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Toy to the World #2

Toy to the World is happening again! I got a second go at maiming a 5 inch vinyl bear.

This year I didn’t cut his ears off. I tied my concept into various anatomical/machiney things I’d been painting in 2d:

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I gave him some roboclaws, & a gas mask, and he’s holding a heart with tubes, metal plates and chains. I’ve strapped on the gas mask and the heart with some little buckles.

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It’s the first 3d piece I’ve used my favourite rusting medium on. I covered the gas mask, claws and parts of the heart/tubes with it and let it develop. Love those yellows and oranges and rough grainy texture. You never quite know what will happen with the rusting medium…

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I made some little meters with shrink-plastic and embedded them in the armour.

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Happy with this little dude. They are so tiny and fiddly to work with though, I nearly threw him across the room a few times. Last time I did TTTW I won third place with this guy:

The exhibition & silent auction opens tomorrow night (Jan 15th 2013) at the Spring Street Convention Centre (1 Spring St in the CBD) and runs until the 4th of Feb…facebook event here. Squee!

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Currently listening to: June of 44 - Anahata
Kaitlin Beckett

About Kaitlin Beckett

Kaitlin is originally from New Zealand, currently living and working as an artist in Melbourne, Australia. Visit her full site here: www.a-curious-bestiary.com

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