Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Cobra Mobat. TheCob-rat? The Cob-brat?

Hi all,

Newest GI JOE commission done. You know I love customizing GI JOE tanks. I especially love to customize the MOBAT because it has so much unseen detail...I mean you don't see it until I paint it. And I love adding battle-damage and making them look warn-torn.

I was commissioned to do a Cobra style one. So here is what I did.

Cobra Mobat!

So I primed and undercoated. Then I painted the whole thing two shades of grey. Then blue. I added the extra accessories and finally placed a few replacement stickers.

I love this view of it. SO MEAN looking!

Head on shot!

Details shot. I added a few backpacks on side, and on back.

Duke backpacks. :)

Before I finished, I rubbed some silver on a few spots to give it a metal shine. Then spray sealed it. I actually sealed it matte. 

I have done desert and snow mobats. Several of each. This is my favorite by far. And I get to make another one...right now. This one will be grey and red.

Hope you like. I can make you one if you want. I charge about $75 plus shipping for this job. Sometimes it is a little more, if I need to get some accessories you want. Like if I need the oil drum or extra backpacks. 

When it is done, and arrives at your door...I promise...EVERYONE who has had me make one loves them. And they become one of their centerpieces for their collection.

Thanks all!

Kevin James Breaux

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Funko Bat Cave turned into a Grayskull and Hordak Castle? Yep, I did it first!

Hi all,

It took me like 40 hours, but I did it. And I did it first!!!!!

(insert evil laugh)

I will do a larger post later. But here are some teaser pics.

Grayskull on left. Hordak on right.

Green is the new Gray.

Some much fun. So rad!

Inside and out. All the accessories painted and customized.

Look at the spider webs!

More to come soon!

Thanks all!

Kevin James Breaux

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

New Year - Tons of Work to show Three custom Grayskulls and one Snake Mountain.

Hi all,

I did (4) custom MOTU jobs in December. (3) Grayskulls and (1) Snake Mt.

I raffled the Snake Mt. off just before Christmas.  I wanted someone to give someone a gift.

These are good examples of styles and the levels of jobs. Kinda a small, medium, and large deal.

Snake Mountain - this is a big job regardless of missing its chain link bridge. This kinda job ranges in the $200-250 plus shipping realm. Depends on if I have to get you a shell or not. These shells can be expensive and the parts are not cheap too. I think I spent a  total of $125 piecing this one together before customizing it.

2nd Snake Mountain

crazy eyes!

I always add skeletons. And added some spider webs too.

Love the gate!

Snake is fun to paint.

Here are the three Grayskulls I did. In order. lol Again, different kinda jobs here.

#1 (below) - Full inside and out. Some extras. Tons of moss. This is a good example of a normal $175-200 plus shipping job. This included the shell and a few parts.

Green and lots of moss.

Commissioned for extra parts, Here are weapons and training stand.

Skeleton and treasure.

#2 (below) A much simpler job. No extra parts. I added Skeletons and a Throne of course...treasure and such...put no weapons or turrets or weapons rack. This is a good example of a job that might cost $150-175 plus shipping. Depending on the cost of the shell.

Green again.Grey accents.

Fully green inside.Bare minimum done here.

#3 (below) - This one, sent to Australia, was a big, but not FULL everything, job. First, I had to source out a Grayskull shell with PERFECT hinges. Which is hard. And they can be expensive. But the person who commissioned me, paid for it, and I found him a great one at a great price. It also needed both tower floors and a perfect gate. This one cost more than normal because of needed a great shell and having to ship to Australia.

I am very pleased with it. I followed his specific green and brown color scheme. And nailed it.

Open wide!

Brown floors. First time requested.

Treasure and gemstone and skeleton added. Always!

Rusty throne.
Indoor photo of the broze accents on the door.

Another detail shot.
Indoor pics. See the color shifts from outside to inside pics.

So there you go. My busy month captured in pics of my final products. I also had a book to finish formatting, I am a writer (if you did not know that already). :)

Thanks all for taking the time to look at my work. More coming soon!

Kevin James Breaux

Friday, December 7, 2018

Grayskull commissions are pouring in! Lords of Castle Broskull are on the job!

Hi all,

The Lords of Castle Broskull want to say thank you for all the commissions that poured in during the last two months. (And more pending.) Most of them are for Grayskulls. Which is great. Castle Broskull is the #1 spot for Custom Castle Grayskulls. So this is where we excel and it's great to get these beauties into the hands of proud collectors.

Here is a new one, just shipped this week. Theme: dark blues.

You know me, I prime first. But lets skip that picture and move to the undercoat. Two thick coats of black for shadowing. Its important and I always send a pic to the customer when its done.


Work in Progress
I like to send work in progress pics too. As many as possible. I enjoy taking the collector along through the journey. I sent this to Branden and it blew his mind. It's not even done! HA HA!

When I am done I ALWAYS take indoor and outdoor pics. There is a color shift between indoor lighting and outdoor sun. Take a look! This is the finished product all decorated. 

Indoor lighting.

Outdoor lighting.

Outdoor, in the sun, they pop.

For this project, I was sent the Grayskull and a bunch of parts. So I painted the canon, weapons rack and a few weapons too. And I did it for free because he paid way too much in a shipping mistake. I got your back, brother!

This is a CASTLE BROSKULL exclusive. You only get these with my customs.

Painted up real nice!

I try and make each gate different. Silver. Gold. A mix. Sometimes I mount skulls there. Etc.

Cannon painted.

Inside shots.

The skeleton fits in the throne perfectly. And I salvaged the stickers!

Back when I started, a year ago, I would ask people if they wanted the inside done. Most people planned to display open with the back facing at wall. So for the first 5-10 commissions I did very little inside. I started rough painting the insides eventually. THEN the demand shot up and people started really loving and valuing my work. So I started painting the insides as part of the whole deal. Not extra...part of the normal prince. I do this so now people have an entire play-set customed up.

This one, I was able to salvage the stickers inside and paint around them.

Here is a close up of the cannon. It was in bad shape. I fixed it up.

So I wanted to show people a comparison of an old Grayskull that is dirty and forgotten next to one that is cleaned up, custom painted, and made rad again.

Vintage Grayskull is cool...but I can make it way cooler!
Look for me on FB @castlebroksull and Instagram same @castlebroskull.

No twitter.

Thanks all!

Kevin James Breaux