August 23, 2010 Reblogged from jamfactory by xynthetic
Jats Gill, the man behind the UK’s newest vinyl toy company ‘Bitbots’ asked me if I’d be part of the launch event of their first toy ‘Jinny’ by customizing a blank version for the show! It’s been a while since I’ve customized a toy but I gave it a shot! As I always tend to do with customs, I have a thing for pulling the head off and turning it upside down - I’m glad I did, as it made me think of a bird of prey, with it’s beak poking out.
I got out the milliput and sculpted a ‘lip’ around the bottom of the head, so it looked like a military helmet with the beak poking out as well as smoothing over the top where the hole was and voila, it was ready to sand down and paint.
Using a nice chrome for the helmet and a olive green for the body, all that was left was to try my hand at dry-brushing, giving the helmet and body a bit of a rusted feel! And voila, what you see above is the finished thing, I call him “General Ruffles III”. You can check out what the original looks like here.
Thanks to Jats at Bitbots and all the best with the launch, always good to support homegrown british tings!