Monday, August 27, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
This is a photo dedicated to Tim Brisko, just a guy who loves to take pictures of toys. He does all sorts of cool photoshop tricks with his pictures, but I don't even have a copy of photoshop. This one is just a straight photo. He has a style with old toys that makes them very interesting to look at.
Monday, August 13, 2007
Here's some posed pictures of Starscream's hands in progress. The bad news about the build is that they are just too slow to be affordable at the level I want them to be. Without spending more time and effort on startup, the hands are going to remain unique pieces. That's not to say I wouldn't make someone a pair if they gave me money for them, but I won't be able to go ahead and make a bunch like I had planned.
Starscream's Hands. I'm still working on the poses. These are really prototypes, not finished products. I'm hoping to make a trial run of 5 sets, but I'm spending too much time on each set to make them affordable.
The middle fist is the balled up "I'm shooting my arm mounted minigun" fist. It can also just be a fist, but the natural open hands look better with the gorilla armed starscream.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
Everyone loves starscream. So much so, I decided to breakdown and buy the movie toys despite not having any money for such an endeavour. The first thing anyone said when I mentioned I was working on a custom starscream is ARE YOU MAKING HIM HANDS?? So I did.
I actually think the modelers working for Takara or wherever this was designed have some serious talent. They cram so much detail into their toys that the paint apps people are put in a tight spot.