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1  The Rocky Horror Munny Show in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by pookzilla on: February 05, 2010 07:46:48 PM
Some friends of mine have a tradition of going to the local Rocky Horror Picture Show showing every Halloween.  For Christmas, I decided to make Munny representations of the characters they go as.

Each model started off as a standard 4″ white Munny.  To accomplish the 3D features I used Apoxie Sculpt (which I obtained from a local online taxidermy retailer).  I had never used a modelling apoxy at this scale before and I was weary from my previous experiences at smaller scales but this stuff was an absolute dream to work with I cannot recommend it highly enough.  It was soft, pliable, and remained flexible for at least an hour.  When dry, it was easily sanded and its adhesion to the Munny surface was superb.

After sculpting and sanding the dried apoxy I taped off the joints and sprayed each piece individually.  There were unfortunate exceptions to this, however.  Franks pearls and floorshow Janets boa required me to assemble the models prior to spraying.

When the basecoat was dry I painted each model by hand using Games Workshop acrylic paint.  This worked well for the most part, but for the skin tones of the face it would have been preferable to use an airbrush you can kind of see the brush marks on some of the models.

Two of the models (Frank and Columbia) had glitter applied to selected surfaces.  I used Martha Stewart glitter and it really is an excellent glitter.  If there is one flaw is that its TOO fine it ends up getting everywhere and some of it managed to stick where I didnt intend it to.

After I was done painting I spray sealed each model with a clear high gloss topcoat.  Each model was coated 3 times for a fairly even finish.  This also helped settle the glitter, which by this point had infused the entirety of our house.  It has been almost a month since I glittered the models and Im STILL finding the stuff in my hair.

Originally I had intended to encase each model in a glass bell jar.  I had even found a supplier on ebay, but I ordered them too late it didnt look like theyd arrive until after I needed to give them.  Out of desperation I ordered the bases and plaques from a local trophy shop at a very affordable price only to have the jars arrive just as I could have used them.  Oh well, Ill have them for the next Munnys

Overall it was a very fun experience.  I definitely learned a lot and I look forward to making more Munnys in the future.  If I have any one regret it's how poorly I documented the whole process.  I started off well with Rocky however I took less and less pictures as time went on - I was far too enthusiastic to keep making progress Smiley

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2  Re: RPG Swap - Dice Not Mice Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by pookzilla on: December 23, 2008 08:38:18 AM
This was my first swap and I'm dying for feedback. I asked and was given permission to post photos of the package I sent to teddybearbones.

Dice bag with 10 pink 10-sided dice:

Two watercolor bookmarks, one with gold leaf accent. They're based on artwork found in Vampire: The Masquerade 2nd Edition:

A collection of buttons. Some (the ones that are basic logos) glow in the dark:

Another piece of art from V:tM 2nd Edition, in a shadow box. It's pencil crayon on tracing paper with glow in the dark paint underneath:

Watercolor and glowpaint painting of the Malkavian clan logo. Certain words glow in the dark:

Messenger bag with rhinestone Malkavian logo:

Illuminated interior:

EL wire secured in the bag. Magnetic switch was soldered into the wire so that when the bag is closed the light is off:

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3  Re: RPG Swap - Dice Not Mice Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by pookzilla on: December 17, 2008 01:36:57 PM
My package from teddybearbones arrived today!  Oh boy am I ever lucky!  My RPG (drug) of choice is Wraith: The Oblivion, and several items in this package feature the Haunter guild logo (my favourite guild).  Somewhere between the camera and the upload of the images the size has been reduced - I'll try and figure out what's going on there.  I also have action shots of the hoodie, but they're not fit for consumption.  I'll have my wife take new ones once she gets home.  Smiley

Character portrait of my favourite Haunter character.  Soooo nice!

10-sided die earrings and necklace! 

Cat stimulators filled with cat-dope!  The cats are already going nuts waiting for them - I didn't think they'd survive the pictures.  Smiley

Eidic Memory(stick)!

And the big daddy, a Haunter hoodie!  Pink, black faux fur, lace and buckles!  Holy crap is it ever awesome!!

This was my very first swap and I fear now I'm spoiled forever.  Thank you teddybearbones!! Cheesy
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4  Re: RPG Swap - Dice Not Mice Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by pookzilla on: December 04, 2008 07:25:40 PM
Teasers!  I tried to make as much of this as possible glow in some way. 

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