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.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Green Ghost is already there

The room I usually use for my pictures has been converted to a projection room, and there's no more natural light there. So, until I find a new nice set up, here they are in front of a stupid brown background.

Ok, now back to something more serious. Things are moving fast on that one, the print is already done and it came out great.
Now will start the long long sanding session but if things are going as expected, it should be finish is 5 to 6 weeks. Busy summer for me.

So here's the few picts of the 3D prints. As you can see I've print two of them like for Garada, it's going to be the only two I'm building and I'm not even sanding the second one. Doing that on a single one is already enough for me.

Like on Garada, the launcher is a bit too big compare to the original one, but I like those proportions and wanted to use the same files as for Garada, beside that, all the mechanical parts are already there also.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Ball launcher

Today, a little post with a side project.

Well actually it's related to the things I'm busy right now but it's not a full character.
I was able to get a Taihou Buffalo for a decent price, unfortunately he didn't had his launchers. Since I've been able to build a working launcher for Garada, doing them for the Buffalo was kind of easy. It's just that I had to adjust the shape for Garada since mine was not in vinyl and then not flexible to put a launcher accurate to the original shape. I've redo the whole pieces but it will work with the same principle but this time it's really accurate.
And knowing that I was able to do that, pushed me to get that Buffalo. I've miss it a few time on auctions and each time it was for complete speciment who ended up after a bloody fight at high prices. So ending with that one for that price, is super cool, and soon he will have all his original fire power....

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Green Ghost C3 color test

Well, I had some time this evening to work on the color test, and I have to say that I was a bit too excited by this new project to wait until this week end to try that :))

So, here's a quick render in my usual test set up with some colors. I didn't spend time on trying to make the little emboss for every rivets, but more trying to find a matching color and have more or less the same airbrush feeling as in the original one.

Hope to be able to make it come into the real world really soon.....

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Who's coming next?

Well, for those of you familiar with the Villains, you already know this.
Strangely, two bad guys share the same arms and legs, those two guys are Garada K7 (yes, it's him again) and Green Ghost C3. In real, those two had the same molds for the members, that's the reason why their name is not written under the feet like all the other villains.

Since I've spend so much energy on the K7, and I have his arms and legs ready, I've decide to go for the Green Ghost also as there's not that much work to get it done properly.

So here's the very first images of the modeling, still a work in progress. Now I will start looking closely at all the pictures I have and try to spot the difference and see how I can enhance the accuracy. I'm already happy since the global feeling is there.

I guess that I will soon test is in my render set up with some colors to have a beter idea, but that for this week end maybe.