Sunday, 20 January 2013

Biotron customs are up for grabs now. And they're $12. And they're AWESOME!!!

Not to blow my own trumpet but seriously, HOW AWESOME ARE THESE?!

 They're only $12 a pop at!

Why so cheap? Why not! I love Micronauts and the community has been so cool to me.
I've gone for a very "Taiwanese bootleg" approach but was loving the results so much I went ahead and added paint apps to a few.

That little Robotman gashapon had such a thick chest, it was crying out to be cast in clear resin with extra Blockman pilots inside. And why not throw some glitter in? Vulgar? yes! AWESOME YES!

I really really really really really like clear resin, metallics, and glitter. A lot!

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Amongst the madness, Biotron drop.

I'm happy to say I've got enough projects now to fill every waking hour and not get bored. In fact if i could drop my dayjob securely, there'd be nothing stopping me doing 60 hours of toymaking a week which I would gladly do.

 We love other poeple's toys and all 3 of us work like maniacs so I won't use my favorite office term "IT'S A HOSTILE TAKEOVER" (yes I love sales, I'm an arsehole) but i'll be a monkey's uncle if the DisARTiculators' submission to the Clutter show didn't sell out online before anything else.
Zectron sculpts a minifigure over the course of weeks, for many many hours everyday. TruTek works like no other person I've ever met. Of people I know of in toys, I'd say the hardest working in terms of zero sleep, obsessive production over weeks, would be GodBeast, ManOrMonster, GoldDober, and TruTek. He's mental and an absolute inspiration. I in turn have been pulling 12s in the studio and have spent many hours on my  Break FIghters minifigure and am only about halfway.
 On the 25th, Rampage Toys' Tokyo store will open and it will be PACKED with Disarticulators toys! INcluding our Tiny Terrors From the Deep 3 pack with a sculpt from each of us. Take a look!
So honored to be part of this! Happy making!

First off, my stuff was exhibited this weekend at the Clutter Store in New York alongside that of my friends ManOrMonster and Galaxxor which was was it's all about, and it was on the same show as toy heroes like Sucklord. I'm so happy I make myself sick. To think some stuff I cast from my little Brighton flat was perused and probably slated by people I admire. Dreams....

I've got a MOTU project, about 5 minifig projects including 3 full scratch sculpts, and a LOT of casting coming.
I like to have the pot running when i'm in the studio - even if i'm sculpting. Seems like a waste not to cast stuff.


This is NOT A Clone O'Forms drop - just some fun. But should give some idea as to some of the looks that i'll be going for with this series!  Heeeee!!
I molded a hard-to-get 3" gashapon Biotron (or Robotman in Japan). Decided in the name of fun to sell 20 custom casts i'm playing with for a mere $12 each this weekend on my bigcartel. A nice new year pocket money treat in psychedelic colours. SOme have Blockman pilots inside. 80s sci-fi hell dream.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Keeping myself busy while we work on All these mini figures.

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Clone-O-Forms, Clutter Show, and St-st-studiotime!

On top of the several DisARTiculator collabs and the 3 versions of Treegarr that are yet to be released to the world over the next few months, I've moved into a studio at,  and MicroBry and I (if you're a Micronauts fan with the internet you 99% certainly know who he is) are close to releasing CLONE-O-FORMS!

You might remember the mini Time-travller style "Micro-keshi" I made ages ago in small number. Well I wanted to do a better release with an alien. So I thought about kitbashing a Membros figure to keshi scale (1.5 - 2") but then I remembered how much involvement Bryan had with the Palisades release and had we got talking about re-booting some of his digital models. Within DAYS we had a render for an amazing Membros style minifig (we call Mem-loss) and within a few  weeks, his Micronauts-obsessed brain had churned out 3 new designs. All phenomenal minifigs. I'll be making a few molds of each just for starters as i'm sure it'll be needed.

The models he's printed so far are not the final versions but are pretty amazing already. My Time-Traveller will be part of the series cast in all new psychotropic colors with chrome plates donated by Gold-Dober!

Also, my piece for the Clutter (In)action figure show arrived ok. I had so much on and trust JFK's sorting office so little that I shipped it with no good photos taken. I'd rather post pics taken at the show. It's pretty cool! It's a special one time only BattleGAze/Treegarr Crossover 2-pack. My work is going to be alongside that of some of the top art-toy makers in the world! Not bad for year one!

I'll be back at the studio tomorrow. It's great to have space to not constantly be shitting my pants about knocking white spirit or whatever on the carpet as I have so little room. I carried a big wooden table from one side of the main street to the other on one shoulder to get my place set up. STRONG!
It's a nice set up. They've got a couple of cats and have a similar creative philosophy to me I think. I'll be spending a LOT of time there from now on.