Friday, July 15, 2011

My Li'l Monkey

At the risk of ratting myself out as some kind of kit-basher I occasionally decide to mutate one toy into another.

I used to keep the normal version of this monkey doll in my car to wave at kids in other vehicles. At one point I had steel marbles in his eyes which gave him kind of a friendly terminator effect.

Then suddenly one day I decided to cut his face off and replace it with a a Super Sculpey version which just happened to be the right color so I only needed to add a little acrylic wash to it to pull out the detail. I used plastic teddy bear eyes behind the mask and actually wired the eyes to light up if I someday choose to add a battery pack to his forearm.

Standing upright on a doll stand he glares hatefully at me from the corner of my studio.