Oct 31 2017

Anesthesia Vinyl Bust Launch

Anesthesia Veiled robotic lady Bust. Vinyl art collectible by Doktor A and 3D Retro. Sculpted by Bruce Whistlecraft. White Borley edition.

I am very pleased to announce the launch of my latest vinyl Art Collectible.

The classically styled bust of Anesthesia was inspired by the incredible marble work of Raffaele Monti (1818–1881).

I sculpted the original piece in 2014 as a high end art sculpture. Now 3D Retro have transformed her into a stylish and affordable addition to your home decor.

I am very proud of Anesthesia as she is the first vinyl production piece of mine that I have sculpted myself. 3D Retro have done an amazing job in retaining all the tiny details of the original. The precision of the mechanical garland around her head is reproduced spectacularly. And the gossamer nature of her veil is just as effective in vinyl as in the original.

Anesthesia Veiled robotic lady Bust. Vinyl art collectible by Doktor A and 3D Retro. Sculpted by Bruce Whistlecraft. White Borley edition. Anesthesia Veiled robotic lady Bust. Vinyl art collectible by Doktor A and 3D Retro. Sculpted by Bruce Whistlecraft. White Borley edition. Anesthesia Veiled robotic lady Bust. Vinyl art collectible by Doktor A and 3D Retro. Sculpted by Bruce Whistlecraft. White Borley edition. Anesthesia Veiled robotic lady Bust. Vinyl art collectible by Doktor A and 3D Retro. Sculpted by Bruce Whistlecraft. White Borley edition. Anesthesia Veiled robotic lady Bust. Vinyl art collectible by Doktor A and 3D Retro. Sculpted by Bruce Whistlecraft. White Borley edition.

Launching at Designer Con in Pasadena on 11th & 12th November are two different versions.

The traditional White and Brass “Borley” edition (which is also the retail version). And the Verdigris tinted Bronze and Black “Usher” edition, The 3D Retro/Designer Con exclusive.

Each of these 12″ tall busts comes in a window box and has an edition run of only 50 pieces.

They will be available from the 3D Retro booth (532) and my own booth (114) for $100 each.

Anesthesia Veiled robotic lady Bust. Vinyl art collectible by Doktor A and 3D Retro. Sculpted by Bruce Whistlecraft. Bronze Verdigris Usher edition. Anesthesia Veiled robotic lady Bust. Vinyl art collectible by Doktor A and 3D Retro. Sculpted by Bruce Whistlecraft. Bronze Verdigris Usher edition. Anesthesia Veiled robotic lady Bust. Vinyl art collectible by Doktor A and 3D Retro. Sculpted by Bruce Whistlecraft. Bronze Verdigris Usher edition. Anesthesia Veiled robotic lady Bust. Vinyl art collectible by Doktor A and 3D Retro. Sculpted by Bruce Whistlecraft. Bronze Verdigris Usher edition. Anesthesia Veiled robotic lady Bust. Vinyl art collectible by Doktor A and 3D Retro. Sculpted by Bruce Whistlecraft. Bronze Verdigris Usher edition. Anesthesia Veiled robotic lady Bust. Vinyl art collectible by Doktor A and 3D Retro. Sculpted by Bruce Whistlecraft. Bronze Verdigris Usher edition.

Anesthesia Veiled robotic lady Bust. Vinyl art collectible by Doktor A and 3D Retro. Sculpted by Bruce Whistlecraft. Bronze Verdigris Usher edition. Anesthesia Veiled robotic lady Bust. Vinyl art collectible by Doktor A and 3D Retro. Sculpted by Bruce Whistlecraft. Bronze Verdigris Usher edition.
Anesthesia has be coerced into a disagreeable arrangement.
Her father is a dealer in dreams.
Thus he must procure stock. To this end he employs the services of one Hugo Crane, a person with a unique ability to extract dream essence from unsuspecting victims.
But sometimes a specific target is required, the dreams of a certain person requested for a fee by another.
Sometimes that target must be induced to sleep so their nocturnal imaginings may be harvested.
And this is where poor Anesthesia is forced to aid her father’s underhand cooperative.
You see Anesthesia is able to induce slumber with a simple song.

Anesthesia Veiled robotic lady Bust. Vinyl art collectible by Doktor A and 3D Retro. Sculpted by Bruce Whistlecraft. White Borley edition. Boxed. Anesthesia Veiled robotic lady Bust. Vinyl art collectible by Doktor A and 3D Retro. Sculpted by Bruce Whistlecraft. White Borley edition. Boxed

 


Oct 30 2017

The Shard Show

Quentin Facet
Master of the scrap heaps.
Controller of junk or treasure depending upon your opinion.
Vendor of re-cycled potential.

Customised Shard Dunny figure.
Epoxy, Lead, Acrylic, A.B.S.
5″ tall.

During the weekend of Designer Con on the 11th and 12th November. At booth 527, Broke Piggy in collaboration with Scott Tolleson and Kidrobot are staging the Shard Show. Showcasing customised resin versions of Scott’s new 5″ Shard Dunny figure. The new, larger incarnation of his popular 3″ version.

