Friday, November 29, 2013

Aluminum Cold Cast Metal Tuttz Mini's are now available!

The Argonaut Resins online STORE is now stocked with some all new Tuttz Mini's cold cast Aluminum metal figurines with a Edition Size of 25 pieces.

For this special project resin is still the binding agent for cold casting the metals since the metal itself is in a refined powdered form as it's mixed into the liquified resin before curing. The silicone mold is also dusted with the metal powder and a generous amount of the powder is also added to the overall mix.

There will eventually be other cold cast metals planned in Bronze, Brass and other types of metals in the near future. Want a cold cast metal Mini Pharaoh Hound? Sucio Mouse??? Let me know via email - argonautresins(at) - and maybe I'll make a few.

Friday, November 15, 2013

What was in those GID Halloween Hunt 6 Year Anniversary blind boxes?

Here's a break down of what was in the sold out Halloween Hunt 6 Year Anniversary Tuttz Mini blind boxes that released last month...Let's start with the mystery white gift box - there was Ghost Candy Corn glow in the dark 1 of 1 clear tint.

Then we had some glow in the dark Leopards (strawberry tint, metallic tint and a tangerine tint) for those who missed out on the NYC Con earlier in the month -
Then there was the Orange (only 3 made) , Lime (only 3 made) and Red (only 1 made) glow in the dark Ghostly Trio in the pumpkin orange and black boxes -

The NYC comic con box had glow in the dark metallic confetti filled green clear tint that was exclusive to the Toy Cave table at the show and only 4 of those were made.

Thanks for playing the Halloween Hunt and I hope to have Christmas and New Years Holiday Hunt with some all new resins coming up next!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Testing 1, 2, 3...

Argonaut Metals? Maybe...
I've been trying out some cold cast metal castings on the Tuttz Mini's and the results are very interesting since everything has been straight up resin over the last six years. The cool thing about the cold casting metal process is that resin is still the binding factor and the metals are in a very fine powdered form when mixed in with the liquified resin and not melted. I've actually used cold cast metal castings before earlier in my professional action figure prototyping career and liked the overall results. I have a few metal powders lined up to test with the designer figurines and the first are the aluminum Tuttz Mini cold castings shown in the images below. The aluminum casts are very light in weight like the actual aluminum metal itself and have a cold metallic feel to the pieces. I even like the buffed look you get when the steel wool is used to polish off the pieces when they come out the mold. They still will also need to be sealed to keep them looking good out in the open air over time. Bronze cold cast tests will be next and those will be probably pretty heavy compared to the aluminum as the bronze powder itself is very heavy. So watch the blog here for more updates on this big experiment as I will be making brand new silicone molds, new castings, and having a little fun in the upcoming days playing the mad scientist.

Do you want to know what was in those 6 year anniversary Halloween Hunt Tuttz Mini blind boxes??? I'll reveal them in the next blog post so stay tuned!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Medialia Gallery show! ***UPDATED with images!!!

I'll have some of my resin work from Argonaut Resins along with some of the artists that have been working with me customizing some of them as well at the Medialia Gallery in New York City. The show is called Designer Toys and will make it's debut this coming Saturday Nov. 2nd - 30th and the opening reception will be from 3 - 7PM (on Sat. Nov 2nd). I will be there for the reception on Sat. with some of the artists showing and hope to see some of you there.
335 West 38th Street - 4th floor
New York, NY 10018
(212) 971 - 0953
Artists showing custom works with Argonaut Resins:
Adam Pratt
Clinton Yaws
Megan Smithyman
Emily Bee
Soko Cat