So I initially got the idea to do another Golgo 13 in battle dress from the previous forum, One Sixth Warriors. A member on there had also done a different version of Golgo 13 (in all black). I love the character and thought it would be really fun to do multiple versions of him based on the different assignments he’s been on throughout his story line. I tried to keep this look fairly retro when it came to the gear and weapons (late 60’s early 70’s). I also didn’t want him to have a ton of stuff as I felt it would take away from his anime look. He’s usually clad with minimal equipment.
The uniform and boots came from DRAGON’s Vietnam line up. The gear and rifle are from ACE’s Mike Force/Force Recon figures and the body is the original made by HOT TOYS.
I didn’t have any problems getting the clothes and gear off/on, just some minor adjustments. I found using a needle nose pair of tweezers worked wonders in getting at the tiny straps and hooks. I did not have to remove the head sculpt for two reasons; the shirt fit over his face and the tie was one piece that I was able to untie. For some reason I never looked at my other figure to see if he had feet or pegs (have no idea why). When I completely undressed him I saw he had pegged feet (I bought “empty” boots). I thought I was going to have some issues with him being able to stand. But when I slid the leg all the way in the pants filled in the excess space making it a very snug fit. He can actually stand up straight without the stand.
So here he is “Battle Dress Golgo 13”. Any criticism is welcome, thanks again everybody. FYI I am doing a scuba version next, just waiting on everything to be delivered.