Archive for the ‘Monsters’ Category

Machine Man

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Five Points Festival NYC

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Lady Snowblood and Molasar editions of five.

The Hidden Fortress at Clutter Gallery

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

“The Hidden Fortress” show curated buy Guumon at Clutter Gallery in Beacon NY.

Restore Neo Japan

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Painting contest entry for the Restore Debris painting contest.  This is my entry. I wanted to go a little subtle with it. Restore is an amazing sculptor and I felt there is a lot here to work with as far as the sculpt goes.  I put a lot of work into the face making it look 80% real and 20% cartoon. The sculpt is already there having a smoothed look but at the same time some of the features are over emphasized.  The single milky eye was to give him a little character, to make him look a little like a weathered soldier that has come out of retirement.  I went a little simple with the body armor, just going with a sleek high gloss black with metallic finish to highlight some of the sharply sculpted curves and edges.  I added some matte grays and browns via dry brush to make the armor look a little weathered.  My thought was something along the lines of a still suit from Lynch’s Dune, an armored suit from Metal Gear, and unintentionally it looks a little like a “drift” uniform from Pacific Rim.  Overall I love the sculpt and really liked painting it up.
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The New Nightmare

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

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Currently in my webshop, three new one-off figures.

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Each glows in the dark and comes with a sword and extra sword arm.

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The Machine Man

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

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Scratch built 1/6 scale figure.

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Professional Toy Work: Prototypes

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

 

A selection of the toys I have worked on that have gone into production from licensed media

020Skorge, from Gears of War II. I was responsible for the painted prototype, the paint master for production and even worked a little but on the sculpting of the original figure.  I also oversaw the tooling of the original resin fine-cut master overseas in China for production.  The figure pictured above is the figure I painted.

 

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Sam Fisher from Splinter Cell.  I was responsible for the paint application of the prototype figure.

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Nano Suit from Crysis.  I was responsible for the paint application of the prototype figure.

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Siring from Bio-Shock. this piece was a life sized prop replica. I painted the prototype.

 

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Set piece I built for display to San Diego Comic Con 2008 for a line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures.

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Another display set built for New York International Toy Fair 2009

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Bio-Shock display set used at San Diego Comic Con 2010.

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Close up of the Bio-Shock set, along with a “Little Sister” I painted.

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Army of Two resin fine cut prototype.  This is a resin master copy produced in chine for pre-production.  Figures like this are used as scale guide for production figures that come later on in the manufacturing process.  These figures are also used as a guide for tooling out the stainless steal molds.

I worked extensively on this figure wile in China.  The figure was originally meant to have much more articulation, particularly in the legs, but due to the figures intricacies and extensive paint job it would be too costly, therefor the figure was put into a fixed pose from the waist down.

I was in charge of negotiating all this and was also responsible for the fixed posse the figure ended up being placed in.  I thought her should look like he was about to move, or about to take a shot, with one foot slightly in front of the other.

 

L.A.

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

 

Los Angeles and Designer was sick. I got to connect and meet a bunch of great people like The Butcher, who I had only known from his internet persona but finally got to meet in person and trade for some of his toys! I also reconnected with Scott Wilkowski who I had met at  past SDCC and who also does great resin work.

I got to finally check out Toy Art Gallery where a Kid Shukuteki of mine had been part of a group show last year. When I got there I was very excited to find that he was still front and center in a prominently placed display case.  The guys at TAG even knew who I was because og the KS figure!

The Gallery is a really great display space and does a killer job of presenting all the toys as the works of art that they are.  I talked  to Connell for about an hour, he works there full time and is also an artist.  He even gave me a deal on a Rockin’ Jelly Bean shirt I was eyeing, pretty sick nasty!

My last day on the west coast I got to check out the Stanley Kubrick Exhibit that had opened at the LACMA only the day before I was in town.  It was incredible to see original movie props and even notes written by Kubrick himself.

I ended up liking L.A. way more then I thought I would, there is something really amazing about how “fake” it is.  It is completely different from the  nitty gritty grime and roughness of the east coast and New York that I am so accustomed to.

Cards

Friday, September 28th, 2012

One of these three will be my new business card.

Zombie Decapitation

Thursday, September 27th, 2012