Come and view (and possibly purchase) my submission and all the other wonderful creations during the hours of the convention.


Oct 26 2017

Designer Con 2017 Exclusives and info.

I will be at Designer Con again this year in Pasadena on November the 11th & 12th.
This time I have an upgrade to my Booth with all new display systems for my Mechtorians and Copper Creeps.
I also have a prominent launch of a large new vinyl piece planned. More details on that to come very soon.

I am at Booth 114 again, the same place as last year. Really easy to find right at the front of the ballroom.
The tickets are on sale and the map is now live for you to plan your visit.

So what will I have on my booth you ask? Any exclusives and special items alongside the usual smorgasbord of toys, original artworks, prints and merchendise?
Well yes, I will.

For the first time at any convention I will be selling my “Geoffrey” sculptures.
This is my rendition of the Ape Butler of infamous Steampunk Rapper Professor Elemental.
I will have a very limited number of these 3″ resin figures available in either Bronze or Pewter finishes for $45 each.

Doktor A Designer Con Exclusives 2017.
I will also have these unique painted Copper Creeps in a deep red and black colour scheme. These have been created just for this show and there is only one of each available. They will be $100 each. As well as the red versions there is also a matching set in Green.

Doktor A Designer Con Exclusives 2017.

So you can add a unique hand-painted classic movie monster to your collection. Choose from (L to R) The Monster, Vlad, Orlock, The Bride, Imhotep or The Wolfman. Each hand cast resin monster is $100.

Doktor A Designer Con Exclusives 2017.

I will also have one each of the Todd Morden Mini Mechtorian resin figures. Only these three pieces have been made for the show. Green, Red or Purple, each with a winding key. $100 each.

Also for the first time at an American convention, series 4 of Copper Creeps will be available. Featuring The Phantom and The Gillman. I will have them in the limited edition handpainted Mono versions ($100 each) as well as the Bronze and Pewter versions ($50 each).

As well as all these new items I will have the full range of Copper Creeps, Many Mechtorian toys and resin figures, Original ink drawings, Prints and postcards, Pin badges and other delights.
Please do stop by my booth (114), say hello and peruse my wares.
I will be happy to sign items and draw sketches if the crowds are not too busy.

I hope to meet many of you there.


Oct 23 2017

The Winner!

Gordon Selwyn Bennett purchased a nice new topcoat and hat in a vivid green hue.
So uplifted was he with his new apparel, that he wished as many people as possible should share in it’s finery.
So he entered the first of what was to become large yearly races around Retropolis.
With no mind for practicality or the Grand Prize he insisted on sporting the unsuitable clothing.
Getting ahead of the crowd seemed the best way to show off his lovely jacket so he did just that.
Staying there for the duration of the race.
It was such a delightful surprise that this first time racer should be such a natural, that the crowd took him to their hearts.
And afterwards the local team adopted his shiny green tone as their official colours.

Acrylic, ABS, Epoxy, Lead, Steel, Rubber, Paper, Found Objects.
11.5″ tall X 7″ X 18″

This new Mechtorian piece was created especially for the “A journey into the Universe of Art Toys” exhibition. He is currently on show at the Tolosa Puppets International Center at the Topic Museum in the city of Tolosa, in Spain. Organised and mounted by the awesome Art Toy Gama collective.

The piece is available to purchase from the show (Please contact them not me if you are interested) and will hopefully soon be listed on the store.

Members of my Patreon page have been following his step-by-step construction over the last few months.


Oct 20 2017

Halloween….

Copper Creeps Classic movie monsters in a robotic form by Bruce Whistlecraft. Doktor A. Resin cast figures.

Halloween is nearly here again. Hurrah!
And just for the fun of it we decided to create a new Copper Creeps photo spread, in a Halloween style.
The complete range of Copper Creeps figures enjoy some frolics among some seasonal gourds.

All eight of the figures are still available to purchase in their open edition “Bronze or “pewter”” finishes. Also a limited amount of the Mono Handpainted versions are still available. The Phantom, Imhotep, The Wolfman and The Gillman can still be purchased in their rare Monotone painted styles direct from the online store.

Copper Creeps Classic movie monsters in a robotic form by Bruce Whistlecraft. Doktor A. Resin cast figures.

Copper Creeps Classic movie monsters in a robotic form by Bruce Whistlecraft. Doktor A. Resin cast figures.

Copper Creeps Classic movie monsters in a robotic form by Bruce Whistlecraft. Doktor A. Resin cast figures.

Copper Creeps Classic movie monsters in a robotic form by Bruce Whistlecraft. Doktor A. Resin cast figures.

Copper Creeps Classic movie monsters in a robotic form by Bruce Whistlecraft. Doktor A. Resin cast figures.


Oct 15 2017

The P. K. D. Dueling Pistol Set

Customised Blade runner gun prop replica. Tomenosuke Blaster reworked by Doktor A ( Bruce Whistlecraft).

The P.K.D
– Phlogistonic Kinetic Disruptor –
To do a Man’s Job!
Quartz based particle agitators allow a new level of accuracy.
Able to target single tears in rain.

