Steves costume accessories, (all handmade by myself)
These took a bit longer to finish than i expected, Steve boots were originally going to be cast out of soft silicone, The prototype silicone boots looked really nice but after taking them on and off a few time they began to tear, the problem with using a silicone soft enough to stretch over his feet is that it is also somewhat delicate so I eventually decided to cast them in resin and joint them at the ankle. The resin boots can be easily swapped with his standard foot sculpt.
I modeled Steve’s belt digitally in 3d, 3D printed it, made a silicone mold from the 3D print then cast the finals in soft silver silicone, I embedded magnets in the ends of the silicone belts and also in the backs of the resin belt buckles so they lock together. (It took a LOT of experimenting to get it right)
Aside from Steve’s belt buckle i also modeled his bracelets in 3D, 3D printed them, created silicone molds form the 3D prints then cast them in resin, i then sanded the seams off and then hand painted on the details like the little silver studs and tiny “metal” stars.
I’m running late as always and currently buried in painting extra expression faces that were ordered as extras to go with the finished LE Steves but even so ALL of the first 5 finished Steves should ship by Monday.
As always any questions can be sent to me here or emailed to bishonenhouse (at) yahoo (dot) com
Finished my Marcus and Esca dolls from The Eagle movie, or Eagle of the Ninth book. They are both bishonenhouse Steve. I love the exchanging face-plate expressions. This is an experiment to explore with the expressions. All the painting by Buffdolls and costuming as well.
I just thought you folks might like seeing this, an awesome photo comic by Buffdolls done with two of my Steve sculpts!! :-D
Just look at them in their bubble gum pink splendor. :-)
A full set of Silicone molds for an 18/17 inch doll, I just finished these for a client and I will be doing his casting work as well. Aside from the casting/molding work for my own dolls i also do the molds/casts for a few other artists.
I was hoping to have these finished a few weeks back but the insanely cold weather slowed the work down considerably. Silicone doesn’t take well to cold and it sloooows down the mold making process to a crawl.
aside from a little cleaning these are finally done! :-)
Yeee Haw!! its Texas time!! (and goofy selfie time)
Its official, I will be a guest at A-Kon/Doll A-Kon 2014!! June 6-8 Dallas, Texas. Ive never been to Dallas before and I’m really looking forward to the con as well as the trip! Me Dreux and Seth will be road trippin it down from WV so it should be fun time. As the con draws closer ill post more info :-)
Aside from that bit of news I’m still working on the LE Steves, I’m finishing up costume accessories (boots,bracelets and belts) while I wait on the costumes from Dreux. Aside from the Steves I’m also finishing up a couple of custom doll commissions as well as a full set of doll molds for a clients doll sculpt. Because of the snowstorm here in WV and the cold snap the hill to the studio has been frozen solid and I’ve only been out of the studio once in the past week,……I’m beginning to go a bit stir crazy. :-/
A short little video I created just for fun that demonstrates the swapping of expressions on Steve,.. I really did this as a test to see how many people are interested in this sort of thing, id like to create more videos showing off the different features of my doll sculpts as well as tutorials demonstrating some of my doll making techniques..
So go on ahead and hit the play button and watch me fumble around with doll heads,..lol ;-)
This year will be a special year for me, it will be the 10 year anniversary of my doll making business, I quit doing animation work back in 2004 and began my now full time job as a doll artist. It was a huge life change for me back then and for the first couple of years I nearly starved to death, finally by the 3rd year I began breaking even and then finally began making a profit. Ive never done anything more difficult but Ive never done anything more personally rewarding either… A big thanks to everyone whos supported my work over the past 10 years, heres to the next 10! :-)
The LAST 3 “au naturel” Steves about to be boxed up, These guys along with all website orders placed this weekend will be shipping today, If you ordered an unclothed Steve or placed an order through the store this weekend and do not receive a tracking number by tonight please send me an email bishonenhouse(at)yahoo(dot)com
Those neat cranberry wigs are now sold out but there are still a few of the “intoxicated” faces left as well as all the other expressions,wigs and some kits (link to Steve Store)