Sunday, March 25, 2012
Goldman ゴールドマン Kinnikuman MUSCLE custom figure
Here is Goldman, the God of Battle. The legends tells us how he confronted his brother (Silverman, god of peace) to see who was strongest, if him, the God of Battle who was gifted with the perfect attack, or the god of Peace, who was gifted with the perfect defense. After a seemingly eternal battle, the gods decided to give each one a sword, and they ended up in draw cutting simultaneously the head of each other, which became the Gold and Silver Masks, sacred relics of the Kinniku Tribe.
This is the story that is told between two episodes of Kinnikuman. I have added two pics as they can't be found by internet. Goldman ended up being a deal with the demon and returning as Akuma Shogun, who is the main enemy of Kinnikuman in a whole saga.
About the custom; since I saw the episode I wanted to do this custom. As I had the head sitting around for ages (it came with the Akuma Shogun figure from Romando) half the job was already there. With a wrestling body and some sculpting it was easily made. It was quite hard to represent him, as he appears very little and seems to change in each pic. In some it seems that he wears bronze armour, in others gold, and in others just brown leather. But harder was painting him, as I wasn't satisfied with the skin tone and had to repaint it 3 times. Hope you like it.
The sword has been chromed with an experimental powder, which I'll explain more in depth in a next more chrome custom.