Jan 2 2018

Douglas J. Machen

1000 Toys 1:6th Synthetic Human Satyr custom by Doktor A. Bruce Whistlecraft.

1000 Toys from Japan produce a range of hyper articulated 1:6th and 1:12th scale figures called the Synthetic Human.

Late last year they took an exhibition of customised Synthetic Humans out on a worldwide tour of conventions adding new artists at each venue.
I was one of the lucky creators asked to take part in the first round of the tour and created Douglas J Machen for the show. A Mechtorian Satyr of mythical provenance.

This is one of my most complex creation to date requiring a new approach to my working practice in order to retain the wonderful articulation of the original platform.

Standing 12″ tall the figure uses Epoxy, Polyutethane Resin, Acrylic, Steel, Aluminium, Brass, Leather, Lead, and Found Objects in his construction.

If you are interested in delving deeper into the construction processes used to create Douglas you may like to join me over on my Patreon page. I have just embarked on a ten part series explaining in great detail how I bought him to life.

I wish him safe travels on his tour.
And who knows, maybe we will be seeing more of him in the future.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.