Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Stone Legacy! Just one of the things that's been on the table....

I've had this project on my table for what seems like a lifetime...  In my defense I took it on just before getting a job that moved me to another state & the job/state/life change that happened made this project get shelved & slowly worked on over time. I started sculpting on it a bit & figuring it out before we even had a house here. This is what I would do to unwind after work in the transition period.
Next I had to get some equipment for a more professional setup once we got settled. Then I was experimenting with plastics and additives and techniques for casting...

Meanwhile... over at The Stone Legacy camp they've been been tirelessly working on getting the comic book out and doing all the stuff that goes along with that so nobody's shown up to kneecap me YEAH!

We are still working out the details. Basically I am doing a treatment on this piece how I envisioned it to present & we will go from there. This piece is bigger than stuff I have been doing on my own for awhile & is more of a bust than anything.

Nothing to show as far as the resin piece as I haven't shot it yet and I kind of have to see where we're going as far as a treatment or colorway.... but I guess I can quick find a shot or 2 of the original sculpt...

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Cthulhu Test Pull 2 Available Now! Ends 05.07.11

As promised number 2 of the three Cthulhu 2.0 test pulls is up in the form of an eBay auction this time around. Same as the last one it features a translucent green resin with a glow in the dark additive & an inkwash so he looks like he's been living in the deep waters (and also to help showcase the detail in the figure) Bidding starts at a measly $15 so get yourself over there and check it out!

Here's a shot to wet yer whistle!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Cthulhu 1.2 is now available!!!

Check HERE

They're up & I fixed the price on the 3 pack.

Blind bagged and $20 each as singles or $50 for a 3 pack. The first 3 sets purchased will contain 1 of each colorway including the chase figure well there have been 2 sales of 3 packs so there's only one left that contains a guaranteed full set of all 3 colorways. After that it is a random 3 pack. Prices listed are before shipping.

And I'm a schmuck because I didn't lead with the strongest card in my hand....

That's right the awesome card art from Eric Nilla that just completes the whole package literally & figuratively.

Cthulhu 1.2 Release Details on the Colorways

Here's some pics of the colorways offered in this release.

First up is an inkwash treatment. This is a hand mixed transparent ink color that has been layered up to create a patina finish. This is how I would picture a Cthulhu idol to be colored, very organic and freeform color.

And with this one I stepped outside of my normal comfort zone as far as painting. Normally I start with a black undercoat followed by drybrushing white then I build my colors from there. This time I started with a white primer and also swapped out my normal color pallet for more vibrant colors and used a pearlizing medium for the main body color. All these colors were slowly built up until I achieved a look that I loved even being completely outside of how I normally work. The wings are a blend of metallic copper colors and the tentacles are fairly neon green,

Last but certainly not least we have the chase figure which looks pretty simple at first glance... I started these guys out with a clear resin with green dye & then mixed in some crazy glow in the dark green. After that I proceeded to cover them in the same ink from the inked pieces. Spent some time adding the ink & wiping it off until it showed enough of the detail but still let in light to charge the glow. There are only 7 of the chase figures out of the 37 pieces & only 2 of those ended up having the bead eyes, the rest have cast painted eyes.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Cthulhu 1.2 drops 04.25.11

Provided nothing explodes around here as often does... looks like C1.2 will drop tomorrow evening. Start keeping an eye out from 6pm Monday evening MST. I will give a last call 30 minutes prior to the drop & then they will be available in the store.

For now Halfbad Toyz has what I think is the last teaser pic before we get this show going!

Hmmm....  think I forgot to mention that these translucent green chase figures also have a subtle eerie glow effect to them as well.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Cthulhu 1.2 Release Update

Looks like we will have a Monday possibly Tuesday release for this coming week. I am expecting pictures back from the photographer Monday so if all goes well they will be available Monday evening. Tuesday if Monday gets crazy around here.

For the weekend we have a couple more pics to add to the UofM teaser pic.

First we have a great guy that runs Nama Niku posted his teaser on his twitter account. Nama Niku is another great place for all things Kinnikuman and beyond.

Now we have Red Hot Robot... an amazing little gem of a store here in town. He dropped his pic on his Facebook page. RHR also has an online presence if you can't quite make it into the store.... but if you can make it in.... DO!

I have to thank everyone here that is helping get the word out so keep me in mind when I start doing shows again.

New Teaser Up Cthulhu 1.2 on track

Over at the University of M.U.S.C.L.E. they have been so kind as to post the newest teaser pic of the Cthulhu 1.2. You can check out the next reveal of the 1.2 colorways here. While you're there... look around awhile as there is a lot of great info on that site!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

C1.2 Teaser pic of the day / Tentative release this weekend so stay tuned!

Teaser pic for today is here!

And these guys are on schedule for this weekend so I will have a post up the day before the release at the latest.
Shipped a set off to the photographer today so I should have some awesome shots of these guys in time for the weekend. I will take some more shots myself to lead up & then I just need to bag these suckers.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Cthulhu 2.0 test pull auction ends today

The auction for the first test pull of Cthulhu 2.0 ends today. The auction is being held on check this thread for the auction & create an account if you don't have one yet so you can bid on this one of a kind piece.
In case you missed it here's a pic to wet your whistle.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Cthulhu 1.2 Update

"ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn"

Just keep chanting that and Cthulhu 1.2 will arise....

OK here's a production shot of the rough 30 Cthulhu Cthulhus Cthulhi. These guys need to be cleaned up and painted for the regular pieces in this release. The 7 chase figures are pretty well ready to be bagged.
That is all.....

Monday, April 4, 2011

Cthulhu 1.2 Update (Mistakenly posted as 2.0)

Just a quick update on Cthulhu 1.2:
Getting close to having all the casting done, Think I'm about 8 shy of having all the pieces cast. All the chase figures are completed & I'm only about 8 short on having the full run of them cast!
Then there's the task of cleaning & painting these suckers! Wait task? No I love this so I will be getting these guys cleaned so I can have a blast painting/inking/staining/whatever.

My boy has grown a love for 50s sci fi robots and even picked up a 50s style wind up robot @ Red Hot Robot on his birthday so I think you might know where the next piece or line might be heading...


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Board auction for the first Cthulhu test pull

OK the first test pull for Cthulhu 2.0 has gone up for auction. This first piece is going up for sale as a board auction on Littlerubberguys click here to see the auction thread. You will have to join the forum to bid or wait till the next one that will likely go on eBay. I have been doing customs on LRG for awhile now so it's a likely place to put this first of possibly 3 up for sale.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Cthulhu 2.0 test pull! Battle Beast M.U.S.C.L.E. mashup

Well I finished off the first of the 3 decent test pulls. This will be the first one sold from this upcoming release & will be a board auction on here!
You do need to create an account there to bid.... but that's a big part of why I'm here now so the first one will sell there.
So here's the best part... these were cast & finished alongside the Cthulhu 1.2 chase figures so this is a sneak peek!
If you haven't checked previous posts the first Cthulhu sculpt is this guy... the next release will be 2 colourways plus a nifty chase figure. 37 pieces in this next release. Breaks down like this: 15 each regular colourway with 7 chase figures.
Now go get an LRG account so you're ready for when this guy goes up!