4″ Designer Wood Toy by Pepe Hiller (No. 01/01)
(pear wood, maple wood, high-gloss finish)
Besideswatering my little CRESS CITTER garden, i felt like i should do another wooden toy for the collection. The idea for this tiny giraffe came little by little while cutting and sanding the pet out of a rough wooden sheet and somehow i finally bring up to a round figure. There was no concept drawings or sketches for this design. I used pear wood for the body and maple wood for the smaller parts, then finished the piece with a high-gloss varnish to get all these sweet highlights.
PEARGIR will be soon available in our shop, follow me on twitter to get to know when he’s up in the store!
The first bunch of XMAS PEARBLOCK Angels are gone for Christmas and few more waiting for their new owners. Thanks for your support and i wish you all Happy Holidays! ^___^
Ok i’m late as usual but i’ve worked today on my small series of XMAS PEARBLOCK’s. I droped the arms because they where to small for my taste, i’m fine with only the two wings on the back of the body.
All the pieces are now finished with semigloss varnish. Still have to assemble them and have to find a nice gift packaging solution…no idea about this, very simple i think. For branding them i’m too late, time is running out. Srry for the blurry cell phone pics, i’ll update the blog with better pic’s of this series when Christmas is over.
Last month I had so much work to do in the model building studio and nighttimes i was more on the painting-some-stuff-wave. Finally I’m ready again to work on my toys and I’m really enjoying it to work with wood. It’s such a wonderfull material and it offers so many ways to cut, drill, mill or carve some nice toys out of it.Read More»
PEARBLOCK & PEARDEER (3 inch/ 2.5 inch Designer Wood Toys by Pepe Hiller)
Today i had to work at the model workshop during the morning. I was really bleary-eyed from last nights page template customizing, but on the side of working i made me a quick wood toy. Had no sketches for this little guy, it was just cutting and sanding into the blue. The design has only two joints for the arms, so it’s kind of first prototype. I like him so far and looking forward to define some details (proportions, face, painting). maybe i’ll try out some silly ideas… ;)
The little wodden PEARBLOCK prototype is made out of pear and oak wood, finished and coated with natural linseed oil.