scheme, from Godzilla vs Destroyah, the final Hisei-era film, in which Godzilla basically has atomic indigestion/ a heart attack.  The Burning/Meltdown scheme is usually much more dark and start, with Godzilla’s body color in that film being very inky and close to black.  I am a sucker for classic green Godzilla, however, and decided to use the red vinyl blank as the basis for a much more olive lizard green Godzilla undergoing his atomic meltdown.  I also tried using some different metallic paints through my airbrush, Privater Press Paints colors, which I was not sure of the spray-ability of.  They went on very thin, but that worked to my advantage in keeping the vibrant red on the spines while sprucing them up.  The teeth and eyes were added in with a little brush work, and I am really happy with how this monster came out.

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Posted November 21, 2009 by Prometheum5 in Toy Customs, Vinyl

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