Saturday, June 28, 2014
It's been ages since i've painted anything. I seriously cannot remember the last time. I have been going through and cleaning up the shelves and recently came across this old Bounty Hunter x Secret Base Skull Kun DX. It's the smoky grey version that came out a few years ago. Probably one of my favorite toys. I think there is only five colorways: GID green, clear blue, clear orange, clear and smoky grey. So i'm looking at this thing and a scene from Toy Punks vol. 1 comes to mind when they are interviewing Hiddy from Secret Base and in the background, there is a Skull Kun DX in clear purple...!! I believe it was a test shot or something. Never released. It's a homage to the Dokuro King. Not sure why this colorway was never produced. It's the most obvious choice.
So I thought why not dust off the airbrush and paint it up? After some masking, I went out to the garage and tried to clean up my airbrush. This thing had cob webs on it and it seemed like there was no way I could get this stuff to work. Not to mention that I didn't have any V-Color thinner to safe my life. But it came out ok. some dry brushing on the helmet and i'm happy with it. Long live Dokuro King Skull Kun DX...!!
Just for kicks, here is the Toypunks Vol. 1 teaser. Brings back some great memories. It's a great DVD...!! Must have for any toy collector.