Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Sorry for the radio silence, I should have some new pretty pictures to show you, and some new customs in the store! It's been a rough year for me on many fronts, but I feel like I'm finally making progress again, not least of which getting my workshop/storage space organized. Maggie Approves!
Friday, August 30, 2013
It's almost time! From the Banimon blog:
Tonight, Friday August 30th at 9.30pm EST, the Banimon Custom Corps One will be going on sale at our store. Figures will be $30 each, however we will have a small batch of deluxe beefed up figures for $40 (those have roughly double the parts, and also ship with a collectable poster of the new map of Planet Banimon.
Boris and PJ have done an incredible job with these.
Be sure to check out the special Custom Corps page for a look at some of the incredible figures on offer:
Some of my favorites are above, they'll probably go fast, so get you're clicking-fingers ready to buy!
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
The scowl in the center didn't make the cut, neither did the bald guy on the right. I gave him a bandanna, but ended up looking more like a big bandage. Maybe next round? All additional parts (the gray bits), were sculpted with Procreate epoxy putty. Watch the Banimon Blog and Spaced-Out Design for more sneaks!
Friday, July 26, 2013
A couple more outtakes from the upcoming Banimon Custom Corps. The revolutionary on the left is supposed to look like he has a Roman comb on his head, the right, a Flash Gordon-esq space hero (see below).
Both sculpts are pretty rough, but worked as proof-of-concepts. Next up, some WIP pieces that actually made it!
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Now! It can be told! It's my pleasure to reveal my involvement in the Banimon Custom Corps. This is the Secret Project I've been mentioning for months. I pitched the idea to Boris Savic when I saw first saw the Banimen. The oversized heads are prefect canvases. The two above were my first shots. Being the incredibly smart person that I am, I sent them to the wrong address. At least that gave me the opportunity to make better versions. Stay tuned for more!
I apologize for the long delay in posting. Life got more eventful than I like. The good news is, my new storage unit/workshop is done! The bad news is, I filled it with all my junk, and now I don't have room to work. De-junking the place is taking longer than I would like. FInding lots of interesting items from my past, including this collection of disco-soundtrack-covers. Hopefully I'll have the place cleaned up, and be back to painting this week!
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Poodra is one of five new micro kaiju figures Mark Nagata launched last year, under the new Monster Boogie banner. Large for micros they're around 3" tall. Poodra is a hefty little chunk of vinyl.
I took me a long time to warm to the sculpt. Just something about it wasn't clicking. It took me a couple test schemes before I settled on 'Happy Fun' Poodra here. My paintjob still lacked personality until I started on the pupils in his eyes. That finally sold the crazy mutant puppy for me.
Unusual too is that I avoided metallic and special effects paints. He's just covered in bright, bold monster color, and given a basic satin acrylic varnish.
The scheme is based on vague recollections of McDonald-Land commercials, and other 70's vestiges that slouched into my childhood, and seared themselves on my brain.
Take Poodra home, won't you? Thank you!
How can you resist a face like this?*
*(Stray cat hairs, and weird artifacting on his left eye, not included)