I'm hoping this is the correct forum for this build because after all it would be studio scale if it is lifesize.
Picked this up at Wonderfest. I know it's a recast of the kaiyodo, but since the chances of me ever being able to get an original are next to none....well, you work with what you get.
It didn't have the mohawk, which is just as well as i wouldn't have used it anyway. this is going to be built as a generic gremlin.
The first thing to do (after reading as much as I coud from fellow builders) was to fashion an internal skeleton from threaded rod and PVC plumbing pipes to support the weight of the beast in an effort to reduce deforming and slumping.
some generous soaking in boiling water to reshape the parts into something that would come close to matching up and constuction began.
There are some real bad joints in the hip, so i just decided to make it work from a structural POV and I would sculpt new hip joints to cover the framework. Canon? Hell no, but i'd rather have a non-canon gremlin that would stand upright than a canon gremlin that would keep falling over. Besides, whos to say there aren't more species of gremlins out there that have hips exactly like this one?
in these pics you can see some of the framework poking out. The shoulders still need to be trimmed to size, but you can get a good idea of the final beastie. I figure there was no point in painting this until I was sure it could be built the way i wanted