Monday, July 2, 2012

Big things a comin'

It's time for my latest sporadic post. I've had a few big projects going over the last few months that have been keeping me busy. I finished up the biggest one this weekend, but more on that in a bit.

 First a couple of announcements. I decided to change the name I work under for my customs to VonKlingele Kustoms. Frankbooth23 was just my screen name I always used so it was the easiest choice. I wanted to create a little more professional feel to what I'm doing and have the name jive with some of the writing I do for other blogs. Part of this is because I want to start taking things a little more seriously when it comes to my customs and I thought this would help put me in the right frame of mind.

The second announcement is that I am going to start actively accepting commissions and I am going to start selling figures and other art work through my blog. I'm still working out the details, but I'll have more info soon. In the mean time if anyone is interested in a figure you can contact me through the blog or my new Facebook page.

On to the real big news. I've just finished up first fully sculpted figure and it's up for grabs in a contest my buddy over at Guts and Grog is putting on. Just click the link over there and check it out. I'll let him give you the details, I'll just discuss the figure.

Dear God No2

It's a character from the movie Dear God No! and if you haven't seen it I highly recommend it. It's independent exploitation sleaze at it's finest. The character in question is a stripper in a Nixon mask, she's not a huge part of the movie, but one of my favorite visuals in the whole film.
Dear God No3

As I mentioned this is the first time I have ever sculpted a complete figure and holy shit is it a lot of work. I didn't think I'd have the patience for the methodical process of it, but I ended up really digging it after awhile and I think it's going to become a regular thing, just a little faster in the future hopefully. I think the figure looks great and it was definitely worth all the work.

Dear God No4

There was a big learning curve on this that will make the next one that much better in the end. I'll have a few work in process shots up on Facebook soon. Well that does it for now. More to come soon and make sure you check out the new Facebook page and enter that contest.

Never ignorant of getting goals accomplished.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Exterminator

Well, I finally have a new post. I haven't been working on my customs as much over the past few months, but I have a few new ones to show you over the next couple of posts. First up are a couple of gifts I made.

This one is for Eric over at Guts and Grog. I've been promising him a custom forever and I finally finished one for him. I had a hell of a time coming up with a good idea, but this one just seemed perfect. He loves obscure stuff and The Exterminator 2 really fit the bill.


Now, I hadn't seen this movie when Eric showed me an incredible hoodie with the cover on it. I loved the cover, it's perfect 80's VHS cover art, Cannon Films and all, so I knew it was the way to go. I figured I should watch the movie for reference, so I tracked down a copy online and fired up the PS3. Let me just say if you like the cover you'll love the movie. It delivers on all fronts, other than the fact that the Exterminator doesn't look nearly as cool as this in the movie, but you've got Mario Van Peebles to make up for it.


I sculpted the head and set to painting. Getting that orange to cover smoothly was a real pain in the ass, but I think it was worth it.


I'm not sure if I'm 100% happy with the head sculpt, but I'm still learning when it comes to sculpting and he still looks bad ass.


Well Eric I hope you dig him and I'll get it to you soon.


Next up is one I made for my daughter for X-mas. She loves Roller Derby, so I made a figure of a Grave Danger skater from the Rat City Roller Girls.


She loved it and this was a lot of fun too make. I had to try out some new stuff on this one. I scratch built the roller skates and managed to get some cloth leggings on there.


All in all I'm really happy with this one, especially the way the face makeup turned out.

I'll have a new post for you guys tomorrow and hopefully they'll be much more frequent from now on. I'm planning on getting back into customs full swing and maybe even trying to branch out to commissions, but we'll see how it goes.