My latest vinyl custom: “The Keeper of Sotek”
This tiny guy was my entry for the Custom toy Union Battle Bracket II.
Read more about this contest here! After winning the first CTU Battle Bracket with my “Shapeshifter” 3 inch Dunny Custom i had to defend my title and i’m very happy i could make 1st place once again! Read here the Winner Announcement over at CTU boards.
You can see all the Work in Progress Pictures and the final shots on my flickr:
The Keeper of Sotek fickr Set
Hope you like him & thanks to all who voted for my Keeper on CTU, you rock! :]
Last week i did my first 3″ Dunny custom for the Custom Toy Union Battle Bracket! I usually work on my own toy ideas and build up my figures from scratch, but this was a great chance to do a design on a platform toy! I had so much fun to do this little fella! Just finished him in the last minutes before deadline for the battle! Read more about this thrilling competition over at the CTU forums.
aaaaand the winner is…. SHAPESHIFTER by Pepe! The winner announcement & all the other amazing entries you can see here! Thanks so much to all CTU members who voted for my design trough the three rounds and in the final battle!
Below the entry photo and some WIP pictures where you can see how i made this tiny wizard:
“GOBBO” – a hunting trophy i brought back from the swamps!
I submitted my first ever vinyl toy custom to the PVC Contest! If you like him, please support my design & vote on DeliciousDrips for my GOBBO Skully Custom at BoomBotix, thanks!
-> Short update: Press “Read more” to see the “WIP Making Of Slideshow of my GOBBO and the Contest Results.Read More»
I wish you all a Happy New Year! The year is pretty young and i’ve so much new stuff in work!
First of all, the last few XMAS PEARBLOCK’s will find a new home today at my grandparents and grandaunt’s shelfs. They where a great joy to give away as Christmas presents. So i have one last left (No. 01/16). I will sell him here on the Page for you in a few days! Stay tuned if you want to grab this unique handcrafted 2.5 inch Wood Designer Toy by Pepe for your own collection.
Now to the latest: CRESS CRITTER – Keep your eyes open, long gone species will revive 2010! Check the data-sheets I found deep burried in a secret vault of this ancient little fella… Strange things will come, be warned! ;)
Last week i spoted on aarting.com a D.I.Y Designer Toy Contest. Check the submission guidelines, download the templates and design your own toy. This is your chance to design the toy’s actual shape. That’s right, designers from all over the world will be able to customize something that you designed! This means that you’re now free to come up with any original shape you want, in any style. The deadline for the toy entries is the 30. Sept 2009. So this guy is my entry for the aarting designer toy contest:Read More»
Today the Wax carving Pencils found their long way from Shanghai to my Studio. I thought about to build me a DIY wax carver out of a soldering iron, but for now i’ve found a solution about a week ago on ebay. Shipping was free and fast but the Swiss customs duty was pricey. The product name is “Dental Lab Electric Wax Carving Pencil SJK-II” and the list price was 89$, so i suggested a price of 80$ to the seller and he agreed…maybe you could go even with a lower price…i would definitively try, if i had to buy second one.
For some first impressions, watch the short slide show movie of setting up and testing the wax carving pencils.Read More»
For the time being i’m working on a new series of five critters for a small limited series. It’s a new way to sculpt my creatures out of wax after done a quick mold of the clay prototype. I haven’t finished yet my actual sculpting tutorial on this but i usually do take a lot of work in progress pics, so be sure to check the tutorial section again. Until then, i’d like to share with you some of the finest online resources about sculpting, DIY toy making and molding stuff out there in the web. Enjoy!Read More»