I’m sounding like an old man and a broken record ! Too much going on at Max Toys right now .. Oh it’s ALL good, in fact great .. I feel my horoscope is kicking into over drive ( I’m a Pieces ) so cosmically i’m riding the wave baby ! Which brings me to the first piece of news and that’s the upcoming Toy Karma 3 show at Rotofugi Gallery in Chicago ! We have this show every other year .. which if I’m doing the math right it’s been nearly 6 years since we started doing these ? Gah ! curated by myself and my right hand man in Japan, Yo Miyamoto, I think we have one of the strongest shows to date. I do want to briefly say it was not an easy task to come up with the final list .. and for sure not everyone we wanted to join in could ;-( I’m not kidding in the fact that the full lists from Rotofugi and myself would have exceeded 200+ artists. Below is the official post card image and banners .. I hope you can help spread the word on this show. More info will also be posted on the Toy Karma web site : http://www.toykarma.rotofugi.com/
Here’s a quick step by step of one of the custom pieces i did for the Toy Karma show .. a Winged Kaiju Eyezon !
Basically this is a big sized version of the Neo Eyezon. Using that as a guide i cut out the wings from foam core and traced where they would be o the back of the Eyezon.
Once i had the pattern i heat up the back and using a sharp xacto blade cut slots into the back. I placed each foam core wing in the slots and glued them with epoxy glue.
Sculpted in the eye on the palms of the figure …
adding some ropey veins .. and despite using foam core the wings were too heavy for the figure to stand .. so i filled the legs with more apoxie sculpt. But in the end the figure needs to be slightly tilted forward while he stands to counter balance the weight of the wings.
after some minor sanding and drying overnight the figure was ready to be painted. Having worked off a white based figure i needed to base coat the figure with Monster Kolor black paint.
Followed by sprays of silver and c-thru colors, red, orange, yellow, pink, blue …
and finally color change and a final coating of gloss coat to seal in the paint plus bring out all the glittery effects.
and even though this is not me spray coating this particular figure ( its the Kaiju Dualos ) it is the same process of spraying down the figure.
This figure and much more from many talented artists will be for sale at Rotofugi Gallery on Sept 10th, 2011. I’ll be traveling to Chicago so hope to see you all there !