Saturday, January 31, 2009

Countdown! 5th of the last 6 Vlad's revealed...

Albino Vladimir revealed (trying hide amongst Jared Deal's personal toy collection)! One more color way go for Vlad's last stand at the big NYC con next week. Maybe you'll just have to come to the con to see the last one hmmm....

Thursday, January 29, 2009

EL DIABLO on sale!!!

Red pants OG - SOLD!!!
Black Onyx - No longer available...
Aquamarine - ***SOLD!!! at the Resin Collective Show (April 11, 2009)

Tourmaline - SOLD!!!
Sapphire - SOLD!!!Wave 2 EL DIABLO on sale in the Argonaut Resins online store -
The OG RED pants version (comes with the white King Skull accessory) retails at $125 - the third Black Onyx (with the Blue clear tint King Skull accessory) goes for $135 and the Sapphire Aquamarine and Tourmaline clear tints (each with same color King Skull accessories) go for $150 each. All toys come with matching color hand painted original art box packaging painted by Robbie Busch/ aka DJ McBoing Boing and a Certificate of Authenticity signed by designer Robbie Busch and sculptor/producer Eric Nocella Diaz.

There will a $10 shipping and handling charge for all US orders EXCEPT for any overseas orders you will have to email me for the exact pricing to ship your item properly. We only accept Paypal at this time for all orders.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

DIABLO wave 2 packaging and the original Red pants OG!!!

Different strokes for different folks....

Full on product shots for the store next!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

EL DIABLO wave 2 goes on sale this Friday at noon (Eastern time) in the Argonaut Resins online store. This line will include the uber rare original design red pants DIABLO (only 2 of these made and the first one is sold), the all Black Onyx returns this time with a Blue Tint skull (only 5 of these will be made and 2 are sold), the lighter Red Tint , dark Blue Tint and the light Blue Tint.
AND!!! For those of you who missed out on Vladimir again - here's that Mono version you all have been asking Jared Deal for!!! He'll be available at the big NYC con (Feb. 6 - 8) along with the last 5 Vlad's to complete the entire series.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Argonaut Resins @ New York Comic Con!!!

I'll be at the big NYC con Feb. 6 - 8. Jared Deal and Kano will be hosting Argonaut Resins on it's maiden comic con voyage (thanks guys!) at the Jacobs Javitts Center @ BOOTH # 964. We'll have a few con surprises so stop and say hi. The last 6 Vladimir designer resin toys will be available along with a few EL DIABLO's.
New York Comic Con:

Friday, January 23, 2009

How we do it - Part # 5 - Packaging...

A film by Robbie Busch (and music by LGK) - here he makes the packaging by hand for the EL DIABLO designer resin toys...enjoy!!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

How we do it - Part # 4 - Painting with Robbie...

Robbie uses masking tape, brushes and acrylic gouache to bring the EL DIABLO resin toys to life. He came up with the idea to mask off the eyes before I primed the DIABLO's all black to take advantage of the solid white resin it was cast in underneath. Another case of if it's already there why not use it to our advantage. He also uses the same paints he works with on all of his paintings to paint on the actual toys - how cool is that! Jared Deal does it the same way with all the painted Vladimir toys we make. Artist's truly doing their thing with their toys...can't beat that. Next up - packaging!!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

How we do it - Part # 3 - Priming...

Since I sand the Resin castings even more after they're pulled from the mold the surface can get a little slick so I use a spray can primer to give the surface some grip for paint apps. Since black is a major part of the EL DIABLO color scheme on the fully painted pieces why not use it? Coverage is done bit by bit with some drying time between each round of applications to avoid any over spray and bumpy drips.

I finally found a good use for my balcony too...Painting with Robbie is next...

Sunday, January 18, 2009

How we do it part # 2 - mold, cast and tool...

Once the wax sculpt of EL DIABLO is approved by Robbie Busch - I make silicone molds and pour a few resin castings and tool them up. A bit of wet and dry sanding is needed and a little Dremmel rotary tool work to grind off the extra resin on the feet pour spouts to give the casting that nice finished look. Once I get them all cleaned up Robbie comes over and gives them the once over and collect them. I have one more stage to show before wave one is handed off to Robby for paintmastering!
I'm glad Robbie came over and took all these pictures so we could eventually chronicle how these projects come to fruition. Maybe next time I'll take more pictures on a future project to show the process in much more detail. Paint prep next, then paint...

Friday, January 16, 2009

How we do it - Part # 1, sculpting the toy prototype...

Welcome to part one of how we do it here at Argonaut Resins - I'm going to post some behind the scenes images and talk about how I produce designer resin toys. Jared Deal, Robbie Busch and myself have been getting a lot of questions on how all of this is done so I thought I'd shed a little light on how we make it happen. I've already said the why in my interview ( with Andy Heng over at the infamous and uber popular blog ToysRevil and teased you with some in progress shots over at another heavyweight blogsite - Toycyte (Robbie's ineterview with big dog Jeremy Brautman -

First up is the work in progress (WIP) shots of the EL DIABLO designer toy from wires to finished sculpt. I used aluminum wires, foil, plumbers putty and Super Sculpey. The foil filler is to keep from wasting all my clay on a big figure and keep the overall weight down on the prototype. The plumbers putty is for strength since the feet and ankles will have the most stress as I build the figure up and handle the piece. I use a hard/brittle toy wax called Azbro for the overall finish - it polishes great and holds optimal detail. Questions??? Email me.

Keep an eye on the blog for more pictures of behind the scenes. Part # 2 real soon!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Ladies and gentlemen - I give you the Blues...

EL DIABLO wave 2 is nearing completion. Since the BLUE tint is so popular we now have a light and a dark edition for this wave. Oh - and what's that?...A much lighter RED tint in the background there??? For those of you that missed out on the all Black Onyx there will be a new one in this second wave - with a twist! 5 more EL DIABLO's coming your way. More very soon. Everyone who ordered from wave one - your shipments went out and your tracking info emailed. Robbie Busch and I thank you very much for your orders and your support.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

EL DIABLO sneak Wave 2...Blue tint in progress!

The next 5 EL DIABLOS are in progress and the new colorways will be announced very soon. For those of you who ordered from the Wave 1 batch we will be shipping them this week. The slight delay was due to a little surprise that was added to each order. We won't be showing that here so only the buyers will know what that surprise is...Curious???

Saturday, January 3, 2009


All hand painted by Robbie Busch...This one was for the Blue pants (sold). All orders will be shipping out early next week. All overseas buyers will be informed of any shipping price adjustments. Thank you for your support!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Robbie Busch Interview...

First off - Happy New Year and thank you all for your support of Argonaut Resins. We have a lot of wicked cool projects planned for this year so stay tuned.

Who is Robbie Busch aka DJ Mcboing Boing??? Find out right here with his interview on Toycyte from Jeremy Brautman -