Monday, April 23, 2018

From Maquette To Action Figure!

Sometimes you have to try things as an artist that may or may not work and go for it no matter what. I took the Kings Of Atlantis maquette sculpt and turned it into a articulated action figure with a pretty decent range of motion. I still have a few areas to add articulation to but wanted to share some of the progress I'm having with it.

Here are the unarticulated maquette castings of the cursed king in a few different colors with no articulation and only neck and shoulder pegs since it was cast in 4 parts (head, body, right arm and left arm).
Now we have almost full range of motion with articulation in the neck, shoulders, upper waist, elbows, wrists and the knees. I'm thinking of taking a shot at the hips but not the feet (too thin for a peg down there). This will be the metallic gold King of Wealth when I get him all painted up so stay tuned!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Tuttz Sphinx Prototype!

Whoops, I almost forgot to post these new images and keep the update going on the Tuttz Sphinx cat resin project. The cat was modeled by my cousin Francis Rivera in Zbrush and I 3dprinted it 3 parts off my desktop printer. Below are the images I put together in Photoshop to art direct the project as it was tweaked and retweaked a few times over. I still wanted to keep the unfinished squarish looking feet that was started off my original 6.5 inch original hand sculpted Tuttz that launched the entire brand. We also softened all the head edges (like the first original) and raised out the eyes and nose removing the carved in line work around those areas.

Here is the cleaned up 3dprinted Tuttz Sphinx in white resin at 50 microns. I'm very happy with how it turned out but the real test comes when the paint colors go on when i make the resin castings of it.

 Yes, it is actually bigger than the sold out 3.5 inch old Mini Tuttz cats. Who knows what other sizes may show up with this one so stay tuned.

The head and tail were printed as separated parts and plugged in and will also be cast separate as I have a few ideas to touch upon later as the project develops. The silicone mold work is all done and I should have some tooled and painted up castings soon. I already hinted at the what the first colorway might be depending on if I find the right paint to pull it off.