Say Hi to Goo-Jo! My very first Muttpop Tequila custom. He's a commission for Josh who read one of my comments about how I really wanted to customize a Tequila and so he contacted me and sent me one! How awesome is that?! I was over the moon of course and I still am. What an awesome platform this is. It is so well sculpted and the pose is just magnificent too.
Now Goo-Jo is a bit tougher than what you're used to seeing from me. I tend to work with cute most of the time. But after doing the Space Crab I've been so eager to try out new grounds and yet again I was given a platform that gave me a challenge. I'm sure I could have turned him into something cute, but I didn't want to. And I kind of am in a Steampunk mood at the moment as well, which I haven't been for many years, so I am trying to apply that to the things I am working on at the moment.
The biggest challenge with Goo-Jo were the textile elements and the metal ones. Instead of sculpting I decided to give fabric, in this case leather, a go. I am pretty used to sewing but making clothes for models is a whole new spectrum to me. So after allot of fiddling and no patterns, no I had to sew it all on to him lol, I finally managed to make him a jacket! And the leather straps too.
I even made the little buckles out of armature wire that I painted in a bronze colour. It was tricky, but looked great in the end. You can actually buckle the helmet up if you want to, it works :D
I also engraved the helmet with my Dremel. That took a while and was probably what took the longest too.
So here's to another successful custom and to great people like Josh who gave me the chance to work on this amazing fella. Thank you Josh!