Sunday, January 5, 2014

Happy New Year 2014!

I hope you all had a great Christmas and a really Happy New Year!

Look what´s been hiding under my Christmastree. Approaching the end of the year I fulfilled a big dream of mine. The construction of a “real easy-to-do” roto-casting machine.

Searching for new ideas apart from rotating frames I tried to build a roto-caster with simplest expenditure. So, one day sneaking a hardware store I found a DIY-stool wich would perfectly fit to my ideas of a simple roto machine.

 The second point was the rather complicated rotation mechanism within most roto-casters. So, I ordered two barbecue-motors for separated rotations.

With two stools put together with a little bit of fantasy, screws and some hook-and-loop-tape I finally finished my first roto-caster. And imagine, it really works. Being so happy for the results I  immediately made some new molds for a new Roto-Cavy prototype.

I hope I could show you some new alternatives for maybe your own future roto-caster!

Now, have a great New Year, all of you!


Otis by Phil Porte (RazhoR)

Toy Architects is proud to represent a new Hamster custom made by Phil Porte aka RazhoR.
Phil grew up in the Midwest reading Marvel comics and watching the iconic hack and slash films of the 80s.  He possessed a myriad of art related jobs such as desktop publisher, combat photographer, t-shirt designer and printer and mural artist.  
The artwork of RazhoR has shifted more toward sculpting and customizing designer toys, but he still loves drawing his favorite Marvel characters. Phil works in clay, silicone and resin to sculpt, mold and cast original sculpts, costume pieces or bits for customs.  
As you can see Otis made of a DIY Cavy the Hamster comes out fantastically. In addition to this fine artwork Phil cought a picture of Otis on canvas, as well!
Thank you so much, Phil!

Please have a look more of Phil´s sites to get an idea of this great artist

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