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Skinwalker Studio x ImprobableCast for Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival Film Award

 

From our friends at Skinwalker Studio (crossposted from this entry):

Skinwalker, working with Hugues Barbier, Co-founder/Artistic Director of the IIFFF, provided both the poster image painting and the film fest award itself!

Steve Ellis painted a moody piece that ties together some imagery from some of the fest’s films, while Steve and Jason co-designed the award, tossing both 2-d and 3-d sketches back and forth in their unique design process, resulting in the final piece. For molding and casting, Skinwalker Studios went to the one and only improbablecast.com to work with the molding maestro, Ahren Gauthier. Ahren was a dream to work with, and despite Hurricane Sandy hitting the East Coast hard, we were extremely lucky. We only had to deal with 5 days without electricity, and delivered on time!

The Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival is a growing festival in upstate New York. It is built around an international competition for feature and short films produced in the previous year, and greatly enhanced by special thematic screenings and a retrospective highlighting significant aspects in the history of genre film.

The first edition of the festival will take place this week, from the 16th to the 18th of November, 2012 at the Cinemapolis theater and Cornell Cinema in Ithaca, NY. You can find out more about them here: http://ithacafilmfestival.com/

We are proud to be part of such a cool fest.

 

Rumbirds Mini Bust – Bird of Paradise

Client: Rumbirdswebcomic

Clay prototype

This is a quick clay sketch of the Bird of Paradise from the Rumbirds webcomic. His first appearance is here, however I believe his apotheosis is here.  There are at least 2 more planned for this series (Pippa and Vivie).  Next up is waste molding and a wax master!

Seismic Centurion Variations

Clients: Halfbad Toyz

Seismic Centurion Translucent Glitter colorway

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Produced for sale on the October Toys forum

Materials: Smooth-Cast 325, SO-Strong Tints, glitter, acrylic paint

Seismic Centurion – Halfbad Toyz x Smash Tokyo Toys

Clients: Halfbad Toyz and Smash Tokyo Toys

Project: Seismic Centurion molding and casting

Seismic Centurion 3D Printed original

Materials:  Smooth-On Sorta Clear 18, Smooth-Cast 325

This project was one of our first run ins with 3D printed originals that inspired our 3D Print Finishing Service.  Fine (and some not so fine) stairstep was evident from the deposition printing process along with a number of gaps and passthroughs that needed to be addressed.  The original was sanded, patched and resanded to achieve an acceptable finish for molding.  Had our 3D Print Finishing process been in place at the time this piece was produced, an ideal surface could have been produced in a much shorter time.

Podiagon Variations

Clients: Halfbad Toyz

Project: Podiagon castings

Podiagon Hand Painted

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Podiagon Hand Painted

Materials: Smooth-Cast 320, SO-Strong urethane tint, acrylic paint

Podiagon – Halfbad Toyz x oOMoSOo

Client: Halfbad Toyz and oOMoSOo

Original: Polymer Clay over aluminum armature

Original model (WIP)

 

Materials: Smooth-Cast 325 urethane plastic, MoldMax XLS II silicone rubber, violet glow in the dark powder

The second figure in the FOEZ line featured 4 points of articulation and a removable weapon.  Preorders were created in a limited edition violet glow in the dark.

Skekiltor Variations

Clients: Halfbad Toyz, FOE Gallery, Tenacious Toys

Project: Skekiltor castings

FOE Gallery Exclusive Colorway

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FOE Gallery Exclusive Colorway "Poison Cherry"

Materials: Smooth-Cast 325, Smooth-Cast 300, glitter, pearlescent pigment, faux metal pigment, urethane pigment

 

 

 

 

Skekiltor – Halfbad Toyz x oOMoSOo

Client: Halfbad Toyz and oOMoSOo

Original: Polymer Clay over aluminum armature

First casting

Materials: Smooth-Cast 325 urethane, Mold Max 20 tin cure silicone

The original model presented some mold design challenges but with a combination of wax pen work and creative venting, we were able to create a production mold with a low miscast part percentage that survived a very demanding production schedule.