I picked up a pair of blank grey-green Marusan Ganimes from GrumbleToy a while back for my brother and myself. Ganime is the crab monster from the classic Space Amoeba film. I wanted to do something funky to get back in the airbrushing groove, so I painted the pair with blue shells like lobsters and crayfish sometimes have.
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When I posted the finished shots of my Master Grade RX-78-2 Gundam painted with Monster Kolor, Matt Walker aka Dead Pre$idents asked me if he could display it at the booth he was sharing with Max Toy Co at Winter Wonder Festival in Japan. Monster Kolor paint has been a huge success for Matt, and he is always looking for demonstrations of its use in new and creative ways. My MK on plastic Gundam model fit the bill, and was shipped off to Japan for display at the show. These pics of the booth come courtesy of Kaiju Korner Andy, who has been providing the best English-language coverage of Japanese shows and festivals out there for a couple of years now. Go check out the rest of his extensive WonderFest coverage here. He took a gazillion photos, and there’s more still to be posted.
Here’s a shot of the whole Max Toy Co and Friends booth! My Gundam was in good company. I think it’s giving Max Toy Co’s new micro Kaiju Negora sculpt a bit of a shakedown!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.