Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sculpting open eyes in clay. Sculpting tutorial.

Having trouble sculpting eyes? I do. Then watch this video by JoannnaModzdzen about sculpting the eyes. She does great masks too.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

let's sculpt an anime-ish face!

Finally! The first video of Midz's workbench is live!
This will hopefully be a series of video tutorial on making an anime figure.
I will try and upload a new video every week. So stay tuned!

This is my method on sculpting an anime-ish face for my figures. The material used in this video is my own wax blend, MwaxZ type E. The tool is made using a discarded wooden chopstick from a noodle takeout. Perhaps it would be better if I made a picture gallery accompanying this video with some desctiption text. Maybe next time.
The smooth easy listening music is "Uonin's Piece" by Manu Cornet. I really like this song very much.


Sunday, January 23, 2011

ポケットの中のアトリエ Pocketable atelier 女性の顔 1 Woman's face

A very nice video series by Youtube user Nakanokay. it's Poketable Atelier!
Check the channel for more of this little treasures. There's even Woody and Thomas too!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Simon 'Spiderzero' lee sculpting demo

Not long ago I was called up by a friend to join a live streamcast. He just said that it will be awesome. And it was. Below is the video from that live stream.

Simon Lee is a sculptor and designer with a real knack in creature designs. You can find more of his work through his site at In the video he guides us in his sculpting process, from making an armature, fleshing the musculature, dynamic posing, and much more. There are a brief Q&A section at the beginning and near the end. It's quite long though, so you might want to skip ahead (but I recommend not to).
Be sure to visit his youtube channel at

*Here's the link f you have trouble seeing the embedded video

In other news,The warm up project is almost ready. I know I said it will be ready in 48 hours but something come up. My HDD is dying and giving me very VERY bad access time/ transfer rate (384.7 kb/s on ultra dma 5! FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF~). So I spend most of the day reinstalling and setting up my Ubuntu box on a new drive. Still need to sort some stuff for the post, hopefully it'll be up by tomorrow evening.

See you tomorrow!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Midztoyz in changing....

It's a new year and with it come new resolutions!
As you might notice, I've change the layout of the page a bit. Hopefully for the better. For me, the colors are more pleasant for those midnight browser. 
This year will be the return of the "Let's make an Anime figure" tutorial series. And this time it will be done to completion. The first project of the year will be a little warm up. The first post will be due in 48 hours.
This project will at least get updated twice weekly, hopefully thrice weekly.
We will also be doing a comeback on the action-figure part that has been so long overdue like the Fire nation girls *cough* ..toph.. *cough*. Oh and I finally able to take international orders for the waxes I'm making. YAY!

So check back in 2 days to see the first step of this transformation.
It the mean time, browse the old archive, see some videos, buy some stuff (or at least click the links) and enjoy!

This year is going to be awesome!