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.

Undercoated.

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
www.kevinbreaux.com

Friday, November 23, 2018

Some New Commissions Done! Check out the pics!

Hi all,

Was real busy for the last couple months with the release of a new book. I am an author too, if you did not already know.  :)

Here are some recent commissions that were finished and shipped off.

First up. The Blow Torch themed Tomahawk.  These pics were sent to me by the collector after he got the job.

Painted with yellow and red camo!

Front view.

Goes well with the APC I made earlier.

New Castle done!

This castle was a commission and the colors were meant to be very light grey. The collector wanted an extra skeleton and a "statue" of Fisto to display with it. This was an inside and out custom paint job.

I also painted a throne and added a lot of nice details to this one. Spent extra time on textures.

Outdoor pics

Gate closed.

Indoor pic with Fisto!

Inside the castle is a dark theme with blues and moss.

One of the Skeletons can be put on the throne.
 
Here is the Fisto Statue. He is looking amazing inside or outside of castle.

Close up of front gate.

Also did another batch of Skeletor mugs and sold them to Allan to resell in his store.

Skeletor Mugs!

More Castle work to show off soon. And I want to start a special project to raffle off. Remember to follow me on Instagram and Facebook. @castlebroskull


Thanks!

Kevin James Breaux
www.kevinbreaux.com

Monday, September 24, 2018

The Snake Mountain everyone has been wanting - Castle Broskull style!

Hi all,

So, I get a LOT of requests from Snake Mountain. And I always say the same thing.... Send me one, and I will customize it. It will look great.

But no one sends them.

I always wondered why?

Well, then I went on ebay and saw they are super expensive...WAY too much just for a shell. I bit the bullet and got one. $55 shipped. (I normally pay $30-35 shipped for Grayskull shells. tops)

This being the beginning of FALL...and the season for creepy...I decided now was the time to customize it. My goal, to bring out what the toy was meant to look like. I focused on images from the cartoon and comics and had a real clear idea in my head.

Here is how it turned out. Epic-ally RAD!

Perfection. Love it.



I took my normal approach. Clean and Gesso first. Then undercoat black. THEN....oh man, this was fun...I layer six shades of blue and purple and then a magenta and a straight red. Then, I did some pink and white highlights.

It shaped up quick and looked exactly how I wanted it to.

I painted the snake different for contrast and added some glow in dark and glitter to his scales.

Savage!

Gate is painted in flat black and grey with some rust colors. I wanted that part to look very  different since I imagine it as a different stone (onyx?) than the rest of the mountain.

I added moss and skulls, my trademarks...and I poured some sand down the path to make it look like it has a real dirt path.

My Snake Mountain brings all the boys to the yard...

Damn right, it's better than yours...

I wanted to fill that space at the bottom, so I put some Halloween spider webs in there for a smoke effect. BOOM! Perfect.

Added fun! Treasure chest and a sparkling snake.
You all know, I always add things to my castles. Treasure chest, key, weapons, shields, gems, skulls...etc. I decided that Snake Mountain needed a snake. I did not attach them, so the new owner can move them around.

FYI-The inside is painted black and shaded. That's it.

So who bought this one?

Well, I made it a prize in a raffle and the winner....get this...she decided to gift it to another guy who REALLY wanted it. Like, she entered, but did not care if she won. And she won. So she gave it to one of the other guys...

MAN, this is why I paint toys. This is why I do raffles and keep my prices affordable. I like putting these gems in the hands of people who will love them. And the girl who won the raffle did just that. SHE understands Castle Broskull. And I love that.

I hope you like. So far it has had hundreds of likes on social media, and people are in love with it. I want to do another one but... SOMEONE has to send me a Snake Mountain shell! :)


Thanks all!

Kevin James Breaux
www.kevinbreaux.com

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Castle Broskull August Projects completed while finishing my 8th book.

Hey all,

If you didn't know already...yes, I'm a professional artist. But I'm also a published author. I've written eight books to date. (don't judge my writing skills by my blog posts...lol. Two different beasts.)

