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Sushi Inu Available Now!

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Pups are out! They need a new home, would you adopt a Sushi Inu? jump right here to grab one! (online stock sold out, please try Dcon booth 203, thank you!)

Sushi_Inu_Packed

…don’t forget there are another 5 Sushi Inu at DesignerCon booth #203 :-)

One more toy…

Friday, November 7th, 2014

I’ll drop 5 Sushi Inu here tomorrow(friday 3pm eastern time), the other 5 at DesignerCon(booth 203) this weekend! And there’s one more for those who have missed out on the original BEVIL.

Lemon & Lime Infused BEVIL, a DesignerCon exclusive, only 5 made, and you probably won’t see BEVIL again anytime soon(run out of blank BEVIL…maybe i’ll make some more when i have spare time?!)

Sushi Inu W.I.P – Part 2

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

continuing from Sushi Inu W.I.P – part 1, now that we have the master sculpt done, its time to get messy with chemicals…
Sushi_Inu_WIP-20preparing the mold base with klean klay…
Sushi_Inu_WIP-21building legos wall…
Sushi_Inu_WIP-22pouring silicone, this is 2nd part of the 2-part mold…
Sushi_Inu_WIP-23completed silicone molds! ran into problem casting the ears, fail rate was too high, and i have to remake the molds for the ears…
Sushi_Inu_WIP-24casting Sushi Inu(s), it’s a war zone…
Sushi_Inu_WIP-25limited numbers of Sushi Inu blanks were made, hundreds of parts, countless hours of touch up and sanding… think back now, it seems like a bad decision to create this figure in separate parts?!
Sushi_Inu_WIP-26first layer of the gradient…
Sushi_Inu_WIP-27second layer of gradient, this is the main reason for separate parts, more control over the coloring…
Sushi_Inu_WIP-28giving the sushi a little bit of flavor…
Sushi_Inu_WIP-29face painted!
Sushi_Inu_WIP-30…and the back
Sushi_Inu_WIP-31seaweed wrapped, all parts painted, ready to put them all together!
Sushi_Inu_WIP-32super glued, they are not articulate-able, well…theres no point to have articulation for such short little legs anyway :P
Sushi_Inusealed with layers of protection coats and the Sushi Inu was born! most time consuming piece i’ve done to date, only 10 were made, 5 of them will be on my online shop from Friday 7 November, 3pm EST/12 noon PST/8pm London time.

the other 5 will be available at DesignerCon this weekend,  booth 203 (Good Awful), be sure to check out some of NZ’s lowbrow art showcasing at booth 203’s Tiny Travelling Gallery(such a rad mobile gallery/suitcase!), plus Good Awful’s debut resin creations, it’s gonna be a very “yummy” booth! :-)

Sushi Inu W.I.P – Part 1

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

hello! its been awhile, i’ve been busy with the family and preparing for some DCon releases, Sushi Inu is a completely new toy design based on one of my Sushi Kaiju drawing, and most challenging piece i’ve made so far(technically), anyways, this is how it was made… Sushi_Inu_WIP-01starting with sketch and foil skeleton…
Sushi_Inu_WIP-02briefly warped up with super suclpey
Sushi_Inu_WIP-03with some help from the back of a marker pen, i was able to press the holes in even size…or close enough, these are for the legs!
Sushi_Inu_WIP-04shaped the seaweed warp…
Sushi_Inu_WIP-05preparing paper stencils…
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Sushi_Inu_WIP-07mark the guides…
Sushi_Inu_WIP-08this is guide for the ear join areas…
Sushi_Inu_WIP-09carve back in for the ear joins
Sushi_Inu_WIP-10sculpt the eyes and mouth…
Sushi_Inu_WIP-11his little butt and tail
Sushi_Inu_WIP-13now that features are done, time to fill in with sushi rice…
Sushi_Inu_WIP-15Sushi Inu’s body complete!
Sushi_Inu_WIP-16moving on to his parts! for the ears, i drew the ear guide with sharpie on a piece of baking paper…
Sushi_Inu_WIP-17sculpt onto the baking paper that warps around the sushi, so that it maintain the shape and not stick onto the surface…
Sushi_Inu_WIP-18sharpie marked guide will transfer onto oil based sculpey surface, very helpful for me to continue shaping the ear part…
Sushi_Inu_WIP-19last part of the sculpt, four little legs! and Sushi Inu is ready for the mold… TO BE CONTINUED :)

Q Pop x Konatsu Exhibition

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

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It’s been awhile! I’m slowly getting back to toy making, and before my new toy comes out, I’ve painted a Negora for Konatsu’s first US exhibition at Q Pop this weekend!(Love her work!) The opening reception will be on June 28th, Saturday. From 7pm-10pm @ Q Pop, 128 Astronaut E S Onizuka St, Los Angeles.

Here’s my one off “Bronzu Negora” for the show :)

Bronzu Negora by Paul Shih

Artists lineup:
64 Colors, Amy Sol, Angry Woebots, Becky Dreistadt, Bwana Spoons, Carrie Liao, Chris Mitchell, Devilrobots, Dream Rocket, Fawn Veerasunthon, Hideyuki Tanaka, Jason Freeny, Jeff Ranjo, Jeremiah, Ketner, Joey Chou, J RYU, Keiko Miyata, Keiko Murayama, Kenji Fukuda, Koraters, Luke Chueh, Magen Mitchell, Mari Inukai, Miss Kika, Mizna Wada, Nekonoko, Noriya Takeyama, Patrick Awa, Paul Kaiju, Paul Shih, Rampage, Shimomoku, Sket One, Squink, Stephanie Ramirez, Sylvia Liu, T9G, Touma, Victoria Ying, Yoko Sueyoshi, Yumi Moriwaki.