Copper Creeps Series 4 launches at Toycon UK this April.
The two new characters in the classic horror series are The Gillman, denizen of fetid swampland and marshes. And The Phantom, mythic haunter of the Opera house.
The figures will be available in both “Cold-Cast” Pewter and Bronze open editions as well as the super limited, hand-painted Mono edition of only 20 pieces, each signed and numbered by Doktor A.
All the versions and the rest of the range of 8 characters will be available from my booth at Toycon as well as launching online at my store the same day.
Metal versions £40. Mono painted versions £90.
If you are interested in collecting Copper Creeps in an aged Bronze/Verdigris finish then head on over to Martian Toys.
They now stock this finish EXCLUSIVELY! The whole Copper Creeps range is available ONLY from them direct. From their website or from their new store “The Mothership” opening soon in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
This makes Martian Toys the second store in the USA to carry Copper Creeps.
You can also view and purchase Copper Creeps from 3D Retro in L.A .
And in Japan from Tomenosuke.
And of course direct from The Online store
(If you are a store owner interested in stocking Copper Creeps please contact Doktor A at email@example.com for details.)
I will have this single set of “Ivory” finish series 1 Creeps available at Creaturegeddon on the 20th and 21st of August.
Series three of the Classic Monster inspired resin robot collectibles are nearly with us.
“Imhotep”, Son of the Sands and “The Wolfman”, moon fearing denizen of the night, are the two latest additions to the expanding line.
Available at launch will be the super limited “Mono” edition. Hand painted, signed and numbered by Doktor A in a run of only 20 or each character. ( £90 each figure.)
And the open edition “Metal” editions in cold-cast Bronze and Pewter. Each signed by Doktor A. ( £40 each figure.)
Imhotep stands a slender 4″ tall with the Wolfman at a chunky 2.75″.
They come individually boxed in simple packaging with striking metal labels.
The series will launch on Saturday the 21st of August in person at Creaturegeddon the UK convention for lovers of creature design and monster make-up, taking place in Watford, London
( http://www.creaturegeddon.net/ )
The metal editions will be available online in my store ( http://mechtorians.bigcartel.com ) the same day.
Also Half of the Mono editions will be added to the store with any others added after the event closes should if any remain.
On the 21st & 22nd of August I will be having a booth at Creaturegeddon in Watford, London.
This is fairly new UK convention for lovers of creature design and monster make-up.
It has some amazing speakers from the very top of the movie effects world including Nick Dudman who oversaw all the Harry Potter films and David Marti of DDTFX responsible for the wonders of Pan’s Labyrinth and Crimson Peak among many others.
I will be there at booth No. 13, right in the middle of the hall with my work and launching series 3 of Copper Creeps .
If you want 10% off an advanced ticket use the code MECH16 at their online ticket vendor (good for the first 30 users).
l hope to see you there.
A little look at the packaging for series 1 with those lovely metal foil Copper labels..
Copper Creeps are now digital creations. They are made the old fashioned way, by hand. I realise that in this day and age this is a novel idea so I thought I would show you how I did it.
This is how I made the master form of the Monster for series 1.
The photo above shows what I am using for this prototype master sculpt. More of a construct than a sculpt.
Acrylic geometric forms. Styrene sheet. Acrylic and Styrene rod and tube. Lead tape. Some plastic hemispheres. And some epoxy putty.
My tools for this job. All hand tools apart from a mini Dremel type drill not shown for bulky cutting and sanding, of which there is not much. As I am mostly using acrylic and styrene I am chemically welding more than gluing. Using Dychloromethane.
The form is constructed from the various Acrylic shapes, cut and welded together and then fine sanded to give the frosted surface. Any small gaps can be plugged with Epoxy filler.
The hairline and collars were added in thin Lead sheet which is easy to contour around the compound curves.
The rivets are small styrene domes found in a hobby supply store.
Some rub down and finishing required before molding but he came together nicely.
Three days work so far.
This is the power switch on his back. Mostly made from Styrene sheet. The blue switch crossbar is acrylic rod which was tuned to shape.
Some more views of the piece.
The whole thing is given several coats of primer and wet sanded back to get a nice smooth finish before going for molding and casting.
A final top coat of primer before he heads off.
The Bride from the “Allerdale” Edition. Still a handful available. Edition of only 10 of each character made.