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Blue Guys!   1 comment

I painted a new Gigantor-colored Bigaro for a friend, and had extra paints left over.  I tried some new tricks to get a really shiny metallic candy-coat, including throwing on nice thick coats of Future and immediately hitting the figure with a hairdryer to really cure the Future in place as shiny and smooth as possible.  It came out really great on the Bigaro, so I decided to use the rest of the paint on a flesh blank M1GO mini U-tom I had lying around.  I’m really pleased with how both of them came out, and think Dan from CollectionDX will be thrilled with the Bigaro!

Posted April 8, 2010 by Prometheum5 in Toy Customs, Vinyl

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Real X Head Bigantor-28   Leave a comment

My first Real X Head custom!  RxH is one of the premier Japanese designer vinyl companies, made from the ground up by Mori, the owner and creative genius behind the designs.  I like the sculpts of the RxH figures alot, but there are so many colorways to chose from at this point that I’ve only picked up a few production pieces.  To get most of the sculpts, I instead opted to snag an entire peach flesh set to do with as I pleased, including a couple extra of the Bigaro sculpt, seen here, to practice on.

This figure is designed as a tribute to Tetsujin-28, known in the US as Gigantor, one of the original animated giant robots from way back in the late 1960’s.  I love the classic muted blue of Gigantor, with its small splashes of color for trim.  The yellow 28s on the arms are a nod to the later redesigned T-28, which had big yellow stenciled 28s on its forearms.  I had originally airbrushed the eye, but my aim is not true enough yet, and my yellow paint was not the best mix, so I colored back over all of that and hand painted the eye area.  Big thanks to my friend Sanjeev for his tip on how to ‘fake’ metallic colors with a thin silver coat over all the non-metallic colors!  I had drawn up the ideas for this guy, and managed to paint the entire figure from start to finish in an evening.  It still amazes me how much I can get done now with the airbrush!  The ‘cape’ is painted to look like T-28’s  distinctive jet-pack flame.  When I was taking the photos, something dawned on me as well: the gold-mist Bigaro makes a perfect Black Ox stand-in!  Watch as Bigantor copies some moves he saw in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen!

Posted July 17, 2009 by Prometheum5 in Toy Customs, Vinyl

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