Adz is right about the knee joints. Another good tip is to run them under hot water for a little bit to make the plastic softer (much easier to snap back in too). That might work for the upper hip joint but I don't know if that needs to ever be removed (?).
And I'd recommend sealing the entire figure when your figure is completely dry. Testors Dullcote (brush on kind) works very well for me. (multiple thin layers works best).
I consider clear extremely important when finishing a figure. I use Model Masters Flat Clear Acyrl, which you brush on. I only do 1 coat. It can be purchased from Hobby Lobby and they usually have a 40% off one item coupon on their website, so you can get it for less than the 5 or 6 dollar normal price. I used to not use anything, and I've had to go back and repaint figures from them falling and getting scratched. With the MM Flat Clear Acryl, I don't have to do that. It also gets rid of the rough, terracotta pottery texture that inexpensive acrylic paints (like Delta Ceramcoat, which I use) have when dry.
If it's for a custom, could you use one of the Datong SS Goku's as a base? I thought those were still cheaper. Unless, you strictly want to use only official figures.
well when the datong one cost $30 and takes 2 months to ship, i prefer just going with the official one. unfortunately, now i guess ima have to spend more >.> ugh im so mad at myself for not ordering last night
Project Pride Gokus is off to a good start! last night i got bored so i made bases for them out of pearler beads. i had a bunch of them from a craft project i did years ago so i went for it. I should be getting 3 more gokus by the end of the week
Ah well pride flags are just flags that are used to represent certain groups in the LGBTQ+ community. So like gay people have a flag, transgendered people have a flag, bisexuals have a flag, and so on. I just want to make goku pop figures out of these flag colors because i think it would be cool. Here are some of the main flags to the LGBTQ+
I don't see anything wrong with him wanting to do something like that, especially to a funko pop. It seems more reasonable to do it to one of those instead of a realistic Goku figure. If it was a realistic Goku figure, I'd just think it would come across as kind of strange/tacky, like when you see Irwin and Jakks figures on eBay that kids colored their hair silver or something weird. I agree that I don't really see a connection between DBZ/Goku and that, but hey, whatever.
What are you going to do anyway? Do you have a design in your head?