I finally have the parts to create a much better SS Gogeta (Fusion Reborn style) and SSB Gogeta than I had planned before. This will be 5 inch scale. Although the heads look a tiny bit large on these bodies, I believe that they will look better once I have improved the sculpt of the bodies. As you can tell in the comparison photo, the faces actually aren't all that large compared to other 5 inch figures.
I won't be able to start these for a while. I'm going to need to reorganize our apartment so I can get a work space for customizing sorted out. Right now there's nowhere to sit and work on things in good lighting... comfortably.
I still don't have space to comfortably work on customs in this apartment (specifically sculpting and painting in a well-lit area at a table), but I did start yet another WIP custom last night. I'll continue working on selling things and organizing things differently to create an area for me to work on things...
The Legend Creation bootleg normal Broly head is smaller than the legit Figuarts one. It's still a tiny bit larger than Irwin/Jakks heads, but I think it's close to good enough. When I repaint the skin, I might decide to sand the face a little bit smaller. Because the head is just balancing on the neck right now, it looks larger than it really is, because it is leaning forward or backward in the pics.
First, I looked through my collection of fodder and tried to figure out which figure to boil and pop.
I had these skin tones to choose from. I recall that I bought the middle Gogeta specifically for upgrading my old Tien custom, so I decided to start that upgrade right now and donate Tien's upper body to Broly, since Broly was very tan on planet Bampa. My old Tien custom used the same torso as the SS Goku on the right. The skintones don't photograph realistically. The one on the left is a bleached ghost... the middle one is a strangely real-human skin color (darker than the skin of characters in the anime) with nice shading... and the SS Goku has very strangely dark skin that would only match a DBGT kid Goku
These were the lower bodies I had to choose from, so I chose the most abused one, that some crazy previous owner abused heavily.
Here's the result of boil and popping and such. The green ear is from the Dragonball Evolve SS Broly. The torso does not fit the Trunks' lower body peg, but that doesn't matter, because I will be increasing Broly's height, and I'll have to remake that anyway. Even though the camera isn't picking up the major skin-tone difference, I'm going to need to repaint Tien's head and hands to match his new torso and arms or he'll look strange in real life.
Here's my concept of what has to be done to get Broly to scale. He's very tall. I may not follow this plan 100%, because I will need to balance his height with another tall character (Piccolo, for example) to make sure that Broly doesn't stick out like a sore thumb in my collection. (Most of the tall characters aren't quite as tall as they should be.)
I'll need to locate my old WIP SS Broly from movie 8/10, and make sure I don't make the DB Super movie one taller than that custom. It makes me ill to realize just how tall movie 8/10 Broly has to be to properly scale. An entire head taller than DB Super Broly, which is already going to need to be 3/4 a head taller than Tien! I don't think my old WIP is nearly that tall. Here's a photo of Jakks SS Broly with Jakks SS Trunks (the version I think is the best even though I hate the hair color) and Legend Creation bootleg Wrath Broly... but this Jakks SS Broly is unmodified. Extending this same body to the height he is supposed to be is going to be such a chore. I may decide to work on the Broly customs all at the same time, just to make sure I don't do something stupid I regret with regard to the size of them.