Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Quick update.

Hi all,

Just a quick update. My original Castle Grayskull custom paint job, the one I was keeping for myself, well...it SOLD.

It was immensely popular and people loved it SO much I had to let go of it. Here are a couple of fun pics I took of it.





 
This one was a very dark green/blue color. I'm sad to see it go, but glad it has found a home with a cool collector. I'n sure he will love it as much as I did.

Since the Halloween one did not sell, I repainted it and that one is now on display in my office. I am starting a new one next week. A lot of people wanted me to do a Winter scene. Not sure if I will, since the Halloween one did not find a home.

Thanks all!

Kevin James Breaux
www.kevinbreaux.com

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Starting a new one next week

Hi all,

If you want to commission a Grayskull, message me now. I have a new shell, that is in excellent condition and I will start painting it next week. So message me now if you want to pick the colors, or wait and message me after I start painting it, if you just want to buy it before I list it for sale.

But hurry. These things sell fast....

Except the Haunted House one. That one is still available. For the life of me, I don't know why.


Thanks all!

Kevin
www.kevinbreaux.com

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Back to the classics Grayskull #5 done and sold.

 all,
I went back to the classics with my fifth Custom Grayskull. Give the people what they want.

I did. And wow.

What a great response. I had lots of people comment and make offers on this one. Lots of offers. Unfortunately, it is first come-first serve, and I have to sell it to the first person who sends a payment (even a 50% down payment). I wish I had five of these to meet the demand.

I am about to paint a new one. It will be close to this one in its colors. UNLESS... someone orders it and pays before I start painting. Then they can pick the design. Either way, I am excited to make a new one soon.

Until then, here is #5.


Here is the finished castle. Look for the hidden treasure: a key!
One of the details I have started added. Skulls. Man they look good.


I hope you like it.  Remember, I am here if you want to order one as a commission.



Kevin James Breaux
www.kevinbreaux.com

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Halloween-themed Castle Grayskull for custom #4 FOR SALE!

Hi all.

It's October and I wanted to try something different. So, I decided to do a Spooky Castle Grayskull in a Halloween theme. It was done originally in only black and white. Looked great. Then I added orange accents and at the end dry brushed a coat of green all over.

Check out the pics!

Here it is!


Above you will see the finished product with the skulls, spider webs, and dead brush. I was very happy with how this turned out. Then I added lights!


Behold lights!

The blue LED light string made it look even more creepy. But wait... it was a full moon out....


Full moon setup. Great timing!

This might be my favorite photo of it. Love the angle. 


Skulls detail shot.

Spider Webs.

More webs.

Over all I am happy. I posted this on FB just a little while ago. It is currently FOR SALE!!! So if you are interested, find me on FB or Instagram or email me here: kbreaux23 @ yahoo.com

I am starting a new one this weekend. It will be greens, and stick to the old school style. But I am always looking for fun things to add on.

Thanks all!


Kevin James Breaux
www.kevinbreaux.com

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Custom Grayskull #3 Classic Medieval Castle Theme

Hi!

So, I want to tell you about the third Castle Grayskull custom I completed. This one was finished about 2-3 weeks ago in mid Sept. It took me a week, start to finish. And when it was done, I posted pics on Instagram and FB... and ZOOOOOOOM! It sold in like 15 mins.

This was not a commission, so I designed it in a style I picked. My goal was to make it look like a classic medieval castle, and I wanted to add some new elements.

Take a look at the process below:



Gesso first! Always! Two layers are better than one.


Black undercoat.

This is the first time I really...really... did a solid black wet undercoat wash. Before, I dry brushed in the cracks only. I think this way, which takes MUCH longer, is better in the end. After it dries it looks scary, which is why I want to do a Halloween themed Castle soon. Maybe next.


About mid way.


At the mid way point. As you can see, the shadows look great. So the wash undercoat works. I am just starting to add in the browns for the wood and stones. Also, I am about to add in some light greens for "painted" stains and mold. This castle is looking exactly how I wanted it at this point.

Fast forward a few days...

After MANY more layers of greens and greys and more black dry brushing and white highlights I am done.

Finished!


Look at how good the moss looks with the grey tones.
And the brown stone!

I added in a new detail on this one. I bought a shiny skull bead and fixed it to the gate door, over the coat of arms skull. It was a perfect fit.


