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Sushi Kaiju – W.I.P Part 2

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

…carry on to second part of the W.I.P, if you missed part one, here it is :-)

17. continue on the geta details, adding little “teeth” at the bottom!

18. finish off geta with the thong thingy…

19. start building the arms(tentacles), little worry these arms might be a little fragile, should have made wire framework for it at the beginning, so i carve out a bit and adding sulpeys from the inside, it should add some supports!

20. shape up the tentacles and draw the guides for suction cups freehand!

21. these tiny rings are time killer, adding small amount of sculpey don’t stick that well, so sometimes it just came off when i almost done the ring @$%^&%#$%

22. down to the hair part, shaping with foil paper…

23. thats it! completed sculpt with little punk hair(actually a blob of wasabi…)

24. preparing mold making…

25. building walls with lego blocks…

26. pouring silicon from a good height, this suppose to eliminate air bubbles…

27. i totally forgot to shake the catalyst on the first silicon, heard some terrible stories from people not shaking/mixing their catalyst properly, thought i’m doomed! hey it actually came out nice, a little white, but its all cured fine… even my supplier is surprised!! big ups to awesome product MaxiMould! (too bad they decide to discontinue this product *sad*)

28. pulled quite a few resin sushis, tooled, primed, ready to paint!

29. mixing colors for the original edition, some decisions to make, saw a tv program about food replica a week ago, there are growing number of food replica toys on market, so i decide to take the opposite route, making it a toy-ish look instead of trying to be realistic…

30. orange skin color for the tentacle base color…

31. green wasabi hair…

32. yay! heres the fun part(for me), i get to use airbrush for the blush and adding 2nd tone on front/back of tentacles… this is the color combination i remembered on my first kaiju toy when i was a kid, combination of two skin tones(gets subtle under warm light), you don’t see this often in todays toy! *commit this to memory*

33. carefully painting red & pink with a tiny brush…

34. and then black… the mouth part is a nightmare, such small space with obstacles i can accidentally paint over….

35. brown geta base & gloss varnish at the end, first gloss finishing in Hollow Threat lineup, i normally prefer matt finish, but gloss just add that extra yummy-ness to the sushi! now thats a completed sushi kaiju! you can expect the release very soon :-)

Sushi Kaiju – W.I.P Part 1

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

here comes my next resin toy – Sushi “Punk” Kaiju(壽司怪獣), a new eastern addition to my Hollow Threat world! he’s a mutant creature formed by waste sushi, seafood and chemicals dumped into the ocean, kinda like teenage mutant ninja turtles from sewer?! sushi kaiju has yet to meet his master splinter, he can’t fight kung fu, but he will slap your face with tentacles when he sees you wasting seafood! :P

i’ve kaiju on my mind ever since i got my airbrush, with a few kaiju ideas in my sketchbook, this is one that i thought i’d have most fun and good use of airbrush, but i’d have never thought it took me almost 5 months of making, this by far is the most detailed and time consuming figure i’ve done! you’ll see why below…..

1. step one, making the base shape with super sculpey “original”(soft and easy to do a large shaping), palm size, but for sushi this is an XXL, 3 bites…?

2. making paper templates and making marks…

3. making eyes, this time i’m experimenting with super sculpey “firm”(new in NZ), i like the non-translucent color, but not the hardness… :/

4. sculpting lips….a smiling sushi! :D

5. fun part begin! after some researches(eating countless sushi & observe rice) i still have no idea how they do the rice textures, so i just sculpt them one by one… yes this took me days! @@above: rice sculpt in progress!
bottom
: complete! (somehow i feel like orio at this stage)

6. adding tooth & tongue… front side is pretty much done!

7. move on to the back side, making his ass template, drew a few asses in various size and width, you won’t see me use a compasses often, but i’ll do whatever it takes to make a perfect ass!

8. 3D ass! is this sexy or what?!

9. more rice textures…

10. thought the most challenging part is over, i try to speed up a bit on the sushi nori(seaweed), turns out this simple wrap gave me the biggest headache of the process! it cracks when i bake it, tried fill gap, dig bigger hole and refill, it cracks over and over again, 4 times!! at the end, i called my supplier TOPMARK, they were really helpful, look up books and try to find possible cause of the crack, and the problem being me rushed it, this clay needs to work though properly, that means rub it over and over, soften it, give it a good massage, make your clay happy & she’ll do you right in return…. i’m not kidding!!

11. leg base, bake and harden it…

12. another layer on top, i find this easier to sculpt textures without ruined the overall shape…

13. adding his little feet…

14. measuring foot size! i’m a shoe maker ;-)

15. making foil template for the geta(japanese sandals)…

16. base of geta…

ok, this is awfully long, stay tuned for part 2 of WIP coming very soon :-)

New Hollow Threat Ident!

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

say bye-bye to old Hollow Threat intro, a dark atmospheric logo animation that doesn’t really express what HT is, all HT design came from positive thinking, even though some devilish graphics might confuse you, its exact what HT is all about, We Are Just A Hollow Threat! so here’s the first look of new Hollow Threat identity video….(you’ll see it over and over again in the future hehe)

p.s. new toy is shaping up nicely, expect some preview next week..!?