Sunday, October 30, 2011

Grunt 2-Packs are coming.

I might give these away to trick or treaters instead of candy!  Look at all those little guys.  These boys aren't ready for frontline duty yet, but once they get done with basic training they'll be wrapped up and ready to ship out.  I'm going to sell them as two to a package for $15.  And they come in any color you want as long as it's green :)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Interview on TruTek

Niall just posted an inteview with me over on TruTek.  He asked me about NYCC, my influences and where Rivet Wars is headed.  I typed some long answer so if you're in the mood to do some reading take a look :)

Rivet Wars Interview

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Stat Card Sketches

If you ordered a Vert Tank back when I first started making the Rivet toys then you received a little sketch on the back of the stats card.  I scanned some of them before sending them out and I thought you all might like to see some of them.  Some of these little drawings will surely be used as the starting point for future toys or paintings.  It was really fun to do these.  I really wanted to give each person their own little personal piece of art.

Friday, October 21, 2011

NYCC 2011 Exclusives on sale!

I just put the few toys leftover from NY Comic Con 2011 up for sale in the shop.  There aren't that many left so they might go fast.  Taxicab yellow grunts and allied grunts.  If you missed out, no worries, Green allied grunt 2-packs coming soon!

Rivet Wars Shop

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Vert Tank Walker by Adam Pratt

Awesome custom vert walker by Adam Pratt.
Adam Pratt Art

"The Walker Variant of the Vert Tank was first produced by troops in the Tungascar Highlands.  Because of the extremely rocky terrain the Vert Tanks, with their tracks, were not mobile enough to allow the hussars to run patrols of the caves in this mountainous region.  A one Corporel Adoma Pratteun commandeered two reclaimed leg units from a destroyed Blighter Quad Tank and together with his mechanicus unit managed to get a prototype working in less than a week.  The prototype soon proved its value by providing heavy fire support to the mountain patrol units.  Currently there are two dozen or so vert walker variants in use in the region.  There is now talk of re-tooling a vert tank factorie to produce a vert walker from the ground up."  -  Praniscus Palkonik, 23rd regimental historian

Monday, October 17, 2011

New York Comic Con 2011

Wow!  My first New York Comic Con is finished.  It was a great time.

Got to meet George from Toybreak, Matt of Onell Toys, Steve of Sketchbot, and The Sucklord!  Also met up with Darrin, Jared, Connor, Roger, Steve and so many others.  I got my toys signed by Joe Ledbetter and a print signed by Geoff Darrow of Hard Boiled fame!  I met Ben Caldwell and Eric Canete, two artists whose work I really admire.

I was also shocked at how many people were like, "hey, so you're that rivet wars guy!"  It was amazing how supportive people were and encouraging.  I handed out, sold and traded a lot of toys and gave George his XL Rivet shirt :)  So much fun and good will going around.  Lots of people who just love making cool stuff and that's what it's all about.  Such an inspiring weekend.

Making shirts for the show.

NYCC 2011 grunts

The show floor

Onell Booth.  Look at all the great stuff.

New Cintiq.  That base is so big.

First sale of a grunt to Mr. Pepe.

Ian, Andrew, Steve and RA showing
how cool Reckoning is!

Best food ever.

I see some chogokin in there.

Met up with Connor and Jared.

Jared's cool work in progress sculpt.

The Sucklord checking out Rivet Wars!

3D printing kit.

A real american hero.

These remind me of the evel knievel
 toys from back in the day.

Voltron or GoLion!

Reckoning Troll toy!

Ashley Wood paintings.  Start
at $5k :(

Joe Ledbetter!  Picked up two of these
and got them signed!

3A cool stuff.

Just awesome.  Is that Ilya?

Met Matt of Onell toys.  What a great

Some cool 4 horsemen stuff.

Love this.  Had that toy when I was a kid.

Met George of Toybreak and Steve
of Sketchbot.  These guys have
really inspired me.

Roger Harkavy!  We go back 10+
years collecting Japanese robots.

Super 7!  Roger introduced me to
Steve.  Super cool guy.

Yes son, I know boba fett.

Saturday's take.

My take for the show! 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Taxicab Yellow Grunt - NYCC 2011

I am in the "factory" now making an exclusive drop of taxicab yellow grunts for the 2011 New York Comic-Con.  I'll be walking around the show Friday and Saturday.  Any grunts that I don't sell or trade at the show will be put up on the site for those that didn't make it to the show or couldn't find me :)  Hope to see you there!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Scaled allied grunt rolling out!

I finished  a mold for the new allied grunt figure and made a casting. This figure is in scale to the vert tank and the quad stug.  It looks really nice.  The detail was meant for this scale and it really comes through.  I also got some tips on finishing the 3D print from Ralph Nese and that has made a real difference.  The character is smooth and really tight.

 The plan is to make a bunch of these to have for NYCC.  Maybe in an exclusive color and packaging.  I'll be walking around comicon friday and saturday.  I'm hoping to run into people so I can show them the latest work I have.  A rivetwars t-shirt is in the works so you can look for that :)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Painted Grunt by Adam Pratt

Artist Adam Pratt has done an amazing paint job on one of the large allied grunts.  He really knows how to give any figure he touches a sense of life and realism.  So inspiring to see things like this.  Adam has always been a supporter of Rivet Wars and it is his work especially that keeps me pushing to produce more and better work.  Great stuff.