Welcome at FreeTime Toys

Hello everybody and welcome here. This blog will be dedicated to the few toys projects I will do during my free time. You can expect some toys rehab, some design adaptation and some brand new design.

If you are here you probably know my taste for Jumbo Machinder, so most of my projects are related to those big guys. Hope you will enjoy it.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Boba Fettchinder

This is something new for most of you but in fact this was my second big project. The first one was my Rokuron Q9 for wich I had some help with the 3D modeling. When I saw the Super Shogun Stormtrooper I wanted to do some modeling and design test to "undust" my modeling skills since I'm doing more animation rather than modeling or shading and lighting.

I also wanted to see a bit how I can transpose a character into a Jumbo Machinder and try to keep the spirit of both. I've try to bring some little details from existing machinder into it so that it looks like a real Machinder.
I've include also a little movie I did with the first version of modeling. You can see at the begining how I came up with global proprtions, using pieces of several machinder and assemble them in photoshop.

For those of you who might think that this can be images of the upcoming Super Shogun Boba Fett made by a famous independant toy company, well it's not. It just something I did for fun and that's all.

I've done some new rendering of it to play a bit with a render engine but I still have a lot of work to do on that part.

Let's start with the video


And now some render I've done more recently

And some color tests

First cast of the Mach Baron car

Finally had the time to finalize the mold based on the second prototype and I've done the first cast of the repro car.
It needs some cleaning and I need to adjust a bit the stickers as they were made for the previous prototype wich was a bit smaller than the new one.
Just need to put it in Mach Baron foot now :))

The one with the stickers is the first cast and the other one is the second prototype.

It's hard to get something without blur as the model is quite small this car is around 6.5 centimeter long.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Black Ox Machinder Vilain

So, for the second entry here's some design adaptation. I've try to transpose the Black Ox into a real Machinder Vilain based on the design of Garada K7, Green Ghost C3 and a bit of Rokuron Q9. All of them have a bit the same legs and arms and their design was really close to the Black Ox, so why not try something.

I still want to adjust a lot of things and also need to do the whole technical modeling of joint, thickness of parts before even try to do a protoype of that guy. Maybe some day he will be real.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Mach Baron Repro Car

Let's go for the first post.

This project is a reproduction of the eternal missing piece of the Jumbo Machinder Mach Baron: the little car in his foot. This thing is almost impossible to find unless of find a MIB specimen, but this is not for me. So I've decide to do one myself using the tools I know well. The modeling is done in 3D based on pictures of the real one, then the protoype was done using 3D printers. After some post process I'm currently making the molds to be able to do a few of them. Result of that in a few days but you can already see some work in progress here.

This first serie show a work in progress of the modeling

The second serie is the first protoype, after that, the 3D modeling was adjusted to make a few details pop out more.