hmmmm, it’s the end of the month already ?!! I’ve been meaning to blog more but have been bogged down with day to day Toy business and Max started school early this year.. blah blah .. the usual life stuff ;-P
Anyhow, next Saturday, September 4th, 2010, is the Red Carpet Kaiju show at Toy Art Gallery in Los Angeles .. I will be there and have just mailed off this new figure of Kaiju Eyezon I customized for the show.
Below is a recap of my process … I started off with a black vinyl Kaiju Eyezon.. I knew I wanted to do a mecha type of Eyezon .. but which way to go ? I could do a Steam Punk type which would be cool .. but not really my aesthetic … also thought about using real world metal pieces etc .. but again not feeling it .. so i just decided to break out the Aves Apoxie sculpt and block in the details this way …
.. the sculpt was kept more on the organic side rather than super sharp, hard edged metal look .. plus had to have some smoke stacks 😉
the hardest part was stopping 😉 I could have kept going but felt by adding too many areas of Mecha , well the character of Eyezon would be lost in all that … having smoothed out some areas it was finally time to paint !
I base coated the whole figure with Monster Kolor black …
followed by MK silver , following loosely a top to bottom spray pattern .. mimicking the light source coming from above .. as i go along. Some areas like the eyes get a full shot of silver , as I know I will be using c-thur paints over those areas … like this red eye …
So after glazing over other colors, followed by gold pearl coat and some color change flakes, the entire figure got a nice coating of MK clear coat .. bring out the depth of color on the figure. I wish i had a nickle for every time someone sees one of my figures painted with Monster Kolor .. well lets say they can not believe the brilliance of colors, the depth of the glitter clear coating … something photos can not show .. well at least not yet 😉
Custom painted Kaiju Eyezon on clear vinyl:
plus Neo Eyezon custom :
TriPus custom :
Plus here’s a sneak peek at a new figure that Toy Art Gallery and Max Toys is making of my character / design called Alien Argus… I’m really excited about this new soft vinyl figure Made in Japan … it was sculpted by Masami Yamada with wax and technical help by ToyGraph. Alien Argus is named after a Greek myth, Argus, who had thousands of eyes 🙂 Email or check the Toy Art Gallery web site for release info on the figure as they will be the folks selling it.