Archive for the ‘Vinyl Custom’ Tag

Chilled Garamon for Gamaniacal at FOE   1 comment

FOE Gallery is hosting an awesome themed show in February.  Mike Nordstrom is undoubtedly the world’s leading Garamon expert and aficionado, and has curated a show that is going to knock socks off.  I was thrilled to get asked to participate alongside guys like Mark Nagata, Bob Conge, and Koji Harmon.  I went for a realistic finish rather than Monster Kolor craziness, going full ‘model kit’ style on this super detailed sculpt.  Show opens February 10th in Northampton!

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1/60 Scale Party   Leave a comment

Reorganized some shelves while waiting for new arrivals.  Here’s my 1/60 scale mecha lineup, featuring Macross, Dougram, Dorvack, Patlabor, Votoms, Gundam, and Mospeada.  Basically, all of my favorite things.  Click the top image for a bigger panorama.

Sticky: Restore Debris Japan Contest Winners!   Leave a comment

The winners of Restore’s Debris Japan painting contest have been announced!  You can read the announcement page on Restore’s site, and then go check out the entire entry gallery.

The results are:

First Place: ‘Death Trap’ by Toybot Studios

Second Place: ‘The Spirit Who Restores’ by Plaseebo

Third Place: ‘Gikaku’ by Prometheus Rising Studios

Congratulations to everyone who entered!  The overall level of work submitted was incredible, and it can not have been easy to pick any standouts.  I am thrilled to be recognized among among such top-tier work.  Big thanks to Restore for sculpting such an impressive figure, and for running this contest.

Real X Head x Onell Chaos Trooper Frankenruge   Leave a comment

 

 

The new Chaos Trooper sculpt from Real X Head blends design elements from the vinyl Adult Chaosman with Onell’s Glyos sculpts, in particular from the Chaos Invasion Custom Corps wave.  The debut release of the new Trooper was on flesh vinyl, and I managed to pick up two so that I could get a Frankenruge version painted up to match my Glyos Frankenruge Trooper.

 

 

 

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Posted October 17, 2011 by Ben Mininberg in Glyos, Toy Customs, Vinyl

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In Living Kolor Boston!   Leave a comment

In Living Kolor Boston was this weekend and it was a blast!  Seven hours of driving both ways to Lot F Gallery, an awesome gallery space tucked away right in Boston, were well worth it.  A ton of people showed up for both the live painting and the gallery opening, and a ton of toys got painted.  Max Toy Co, Onell, and resin artist Dustin Nakagawa all provided a pile of blanks for painting.  It was great to see old friends, make new ones, and see people who had never painted before try out Monster Kolor spraycans and airbrushing.  I painted the mini Eyezon above, on clear green vinyl with sparkles…

 

…this mini Argus on red vinyl.  I slathered it with pink peal, and then tried out the MK rattle can matte finish, which gave it a great finish.

I also picked up this awesome little resin by Dustin Nakagawa, named Gamusa.  He’s clearly inspired by Zollmen’s Zudon, but has some differences that make him stand out, and is a perfectly sized and shaped little resin buddy.  I also worked on a blank Gamusa that I will post up when I finish.

Another shot of Gamusa.  The loose sprays work really well on the rough sculpt, and manage to highlight the details really well.  I should also mention that this guy has a great heft to him, and seems to be cast from a really nice resin.

 

 

Restore Debris Japan Contest- Gikaku, False Oni   1 comment

This Oni was born blind and hornless, and named Gikaku (フェイク鬼- ‘false Oni’).  He was too embarrassing to keep after waiting so long for his birth, so a prosthetic horn (義角) was fused to his head and he was cast out.  Now, Gikaku travels alone, appearing only in place of a person being expected.  To see Gikaku is a terrible curse, and he is greatly feared.  The fundoshi reads ‘Great curse (dai-kyō, 大凶)’ and ‘待人 (machibito) – a person being waited for’, based on Omikuji fortune terms.

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Posted September 17, 2011 by Ben Mininberg in Toy Customs, Vinyl

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Sunguts Xabungle Walk Machines   Leave a comment

When not making fun, weird kaiju, Sunguts took the time a few years back to make a vinyls of a pair of the secondary Walk Machine mecha from Xabungle.  The ‘work’ mecha in Xabungle were all pretty goofy, so they make for great sofubi.  Even the roll-cage frames are vinyl, after having had the inside parts cut out.  Something I never realized until I got mine were that they also come with little DIY flesh vinyl pilot busts that you need to trim, and paint if desired.  Obviously I painted them.  The pilot busts are about a quarter of an inch tall, so I threw a little color on them to make them stand out.

 

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