Thursday, December 13, 2012


 'IDOL'S IDOL' by Shane Haddy

I was invited to be part of the 4th Annual Blamo Toys exhibition held at Toy Art Gallery. I really love the work by Blamo Toys and have remotely viewed their exhibitions each year. I am excited to be participating!

Recap video of the Blamo Toys custom show last year.

45mm tall Hug sits in my hand

This year, the piece chosen to be the main attraction is a 45mm resin Hug figure. Hug is small, he is very small; It is the smallest piece I have ever customised. You would think being smaller would make it easier but in many ways, it was harder than a 'normal' 4-7" piece to customise.

I had sketched on paper many ideas, I had chosen one but in the end I didn't follow through. I pulled out some clay and made a 3D sketch model, I think this is becoming my favourite way to work.

I wish I had more WIP images to show you, poor form on my behalf. Yet, I am happy with how he turned out. Here he is~~
custom Hug by Shane Haddy

You may recognise the golden 'cat head'. It is a Meowf, a really neat original sculpt by TOVI. Sadly the Meowf project has been put aside but it was really nice to use Meowf for this custom. I also had a bit of fun trying get the Meowf head to look like roughly cast 'ancient statue' gold.

I am really happy with the final result, I feel the form worked out really well. 

Toy Art Gallery
7571 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles CA 90046

Opening reception:
7-10pm 15th of December.

15th of December through to the 30th of January.

To idolise, to be idolised.

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