After seeing my Lincoln bust it was suggested that I make a chess set using the same style as the bust. At the start this project seemed like a huge undertaking, but the more I thought about it the more I loved the idea of creating a project of this size and developing the style   Read More …

With this munny I wanted to use a straight forward approach. Starting with a few sculpty touches I then used pen and paint to complete the figure. I sculpted a cauldron complete with ghosts to go with it. I then entered it in a competition on www.customtoyunion.com, if you have never been to the site its   Read More …

After getting done with my first batch of my first two toys I decided that I needed to create packaging for both.  I started with the lincoln bust creating an illustration for the front cover of the box. for the ghost I decided to use simple hang tags, figuring people would want to pick out   Read More …

After the success of my Lincoln sculpture I decided to go with simple one color paint on the ghost sculpts. I first laid down a layer of black paint to put the brighter paint over hoping to create an interesting effect with the transparency with the lighter paint. I have become used to using the airbrush   Read More …

I have been making toys for the last couple of weeks. I’ve been messing around with ideas for paint schemes for the lincoln bust by roughing it out with a brush on a bust that didn’t make the cut quality wise. I am not very happy with how the paint looks on the sculpted figure,   Read More …

On a whim I decided to make a large wooden version of my ghost toy. I was mostly looking to experiment with the band saw and belt sander and this is what I came up with. It took a surprisingly short amount of time and I am very excited about making larger custom wood pieces.   Read More …

While my first sculpt is detailed I wanted to create a sculpt with a little more freedom in final execution. My thought was I could create each one as a custom piece. I have seen do it yourself toys many times before as I am fairly active in the forums at customtoyunion.com a community of   Read More …

After my mold was finished I couldn’t wait to get resin and make my first pull. I used Alumilite clear casting resin. It’s pretty easy to mix as it mixes at a 1:1 ratio. I start by brushing the mold with mold release then put the mold together and wrapped the mold with elastics. All   Read More …

After I finished my Lincoln sculpt I wanted to create a mold for resin reproduction of the sculpture. I bought some Alumilite quick set as it seemed like an easy silicone mold making material. After doing some research online I found that making a box for casting out of legos was a great way to   Read More …

I don’t have a great deal of experience in sculpting. I did a project in an illustration class in college where we had to sculpt a character and then illustrate it. I remember liking the project but it didn’t come out great. I used super sculpty for this project decided to use it again for   Read More …

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