Thursday, October 27, 2011

More on the Miles Nielsen/Munktiki ceramic kaiju figures

Here's some more info about the ceramic kaiju figures I posted about a couple of days ago.

First, the release date has been announced. The figures will go up on Munktiki this Friday at 6:00 PM PST (Sat. 2:00 AM GMT).

Now some more about the way the figures were made. The ceramic parts were made from plaster molds. Here's the breakdown for each figure:


There are 6 molds total, each containing numerous pieces, as follows:
Head: 5 pieces
Torso: 6 pieces
Feet: 3 pieces
Arms: 2 molds, consisting of 2 pieces each
Tail: 2 pieces

Another look at one of the Kappas:

3 molds, with the piece breakdown as follows:
Body: 4 pieces
Tentacles: 4 pieces
Legs: In Miles' words, "These are a “gang” mold, meaning all legs are grouped into one 2 piece mold. So it’s a long mold with eight pour spouts."

And another look at the Ikakumoras:

Knowing the sheer number of parts comprising each figure and the amount of work that must have gone into each piece is impressive enough. Even more impressive is how seamless the figures appear - a testament to the expert craftsmanship of the work. Great job, Miles!

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