I’m a wimp ! I complain when faced with having to paint toys. I don’t know what it is but even painting one can drive me Nuts ! … Sansei Goto-san I am not ! But this is a part of what i do as my business. I must paint figures … one offs or multiples. Actually because of my reluctance to paint multiples I rarely do them. But having a bag of 20+ plus Neon Pink Kaiju Drazoran sitting behind my chair … I summoned up all the Ultra power I could and dove in.
Using Monster Kolor paints , Breeze Blue, Vivid Yellow, Black and Gold metallic. Painting on Neon Pink vinyl makes my eyes all wonky ! In fact it’s really hard to even photograph how bright and vivid these figures are ! You’ll have to take my word for it .. they are bright !
I like to spray all over the figure and in this case even under the tail. I will eventually clear coat the entire figure which will protect it once dry. Someone asked me about spraying all over the figure and my reply is I appreciate a figure that is complete. Meaning even if you do not see it fully while it sits on your shelf, yes even under the tail or foot it is fully painted or clear coated. I’ve watched plenty of Master Kaiju painters and the one thing they all have in common is not skimping the details.
I hand brush in all the details. All the teeth and eyes … one by one … first yellow and back again for the black pupil. Yes, tedious .. but each one is hand done. No way around it … 😉 As I get into it I fall into that Zen-like trance .. paint, brush, stroke … repeat …
Because I have to separate the parts to clear coat them, I hand number them to make sure I can match up the right head to body later on.
Here I prep the pieces by placing them on sticks .. so i can hold the stick and spray the clear coat on them.
As I’m done i place them on cardboard boxes to dry in the Sun 😉
The clear coat fully cures in about 20 hours or over night.
Although I grumbled to myself during the process, I think they turned out nicely, and the colors feel right for being on a Pink vinyl base.
Finally below are the results of my effort… phew … these will be for sale on Thursday July 15th via the Max Toy webstore : http://www.maxtoyco.com/Shop_home.php