Friday, March 22, 2013

Launch: Orbit Zenith Man - Edition One

Hit the store link, Orbit Zenith Man is for sale!  Run of three, deluxe drop, with packaging (extra bootleggy box top above). 

The store wasn't adding anything to the cart last night, because I'm that good at ctrl-v ctrl-c.  Should be fixed now!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Ode to Uzay

Orbit Zenith Man is an homage to one of the most sought-after Star Wars toy bootlegs of all time, the infamous Turkish Uzay Blue Stars.

Why Hasbro hasn't done their own homage, I don't know.  Why Hasbro hasn't simply churned out oddly-colored Clones and Stormtroopers, I don't know either.  I'd buy tons!  But, they did the DIY crowd a huge favor by releasing 12" limited articulation clone troopers.  A neat, durable toy for kids, and a fun plaything for painters!

Of course I intended the first run of Orbit Zenith Men to be solid blue, with a white weapon, but being the amazing planner that I am, I ran out solid blue.  Hence, Edition One is all metallic colors, since I have plenty of those.  I'll do a more traditional solid scheme next if these sell through.

The metallic looks incredible though, I can't help but gawk at them on my shelf.

Everything is still on track for release tomorrow!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Friday March 22: Orbit Zenith Man - Edition One

Get ready for the first Orbitdyne Deluxe Drop!  Orbit Zenith Man - Edition One will go on sale Friday March 22nd at 6:00 Pacific Time!  Three pieces, lovingly covered in dazzling metallic blue Monsterkolor.

Each piece will be $65, shipping included to the US ($75 International). This will be a complete, packaged release, with custom boxes and everything!

Stay tuned for more pictures, and details on the figures themselves.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Painting Journal: Lord Bozyk

Lord Bozyk, and Jeweltone Crayboth sidekick
Behold!  Dictator of Space: Lord Bozyk (named after a secret sandwich at my favorite place to eat.) You saw the WIP picture in this post.  But here's the finished item!

This guy was a commission in trade for some hard-to-get Glyos figures.  The head is from a pewter miniature, the hands were stolen from an action figure.  I did some sculpting to make the pieces fit the body, and painted it with my favorite Monster Kolor Metallic - Green Tea.  He also features a bunch of special MK pearls, Vividtone. and Color Change flakes to top it off.  After the ultragloss clear set, I highlighted the details with some flat acrylic wash.

Unfortunately for the recipient, I came down with the flu in between the start and end of this project, but fortunately for me, he was incredibly patient.  I added the Jeweltone crayboth (from an earlier custom project) as a bonus.  The recipient is a prolific Glyos customizer as well, check out his shop here: Thanks to Eric as well for the pictures!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Back to paint slinging

Click to largenate

Finally getting back to work.  Above is one of my shamefully late commissions, a custom Glyos Armorvor.  Another super-awesome thing about working with Glyos?  The extra pieces make their own paint stands. Still needs clearcoat, and some hand-brushing to bring out details.  The head is from a pewter miniature, the hands are from a Green Lantern figure.

Friday, March 1, 2013

The Lonliest Workbench

My workbench lies depressingly fallow.  Between the gloomy winter, and debilitating flu, I've gotten nothing done in the last several months.  February was especially rough.  I suffer from clinical depression already, additional depression isn't welcome.  I'm shamefully behind on several commissions, and a big Secret Project.  

I don't lack for projects or ideas, but I do lack health, energy, and time.

But it's March now!  March will be much better!  I will make it better.