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 email@example.com for details.)
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some more views of the figure.
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.
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..
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..