Saturday, October 31, 2009

Building BJD SS01 part 1

Another video series for those interested in ball jointed doll.
This part is about assembling the figure itself.
Go check it out!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Make your own sculpting tools

Yes.. yes ... oh yes.

Why? because there is so much you cant do with just your fingers alone. You need tools. And if you're like me (read: cheap), you'll learn to make your own. If that peaks your fancy, then today's blog link will make you very happy. It made me giddy and giggling like a little girl.

So go to Make your own sculpting tools. The uber-nice guy running it, RingerT, even made an e-book about it. did I mention it's a PRINTABLE E-book?
Go there now, say your thanks and move them asses and start sculpting!

I think I'll have myself a nice tea now.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Mold Making Tutorial Part 1

Another gem of knowledge I found while browsing YouTube. This is for those of you who'd like to make mold with plaster. Good pointers and technique.

Good stuff!

More after the jump.

Part 2

Part 3

Monday, October 5, 2009

A plethora of goodness!

Just a quick link.

Through the clubhouse's sculpting forum I was made aware of an awesome blog filled with tutorial sculpting goodness.
If you're into sculpting or thinking of taking up sculpting, I cannot recommend this site enough to get you started.

Go.. NOW!!!

Sculpting Tutorials

Monday, September 7, 2009

Adam Reeder Sculpts a Head in Less Than 50 Minutes

Another gem of a video from Youtube.
There are so many technique you can use in portrait sculpting. Adam Reeder's is the first one I saw using the profile view as a starting point. Cool beans!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Bruno Lucchesi - Sculpting in Terracotta: Sculpting the Portrait

A snippet from Bruno's DVD on sculpting the human figure.
He is one great sculptor. If you are interested in sculpting in neo classical style, get his books (link are on the right)!

Monday, August 31, 2009

process BJD doll head

This is for all you doll fans!
This video shows the process of making a face sculpt for a ball jointed doll (BJD).
It was done by Suryani Shinta, a fellow Indonesian currently living abroad in Japan. You can visit her blog at
Awesome! also dont forget to check her channel for more videos.

I'm also editing some video that will hopefully be uploaded by weeks end. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Peter Konig SuperSonic

This is just AWESOME!!!!

A full figure from start to finish sculpted by Peter Konig!
Just watch it. Its good. It's dang good!

Raya mini statue prototype

Hiya folks!

This post is to plug one of my work. I've been asked to sculpt a mini statue for an Indonesian independent comic book character. The character is called Raya. You can read up more about it at (in Bahasa Indonesia).
I've also been granted permission to post WIP pictures of this project, so expect to see some soon.
The figure itself is not very big, about 14 cm and it has one point of articulation (gasp). The neck turns. I was going to add the joint system from my toph v.2 but it proves to be difficult.

More soon, so stay tuned!

Maket Figur Raya 1 by ~RayaKomikIndonesia on deviantART

Monday, August 3, 2009

From Concept to Creation: TrapJaw

Another video slideshow uploaded by Youtube user M0delista.
If you ever wonder how they make those awesome action figures and joints design. You got to watch this.

From what I can see, they use Castilene for making the prototype. Use silicone block mold to cast the resin copy and them by adding joints. Dang! seeing this made me crave for a lathe.

On other news, I've finally made my joint system. I'll post the making of Toph v.2 soon. She got ball joints and stuff.
Stay tuned!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

【12インチ関節人形の頭部制作風景01】 Making of an original 12inches doll head

A GREAT video of the process in making a ball jointed doll head sculpt by Youtube user Hanano001.
As always, I only post the first video. There are lots of video in this series.

Very very cool indeed.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

McFarlane Goddess - Behind the scenes

A couple of pictures of the making of theGoddess figurine. I actually hunted down mine and this figure is awesome!
I really like the multi-limb design. The paint application can be a little 'meh' but not so much. Great reference piece and also a great display piece.
You got to be patient though, the good stuff (yep, just one) start at 1:27(!)

Me likey!

For more WIP pictures from McFarlane studios, head on to the sculptor's corner. You'll be glad you did.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Lost Cast In Clay: Creating The Toys Of Todd Mcfarlane.

This time it's McFarlane studios on making the LOST figures. A sneak peek on the production process of the figures. Not much though. Looks like Mcfarlane studios like castiline.

Monday, July 13, 2009

SOLO - Sculpting Female Figures Part 1


Another interesting video I found while browsing YouTube. The method of making the sculpture is new to me. Check out his channel for more sculpting action.

Here are the artist's, Kiyoshi Tsuda (SOLO), website:
(english) AURORA Model
(Japanese) SOLO's treasure room
Happy sculpting!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Sorry but...

Hey gang!

Sorry for not uploading a WIP of Toph for today, something has come up and I'll be occupied for a few days. So don't expect any updates in that time. I'm very sorry. I'll write again when I have sort things out... hopefully.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Well she's not quite ready yet.
So in the mean time, I'll share the WIP photos of Toph AF project throughout the week. Hopefully at the week's end I'll have a copy from my moldmaker/caster. Here's the first one enjoy!

Friday, April 24, 2009

A little head up ;)

Hiya folks,

Thanks for stopping by. I have to apologize for the lack of update these past months. I was doing a gig as a 2s artist at a game studio. The schedule there was hectic, but it was a fun gig. I enjoyed it very much. Shout out goes to my friends and colleagues at Matahari Studios. You're all awesome!

Well, this update is not much. But only serves as a heads up for all the people who asked for Toph. She's not quite done yet. But we're getting there. I opted for a more 'forgiving' joint design for her. She still could pose her awesome earth bender moves though. She will NOT grace this pages for at least a week or so. Something else will... and no, it is not Avatar: the last air bender related.

Here's a hint. BIG A$$ SWORD

Until this weekend, guys!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Anime Head Moldmaking

Hey gang!

First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
I haven't been updating this blog lately. Soon you'll know why :)

Anyway. I come across a video that shows slides of the mold making process.

If video slides show isn't your thing, or you want the original source, you can go here for the non-video version which includes text and explanation. It's in Japanese though (use an online translator like for it)

Also check out HG Onishi's tips on mold making here

There's another cool video slide show after the jump. This one is for all you mecha fans ;)

Stay tuned!