August, I started to push myself to finish a novel I have been writing the last year. I was half done and decided I could finish it...if I focused almost all of my time.

Now, mind you, I don't write cheesy short books. I write novels that are in the 100,000 word range. So, in the month of August, I wrote about 45,000 words. BOOM!

Yeah, it was not easy. I had a lot of lost days to migraines. Stress... And a few days of taking day trips around Oregon and Washington.

But my nights are always focused on Castle Broskull work. STILL I had delays with the forest fires and heat effecting my spray paints. And spray sealants. This is why I prefer hand-painting.

So the heat is gone, the book is written, and I am back to work big time on custom projects.

Here are some of the projects I finished last month...regardless of being super busy and all...

***Oh, side note. Grayskull #30 was created and raffled off to the fans and supporters of Castle Broskull. The winner then gave it to his friend who was having a hard time. THAT is RAD. That is how people should be. That is coolness all around. Everyone involved gave back. Loved it. Thanks, Michael.


The Fisher Price 1970s boat turned into Dreadnok Gunship!

Fun project. For Sale!

It's post apocalyptic too!

Rusted...but it still fires! LOL (not really)

Started out looking like this!

Grayskull #31 -  Blues and Silver.

For a commission, I did this Blue Grayskull. Love how it looks.

Fun job. Great guy to work with!

Zartan and his Slick Ride.

Murdered out - all black Zartan

And his slick ride. And his gems!

Fun and easy commission. 



Tiger Force Snake Armor!

My new favorite toy to paint!

Stripes!

So many options!

I love how it turned out.

Okay, that's just a few things to show. Hope you like them.

Remember, if you send me the toy, the custom job is cheaper than me having to buy one or sell you one I have. But I will do it either way.


Thanks all!

Kevin James Breaux
www.kevinbreaux.com

Thursday, August 9, 2018

The newest GRAYSKULL!!! This is Grayskull job 29!

Hi all,

Been so busy. I can't seem to update with all the jobs I have done. It is crazy.

Here is an important one. A major one. This is the first full deluxe Castle Grayskull job I have done in a while. Normally, I get basic commissions for Grayskulls. But this one...this one I was tasked to paint EVERYTHING for the first time. And we, the Lords of Castle Broskull, did just that!

*Lady Broskull painted the weapons. :)


Here it is. The Dragon Bone Castle!

Painted with almost 10 layers of paint. Browns, blacks, greens, reds, oranges, yellows, blues and purples!




With all the fix'ns!

Above you will see two pictures taken inside with natural light. You can see all the time that went into this.

I painted it with a black undercoat and a brown base. I added so many colors. And then did a lava flow down the sides. So I added even more colors and texture and shimmer!

The colors in the roof are meant to look like dragon scales and they color shift a lot. So depending on the light or angle you look at them they appear more blue or purple. It is a cool effect.

Below is the castle photographed outside in the sun and 100 degree heat...lol.

Pointed Lizard Tongue

The figure was alive before the photos...the heat killed him!
I added moss, skulls, treasure chests, gems, keys, a skeleton and more. It has all sorts of fun additions from the Castle Broskull vaults!

Some of the accessories.

Fully painted and customized weapons rack and weapons.

Aged to perfection!

Gun was made to look metallic and rusty.

Trademark Castle Broskull add-on Skeleton. He was painted to look charred.


Tower and gun.

Painted the throne in the same color as roof to match dragon scales.



Skulls are hidden all over. Inside and out.

Interior details.

That treasure is a trap!


So this was a big job. Full deluxe and themed job. I was sent the castle and all the parts and I worked very hard on it for over a month. I think it turned out great and might be my favorite one of all the Grayskulls  have done. It turned out to be the 29th one commissioned and finished.

Hope you like it.

So the next one, the 30th Castle...will be a prize for a contest on FB. Be sure to look for updates.

Thanks all!


Kevin James Breaux
www.kevinbreaux.com