Monday, February 26, 2018

Custom Toy Alert - GI JOE COBRA APC

Hi all,

I wanted to show you a fun project I just completed.

The task was to take a G.U.T.S toy, (I have always liked that toy line, it's simple and fun) and make it into a GI JOE-Cobra looking vehicle. And to make it look like it belonged in the JOES 1980s era toy line.

First off, I had no idea G.U.T.S had vehicles. Then I saw them. OMG! I want them all. So, I found one on ebay and it was complete, but had broken parts. Which is fine, because I planned to fix it and make it awesome again. Here it is, as it looked when it arrived.

Cool right?

Nice looking APC. Not needs a paint job!

So, of course, I primed the whole thing. And that was a pain. A huge pain. But I got it done. Then, I decided to go with the COBRA colors I like best. The Blue and Red. I really like those. They are classic. They make me think of the Cobra Rattler or the Cobra Ferret.

Gesso is the best yo!
 So after it dried, I started painting....and after a lot of layers of paint... BOOM!

The Cobra Blue and Red!
I think it turned out perfect. And I found a place that has stickers, so I was able to decorate it just like one of the 1980s toys with Cobra emblems and "DANGER" stickers.

See the pics:





So this is a project that is now available.  You can send me your GUTS vehicles and I will re-paint and style them up. Whatever them you want. You want Joes, MASK, Transformers...TMNT... whatever!

It might be called Castle BROSKULL.... but it is a whole lot more than just MOTU customs now!

Thanks all!

Kevin James Breaux
www.kevinbreaux.com


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Castles in the Wild - My work is showing up online

Hi all,

So my newest custom Grayskulls are beginning to show up in the wild. These last three were the best three I have ever made and I can tell the people who commissioned them love them.

See the pics below.

They are showing up on FB live streaming during toy auctions!

Happy Customer!
 




I love how happy the Dunbars look in that first photo. They are a great couple and Ty is a fantastic toy collector and seller. I highly recommend his auctions.

See below a few snaps I took when two of my Castle Grayskull customs were revealed LIVE on The Greatest Toy Group on Earth FB group.




Look at that Mossman!!!

 


Andy and Carlos look very happy with the jobs I did for them. And I love that Mossman-themed castle!!!

On Andy Cook's auction. It was the background!


I am happy they are happy. That is my goal. Make the person who commissions a castle happy. If you want one, let me know. They display VERY WELL.

Also, I should note, I am doing Snake Mountains and other things, non MOTU. I am customizing GI JOE vehicles and figures too. And some other things... So look for Castle BROSKULL on FB, or come here and look at my samples and updates.

Thanks!

Kevin James Breaux
www.kevinbreaux.com

Monday, February 12, 2018

Two BIG reveals! Yes, the Mossman-themed Castle is here!

Hi all,

I can finally reveal the castles I made for Andy and Carlos. Both have theirs now and love them.

See below, Carlos's custom. He wanted a grey castle with some accent colors. Most important, he wanted the demon tongue. So I spent a LOT of time on that gate door.

I took my castle work to the next level.




Look at this thing!

Gross. And a thing of Beauty!

OKAY.

Now for the Mossman one! Andy had an idea for a castle covered in moss. He wanted it to be a home for his favorite: Mossman. I instantly realized I could incorporate the figure. So, I went on eBay and bought a broken one. I then cut that figure in half, and glued him on the castle. YES, his arm still works. You can move it. So this castle is kinetic. (throwback joke to my time at BCCC)(we had to make a sculpture that was kinetic.)

See the pics below:





Lots of moss to hide the man!


These were fun jobs and opened up a lot of possibilities. Thank you, Carlos and Andy!


Kevin James Breaux
www.kevinbreaux.com

Monday, February 5, 2018

Not Just Castles Anymore! DRAGONS too! And other toys.

Hi all,

I want to reveal my secret project and alert you all to the fact that I am doing other customs, more than just MOTU and Castle Grayskulls.

Here is my secret project. I waited until I was done 3 samples before showing it on FB this past weekend.

I have been taking old (boring) Imperial Dragons, Knights and Daggers Battle Beasts/Mounts and repainting them. Basically, taking a lame looking old 80s knock off toy and making it look amazing for displays and MOTU or KO collectors.

See the before and after pics. Followed by samples.


This was the first one I painted. Click it.

The Blue Sabretooth was the first one I did. It was a dull blue with a orange/red saddle. I built up the colors, added shadows and highlights and then made the scales reflective. I added some sparkle and turned the dorsal scales into bone. I changed that god-awful saddle into something that looks like REAL leather. I gave it some wear and tear too. It looks Amazing!!!



It really comes alive!!!

Red Dragon - I really like the look of this one. Click it.

The Red Two-headed Dragon. Wow, such dull paint. YUCK! So I added a ton of paint to this one. Painted and let dry. Painted and let dry. It was a week long project. BUT I got it high gloss shiny and with tons of sparkle in the scales. I'm really happy with this. Again, I decided to play off the original coloring.


Looks so shiny new, and its over 30 years old!

I challenged myself. Because I think this toy is DAMN ugly! Click it.

Green Two-Headed Dragon. It's just ugly. Seriously, ugly. I mean look at it. And painted all green it has no life to it. Just boring. SOOOOO.... I went all out. I added many layers of green and yellow. I even gave it a thick gloss layer over the eyes to make them look wet.



Lots of work in the scales.

So now that I have your attention. Would you like one?

Here is the deal. If you send me one, I will paint it for you and send it back to you, shipped at my cost. The price is $45-50 total. $45 for beasts with NO saddle and $50 for beasts with a saddle. No bad right? You can even pick the colors you want me to paint them.

If you do not have one, I can try and get one for you off Ebay, or you can buy one off Ebay and ship it to me. If I buy one off Ebay for you, then I have to add that total cost to the paint job cost. Understand? Cool.

This is what a KO looks like riding one, with one of my original paintings as a backdrop.

Make your displays cool again!

So, I am taking orders now. Please email me or contact me on FB or Instagram. There is a Castle BROSKULL FB page now. Like it. Or Instagram @brostoys.

Email : kbreaux23 @ yahoo.com

Thanks all!

Kevin Breaux