I grew up watching the show and it was awesome, so of course I have to have a couple models. E2046 had a nice SS4 Gogeta kit in stock as well as a cheaper kit for Piccolo so I grabbed them both. I originally intended to create two separate kits, but I think I may actually go ahead and put them together on the same base. Why not? It will be something new for me as all my other builds are just single kits. Granted, I don’t believe the two actually ever met in the series given Piccolo was dead during the majority of Dragonball GT, but that’s ok.
The SS4 Gogeta is the first E2046 I started working on (although I finished Tifa first as this project is still ongoing). The quality of the kit is outstanding and really enjoyable to work with. It had very little cleanup work to do, all the parts fit together incredibly well (after nipping a few bits of molding, I could just hook the pieces together and it would essentially stand on it’s own pretty much “built” without any glue or pinning needed at all).
If you compare these to the WIP I have for Sephiroth or the Chivette, you can see there is a pretty significant difference in quality. Also, besides how well the pieces fit together, the resin is much nicer as well (notice the difference in color in this one and the HTK-09 / Chivette kit). Anyways, I’ve advertised for E2046 enough I think over the last few builds as I learned about it and just wanted to be sure people don’t go down the path I did and shop for these things on eBay. Bad idea.
I did a little minor putty work to fill a gap in the neck area a little better. I also touched up a couple tiny holes in the hair. However, besides removing a little mold in just a couple locations and doing these minor putty tasks, I was ready for priming.
The main thing that required some masking was the stomach. I think I overdid it a bit on the orange here (still new to skin tones at this point) but tried to tone it back down as I continued painting the kit.
Getting the ladies already…
For the pants, I wanted them to kind of match and go along with the blue arm bands and belt, so I used a clear blue for the pre-shading topped with white. Personally, I like the way it turned out.
Applied some gloss black to black portions, heavy doses of clear orange to vest thing, wine red for the hair, and wine red + purple (I think) for the fur. End result?
Next up, Piccolo…