Last week I had the pleasure of attending the opening of the Sketchbot Custom show featuring the new Sketchbot platform created by Steve Talkowski. I was a bit skeptical about having so many pieces in such a small space and crowd issues that come with it, and boy was I right; this was the largest turnout for a show at myplasticheat that I've seen yet! With about a dozen of the artists in attendance, it was really great to be able to chat with them about their pieces in person. With so many pieces, it was a tad bit overwhelming, but as usual, the artists really went above and beyond and made some amazing customs for this show!
Hit the jump to see some of my favorites from the show!
First up is Mr. Den's wacky robot! Mr. Den flipped the body upside down turning the legs into antennas and sculpted some groovy Dr. Robotnik-minion-esque legs onto it. The color scheme and sculpting are all top notch on this and it fits in really well with the whole robot theme of the show.
Next up is Haagen-Botzs by Dacosta! Robots and food!? What more could you want! This piece looked real enough to eat, which is a feat in and of itself. Dacosta! yet again had one of the cleanest and most clever customs at the show and I can't wait to see more from him.
Smack dab in the middle of the wall of customs was GigantorBot by Sketchbot creator Steve Talkowski! Steve really put a lot of work into this piece; every line sculpted is perfectly straight, the paint is perfectly even, and it really just shines and looks like a production piece. It was also great to see an homage to one of the robots that no doubt had an influence in Steve's own Sketchbot concept.
As everyone knows, I LOVE Lou Pimentel's artwork, especially his little creation, Cranston Fellows Jr. For the Sketchbot show, Lou decided to introduce Cran-bot to the world; half robot, half devil, all cute! I wish I could have taken this guy home with me, but sadly someone else beat me to the punch. The rusted look and the addition of wings are some amazing extra details that really make this piece.
OsirisOrion took his Kaiju customizing skills to the Sketchbot platform and really delivered a home run. Sculpting crab claws, limbs, teeth, and dozens of other details onto the original platform really makes this piece it's own. The colors were spot on and really popped in person and the sheer amount of detail on such a small piece was astounding.
Leecifer is one of my favorite customizers by far. Each and every piece he does is so unique and so clean and just a marvel to look at. This Robit looks ready for battle as well as snack-time with his unique pencil-turned-to-carrot accessory. I love how the simple sculpting on top of the platform completely changes this piece and really makes it its own.
WOW OH WOW OH WOW! Brent Nolasco took customizing above and beyond for his Sketchbot custom! Brent used the arms as legs and got rid of the legs alltogether and sculpted wings, a ribcage, a new head, and added many other embellishments. Brent's usual dreary-yet-colorful pallet shows up once again and really makes this piece amazing. If I had the money, this piece would definitely be in my house as this is one amazing work of art.
Chuckboy had one of the more interesting customs of the show. Incorporating a Dunny head onto the Sketchbot, this really gives the feel of a mecha or something similar. The sculpting and painting were flawless and the concept really came across amazingly in the final custom.
Brian Flynn of Super7 fame made one unique Sketchbot! Nestled at the end of a row of customs, this slightly hidden gem instantly put a smile on my face. The use of the Mummy Boy arms looks quite silly, but works really well. The goofy face and perfect paint job, which makes the Sketchbot look translucent in person, bring this whole piece together as one silly robot.
Last, and certainly not least, is Nemo of Elite Gudz's Icarus Sketchbot custom. Hidden behind the crowd of people on the floor in the front window was my favorite piece of the show. The sheer amount of detail, sculpting, painting, and life on this piece is astounding to see. Nemo, yet again, proves why he's one of the best sculptors, in my opinion, around and whoever gets to own this piece will truly be one lucky person.
Be sure to check out the gallery below for the rest of the great customs from this show and if you want to buy any of these they're available on myplasticheart's webstore.
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