Hi Woodsie! The 80's toy nostalgia continues with my most recent art toy challenge.
My Little Pony, anything you like as long as it had a mayne and tail! I have a big fondness for the 70's Takara Henshin Cyborg and as fate would have it, they both feature rainbows on the packaging so it was the perfect mash-up...
My first step was to 3D scan the blank resin casting so I could 3D model it as a transparent body shell.
Next I modelled a robot skeleton, complete with Shogun Warrior style missiles!
Then I sculpted half a horse's skull in Kleenclay and scanned it so I could copy and flop it for a full head.
After a lot of messing around, I successfully modelled some neck hinges and 3D printed all the components in Clear Tough UV resin.
Alclad II chrome paint gave me a pretty good approximation of vacuum metallised chrome and clear yellow Tamiya airbrushed over the skull give me metallic gold.
The all important mayne and tail were made with prismatic crystal shred.
Green Stuff World Chrome was applied to the raised lettering by brush and gave a really good simulation of hot stamped chrome foil.
Then on to the packaging! I enjoyed the creative writing challenge of producing an "English As Second Languge" style translation. The Bog Standard Cliche, spelling, syntax and tautology errors are all intentional!
Finally i was done -and very pleased with the "off the shelf" look of the final project!
How to reward myself after all this Henshin centric research? Hmmm, how about a Vintage "fixer-upper" Cyborg Panther? Stay tuned for that restoration project, Moonbasers!
as a big Henshon fan, this is absolutely amazing! Looking forward to the Cybo Panther resto too! BillReplyDelete
This is extremely high grade Looey, as are the hallucinogenic drugs you must be on to come up with this stuff !ReplyDelete
The best reward for yourself would be a sugar cube.ReplyDelete
As fate would have it, this postdropped justas the My Little Phoney toy show was opening. Here's a walk through of all the crazy entries...ReplyDelete
Wow, that is an amazing amount of work. Well beyond anything I would even attempt. The result is a thing of beauty.ReplyDelete
Extraordinary - if it doesn’t exist, make your own personal toy!!!ReplyDelete
EXACTLY! That is now my motto!Delete
Simply awe inspiring Looey!ReplyDelete