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.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Daltanious rehab: the end

So, after a little rush on the MB cars, I was able to finalize my work on the Daltanious head.
The paint turned out to be a real nightmare. Even if it look nice on the picts, I can describe the painting as : wrong choices all the time.... I don't have an airbrush so I generally use spray paint and a specific brand. I've decide to go for a cheaper one and this was the first wrong choice, this paint was really heavy and I've lost a lot of details, so lots of sanding between all layers of paint to be sure to keep as much details as possible.

Then I've decide to try something to mask all the different parts. Instead of using masking tape, I wanted to test plastiline thinking that using a soft material like that can be easy. Well the plastiline was pretty soft and it was really hard to get it properly everywhere. After the full painting and removing the plastiline I had to do a lot of little touch up.
Hopefully the varnish has soften all the little imperfections and the global look is quite nice.

Because of the whole process used, I don't have a paint like the original, It doesn't look too mcuh hand painted like the original one and the brown is a little less red than on the original. In a certain way it's cool as it's not a full replica but my own revised version.

In conclusion: next time I'll buy an airbrush and do it like it should be done and not with those paint spray :))

Here's a few pictures of this big guy back to life.

First a bit of darkness

with some lights

And finally a little side by side with a pict from the original auction.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Mach Baron repro car, almost there.

I was finally able to finish the first serie of 10 little cars. I need to improve my casting skills as I've had a lot of junk cast before having the first 10 good looking one.

Here's a few picts. If you are interested, don't hesitate to contact me: mikedeco@gmail.com

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Daltanious rehab

Here's a little work in progress on a Robot Factory Daltanious rehab. I saw one on auctions that was missing his lion head on the chest, some stickers were missing also. It sounded like a good challenge for me to try to make him look proud again. How to replicate the head when you don't have access to a real one? Well you do it in 3D and then you print it in stereolythography. A good friend and fellow collector send me some pictures from his lion head and also some measure and I was able to do something quite close to the real one.

I still need to finalize this thing as it's in stand by for the moment because I focus more on the Mach Baron car.
You will see it here once it's finish. Hope in two weeks or something.

Here's the first images of the 3D model

And with some colors to have a better idea

And here's the 3D print without any post process yet