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.