Saturday, January 4, 2014

Rust Bucket: Up for Grabs!

Five awesome custom Rust Bucket Tencans are now on sale in the shop:
Head over and buy one, wont you? Thank you!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

OMFG: Rust Bucket TenCan

Grab your own Rust Bucket Tencan right here:

I talked Nikolos Sardos into letting me paint some of his new creation, Tencan!  The adorable little mutant trashpile is part of Outlandish Mini Figure Guys Series 3.  If you're new to them, do check them out.  A whole line of community-created plastic figures, in the spirit of MUSCLEs and Monster in My Pocket.

Tencan was the collective effort of Nik (design), Richard Brown (concept), and Bryan Fulk (sculpt).

I wanted to do something special for this figure, and what would be better than rusty cans?  Nothing!  To get the effect I wanted, I headed for the Monster Kolor.  But instead of a usual start-to-end airbrush job, I did something I haven't done in years: Drybrushing!

First, a nice multi-colored basecoat of metallic and flat oranges and reds:

Then to the brushing!  I added several layers of metallic silvers, going from dark to light with a big paintbrush:

THe silver drybrushing only hit the high spots, leaving nice rusty details in all the concave areas, and really brining out the charm of the sculpt.  I topped them off with a tiny bit of iridescent blue, and they're good to go!

I did a run of five, each one slightly different.  Signed and numbered, with a matching card.

They will go up for sale here, Saturday at 1:00 Pacific.  Limit one each, $12 shipped.  Oogle more pictures after the break:

Friday, December 13, 2013

The Last Days of Grasshut

Grasshut Corp's brick-and-mortar location in Old Town Portland is closing.  I understand Bwana's reasons for doing so, but I will miss it none the less.

The last show featured Grasshut stalwarts Tim Biskup and Miles Nielsen.

 Pieces from the last show, and Bwana's continued projects at Grasshut are available here:

More pictures after the jump:

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Cat Tested! Cat Approved!

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

Banimon Custom Corps One Arrives!

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

Banimon Custom Corps: works in progress

An in-progress shot of the sculpts that made production.. Two different scowly banigoth faces, One with a picklhaube spike, not yet attached.  The one on the left will be in the CC, with his spike.  The hat on the far left is a Ushanka, that most iconic of Siberian headgear. The fuzzy britches on the right will as well, to keep your little dudes all warm and cozy.

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

Banimon Custom Corps One: Outtakes 2

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!