Friday, May 17, 2013

KING GOJULAS (Zoids GB 2013)

    This monster is so big, there is no proper way one can capture his full magnificence, unless you see it live LOL. I hope these studio shots give at least an idea of how majestic The King is. It's an old Tomy kit, hardly comparable in terms of articulation and design to today's modern Koto versions, but it's still a work of art. I wished I could turn back time and buy ALL the old giant zoids while they were going for peanuts in toy departments lol. This was a rushed build, but overall, I'm happy with the results, given that it took a helluva effort masking and hand-painting details to make parts really pop with colour, and segment armoured parts. All the itsy bitsy blingsy parts you see have been either hand-painted or masked-sprayed. I cut the wires for the lights since I intended to paint the eyes and horn fluoro red anyway, but otherwise the motor is intact. I popped in some batteries, flipped the switch....and woke up the entire neighbourhood LOL. This baby can ROOOOOAAARRRR! Mine can't walk though (because I cut out those ugly lateral feet extensions that were meant for traction). He just kinda shuffles on the spot, swings his tails, flails his claws, gapes and lets out his ultrasonic scream that I think, is supposed to disable any enemy weaponry or just well...blow them to bits. At least that's what it did to my ear drums....

Till the next Zoids! Winkwink.

1 comment:

Parc Elohssa said...

Incredible custom. King Gojulas is my all time favorite Zoid. If it is okay, I posted him on my facebook page. (With a link here as the source of the photo).