Gargamel Mini Zagoran   Leave a comment

Gargamel is pretty much the single biggest and most prolific of the Japanese vinyl companies, and their most recognizable figure is the Zagoran, based on a vintage bootleg toy.  There are Standard Sized, Mini, Crouching, Pocket, and now Micro Zags, enough for everyone to love one.  There are mini releases of many of the popular sculpts in true-blue vinyl, intended for customizing.  I went back and forth with my little Zag trying to decide what to do… finally I settled on a low-saturation color palette, contrasting with the bright and wild-colored production releases.  Initially the figure was all sprayed, but I really wanted to bring out all the fantastic texture and scale detail in the sculpt, so a wash and some drybrushing later I have a very well-textured cute little Zag.  I spent some time thinking about how to do the eye as well, and settled on some more color to ‘pop’ against the muted body color.  The mini Zag just has such a fun face!

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Posted February 18, 2010 by Prometheum5 in Toy Customs, Vinyl

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