Customised Tomenosuke Resin Blaster Kits :
Acrylic, Vintage Blown Glass, Polyurethane, Silver, Quartz Crystal, Epoxy, Vintage Clock Gears, Acrylic Velvet, Paper, Brass, Found Objects, in a Vintage Wooden Box.

Gun Dimensions : 12″ x 7″ x 2″
Box Dimensions : 17.5″ x 14′” x 4.5″
2017.

Customised Blade runner gun prop replica. Tomenosuke Blaster reworked by Doktor A ( Bruce Whistlecraft).

I was recently commissioned by a long time collector to create this set of Dueling pistols in my own style from a couple of Tomenosuke Blade Runner Blaster resin kits. The collector has a deep appreciation of the movie and I didn’t feel he wanted something trivial creating. I love Blade Runner too so it was a fun challenge to mess about with such an iconic movie prop. Keeping it clear as to what the source material was but pulling it squarely into the Mechtorian world.

Customised Blade runner gun prop replica. Tomenosuke Blaster reworked by Doktor A ( Bruce Whistlecraft).

Customised Blade runner gun prop replica. Tomenosuke Blaster reworked by Doktor A ( Bruce Whistlecraft).

Customised Blade runner gun prop replica. Tomenosuke Blaster reworked by Doktor A ( Bruce Whistlecraft). Customised Blade runner gun prop replica. Tomenosuke Blaster reworked by Doktor A ( Bruce Whistlecraft).

I retained or replaced most of the notable pieces of hardware on the pistol such as the power switch and several of the knobs with vintage Brass hardware. I extended the muzzle to create a “Flintlock” type profile while keeping the relationship between the barrels.
I added new parts using vintage blown glass to the top of the gun to change the overall silhouette but still keeping the original outline clearly visible.
I added a Quartz crystal power source at the rear suggesting a mechanism for this “Ray-Gun” to function.
I also retained the wonderful clear warm orange grips from the original, too lovely a detail to replace. But I used the transparency of the material to disclose a gear mechanism within, as if the workings were trapped in Amber.

Customised Blade runner gun. Tomenosuke Blaster reworked by Doktor A ( Bruce Whistlecraft). Customised Blade runner gun. Tomenosuke Blaster reworked by Doktor A ( Bruce Whistlecraft).

I added some embossed flourishes and rivets to create the right retro-futuristic feel and then finished up with a suitable Brass and Copper look, weathered and aged.

The box is a re-purposed vintage find with added Brass corners to increase the  weapon case feel. I also added an internal label in a vintage style including a few more Blade Runner references. And punched the P.K.D initials into the plate on the box lid, referencing the original creator of the Blade Runner material. I also included some tools and a tin of spare parts in the case as real dueling sets often came with such additions.

Customised Blade runner gun prop replica. Tomenosuke Blaster reworked by Doktor A ( Bruce Whistlecraft). Customised Blade runner gun prop replica. Tomenosuke Blaster reworked by Doktor A ( Bruce Whistlecraft).

I know how this pistol design is quite a Holy Cow to some prop collectors and replicators and I am sure that I will upset some of them by messing it up in this way. But I should point out that I too love the design of the original and hope my spin on it is enjoyed in the spirit it was intended. I am sure many new viewers will be discovering Blade Runner with the release of the new movie Blade Runner 2049 this month and hopefully that will bring more fans to appreciate the deep design in the classic original movie.

Customised Blade runner gun prop replica. Tomenosuke Blaster reworked by Doktor A ( Bruce Whistlecraft). Customised Blade runner gun prop replica. Tomenosuke Blaster reworked by Doktor A ( Bruce Whistlecraft). Customised Blade runner gun prop replica. Tomenosuke Blaster reworked by Doktor A ( Bruce Whistlecraft). Customised Blade runner gun prop replica. Tomenosuke Blaster reworked by Doktor A ( Bruce Whistlecraft).

Customised Blade runner gun. Tomenosuke Blaster reworked by Doktor A ( Bruce Whistlecraft). Customised Blade runner gun. Tomenosuke Blaster reworked by Doktor A ( Bruce Whistlecraft). Customised Blade runner gun. Tomenosuke Blaster reworked by Doktor A ( Bruce Whistlecraft). Customised Blade runner gun prop replica. Tomenosuke Blaster reworked by Doktor A ( Bruce Whistlecraft).


Oct 9 2017

The Universe of Art Toys


October 21st – March 4th 2018

I am honoured to be a part of an exciting new museum exhibition in Spain.

“A journey into the Universe of Art Toys” will be the twentieth temporary exhibition organized by the Tolosa Puppets International Center at the Topic Museum in the city of Tolosa,(province of Guipuzcoa), in Spain.

The exhibition features works from 50 artists of different trends and disciplines, from 15 countries. Coordinated and lead by the Topic Museum and organized and curated by the International Art Collective “Art Toy Gama” and Fran Picazo.

All exhibited pieces of art will be available to reserve and purchase through the Art Toy Gama Collective.

My piece is a new Mechtorian character who is set to be a winner. Members of my Patreon page have been following his step-by-step construction over the last few months.

He will be revealed to the world later in the month.