Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Balance






Its been a few months since I last posted on here, but I am excited to get back into the action! Back in December I got a new job with more responsibilities, so the creative endeavors got slowed down a bit. Since then, I have been trying to find the balance between that and what I am building here with Spaced Out Design. I have been steadily working on a new figure and a few other miscellaneous projects that will be popping up over the next few weeks.

I am truly excited about sharing this next figure however. His first sketches and outline began quite a few years ago when I started really getting into toys and thinking it could be something I could supplement my life with. Since then, I have been adding and improving on his overall design in between other projects like Geodraxus and Quarzenic.

Acris holds a very special place in my overall vision. He was the first critical design I wanted to pursue and hope to perfect. He still is going through changes as I speak but I know he will land in a good place in the end.( Hopefully!)

Anyway, I figured I would throw up some pictures of both of my worlds, work and toys! I now have a powerful laser cutting machine at my disposal and 3D modelling software, so I have been busy noodling around there as well. Here are some patterns I drew and cut out of Acris, along with some early study sculpts and some shop casts!


Thursday, December 25, 2014

Happy Holidays !



Just wanted to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday!  Hopefully it's being spent with loved ones and friends. I'll be cracking back into the shop after the holidays and going full force on some current and new projects.  Can't wait to have some new stuff cooking!  See you guys in 2015, going to be a good one!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

New Forces



Now that traveling and everlasting sickness is over, I have been able to put up the remaining figures from Designercon this year. The new figures are available now in the Shop !

Designercon marked the first appearance of my latest figure- Quarzenic. The last two figures from the first initial run are available along with some Geodraxus/Cynodraxus pieces. I can't wait to further Quarzenic's development and add some new stuff to the mix. 

I will be getting back into the shop to make some more figures soon as well. Expect to see some customs as well as small / steady special releases as we make our way through 2015! As always, thank you to everyone who checks out and supports Spaced Out Design. It has truly been fun sharing my vision with you guys the past few years! 


Thursday, November 27, 2014

HAPPY THANKSGIVING !


I hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving this year! I also hope everyone has a great day filled with awesome food with friends and family!

As far as the post Designer Con figures go, I am currently traveling for Thanksgiving and will be returning next week. The few remaining figures will be hitting the store next week at some point.

Thank you to everyone who supports Spaced Out Design! You guys truly are the best!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Designer Con 2014


We are really excited to be attending Designer Con this year! There will be a nice assortment of new and old figures cast in a variety of colors. This will mark the debut of my new figure Quarzenic as well! I cant wait to see everyone out there in sunny California!

I am teaming up with our brothers at Onell Design which is located at booth #401. All information for this event can be found at the Designer Con site.

The prices for the assortment are as follows:

Quarzenic Mk I - $55

Geodraxus/Cynodraxus Mk IV - $45 

Saplorite - $10

There is some surprise figures and bonuses that will be at the table as well. Hope to see you there! 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Quarzenic





During the making of the last online release, I started sculpting a new character in between casting and tooling. I had been drawing some new characters and wanted to start in on a new figure. I wanted to bring someone in who could pose a real threat to our existing heroes of Prismiria. Something big , but at the same time functional and fun. This meatball is a hefty chunk of resin that I think some of you might like as much as I do. There is a few different variations you can make within the figure. Above are some photos of that and some size comparison shots as well.

 Here enters Quarzenic!

After the planet of Velgeris was overrun by the Treeborgs, they wasted no time gathering what they could to forge new weaponry and gear. It was within their nature to fuse different elements with themselves to create new and powerful lifeforms and or weapons. 

They had found remains of Prismirian soldiers across Velgeris and started tinkering with its technology. Many failed experiments came along. However, one experiment stood out from the rest. It was a creature that had elements of the mechanical Treeborgs while also harnessing the power and aesthetics of a Prismirian Knight. These two elements combined made a volatile creation that they were yearning for. This was their way of taking Prismiria and furthering their experimentation. 

Without any delay, they commanded their new creation to travel to Prismiria and pave the way for the Treeborg invasion... 

More photos and the Designer Con rundown in a little bit! 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Process






I wanted to post a few photos showing some parts of the handmade toy making process. In this case, I decided to put up some pictures of the molding phase. Here you can see the pieces of the figure getting prepped and ready for silicone. Each part is surfaced and then primed. Then surfaced again! Hah!

Also, check out the cavity of the top half of the figure! He is going to be a big boy !