See that kick-ass skull bead. I roughed it up to age it some. But it shines.

Hope you like it. I am working on a new one right now. If you are interested in having me do a custom paint job, just email me. kbreaux23 @ yahoo.com


Kevin James Breaux
www.kevinbreaux.com


Friday, September 29, 2017

Second Castle finished a month ago, and sent to Germany

Hi all,

The second Castle Grayskull job I had was one for a MOTU fan in Germany. He commissioned me to make one with lighter colors. So after buying another shell on ebay, I got to work.

Gesso first!

Progress picture.

Since it was a lighter tone job, I was careful not to add too much black in my undercoats. I tried to do layers, then add white, more layers, than add more white.


Finished. Outside it bright sun.

It took me longer than expected. But I got a really good result. The moss really made the white rocks at the bottom pop.

Here are some finished display photos. The dusk lighting makes the castle look more blue.






Hope you like it. The buyer LOVED IT!


Kevin James Breaux
www.kevinbreaux.com






Friday, September 22, 2017

My first custom Grayskull paintjob. The story and pics.


Hi all,

Remember Castle Grayskull? The 1980's Masters of the Universe / He-Man toy play set?

Look how kinda ugly it was. You'd never know there was tons of detail..unless you re-painted it.


About 3 months ago, I got it in my head that I wanted to do a custom Castle Grayskull paint job for fun...and to display with some of my old toys.

I'm a member of a few MOTU (Masters of the Universe) fan groups on FB and I saw a lot of people collecting and piecing together Grayskulls. It looked like fun. I never had one growing up. I had plenty of the action figures, but no playsets. I was never a playset kinda kid. My primary toy collection was GI JOES anyway...

So I watched eBay for weeks on end. I saw all sorts of Castle Grayskulls for sale. Complete. Almost complete. Some for $150. Some for $100. It seemed like I could not buy one for less than $80. I made some offers and kept getting declined. During this search, I realized I don't really want to piece together one, all I really want is to paint one up nice. 

Then one night. Big surprise! I found one for around $30. It was basically just the shell. And that was all I needed. So I placed an offer and it was accepted. $45 total with shipping. BOOM!

After it arrived, I gave it a good bath. (I made sure it was from a smoke free home...but it was still dirty.)

Once it was clean, I put a thick layer of Gesso on it...then another.


People loved this photo on FB. Made me want to leave it as is.



After the two layers of Gesso I started adding the browns.



And I painted the door.


That's my wife's hand. Not mine. :)

The door was separate, so I painted it with 8 layers of paint: Dark Brown, Red-Brown, Light Brown, and a nearly Black-Brown. I dry brushed it with Black and White too. I even used a mist of spray paint to antique it some. I did all this before moving on to the main castle.


Oh, Castle Grayskull...I will make you glorious again!

Just looking at the castle, I was scared to start. I knew what to do, but was worried I would ruin it. I started with a dark hunter green and painted it with two coats. This took 2-3 days.


 I wanted to make sure it was a good clean base coat.


After that, I started layering in the different shades of green. Here are a few progress shots.






Almost done! Was still working on the rocks at bottom.


Once the painting was done, I sprayed it with a Krylon Matte Sealant spray. A fixative.


Looking good, right? Love it or List it?

I wanted to take this good job and turn it into a great job. So I added moss!


The moss really sells it! Curb appeal!

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I even added a little skull for extra detail.


I am very happy with the end results! Trust me, I could not wait to photograph it!


Some lights added for photos!

Fits the Loyal Subjects He-Man perfectly in scale!


So this first custom took me about 7-8 days. I put a lot of layers of paint on this 1980's toy...that basically looked like something someone would throw away, and I made it freaking-amazing, move-in-ready, for He-Man.

Hope you all enjoyed the pictures and brief explanation of my first experiment with custom painting a Castle Grayskull. I have since painted many more.

If you have one you want me to paint, or want to buy one and have me paint it...please contact me.

Kbreaux23 @ yahoo . com



Thanks all!

Kevin James Breaux
www.kevinbreaux.com

Thursday, September 21, 2017

New posts coming soon!

New Posts are coming soon. Hold tight!


Kevin Breaux
www.kevinbreaux.com