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 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).


Jun 26 2017

Steam Driven Mechanics Of Life

Steam Powered  “Mechanics of Life” collaboration with Luke Chueh and Doktor A, Bruce Whistlecraft. Target Bear figure from Munky King.

Presenting the Steam Powered version of “Mechanics of Life”. A collaboration with Luke Chueh and Doktor A. A unique customised Target Bear figure from Munky King.
An artist must daily keep their inner fire burning.

Vinyl and resin Bear figure, with accessories.
Vinyl, Epoxy, Brass, Lead, Ribber, Found Objects.
On a “cold cast” Brass Gear shaped base.
8.5″ on base.

Steam Powered  “Mechanics of Life” collaboration with Luke Chueh and Doktor A, Bruce Whistlecraft. Target Bear figure from Munky King. Steam Powered  “Mechanics of Life” collaboration with Luke Chueh and Doktor A, Bruce Whistlecraft. Target Bear figure from Munky King. Steam Powered  “Mechanics of Life” collaboration with Luke Chueh and Doktor A, Bruce Whistlecraft. Target Bear figure from Munky King. Steam Powered  “Mechanics of Life” collaboration with Luke Chueh and Doktor A, Bruce Whistlecraft. Target Bear figure from Munky King. Steam Powered  “Mechanics of Life” collaboration with Luke Chueh and Doktor A, Bruce Whistlecraft. Target Bear figure from Munky King. Steam Powered  “Mechanics of Life” collaboration with Luke Chueh and Doktor A, Bruce Whistlecraft. Target Bear figure from Munky King. Steam Powered  “Mechanics of Life” collaboration with Luke Chueh and Doktor A, Bruce Whistlecraft. Target Bear figure from Munky King. Steam Powered  “Mechanics of Life” collaboration with Luke Chueh and Doktor A, Bruce Whistlecraft. Target Bear figure from Munky King.


Jun 5 2017

Mechanics of Life APs

Luke Chueh Target Bear figure by Munkyking. Mechanics of Life edition by Doktor A, Bruce Whistlecraft.

The APs (“Artist’s Proofs” or “Artist’s Percentage”) of the “Mechanics of Life” collaboration with Luke Chueh are now available from my online store.

Produced by MunkyKing these special editions of Luke’s “Target” figures ran to only 50 pieces, and are now sold out.

I have 3 of each version, available now for £250 each.
These vinyl and resin Art Collectibles will never be available again once these few have sold.

Dont delay! Pick up what is to become a classic piece whilst you still can.

We ship Worldwide!

 

Luke Chueh Target Bear figure by Munkyking. Mechanics of Life edition by Doktor A, Bruce Whistlecraft.

Luke Chueh Target Bear figure by Munkyking. Mechanics of Life edition by Doktor A, Bruce Whistlecraft.


Jun 2 2017

Martian Invasion!

Doktor A Bruce Whistlecraft Martian Tripod model War Of The Worlds

“One Million to One”
Styled after the Fighting Machine Tripods in H.G. Well’s War of the Worlds. Sporting the terrifying Heat Ray the hideous alien invader controls it’s mechanical tripod with it’s tangle of tentacles.
A Unique Mechtorian style custom of a resin UFO blank (from Martian Toys).

Polyurethane Resin, Brass, PVC toy parts, Epoxy Resin, Wood, ABS, Vintage Brass base.
13″ tall.

Now available to purchase from my online store.
Add this unique piece to your collection today.
Shipped Worldwide.

Doktor A Bruce Whistlecraft Martian Tripod model War Of The Worlds Doktor A Bruce Whistlecraft Martian Tripod model War Of The Worlds Doktor A Bruce Whistlecraft Martian Tripod model War Of The Worlds Doktor A Bruce Whistlecraft Martian Tripod model War Of The Worlds Doktor A Bruce Whistlecraft Martian Tripod model War Of The Worlds Doktor A Bruce Whistlecraft Martian Tripod model War Of The Worlds Doktor A Bruce Whistlecraft Martian Tripod model War Of The Worlds

Doktor A Bruce Whistlecraft Martian Tripod model War Of The Worlds Doktor A Bruce Whistlecraft Martian Tripod model War Of The Worlds


May 18 2017

Infiltrator WeGo Custom

As part of the 1000 toys touring show I customised one of their 1:12th scale Mechatro WeGo robot toys.
Produced in association with Sen-Ti-Nel1000 Toys are taking a selection of artist interpretations of the Di-Cast Mecha to various events and conventions around the world.
This coming weekend (20th & 21st May) they will be on show at the Five Points Festival in New York.
If you can drop by their booth (number 344) and check out mine and the other amazing Mecha customs.

“The Infiltrator” contains a hidden menace!
Something malevolent lurks beneath the metal skin.
Do you dare peek within?

Scroll down to discover the horrors………


May 10 2017

The Scavenger

Luna toy custom by Doktor A.

This little critter is in need of a loving home.
Pop over to @rotofugi gallery today and talk to them about adopting him.

Part of the wonderful Luna custom   group show currently running featuring many customised versions of the lovely character created by The Bots.
This whimsical little creature has been re-interpreted by artists from around the world for this show, and I am happy to say I got a chance to join in the fun.

See the pieces in person at the gallery for the rest of the month or contact them online about adding one to your collection.

Rotofugi
2780 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago.
May 5th – 28th
http://gallery.rotofugi.com/exhibits/2017-LunaCustom/

 

 


Apr 25 2017

Tcon Smackdown at Toycon UK

A giant Rumble!
A Colossal  Tumble!
And one heck of a smack-down.
Giant robot on Kaiju action.Customised Tcon Vinyl figure with scratch built Mechtorian figure. A dynamic scenario to be unveiled at Toycon UK this weekend (29th &30th April) In the York Hall Bethnal Green London.

Vinyl Tcon toy, Acrylic, Epoxy, Steel, Brass, Rubber, Lead, Found Parts.
8.5″ tall on base.


Apr 20 2017

WeGo Customs for Toycon

I have created a mini edition of customised Mechatro WeGo robot toys from Sen-Ti-Nel and 1000 Toys.
These 1:35th scale ( about 3″ tall) Mecha have interchangeable di-cast metal and plastic parts and are super articulated.


I have put my Mechtorian spin on just 6 of these little beauties. Three Red and Three Teal.


Remove the chest plate to reveal their gears inside. Each one is different.


They will be available from my booth (35) at Toycon in London on the 29th & 30th April for £150 each.
Any remaining after the show will be available through my online store.


Feb 20 2017

Sir Shilling Copperpenny “Mourning Edition”

Available soon, an all new Hand-Painted edition of this popular mini Mechtorian vinyl figure.
Satin black with royal Purple, tarnished silver and white pinstripe.
Each of these 3″ tall figures is painted, signed, numbered and dated on the underside by Doktor A.
Painted to the same high standard of any of the Doktor’s gallery pieces.
Each comes boxed.

Only 20 pieces have been created of this exclusive version.

Manager at the Bank of Retropolis.
He has deep pockets and short arms.
Although his heart is large (some would say just old fashioned) he loves his coin collection above all else…
He has even toyed with the idea of having his beloved coins fashioned into a spouse.

Launching exclusively on my Online store at 6pm (UK time – GMT) on Wednesday 22nd February.

Only £65 ( approx $80) each.