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 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.


Apr 26 2017

Copper Creeps Series 4 Launch

Copper Creeps Series 4 launches at Toycon UK this April.
The two new characters in the classic horror series are The Gillman, denizen of fetid swampland and marshes. And The Phantom, mythic haunter of the Opera house.
The figures will be available in both “Cold-Cast” Pewter and Bronze open editions as well as the super limited, hand-painted Mono edition of only 20 pieces, each signed and numbered by Doktor A.

All the versions and the rest of the range of 8 characters will be available from my booth at Toycon as well as launching online at my store the same day.
Metal versions £40. Mono painted versions £90.


Nov 1 2016

Geoffery

geofferymetalx3webSomething a bit different for you now.
In collaboration with the awesome Professor Elemental, steampunk rapper extraordinaire, I created mini collectibles of his faithful ape-servant Geoffery.

Available in three metallic “cold-cast” finishes now from his website, you may like to add one of these curious, cheeky little flunkys to your collection whilst you can.
£20 each.
www.professorelemental.com/toys-books-toys-t-shirts-comics

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Oct 31 2016

Rupture Pins

Rupture Enamel Pin by Doktor A.

Finally Rupture the carnivorous fungus has been transformed into an Enamel pin.
The popular toothsome character who has graced one of the most sought after Dunnys from Kidrobot as well as an official Android figure from Dead Zebra Inc and numerous customised art toys, can now live right on your lapel.

Rupture Enamel Pin by Doktor A.

The 1″ diameter pin badge is made of solid black Nickel with a Hard Enamel fill.
Each comes carded and bagged and has a black rubber grip on the back.

Available now from my online store and all art toy stores with good taste around the globe.
http://mechtorians.bigcartel.com/

Rupture Enamel Pin by Doktor A.


Oct 3 2016

Verdigris Copper Creeps – Martian Toys Exclusives!

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If you are interested in collecting Copper Creeps in an aged Bronze/Verdigris finish then head on over to Martian Toys.
They now stock this finish EXCLUSIVELY! The whole Copper Creeps range is available ONLY from them direct. From their website or from their new store “The Mothership” opening soon in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They may also have some available at their booth at New York Comic Con (October 6th – 9th.)

This makes Martian Toys the second store in the USA to carry Copper Creeps.
You can also view and purchase Copper Creeps from 3D Retro in L.A .

And in the UK from V&A, 7 Albert Street, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire.
And of course direct from CopperCreeps.Com

(If you are a store owner interested in stocking Copper Creeps please contact Doktor A at doktor@mechtorians.com for details.)

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Aug 7 2016

Copper Creeps Series 3

Copper Creeps Series 3 Imhotep the Mummy and the Wolfman Resin Robot collectibles by Doktor A.

Series three of the Classic Monster inspired resin robot collectibles are nearly with us.
“Imhotep”, Son of the Sands and “The Wolfman”, moon fearing denizen of the night, are the two latest additions to the expanding line.

Available at launch will be the super limited “Mono” edition. Hand painted, signed and numbered by Doktor A in a run of only 20 or each character. ( £90 each figure.)
And the open edition “Metal” editions in cold-cast Bronze and Pewter. Each signed by Doktor A. ( £40 each figure.)
Imhotep stands a slender 4″ tall with the Wolfman at a chunky 2.75″.
They come individually boxed in simple packaging with striking metal labels.

The series will launch on Saturday the 21st of August in person at Creaturegeddon the UK convention for lovers of creature design and monster make-up, taking place in Watford, London
( http://www.creaturegeddon.net/ )

The metal editions will be available online in my store ( http://mechtorians.bigcartel.com ) the same day.
Also Half of the Mono editions will be added to the store with any others added after the event closes should if any remain.

Copper Creeps Series 3 Imhotep the Mummy and the Wolfman Resin Robot collectibles by Doktor A.

Copper Creeps Series 3 Imhotep the Mummy and the Wolfman Resin Robot collectibles by Doktor A. Copper Creeps Series 3 Imhotep the Mummy and the Wolfman Resin Robot collectibles by Doktor A.


Jul 23 2016

Coming Soon

Copper Creeps series 3 coming soon


Dec 30 2015

Wholesale open

Copper Creeps Monster Robot figures by Doktor A.

Retailers are now invited to carry Copper Creeps in their stores.
If you are a store owner who would like information on wholesale please contact me at
doktor (at) mechtorians (.) com

 


Oct 5 2015

How to make a Monster

I have a new range of figures in the works and I thought I would post a peek at how they were made.
I work out the overall look on paper with a pencil first, figuring out the look of the figure. As I am making the prototype I dont need to do detailed turnaround views for another sculptor to work from. So I dive right into the build..

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This is what I am using for my prototype master sculpt. More of a construct than a sculpt.
Acrylic geometric forms. Styrene sheet. Acrylic and styrene rod and tube. Lead tape. Some plastic hemispheres. And some epoxy putty to fill the gaps.

Copper Creeps Tools

My tools for this job. All hand tools apart from a mini power Proxxon drill (not shown) for bulky cutting and sanding, of which there is not much. As I am mostly using acrylic and styrene I am chemically welding more than gluing. Using dichloromethane.

Copper Creeps WIP3

Basic form built, with most gaps plugged with filler. Some rub down and finishing required before molding but he came together nicely. Three days work so far.

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The switch on the back of the figure. I turned the handle grip from acrylic tube held in my mini drill chuck like a tiny lathe.

Copper Creeps WIP4

Some more views of the figure.

Copper Creeps WIP 5

A couple of coats of primer and some rubbing down to get the best surface finish possible.
I use automotive acrylic paint mostly. A couple of coats of “Filler Primer” first. This is a high build primer that is great for filling any tiny indents or scratches in the surface. You can get a nice even surface with this, then move onto the regular primer.
Rubbing down is about 50% of modelmaking.
This will need another pass before it’s ready.

Copper Creeps WIP 6

All finished and ready to send off to the casters. I wont be hand casting these myself. I know people who are set up specifically for that job and they are faster and better at it than I am..

Copper Creeps WIP 7

And here is a small army of resin castings. I have filled any tiny air holes and primed these ready for painting…

More info on this new series coming very soon.

Watch my social media pages or this blog for info..