Monday, August 15, 2016

Resin Is King Series 3!

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I'm working on a new sculpt for the Resin Is King series 3 that will debut at the New York comic con in October. The new sculpt will be part of the ongoing and growing Tuttz family of familiar characters which already include the Pharaoh Hound and Sucio (the mouse character which debuted in Resin Is King Series 3).
Big huge thanks to Tenacious Toys and Dead Hand Toys for the invite to participate in this blind box series with a bunch of other amazing artists. 

Don't know about Resin Is King? Scroll down and read below.

 From Benny at Tenacious Toys:

"We are very proud and excited to announce another series of beautiful, handcrafted resin sculptures: Resin is King Series 3. Resin Is King is a concept that Brian (Dead Hand Toys) and I came up with a few years back. There have been many production BB toy series, and several super tight custom Dunny and custom mini figure series that set a high benchmark for home-brew series. But, really, nothing for resin collectibles. So we did it ourselves.

Here are the details: Resin Is King is a blind-boxed series (mystery figures packaged in identical boxes). All pieces are just under 3" tall. For Series 3, we have 10 artists each contributing 10 pieces for a total of 100 blind boxes. Each artist's 10-piece run will be the same sculpt, but possibly involve different color variants and/or chase variants. The series will include a Golden Ticket (or maybe more than one?) included randomly inside the boxes. Each blind box will be $30. Boxes will include a numbering system on the bottom which will allow buyers to avoid picking 2 boxes from the same artist, without disclosing which artist's piece is inside. See? We are getting smarter!"

We are now up to Series 3, releasing live at NYCC at our Booth #309 in The Block.
The Series 3 artist roster is as follows, all fine human beings who we are proud to call friends and business partners:
@tayloredcurios - Mike NEMO Mendez - @richpage @deadhandtoys @thejellyempire @angry_artist @argonautresins @jams2001 @magitarius @forceodorkness

Friday, July 29, 2016

Guest Artist Customs Jam / NY Comic Con!

So - it looks like the guest artist custom series is back again for the upcoming New York Comic Con in October this year. This is the first teaser for the guest list I'm building up and I'm planning to maybe expand the group list very soon. There are a few slots left and who knows what other super awesome artist will show up on it.
I had a lot of new resin releases last year for comic con that kept me busy to the last minute and I could not do the usual custom blank resin throw down. So this year we'll be at it again with some amazing returning artists from years past and some new ones and hopefully a few surprises as we go.
You can Google past comic cons or hit up the backlog on this blog site to see all the other customs that were done before and everyone ever involved have ALWAYS brought their A game and I expect no less this time around.
There is no constricting theme for this years customs jam so all the guest artists can do whatever they want and have fun with the project. All customs will be at the Argonaut Resins booth in The Block this year.

The blank resins being offered up to customize this year are the 8 inch Tuttz cats, Mini Tuttz 3.5 inch, the 5 inch Pharaoh Hound Mini's, Sucio mice and the Mariposa butterfly. There is also a few special one of a kinds thrown into the mix like a wingless Mariposa and a horned Dragonfly to make things fun. Stay tuned for a upcoming updated guest artist list and a nice surprise!


Sunday, July 17, 2016

The First New Project From TuttzWorld!

For the rest of this year I will be mainly focusing on the updated Tuttz cat brand - TuttzWorld - and it will feature a bunch of new projects with the infamous cat that put Argonaut Resins on the map. First up is a all new miro 2 inch size for the cat which I had been planing for a while now with a different approach in production. This time not only will the cat be a 3D model but it will also be printed direct on a 3D printer with no casting and molding for the first few waves.

Below are images of the process from 3D images of the .stl file of the original Tuttz Mini model (modeled by the amazingly talented Steve Talkowski) scaled down from 3.5 inches to 2 inches to the UV resin cured print with the build sprues right out the machine to the final finished tooled up micro cat. Yup, it's tiny! Maybe I'll test print a one inch Tuttz too? Want some Tuttz cat earrings? Let me know!
I wonder what it will look like with some clear sealant spray on it?
Or maybe some colorful transparent acrylic paint airbrushed on top?  Hmmm...

Up next...BUGS!!!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

3D modeling and printing?

I've always loved 3D modeling and 3D printing, in fact I used to do it almost 16 years ago before there any table top printers that are all now the rage this day and age. I taught myself how to use the Rhino modeling program back then with my old mainstream toy prototyping company and we had a old Actua 2000 3D wax printer which had decent resolution and made great physical models. So now after so many years doing everything by hand I figured it was time to dig back into the virtual world and and see if it can add to what I've doing and maybe enhance my projects. I have acquired a table top 3D printer called the Moonray that can make some high resolution models and will posting some of the projects i make with it here on this blog. The new printer prints in resin so I guess Argonaut Resins will be a round for a bit longer than I expected, but do expect the product lines to change a lot. I will still always do hand sculptures and physical fabrications but will be adding this virtual tool to my arsenal of product creation. So stay tuned and you will see some new endeavors with 3D magic.

First up is a new collectible magnet design prototype for my Tuttz cat in 3D. I tested a few sizes and thicknesses and tweaked the features on the last print. I always wanted to make the Tuttz cat packaging logo in 3D and make various things with it since it has become well known brand. Below is my 3D model of my Tuttz cat logo and some of the test prints off the Moonray printer.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Stray Cat Tuttz Mini's Now Available In The Online Store!

I added a few new cleartint resin glitter and confetti infused Stray Cats 3.5 inch Mini Tuttz to the online STORE. These last two cats are a red fleck and teal sparkly combo with silverish tails and white eye's and noses.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Tuttz Custom Devilcats Now Available In The Online Store! SOLDOUT!

The red Devilcat Tuttz OG 6.5 inch and mini 3.5 customs are now available in the online STORE. Both cats come with custom sculpted devil spade tails and are painted up to match all the full color Tuttz illustrated sketch cards by artist Eric Nocella Diaz. 
Tuttz OG 6.5 Devilcat -

Tuttz Mini 3.5 inch Devilcat -

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Last Wave Of Pearl Eye Mariposas!

The next wave of Pearl eye Mariposa resin cast butterflies infused with glitter and confetti (sculpted, cast, painted and molded by artist Eric Nocella Diaz) are now available in the Argonaut Resins online STORE. This is the last wave of the pearl eye editions with a few of them that glow in the dark and they go for $45 shipped in the US.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Mini Tuttz and a Argo Company Update!

The last wave of Tuttz Mini's are going up in the online STORE in the next few days. The theme is a outer space one with sparkly fun Nebula styles, mints and cleartints.
I've also been busy working on a big project with indie publisher Xmoor Studios where I plan to tell the Tuttz cat story in comic book form so stay tuned for some major updates on that. I was also going to end this blog and set up a new one with the new project but a lot of collectors and followers asked for me to keep everything in one place, so I'll keep posting here for a while longer. I've also acquired a 3D printer and have been making some sculptures in a new 3D program I learned over the last month to raise my collectibles concept bar to another level. The 3d printer prints in resin so I guess Argonaut Resins will hang around a weee bit longer - but, change is definitely coming and if you see some of my other pages lately a lot teasers have popped up showing some of it.
Apologies on the late post, but, you will see why when I start revealing more of what's been keeping me so busy behind the scenes.

Hang around, I'm sure you'll be happy you did.