Urban Vinyl: Tuttz customs, Vici is unveiled!

The 3rd and last of my Tuttz customs is finally finished! I’ve named him “Vici” after the famous phrase by Julius Caesar: “Veni, Vidi, Vici.” (“I came, I saw, I conquered.”). Vici will be for sale in my Etsy shop this Thursday at 12:00 noon PST, and will be priced at $150. He is completely hand painted by me with acrylic paints and sealed. He was sculpted and cast by END of Argonaut Resins. He measures 6.5 inches high, he’s one-of-a-kind and signed on the bottom. You can see my other two Tuttz customs here: Veni and Vidi.

Vici’s Story (“I conquered”)
Vici has come a long way to be where he is now. He’s been through very difficult times but he’s survived. The bloody heart he bares on his shield shows others of his past… he’s faced his demons and come out on top. This heart has strength. “You’ve got to find the strength inside to lead you out of here. One steps guides another till the way becomes clear.” ~Down On Love by Sarah Blasko

In Progress: 3rd Tuttz Custom Vici

Here’s a sneak peek at my 3rd Tuttz custom; Vici. I’m so happy that he’s… FINISHED! I promise pics this weekend. :D I had to put him on hold for a while because I fractured my hand and was unable to use it for a few months. But now I can draw and use a paint brush, so it’s about time I got him done! This pic was taken while I was painting the lettering on his toes. He will be for sale soon. Stay tuned…

Check out my 2nd Tuttz custom Vidi and my 1st Tuttz custom Veni. Both are sculpted by Argonaut Resins.

Urban Vinyl: Tuttz customs, Vidi is unveiled!

The second of my 3 Tuttz customs is finished! I’ve named him “Vidi” after the famous phrase by Julius Caesar: “Veni, Vidi, Vici.” (“I came, I saw, I conquered.”). Vidi will be available at Dragatomi‘s booth (#3848) at the San Diego Comic Con 2010. He is completely hand painted with acrylic paints and sealed. He measures 6.5 inches high, he’s one-of-a-kind and signed on the bottom. I have 1 other Tuttz custom coming up with the same design in a different colorway. The last Tuttz will have “Vici” on his paws to make the trio a cohesive set. He will be revealed over the next few weeks.

Vidi’s Story (“I saw”)
Vidi lives in the moment. He does not let his past, nor his future cloud his judgment. He enjoys the present for what it is, not for what it isn’t. British philosopher Alan Watts wisely said: “I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.”

This Tuttz was hand painted by me and sculpted by END of Argonaut Resins. END is releasing limited edition tint colorways of Tuttz with exclusive chase figures, so keep an eye on his blog! My Tuttz customs will be the only fully custom painted figures for sale.

Urban Vinyl: Tuttz customs, Veni is available!

Veni is now available in my Etsy shop.

Veni’s Story
Armed with a strong shield over his heart, Veni ventures out into the unknown. Unsure of what his future will bring, he carries with him an open mind, a free spirit and an open heart. Veni looks forward to each and every adventure that crosses his path, whether it is good or bad. Although he believes that each experience teaches us something about ourselves and about the world around us, he holds onto the shield over his heart tight. He’s a quote collector and his favourite is by the German writer Goethe: “Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live.“.

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Urban Vinyl: Tuttz customs, Veni is unveiled!

Tease no more! The first of my 3 Tuttz customs is finished! I’ve named him “Veni” after the famous phrase by Julius Caesar: “Veni, Vidi, Vici.” (“I came, I saw, I conquered.”). Veni drops in my Etsy shop this Wednesday at 12:00 noon PST, and will be priced at $125. He is completely hand painted with acrylic paints and sealed. He measures 6.5 inches high, he’s one-of-a-kind and signed on the bottom.  I have 2 other Tuttz customs coming up soon and they will have the same design but come in different colorways. The other two Tuttz will have “Vidi” and “Vici” on their paws to make the trio a cohesive set.  Those two will be revealed over the next few weeks.

Veni’s Story (“I came”)
Armed with a strong shield over his heart, Veni ventures out into the unknown. Unsure of what his future will bring, he carries with him an open mind, a free spirit and an open heart. Veni looks forward to each and every adventure that crosses his path, whether it is good or bad.  Although he believes that each experience teaches us something about ourselves and about the world around us, he holds onto the shield over his heart tight. He’s a quote collector and his favourite is by the German writer Goethe: “Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live.“.

This Tuttz was hand painted by me and sculpted by END of Argonaut Resins. END is releasing limited edition tint colorways of Tuttz with exclusive chase figures, so keep an eye on his blog! My Tuttz customs will be the only fully custom painted figures for sale.

In progress: Tuttz customs, Part 1

Argonaut Resins has revealed its latest resin figure… Tuttz! Argo has asked me to be a guest artist on this project and hand paint 3 blank custom Tuttz. I painted a Kalua Moola and Destroyer custom for Argo a few months ago, so I am stoked to be painting these figures and can’t wait to lay down the first drop of paint on these guys! In progress pics to come soon…

For the collector, Argonaut Resins plans on releasing Tuttz in waves; available exclusively through selected online shops. The Jade versions (+ 1 painted variant) will only be available via Plastic & Plush (www.plasticandplush.com), and the Ash versions (+ 1 painted variant) will only be available via Spanky Stokes (www.spankystokes.com). Keep an eye on the Argonaut Resins blog ( http://argonautsresin.blogspot.com) for more updates on the release of Tuttz, as I hear there will be more coloured editions coming soon…

Urban Vinyl: Destroyer Custom

A few months ago I mentioned that I was customizing a Destroyer figure for Argonaut Resins, but could not reveal it until it was time. After the long wait, it’s finally time to reveal my custom! The Destroyer was designed by O_Negative, sculpted by Eric Nocella Diaz and hand painted by me. This custom and many others are now available in the Argonaut Resins shop. A proceed of the sales will go to the Operation Smile charity (which provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children around the globe).

When I was thinking about how to approach his paint job, I looked to his design for inspiration. His huge bugged out eyes, clenched teeth and crazy hair made me think of electrocution, so I tried to incorporate that into my paint job — with the jagged electricity styled shapes of ice blue, lime green and grape. This custom is by far my most intricate piece I’ve painted to date. I spent many long hours bent over him with my tiny brush painting precise clean lines. I hope you like him! :)