Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Darmacon, originally uploaded by angryzenmaster.

My friend Chris (check out his comic asked for some art to throw up on some fliers for Katsucon 2011 and this is the thing I came up with, a giant Daruma robot.

This is kind of my play on the whole school boy controlling a giant robot super robot theme. Except instead of a little boy I substituted an awesome chick with green hair.

I think they live in the same universe as Great Kahuna Bot V. Someday, there will be comics or toys or both.

And of course, I snuck in Puppy Cow!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Frog Eats Monkey, Char Type 01

A bit of Gundam humor here. Char Aznable's Mobile Suit is an MS-06S Zaku II Command type which makes it three times as fast as a regular Zaku II. Okay, so it was three times funnier in my head.

I'm using a new mold which I didn't take any pictures of, but it's essentially a one-piece mold with the back cut out for demolding. This cuts down on sanding and filling, but I still have way too many bubbles. At least the face doesn't have any seams any more.

The white resin is easy to work with. Carving panel lines for the top of the head was fairly simple. The head fin and the backpack skeleton are made with plastic sheets. Instead of building the backpack first and then trying to fit it on the back, I just super glued the frame to the body. I'll be using more plastic card and my favorite mori mori putty to build up the rest of the backpack.

I've got to figure out what to do with the snout and the pipes and the mono eye, but this is a good start.

Puppy Cow Turn Arounds

Puppy Cow Turn Arounds, originally uploaded by angryzenmaster.

Not the best turns, I know, but this is to give some kind of idea of Puppy Cow's dimensions. Who knows, this might be helpful when it comes time to get some toys/plushes/horrible things made.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


PUPPY COW!, originally uploaded by angryzenmaster.

The completely adorable, yet udderly terrifying PUPPY COW!

I created this horrifying thing at ConnectiCon 2010. I think he'll be my next art toy after Frog Eats Monkey.

Witness the adorable terror of the PUPPY COW!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Frog Eats Monkey WIP – Clear Casting

Got some transparent resin with some dyes just to mess around with. The darker one in the background is what you get when you put too many drops of die into the mix. It's been four days since I cast it and it still hasn't set solid. The dye totally changed the chemical composition of the mix so I don't think it'll ever cure properly. But good to know that the dye is super strong.

The version in the foreground I didn't even bother putting in any more dye because there was some residual red in the mixing cup. Turned out fantastically red! It also shows off all the flaws in the rubber mold. I'm gonna sand it all down and fill the holes with super glue and see if I can polish it up smooth. But I think eventually, I'm going to have to pour another mold and work on getting the bubbles out either with a vacuum chamber or vibrate the bubbles out.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Frog Eats Monkey WIP – Sanding 01

I managed to crank out 8 of these guys before I ran out of resin. I ordered some more so I can do more casts. While I wait for the new materials to arrive, it's sanding time! Sanding is pretty tedious and time consuming, but it's kind of therapeutic and totally zen.

I don't know how well you can see them in this photo, but there are a some pock marks and pot holes that I'll have to fill once I'm done with the initial sanding. I'll probably use Mori Mori putty to fill the holes which is yellow so these guys will look like they have some kinda disease before they get primed.

More to come!