Monday, April 7, 2014


One of the freelance jobs I worked on in March was a really cool zombee which is exactly as it sounds, a zombie bee! Rick Marson creator of Zoms, wanted to take his stuffed zombees to next level and create toys!  Ann Sidenblad modeled and printed Rick's design and passed it along to me. I sanded and prepped the bees for molding and casting. Made the molds, and thus Zombees were born! I then cast the bees in 3 types of resin and passed them back to Rick who very meticulously hand painted each and every zombee in time for ECCC (Emerald City Comic Con) Below are some photos from the process!! You can check out his website Zoms, where the ZomBees will soon be available for purchase. 

Here are the bee parts, red puttied and ready for finishing
Here is the finished bee and base ready for mold 
This is the bee flight pegs, I molded 2 so we could turn around more bees in a shorter amount of time
Here are the wings all spured up and ready to box, again I made a gang mold so multiple bees could be cast quickly
Foam core boxes, pouring sorta clear 37 
Here are the bee flight pegs before cutting open the mold
Molds after being cut open
I wasn't happy with the finishing on the base the first time around so I started over
Base spured and ready for him foam core box
Mold ready to be cut
Multiple bee castings!
The finished bees as I handed them off to Rick

Ricks beautiful paint job on a day of the dead bee!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Rawrztoys update!!

Hello! This year has been busy so far, but I am now having a moment of free time and currently available for freelance jobs. :)

Firstly Rawrztoys!! Everything has been going really great with out toys! We are doing Wondercon in a couple weeks April 18th-20th to be exact and maker faire in May! We have been lucky enough to be feature in write ups by:

We also premiered our toy of the week, which is exactly as it sounds, each week we make a one of a kind special toy available until it's sold on our website. 

Here are a couple photos of the past few toys of the week