Post by ascendedsaiyan on Aug 28, 2018 15:55:13 GMT -6
I've had the idea for this for a while but was scared to pull the trigger on it. Decided to man up last night, and it turned out nearly perfect.
I had noticed the way that the Dragon Stars SSB Goku head was put together, was almost exactly the way a Figuarts head works. The front of the hair is a separate piece, glued into place, but if you were to pull that off and slice off the face, you could potentially make the hair compatible with Figuarts faces. Long story short, yes, all of those things work.
Here's the gutted head, that now functions like a Figuarts. It ain't pretty, but it works surprisingly well.
Cutting down the inner part of the head, so that the face's ears line up with the ear indentations, was the first part of the puzzle. The next was figuring out what to do with the front hair piece. The peg used to hold in in place originally, had to be cut off, as it was glued in place and there was no way of removing it intact. So I opted to make a new peg, using part of a sprew from the Figure Rise SSB Goku. After cutting it down to size, I drilled a hole into the front hair piece, and glued it in place.
Obviously, the Awakening Goku faces look great, but don't match color wise. For right now, it doesn't bother me too much, but what I may end up doing is buy the Demoniacal Fit heads, just for the faces. But that's basically it, time for pictures!
Alas, poor Dragon Stars Super Saiyan Blue Goku! I knew him...
Vegeta on the other hand, was so forehead smackingly simple, that I have no idea why I hadn't tried this before. Figuarts SSB Vegeta's head cannot fit onto 2.0 Vegeta's neck peg...so just switch the neck pegs, either SSB or Premium Color Vegeta's works. Granted, it's not a perfect fit, since the portion of the the peg that goes into the neck if much shorter on those two, but it does pop into place nicely.
Update: Demoniacal Fit faces.
Hope you all enjoyed. Feel free to ask any questions.
Post by ascendedsaiyan on Apr 12, 2019 19:20:52 GMT -6
Got myself a couple of bootleg Goku Blacks, and decided to use the second Rose head for a regular Super Saiyan custom. Figured it would match well with the upcoming SSB Goku, since that will use the same hair sculpt. The paint didn't come out perfect, but I knew that was unrealistic for me, so I was really aiming for serviceable and I think I achieved that.
Hey, I can do Manga Black...as long as you don't look at his left ear.
I think the original figuart/awakening Super Saiyan sculpt works great for the first appearance of the form, but just looks too big and lacks detail to match how the forms look evolved. I think the Rose sculpt nails it though.
All in all, I'm really pleased with how this came out.
I think that looks excellent! And I love the way that SS Goku vs LSS Broly pic turned out!
Much appreciated man, I'm pretty proud of how it came out. The Goku vs Broly pic was my favorite too, I'm not great at getting dynamic shots, but when I think I can manage to pull them off, I go for it.