The Toketsu Mountain Tiger
First of all, I am so sorry about the lack of Blog Entries this year. Seems I’ve really fallen behind on that part. But on the other hand, I’ve been able to create some amazing customs this year, and I promise that when time presents itself I WILL sit down and write about them all.
Now, this one, this one I just had to post as I think it’s one of my best customs this year.
I struggled so much with the original platform by Jermaine Rogers. Don’t really know why, but I found it hard to envision what it could become. So I used a different approach this time. Rather than making a creature I’d thought up in my head I just started “sketching” with sculpey and slowly his character became more and more clear to me.
The Toketsu Mountain Tigers roam the snow covered mountains of Toketsu. They are very large creatures with bad vision. With the bad vision and those tall legs they often get themselves into some tricky situations. This one managed to step right trough the roof of a Galaxy Bunny Burrow. The Galaxy Bunnies burrow into the mountain and this is where they spend most of their days. Even though the inside of the Toketsu mountain is an adventure of its own, it can get a bit dull when you get used to it. So naturally when something unexpected happens, like a huge furry foot coming through the roof of your house, it needs to be inspected. Now being a huge tiger with bad eye sight, suddenly covered in little starry critters can be pretty daunting as you can see by his expression… Maybe we get to follow the story of these four a little closer in a near future….
The Toketsu Montain Tiger and his starry friends is currently on his way to NYC to participate in the show “Falling Apart” which is curated by Martian Toys. It’s a big custom show with the Jermaine Rogers platform as a base. I think it will be an amazing show and I have seen some pretty mind blowing customs so far. So if you have the chance to participate on the 4th through to the 7th of October I can highly recommend that you go and see them in person. NYCC booth 488, Martian Toys!