Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Toy Fair 2016!

I will be at Toy Fair this year on Feb. 13th - 16 (Sat. - Tues.) doing my annual live sculpt demo with The Creative Factor.
Come sculpt with me if you're visiting the show or in the Javitts Center area as you won't need a show badge to access the area I will be set up at by the downstairs escalators (same popular spot as the last 2 years). This years live sculpt demo project will be a action figure made from scratch as I return to my old school toy sculpting roots. So come on by and sling some clay with me, talk shop and if you bring some snacks, coffee and treats that will be a big huge plus! What character will this all new action figure be? Watch below and check this blogsite regularly all the way to Toy Fair as I will update it and show all of the prep work buildup images of the under frame for the sculpt. I will sculpt the outer shell over the articulations all four days at Toy Fair so come on down and help me out!
Can you guess who this character will be? Here are some WIP shots to get you guessing...

WIPs 1 through 5 show the control art I drew up to layout the articulated under frame, some of the articulations that will be used and how it will all be glued and puttied together. Items used so far are aluminum armature wire, Magic Sculpt air dry putty, glue, steel dowel rods and articulations.






Thursday, January 28, 2016

No Mas!

The first new project for 2016 is No Mas! 



The idea of No Mas! (which means "No More" in Spanish) came from a sketchcard I drew that was inspired by a artist friend who was doing live mural paintings in the streets and I kept seeing the used spray paint cans in some of the photos of these events. Then the idea hit just me...what happens when you're in the zone and you run out of spray paint? You shake, squeeze and probably bang the hell out the spray can just to get a bit more paint out trying so hard not to break the zone you're in...So "No Mas!" is how the can feels when the artists are trying to get more paint out the can - when there is...no more!
Here's the sketchcard original art I did that the No Mas! idea actually came from. I just popped the design off the paper using the Illustrator art program on the computer to re-render it.
 
The first wave of products from the No Mas! design are some 3.75 inch die-cut vinyl stickers I made up that are now on sale in the online STORE. You can get all six colors shipped in the US for $5.00 a set. The plan is to make other items like tshirts and maybe some resin cast magnets if enough people like the concept. 
We'll see, fingers crossed!

 

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Frosty Ghosts! *UPDATED!*

Keep an eye on the online STORE as I will be adding some all new Frosty Ghost Cat 3.5 inch Tuttz Mini's from the continuing GrandMas House series. The ghost edition size will be about 10 - 12 pieces and some of the cats will glow in the dark and make sure you check your order for a extra secret FREE goodie included.







Up next is the first new project of 2016 - No Mas!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!!!
Thank you all for a great year and and I wish you all happiness and continued success in 2016










One of my biggest goals for 2015 was to draw more 2D art and I drew over 200 sketch cards! You can see most of them here on my Argonaut Resins Instagram page.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

2015 Holiday Hunt Part Two - Mini Tuttz Cats!

As promised the Tuttz Mini 3.5 inch resin cats will now be added to this years 2015  Holiday Hunt starting tonight (Tues. Dec. 22nd)  and will be randomly released in the online STORE going through Christmas all the way to New Years. Some of them will glow in the dark and some will match the ongoing 8 inch Tuttz OG Holiday Hunt cats still being released. They are also part of the Grandmas House anything goes series so who knows what will show up style wise.
Good luck and happy hunting!






Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Holiday Hunt 2015 Starts Now!

It's that time of year again when Argonaut Resins starts the annual Holiday Hunt in which a resin figurine will be released at random in the online STORE all hours of the days and nights going through Christmas all the way to New Years. There may even be a few blind boxes thrown in just to make things fun and not versions will be shown in the posted images. 
This years Holiday Hunt will feature the Tuttz OG 6.5 inch cats cast in glittery confetti (and some will glow in the dark) for $75 shipped in the US.
Holiday Hunt starts today - Wednesday Dec. 9th and there will be 25 resin cast Tuttz OG cats to complete this series.
If you have any questions about this years Holiday Hunt you can email me here at - argonautresins(at)gmail.com
Good luck!




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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

My Way Overdue NY Comic Con 2015 Post

Sorry about posting about the 2015 Comic Con so late, my bad. Don't worry though as I have been very busy with a lot more awesome goodies to close the year out with so stay tuned. This years comic went very good and first off a few big huge THANKS goes out to Selina Briggs of the The Jelly Empire for sharing the con booth again with me for the third straight year as you know she always brings the fire and shows up with some amazing works! Second big huge THANKS goes out to Deborah Montanez who's been taking some serious pro figurine photos for Argo lately and mainly for manning the booth all four days and taking sales for me this year. Having someone at the booth full time who the company well and worked good with collectors and buyers really made the con less stressful this year for sure. Another THANKS goes out to everyone who stopped by the booth from collectors, new buyers and friends to say hello pick something up or just hang out. We had a little more space this year and it was nice to be able to have some room to chat and catch up with folks all four days. This year I not only brought new figurines but some original art sketchcards and some die-cut vinyl stickers and the sad part is I didn't get to finish and bring everything I had planned for the show (it wouldn't have fit on my table anyway). I had a awesome time and I hope those of you that went to the comic con this year had a great time too!

 My 100 original art sketch cards for the con.
Some of my die-cut custom vinyl stickers and a original sketch for a super awesome collector.

Some artist friends showed up and customized a few of the new Piragua resin cast figurines right at the show.
The foam cast spongy HugAbugs I gave away for free to little kids who stopped by the booth were a big hit.

The best thing at the show??? The Weta booth with all the goodies from their upcoming WarCraft movie. I geeked out hard at their booth.



 The cosplay was extra killer this year and our booth was right in the middle of most of it. Yes, our booth was attacked by angry ogres, but that's the norm at comic con.

 Godzilla just casually strolled by our booth without knocking anything over and R2D2 came around looking for free stuff, LOL.



 Doc Ock trying to pick a fight with Loki on our way to Artist Alley. Loki was like...really???

The best toy at the show was this 2 foot tall Gigantor vinyl toy. OMG!!! It was so hard to walk away from the Mezco booth and not steal this prototype toy. You have no idea. OMG!!!
That's a wrap! See you next year!!!