Friday, 24 April 2015

Rusketus the troll

One summer, when your great grandfather was plowing the small field near the forest, the iron plow hit something very hard beneath the ground and split in two. Your great grandfather cursed, he bent down and saw a small formless stone, when he grabbed the stone it started to move, two small eyes opened, the stone had arms and legs and mouth, the stone was quick. it broke the hands of your great grandfather, then it borrowed itself deeper beneath the black soil and disappeared.
He called the troll Rusketus (sunburn), for it was not the iron plow that had awakened it from it's slumber, but the rays of the spring sun. Your great grandfather never plowed that field again, it's part of the forest now.

Family tale noted in a Finnish diary from 1820.


Thursday, 23 April 2015

Scissor man

Designed and made this costume for  music video for the song Dark Clouds by Adept-
It's a mysterious wasteland wanderer type of character, considering it was done in a weekend I think it turned out good! The scissor hands are not cgi the rest is a dyed trench coat, a pair of goggles I made years ago and lots and lots of tattered fabric, I discovered the best way to distress it was by rolling it up, stretching it out and attacking it with a saw.

Friday, 17 April 2015

True Survivor!

Made the costumes for the masked characters in this David Hasslehoff/Kung Fury music video. Also did a little bit of work on set, I can tell you that there is a great deal of real explosions and stunts crammed into this thing!

The "Skull Warriors" considering the limited time and budget they turned out pretty darn cool.

Thursday, 19 March 2015


"Rise my sisters, Re-fertilize the earth with human blood!"

-Lilly Blossom, leader of the second floral uprising,

This has been an ongoing side project for some time, just for myself. Scratch built, about 30cm high. It has a flickering led light in the head, and will get a light up base in the future.

Friday, 6 March 2015

The Klaw

I made this claw for Ben Sargent aka Doktor Klaw. He will also be doing a 13000 mile journey from NY to Argentina, cooking delicious seafood as he goes, keep your eyes open for his kickstarter project.

The Klaw is based on a leather motorcycle glove, it's mostly made of  brass with glass gems, and a handpainded lobster under heatformed plastic. It was a fun project but, damn it takes time to hammer shape and sand 27 individual brass parts....

Saturday, 27 December 2014

New FB page!

Hey, Since it's soon 2015 and no less then six years since I started putting things on this blog I thought It was about time I got a Facebook page, so march on over and see new pictures (and Photoshop enhanced old photos) I will try my best to put some making of and wip stuff there. Great things is in the making.

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Monday, 3 November 2014

Dirty Old Gnome (Slightly explicit)

"Ragnvald? He wasn't just a gnome, he was a Swedish housegnome, came with the Scandinavian immigrants back in the old days, He probably was the only one of his sort mad enough to cross the pond. A real bastard I tell you, he used to piss in peoples drinks, use his weird magic to start brawls for his own amusement, damn sure it was he who torched old Finnegans place back in 59'
 No taller then my boot you see, but hell, he could still drink me under the table and rob me of my wallet. He's a legend now among the drunks and lowlifes in the bad parts of town, the kind of people who's stories you would never believe anyway... Last I heard he was impaled by a stiletto shoe when he crashed a private Christmas party in 1975. Dirty old bastard" 

(interview with "Jerry" Ann Arbor Sun magazine No5,1979)

To be clear the explicit theme was not my own idea, but it was fun to cross the line of what fantasy sculptures usually are. I wanted him to be the polar opposite of the gnomes that appear in children books, the one who went bad, the black sheep of all good hardworking housegnomes, banished to another continent. His full name is Rangnvald Ulfrik Svartgƶl, but his "Friends" call him "Raggy".
The sculpture is 38cm tall