Aug 30 2017

Dunny APs Sale

Regular Red and Glow In the Dark Ouija Talking Board 5" Dunny by Kidrobot and Bruce Whistlecraft Doktor A. Mechtorian Vinyl Toy. Kidrobot Exclusive version.

The APs (Artist’s percentage) of my new 5″ Talking Board Dunny (from Kidrobot) will be available from 6pm (UK) on the 31st August from my online store.

Each is signed and numbered out of 12 on the underside of the foot.
There are two versions available.
The red original edition. And the Green, Glow-In-The-Dark edition which was a Kidrobot online exclusive and is more rare.

Each comes with a mini print of the illustration from the box.
Brown with the red Dunny and green with the glow Dunny.

Each comes boxed with a planchette accessory.

I have very limited numbers available.
One each per customer maximum please.

Mini Prints with the APs of the Ouija Talking Board 5" Dunny by Kidrobot and Bruce Whistlecraft Doktor A. Mechtorian Vinyl Toy. Mini Prints with the APs of the Ouija Talking Board 5" Dunny by Kidrobot and Bruce Whistlecraft Doktor A. Mechtorian Vinyl Toy.


Aug 25 2017

Nocturnal Transmissions

Glow In the Dark Ouija Talking Board 5" Dunny by Kidrobot and Bruce Whistlecraft Doktor A. Mechtorian Vinyl Toy. Kidrobot Exclusive version.

Today sees the launch of my latest Dunny with Kidrobot.
And yesterday they revealed a little surprise. There are two versions. The regular red edition, available for all Kidrobot stockists worldwide, and the green Glow-In-the-Dark version which is an exclusive Kidrobot version only available direct from them.

Glow In the Dark Ouija Talking Board 5" Dunny by Kidrobot and Bruce Whistlecraft Doktor A. Mechtorian Vinyl Toy. Kidrobot Exclusive version.

I will have a small number of signed (AP) versions of each available from my online store in the near future. They will however be offered to my Patrons first. So if you want to get first crack at them I recommend you consider joining my First Dibs Club.

Glow In the Dark Ouija Talking Board 5" Dunny by Kidrobot and Bruce Whistlecraft Doktor A. Mechtorian Vinyl Toy. Kidrobot Exclusive version.


Jul 27 2017

Studley Billund Returns..

Studley Billund the Lego compatible Mechtorian Mini figure is reborn in three factory painted versions with pad printed bodies.

Produced in collaboration with Crazy Bricks, each of the minifigures uses a combination of new injection molded ABS parts combined with re-purposed official Lego parts.

The new figures will be available from my online store on Friday 28th July.

There are three different versions available :


“Mourning” edition. A stylish black and silver design with purple hat and jacket.

The Brass edition. With summery light brown and grey attire.

The Steel edition. In a dapper black topper and coat. Sporting a cool bow tie!

Each comes bagged with a collector card.

Studley Billund had a dream.
A dream of total compatibility between all Mechtorians.
He dreamed of a world where people could help each other by lending a hand, a whole arm. a leg or whatever part
was needed at the time. A world where people could come together to build something greater than themselves by combining their unique abilities and unique parts for the greater good.
But people told him he was just playing.
His ideas were the dreams of a child.

He listened to them…..
Now he makes the most popular toy system in the world.

The figures are also available direct from Crazy Bricks in the USA.


Jul 17 2017

The Toy Box: From Pop to Present

The Toy Box from pop to Present exhibition Barnsley UK
I am very pleased and humbled to announce that I will have a couple of my pieces sitting alongside work by legends in the art world in a new museum exhibition exploring the place of toys within Art.

The Toy Box: From Pop to Present is a new exhibition, exclusive to The Gallery@ The Civic, exploring the use of toys in the world of contemporary art and design. By using British Pop Art of the 1950s and 1960s as a starting point and the movements it inspired, the exhibition will showcase paintings, prints and sculpture from around the world.

The Toy Box also takes a look at how toys have inspired the world of design, including furniture, fashion and even artist design collectable toys, such as Urban Vinyl.

It feature internationally renowned names such as Eduardo Paolozzi, KAWS, Jason Freeny, Jimmy Cauty, Glennray Tutor and Ron English, alongside the best of British contemporary artists and designers.

The Gallery @ The Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley, UK
29 JULY – 23 SEPTEMBER
Admission FREE. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm

The Toy Box from pop to Present exhibition Barnsley UK

The Toy Box from pop to Present exhibition Barnsley UK


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.


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.


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.

Todd Morden Mechtorian resin figure by Doktor A Bruce Whistlecraft Todd Morden Mechtorian resin figure by Doktor A Bruce Whistlecraft Todd Morden Mechtorian resin figure by Doktor A Bruce Whistlecraft


Oct 6 2015

Copper Creeps

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

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

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!

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

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


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.

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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.

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..


Feb 11 2015

Mourning Mooncalf

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Coming jolly soon, a very limited edition, hand painted version of the Pobber production figure Humphrey Mooncalf.

I painted six Mourning Mooncalfs in the black, purple and tarnished silver colours which have become an ongoing series in their own right.
In addition each has been given a neck tie to complete the outfit.

Signed on the underside and numbered in an embossed fashion on the rear of each 8″ tall piece, Humphrey comes in his usual box with FREE worldwide tracked shipping.

“Humphrey Mooncalf had a reoccurring problem with his Travithick No. 4 Nano-clockwork brain.
Repeated trips to the watch-smith proved a great success.
The pain held at bay by loosening his cranial rivets.
This however means that he can no longer look up.
Such a shame, as he does so love the moon”

Available from my online store on Friday 13th February at 6pm UK time.

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