Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Monster Kolor invades Australia!

Malls balls, Rundle Mall

Monster Kolor, by Dead President Designs, is a high quality custom paint for all of your vinyl, tin, pvc, resin and die cast toy painting needs. It is packaged ready to spray from an airbrush, making it the most usable toy painting products on the market.

With over 16 years experience in the automotive and motorcycle
painting and chemical industry, Matt Walker couldn't find a paint for toys that would give him the result he was looking for; “I love the metallic and specialty finishes that can be achieved with automotive paints but were unavailable for the toy painting market” - Not being discouraged, Matt developed his own paint variations to work privately on his toys.

After Matt’s pieces started to get more attention in gallery shows, many people wanted to know how he managed to get the painted finish he was achieving on vinyl. When Matt told them he had developed the paint himself, they immediately wanted to have some for themselves; thus M
onster Kolor was born!

Matt hired a couple of chemical engineers to help him develop a range of metallic and specialty paints to stick to various types of plastics and Monster Kolor officially launched on March 1st 2010.

Matt Walker pinstriping a boy karma in the Max Toy studio

To celebrate our launch, we have teamed up with Dead Presidents Designs to present a limited edition release of Monster Kolor paints. I am very proud to announce the “Hints and Spices – Monster Kolor Sample kit” which will only available at our launch event*.

There will be 10 ½ oz kits available, each one unique with some never before seen colours and lab only variants!

Each kit contains 2 colours, 1 pearl, 1 c-through and comes with a clear coat setup and mixing cups.

The intent of making every sample kit unique was to introduce everyone to a variety of Monster Kolor paints while encourage people to setup meets for swaps, trades and
colours mixes. Knowing what will be in these sets, I think I will be making friends with anyone who buys a kit so I can try out all the colours!

Speaking of community spirit, Matt has also setup an online painting community at www.monsterkolor.com that has developed into a very friendly group of beginners and professionals willing to help with any inquiries or have a general chat about toys. Tell them I sent you :)

For futher reading you can check out my previous post on Monster Kolor - Paint Buckets
Also, check out my Photo albums on the Monster Kolor community boards - Shane Haddy

Look forward to many more Hints and Spices x Monster Kolor projects!

*Any kits not sold during the launch event will be offered online after the 4th of June

Adelaide won't know what hit 'em!


Dead Presidents Designs said...

Really appreciate you showing Monster Kolor to Australia. World domination one continent at a time !!!!

Shane Haddy said...

All thanks to Dead Presidents Designs!

Looking forward to many Australians getting into toy painting!