Sunday, July 17, 2016

The First New Project From TuttzWorld!

For the rest of this year I will be mainly focusing on the updated Tuttz cat brand - TuttzWorld - and it will feature a bunch of new projects with the infamous cat that put Argonaut Resins on the map. First up is a all new miro 2 inch size for the cat which I had been planing for a while now with a different approach in production. This time not only will the cat be a 3D model but it will also be printed direct on a 3D printer with no casting and molding for the first few waves.

Below are images of the process from 3D images of the .stl file of the original Tuttz Mini model (modeled by the amazingly talented Steve Talkowski) scaled down from 3.5 inches to 2 inches to the UV resin cured print with the build sprues right out the machine to the final finished tooled up micro cat. Yup, it's tiny! Maybe I'll test print a one inch Tuttz too? Want some Tuttz cat earrings? Let me know!
I wonder what it will look like with some clear sealant spray on it?
Or maybe some colorful transparent acrylic paint airbrushed on top?  Hmmm...

Up next...BUGS!!!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

3D modeling and printing?

I've always loved 3D modeling and 3D printing, in fact I used to do it almost 16 years ago before there any table top printers that are all now the rage this day and age. I taught myself how to use the Rhino modeling program back then with my old mainstream toy prototyping company and we had a old Actua 2000 3D wax printer which had decent resolution and made great physical models. So now after so many years doing everything by hand I figured it was time to dig back into the virtual world and and see if it can add to what I've doing and maybe enhance my projects. I have acquired a table top 3D printer called the Moonray that can make some high resolution models and will posting some of the projects i make with it here on this blog. The new printer prints in resin so I guess Argonaut Resins will be a round for a bit longer than I expected, but do expect the product lines to change a lot. I will still always do hand sculptures and physical fabrications but will be adding this virtual tool to my arsenal of product creation. So stay tuned and you will see some new endeavors with 3D magic.

First up is a new collectible magnet design prototype for my Tuttz cat in 3D. I tested a few sizes and thicknesses and tweaked the features on the last print. I always wanted to make the Tuttz cat packaging logo in 3D and make various things with it since it has become well known brand. Below is my 3D model of my Tuttz cat logo and some of the test prints off the Moonray printer.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Stray Cat Tuttz Mini's Now Available In The Online Store!

I added a few new cleartint resin glitter and confetti infused Stray Cats 3.5 inch Mini Tuttz to the online STORE. These last two cats are a red fleck and teal sparkly combo with silverish tails and white eye's and noses.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Tuttz Custom Devilcats Now Available In The Online Store! SOLDOUT!

The red Devilcat Tuttz OG 6.5 inch and mini 3.5 customs are now available in the online STORE. Both cats come with custom sculpted devil spade tails and are painted up to match all the full color Tuttz illustrated sketch cards by artist Eric Nocella Diaz. 
Tuttz OG 6.5 Devilcat -

Tuttz Mini 3.5 inch Devilcat -

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Last Wave Of Pearl Eye Mariposas!

The next wave of Pearl eye Mariposa resin cast butterflies infused with glitter and confetti (sculpted, cast, painted and molded by artist Eric Nocella Diaz) are now available in the Argonaut Resins online STORE. This is the last wave of the pearl eye editions with a few of them that glow in the dark and they go for $45 shipped in the US.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Mini Tuttz and a Argo Company Update!

The last wave of Tuttz Mini's are going up in the online STORE in the next few days. The theme is a outer space one with sparkly fun Nebula styles, mints and cleartints.
I've also been busy working on a big project with indie publisher Xmoor Studios where I plan to tell the Tuttz cat story in comic book form so stay tuned for some major updates on that. I was also going to end this blog and set up a new one with the new project but a lot of collectors and followers asked for me to keep everything in one place, so I'll keep posting here for a while longer. I've also acquired a 3D printer and have been making some sculptures in a new 3D program I learned over the last month to raise my collectibles concept bar to another level. The 3d printer prints in resin so I guess Argonaut Resins will hang around a weee bit longer - but, change is definitely coming and if you see some of my other pages lately a lot teasers have popped up showing some of it.
Apologies on the late post, but, you will see why when I start revealing more of what's been keeping me so busy behind the scenes.

Hang around, I'm sure you'll be happy you did.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Mariposa Blank DIYs!

Now available in the online STORE are the blank white DIY Mariposa butterfly resins in a very limited run releasing for a limited time only. The two part chubby winged bug figurine will be shipped with a 4 piece sticker pack of matching die-cut vinyl butterflies and will go for $40 mailed in the US, (all overseas orders will be emailed direct for proper costs). There will also be some colorful gem eyes of the buyers choice included with each order. The bug body is 2 inches in height and the tip of the wingspan is 4.5 inches in height.