Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Video: Roquelaine Cyril

Another great video of sculpting a bust by the artist Roquelaine Cyril. Be sure to check out his channel. He uses Monster Clay, which is a wax and oil based sculpting medium, much like MwaxZ.

Monday, December 3, 2012

100.000 views get! New tutorial coming soon!

According to blogger's page views count, Midztoyz has been viewed more than 100.000 times! That's a lot of views.
As thanks to all my viewers, I'm going to post some fresh tutorial on making anime figures. For real this time. Check back this Wednesday to catch the first part of the tutorial.

Thanks again and happy sculpting!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Sculpting The Face - Webinar with Ryan Kingslien

A great insight in sculpting, not just using zbrush, but in general. Ryan Kingslien talk about the basics of becoming a better sculptor. It's kinda long, but so worth it.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Let's sculpt ana anime figure! Basic armature and legs

The next video on the 'Let's make an anime figure!' series. This time it's about making a simple wire armature and sculpting the legs. As usual I use MwaxZ sculpting wax for this demo. Check out our tutorial videos too!

Video baru dari seri 'Ayo bikin figur anime!'. Kali ini cara membuat rangka sederhana dan kaki. Seperti biasa saya menggunakan MwaxZ. Jangan lupa untuk menonton video tutorial lainnya ye.
Selamat menikmati.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Ol' Man Goblin

An original sculpture demonstration and time lapse movie of Ol' Man Goblin by Kenshiro Suzuki. It's really awe inspiring to see video like this.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Jello molds

How to make gelatin reusable mold! Thanks to Youtube user PhilipStephens007
This is great for small parts but sadly not very wax friendly.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Let's make an Anime Figure! The Arm & Hand

The long overdue video on sculpting the arm and hand. In this video I share my technique in sculpting the arm and hand. The material used was MwaxZ L, my homebrew modeling wax. This is a reinterpertation of Fionna from Adventure Time episode, "Fionna and Cake".

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Fionna Anime Figure WIP

Been a while. Sharing a new sculpt of Fionna from Adventure time in anime bishoujo style. It starts as a practice, but it looked good so I put more work into it.

More pictures after the jump

Friday, August 3, 2012

Sculpting The Hand by Philippe Faraut

Sculptor Philippe Faraut shows a step-by-step method on sculpting the hand. This technique works great when making your own anime figurines.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Recasting dengan MwaxZ dan MpoxZ

Tutorial recasting menggunakan MwaxZ dan MpoxZ. Akhirnya jadi juga video ini. Video ini adalah awal dari seri tutorial Midztoyz dalam teknik penggunaan produk MwaxZ, modeling wax dan MpoxZ, epoxy putty

Selamat menyaksikan!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Monster Model Review #143 Tim Bruckner Sculptor - Author - Artist

One of my sculpting heroes did an interview with Monster Model. I have always admire Tim Bruckner's sculpts. If you collect action figures, you might have some of his works in your collection. Don't forget to check his book, Pop Sculpture.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Making of Lin Beifong figure

Hello everyone!

I've been busy these past months and haven't given this blog much attention concerning posts. That and I'm still just so dang lazy.

For this post I like to share what I've been doing in my spare time in the last few days. I've been a fan of Avatar the last air bender, you can see from the many (unfinished) sculpt projects I started. I will get around to finishing them... hopefully in this lifetime. Anyway, there is now a new sequel to the series and like any other ATLA fan I gobble it up!

As you might expect I again start a sculpting project. This time it's for Lin Beifong, the daughter of Toph Beifong from the first series. She is awesome. So awesome that, since there isn't any new episode last weekend, I vow to myself to finish a Lin Beifong figure before the next episode. And so it starts...

It is now been 4 days since I started the project and it is coming along GREAT. I'm quite surprised myself. Those time working in wee hours in the last few days really paid off. That goes to show if you have the will and motivation you can achieve almost anything. Here is the full gallery for your viewing pleasure.

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The figure stands 7 inches and is made from my new blend of modeling wax called MwaxZ-Cor. It is not made out of chocolate. It is actually red, but the camera didn't capture it quite right.

All that is left is detailing and smoothing the figure. My goal was to have a finished wax figure by the Saturday june 2nd, and I think I achieve that goal. Now I'm thinking to cast it and paint it too.

I've started a tumblr blog for this (and hopefully other projects) at
It's updated daily at around 23.00 WIB (GMT+7), at least for this current project.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Promo MwaxZ!

Bagi yang penasaran mau mencoba MwaxZ atau bagi yang sudah berpengalaman menggunakan medium ini, ini adalah kesempatan baik untuk mendapatkan MwaxZ dengan harga super spesial!


 Untuk info pemesanan silahkan lihat laman produk.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Promo Midztoyz #4

*This promotional offer only for Indonesian resident only. Sorry.

