A friend recently got into these anti-dust plugs for the headphone jacks of cellphones and other handheld devices. Figure I’d give it a try since she’s really loving them.
After making a few I realized how much fun/easy it was to sculpt in that scale so made a 2nd batch. This time of characters from adventure time! When finished they will be molded and cast in resin before being attached to plugs.
Took another crack at finishing it in time for the signing hosted by Ringside Collectables at Caroline’s in NYC this past weekend. Fell short in finishing his tattoos and accessories but finished the major pieces I was aiming to get done.
Aside from the figure falling over when it was placed in front of him the real CM Punk was really amused by it and I was beyond thrilled to find out he mentioned how many of the tattoos I managed to get done. He even joked about how I got the bags under his eyes, something I did try to not be detailed on but it killed some of the accuracy. I’m hoping at some point to get another opportunity to show it to him once its actually finished.
Customization Details: - Started as a 7 inch Munny by Kid Robot. - Added dowels to the bottom of the feet to even out proportions and give me more space to make boots out of. - The entire body was sculpted using a mix of sculpey, super sculpey and fimo. - All skintones and fabric were painted using a mix of acrylic paint. - All tattoos were freehand painted using airbrush paint. - Extension hair by Arda-Wigs was used for his hair and flocking was used for his beard and eyebrows. - A chainmail link was used for his lip ring. - The ring was made from a mix of scrap woods, fabric and trim. - The “Best In The World” design was hand painted using airbrush paint.
At the current moment I am somewhere around 100+hours of work on this.
Left to do is finishing his tattoos, cleaning up and thickening some of the flocking and make a microphone and WWE Championship belt.
A larger image and more info can be found on my DeviantART page.
You may remember my previous posts about this project. Well I have a new deadline, the man panda and I are going to a meet and greet this weekend and hoping to have it finished in time to have it or the base signed by CM Punk.
There’s a fair amount left to do not much time to do it in.
attach his eyebrows
finish the rest of his arm tattoos, as many of his actual ones I can fit on the tiny canvas available
do the lettering and details on his trunks and boots
build and paint the entire ring, simplified but still may take a little time to get together
I’m pretty sure I’m going to go blind by the end of this.
Taken last Anime Boston here’s a shot of one of the squiddle plushes I was selling for a short time. The pattern was closely based off of the one I use for Octopussen plushes.
That said, as disappointing and frustrating as it was to be told of the request by Hussie after selling the first batch it did force me to work out something else. Pressure situations can be really great for creativity so needless to say I managed to bounce back from it.
So Bronycon happened. Originally I planned on making a ton of pony plushes for it but I ended up having to cut the batch in half. Time was definitely an issue and as a result I don’t have any pictures of the finished plushes yet.
The other half of the batch is going to be finished for Otakon with a couple improvements.