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.


Jul 23 2016

Coming Soon

Copper Creeps series 3 coming soon


Mar 29 2016

Announcing series 2 of Copper Creeps

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Following the success of the first series pairing, The Monster and The Bride, series two introduces Vlad and Orlok. Two new twists on your favourite nocturnal undead blood suckers.

These stylish robotic interpretations of all your favourite iconic movie monsters will elevate your collection to the next level.
You will feel your movie monster collection is complete when you add these unique versions of the classic creatures you love so much.
They look stunning on your work desk or in your cabinets. Complimenting your existing collection by adding an exciting new twist to those classic designs.

Designed and sculpted by award winning toy artist Bruce Whistlecraft (A.K.A Doktor A.). Each piece is lovingly and individually hand cast and finished in England in finest antiqued “Cold Cast” metals.

Vlad stands a chunky 2.5″ tall.
Orlok a slim 3.5″ tall.

Launching in person at ToyconUK in London on April 9th. They will be available online the same day direct from http://mechtorians.bigcartel.com/.
“Pewter” and “Bronze” open editions are £40 ($55) each.

So don’t walk… RUN to purchase a set for yourself.

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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

 


Nov 8 2015

Designer Con Exclusive release

Todd Morden Resin Mechtorian robot figure by Doktor A. Bruce Whistlecraft for Designer Con 2015.

Designer Con Exclusive Todd Morden.
A hand painted edition of 10 pieces will be available from my booth (114) on the 21st and 22nd of November for $100 each.
This 3″ tall resin figure is painted to the same standard as my larger Mechtorian artworks, and each one comes with a winding key.

Todd Morden Resin Mechtorian robot figure by Doktor A. Bruce Whistlecraft for Designer Con 2015.

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Nov 3 2015

Introducing Todd Morden

Todd Morden Mechtorian resin figure by Doktor A Bruce Whistlecraft

Todd grew up in the shadow of his popular sister Heb.
Some people called him odd. But really he is simply unique.
Artistic, quirky, friendly and mostly Vegan.
He dwells in a lovely valley and quietly effects the world.

This new Mini Mechtorian 3″ tall resin figure will debut at Designer Con in Pasadena on the21st & 22nd of November..
Sculpted by Doktor A and handmade in England Todd comes in three “Coldcast” metal editions of 100 pieces, Pewter, Brass and Verdigris.
Only 10 of each will be available at Designer Con for $45 each.

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Oct 6 2015

Copper Creeps

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Clanking Classic Creature Collectibles.
Introducing the first pair in a new line of figures from Doktor A.

From the shadowy corners of crumbling castles, abandoned laboratories and forbidden islands crawl a new range of classic monster collectibles with a unique robotic twist.
Copper Creeps are a series of resin figures inspired by famous movie monsters of the past.
Each of these iconic horrors have been re-imagined with a vintage mechanical style.

Copper Creeps Monster Robot figures by Doktor A. Copper Creeps Monster Robot figures by Doktor A.

Standing apart from Doktor A’s ongoing Mechtorian world, the new range will be familiar in tone to his existing fans whilst being easily accessible to new collectors.

The first two characters to be released are The Monster and The Bride.
The Monster stands a chunky 3″ tall, with The Bride a slim 4.5″ tall.
Each figure is available at launch in a choice of four different finishes.

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Open editions of Brass, Pewter and Verdigris “Cold Cast” polished metal will cost £45 ( $65 ) each.
There will also be the very limited Mono hand painted edition for £90 ( $135 ) each. This is a signed and numbered run of only 20 of each character, individually hand painted by Doktor A.

Copper Creeps Monster Robot figures by Doktor A.

The figures were all designed and sculpted by Doktor A and hand cast and finished in England by Baroque Designs.

They each come separately boxed in a simple package with a striking metal foil label.

Copper Creeps will be available to purchase from my online store from Saturday the 10th October at 6pm UK time. Early customers should have them in hand for Halloween.

We ship worldwide!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Some more views of the figure.

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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.

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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..

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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..


Jun 2 2015

Turn it up to 11

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Rockabella Delarole
Metal head! And metal body for that matter.. Built to Rock.. But you wouldn’t want her to stage-dive…

Another Bella Delamere custom piece..
With a microphone behind her back. Steel spikes, Stage, amps and booze bottle.

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Apr 14 2015

“Mourning” Edition Rombus

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Colonel Rombus the “Mourning” edition will be making his debut at ToyconUK on the 25th of April in London.
The Colonel is a 5″ tall cast resin figure, with a glass eye and real Brass key.

Sculpted and hand painted by Doktor A. in satin black, tarnished steel and royal purple.
Signed on the underside and numbered on the rear in an embossed fashion.

Edition of 25.

Most will be at Toycon with the remaining few available from my online store on the same day.
£150 each.

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