Dapatkan paket MpoxZ pt 100g gratis setiap pembelian paket MpoxZ 500g!
Apakah itu MpoxZ pt?

Untuk saat ini MpoxZ pt hanya bisa didapat melalui promo ini.

  • Harga belum termasuk ongkos kirim.
  • Tidak dapat digabung dengan promosi lainnya.
  • Periode promosi: 9 - 15 Mei 2012
  • Info pemesanan bisa dilihat di halaman produk

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Bill Merklein Sculpting the Human Head part 1

If you're interested in sculpting the head and face, these videos is a must. Bill Merklein is a great sculptor and tutor, he also sculpt most of the classic G.I.JOE toys for Hasbro back in the day.
Very informative and educational. Check out part 2-4 after the break.

Apabila anda tertarik untuk membuat wajah dan kepala, maka tontonlah video ini. Demonstrasi dari awal sampai akhir oleh Bill Merklein yang telah membuat kebanyakan dari mainan G.I.JOE klasik untuk Hasbro. Bagian 2-4 dalam tautan.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Hatsune Miku gashapon conversion + chainsaw

Sebuah video tentang proses pembuatan figur Hatsune Miku dari game Project Diva dari sebuah gashapon. Teknik ini juga bagus untuk mendaur ulang sprue sisa pembuatan plamo. Klik untuk gergaji mesin.

A video on converting a gashapon to a Hatsune Miku figure. It also shows the clever use of recycling old plastic sprue from plastic model making. Click for some more chainsaw

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Proceso de modelado de un rostro femenino, parte I--Sculpting a female bust part 1

Here's a great start of a series by youtube sculptor CaceresStudio74 on sculpting a female bust. This video shows the process of sculpting a female face. A must watch!

Sebuah permulaan dari serial video oleh CaceresStudio74 yang memperagakan proses pembuatan patung perempuan. Patut ditonton!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Worth Many Horses Finishing her up - Video start to finish

Another great video of sculpting a female native American bust by sculptor David Lemon. Be sure to check out his channel in youtube for more sculpting goodness!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

1:35 scale figure Project part 1

Beberapa pekan lalu, saya ditanya apakah bisa membuat figur miniatur dengan skala 1:35. Sejujurnya, saya belum pernah membuat figur dengan ukuran sekecil ini sebelumnya jadi ada baiknya latihan dulu. Post ini merupakan dokumentasi latihan saya dalam mebuat figur kecil tersebut. Terima kasih kepada Solo Kiyoshi dari Aurora Model untuk tekniknya.

A couple of weeks ago, I was asked if I could make a miniature figure in the 1:35 scale. Honestly, I've never sculpt a figure that small before. So I think I would do some trial run for it. This Post documents my work in progress on making the little figures. Thanks goes to Solo Kiyoshi from Aurora model for the technique.

1/35 scale WIP 01, pertama 1/35 scale WIP 02, bikin proporsi 1/35 scale WIP 03, sculpting dengan alat buatan sendiri
Semua dimulai dengan seonggok MwaxZ tipe L. Saya membuat panduan dalam bentuk garis yang menandakan tinggi figur (4 cm) dan membaginya dalam beberapa bagian sebagai penanda proporsi. Sebuah sket awal digores pada MwaxZ. Sket ini akan menjadi dasar pose dari figur yang akan dibuat.

It all started with a lump of MwaxZ type L. I draw the lines to mark the height of the figure (4 cm) and divide the line into parts as proportion markers. A sketch is then etch into the wax. This will be the base pose for the figure.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Mabinogi Figma Custom figure

Sebuah video yang sangat menarik tentang pembuatan custom figur dari MMO Mabinogi dengan dasar Figma Kanu oleh Akira05551. Bisa menjadi inspirasi bagi siapa saja yang mau mencoba membuat custom figur sendiri.

A very interesting video on the making of a custom Mabinogi figure using a Figma Kanu as base by youtube user Akira05551. Watching this can inspire people who wants to try their hand on making custom figures themself.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Figure keying

Sebuah video tentang cara membuat sistem 'kunci-gembok' setelah memotong figur per bagian. Walau dalam bahasa jepang, gambar yang ditayangkan mudah dipahami. Dapat diterapkan pada hampir segala jenis bahan seperti wax (MwaxZ) dan epoxy putty (MpoxZ).

A video about keying a figure after cutting it in to parts. Even though it's in Japanese, the picture is easy to undertsand. This method can be used with almost every material, such as wax (MwaxZ) and epoxy putty (MpoxZ).

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Workshop Recast dan sculpting


I will be doing a workshop on mold making, casting and probably a little sculpting this weekend. If you're interested and are in the area, please drop by.  Also this is the last regular English post for this blog. I will post in Bahasa Indonesia from the next post onwards. Thank you for all my international readers. I will do a dual language post for special occasion, the upcoming and updated "Let's make an anime figure" for example.

So, stay tuned dan Selamat berkarya!