Saga is said to be the most powerful of the Gold saints, he actually secretly took the place of the Great Pope. He also happens to be one of the most charismatic and popular characters of the franchise due his great background history. We decided to set him standing, with a slight side view, watching an unseen threat and holding his helmet in his left hand. You will find this statue to be the perfect continuance of what we did with Ikki in the Saint Seiya HQS range.
Gemini's Gold Cloth has a lot of small details as the arabesques on the helmet or the greaves. Moreover, unlike the Bronze Cloth, the Gold ones are with only one range of color: Golden. Hence, the challenge is to achieve rendering each part of the Cloth so the whole is realistic and easy on the eye. The gold effect is done by applying a metal painting and varnishing it to get a visual result stunning, and highlighted by the contrast with the base.
The paving of the inside of the Temple of Gemini looks like a very regular dark marble. We decided to go with a base of pitch black with some subtle touch of blue in the grooves so we can reproduce the shining effect of the stone as you can see it in some of the show.
The base is very dark which create a major contrast with the Gold Cloth. It brings a balance to the whole and emphasizes Saga. Of course, you will find on the base our now regular plate, beveled and with a metal effect. But since Saga is a Gold Saint, his plate is golden as it will be for any other Gold Saint to come.