When I was in Spain a few weeks ago, I found this great Son Goku miniature. It is not from any known company. Then in my research I found out that there is a small but vibrant group of sculpers and fans who make very nice Dragon Ball miniatures on consignment. Right now there seems to be some officially licensed games in development. IDW Games are at it again, others are also tinkering. Until then, though, this unofficial trade seems to be the only way to get your hands on some characters from Dragonball.
I wouldn’t say that I’m a Dragonball fan, but I read the bigger part of the mangas back then when the were released in Germany. The whole manga thing was new in Germany and Dragonball was the biggest hit, it was strange and exciting at the same time. Back then I loved Dragonball for being so unconventional, funny and crazy and for it’s completely over the top characters. The love didn’t really survive the mangas as I couldnt stand the Dragonball Z anime at all and therefore didn’t watch much of it.
However, I wanted to paint young Son Goku because he represents a story and a world that has accompanied me a bit – and it was definitely a lot of fun.
The figure is cast in resin and has very sharp details. Almost no cleaning was necessary and the painting went by itself. I especially like the dynamic pose that most Dragon Ball miniatures I’ve seen seem to have. Although I’m not a huge fan, I may pick up a few other miniatures – just because it’s fun and… you know… nostalgic.