I was commissioned by an Australian Toy Story fan to make replacement eyes for his 2010 Thinkway Electronic Mr Potato Head. The standard set has the eyes combined as one piece.

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In the Toy Story movies, Mr. Potato Head has separate eyes.

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I sculpted two sets of eyes with different eyebrows which could be mixed up for different expressions. These were sent off to Shapeways for printing.

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Another project that I’ve been working on for YEARS is a Stark army shield from Game of Thrones.

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The official replica is a cheap stamped metal shield with soft details. The edge of the shield has a really cool pattern that didn’t come through at all. Bleh!

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Using reference from pictures taken at the Game of Thrones traveling exhibit, I was able to draw up an accurate set of plans.

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Most of the shield won’t be problem to make but that pattern was going to be an issue. I sculpted a small section in 3D and sent it off to Shapeways.

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Once it came back, I made a mold. I kept it on my work table whenever I did any casting. Any leftover resin got dumped into the mold. Before long, I had enough to cover the circumference!

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Now that I can pressure cast clear resin, I decided to re-address my Sakura wand kits. I cast new wand tip halves from the original mold and glued them together.

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A little Bondo and primer gets it ready to mold.

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I’ve also been commissioned to build another Theoden scabbard.I still had enough leather leftover to build two…anyone in the market for a right-handed scabbard for their Herugrim?

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After paying taxes, I decided to treat myself with another Hobbit replica…Taurel’s bow! This United Cutlery replica is one of the nicest pieces they’ve ever made. It is made from steel-reenforced resin RIGHT FROM THE ORIGINAL MOLDS!! It is surprisingly big and hefty.

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The paint job is really nice and the detail is flawless.

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It even comes with an arrow and wall mounting bracket. The arrow is also cast resin of some sort but it looks like the real deal.

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What I love about the Kirkwood arrow is that it is a piece of wood that has been GROWN into an arrowhead . So cool!

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Buck.com has these on sale right now ($175.98 down from $281.02).

I can’t recommend it enough!

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2 Responses to Progress Weekend March 18-20

  1. hong says:

    potato eyes is when~~?
    i want it

  2. […] pegs of my 3D-printed Mr. Potato Head eyes are slightly too long. Instead of risking messing up the masters, I used Composimold to make a […]

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