Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Latest news!

I am proud to announce that RK Designs Studio has partnered up with Kelembai Studios and Firecrackers Sdn Bhd in a business venture.

We'll be working together to develop custom designed toys and figures for the masses.

Stay tuned for the products that we will be launching.

More updates and news coming your way soon!


Friday, March 27, 2015

Harian Metro Feature


Yeah...as the title states, I'm in the newspaper. Heh.

A couple of months back I was asked for an interview about my hobby of collecting toys and doing custom works for toys as well...

So I gave an honest interview, about my point of view in collecting. Why I collect and so on and so forth...

Interview was done by a Bernama journalist which is also my wife's best friend (Thanks enol!). The feature could be taken by any newspaper online or traditional...

Last week I was featured in Bernama's very own website and today, on Harian Metro...

I'm excited and happy to be able to share my views in toy collecting, since there are those who still don't understand why some people do it.

For me, it's not just about the passion...it's about the art in it.

So if you're a local (Malaysian), grab a copy of today's Harian Metro (27th March 2015)...heh...

(Photos are credited to my dear wife Irina Muis...heheheh)

Generations Slipstream


Remember the Seekers posting? Remember I told you that there were more Seekers later that came into the Decepticon history?

Well this is one of them...

Made from Generations Windblade, this lady Seeker was given a new paint job. The color scheme sort of followed loosely on a bunch of fan arts and concept designs for the character.


A Decepticon fembot to be feared!

Till next time! Cheerios!

Decepticon Seekers (TF Prime version)


It took me 3 months to realise that I haven't updated my blog. Sigh.

And it took me also 3 months to realise that I have not shared or posted a work for a friend which has been done ages ago. Sigh again.

Okay...so let's get cracking...

The project that I'm sharing today is the most famous Decepticon team in the Transformers history. No matter what reality or storyline, they will be around and has always been a group that is feared...

The Decepticon Seekers.

Now the original Seekers team had 3 main members, Starscream (Commander), Skywarp and Thundercracker. Along the years, there has been additions and not to mention untold Seekers...

So this rendition of the Seekers team was thought off by my client. He wanted a more menacing team, and he saw that the Transformer's Primes series Dreadwing had a strong omnious design...so the task to repaint and restructure the head came to play...

I present the Decepticon Seekers (TF:Prime ver.)




Well, I enjoyed painting these guys aside from masking hell...but they turned out okay...

So till my next update!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

KFC Citizen Stack (Ultra Magnus) War Torn Edition

Update! (Another belated one...heh)

Here's another 3rd party Transformers figure from KFC Toys (it's not the finger lickin' good kind alright...) which I happened to worked on before for another friend of mine.

Unlike the first one that I did, this was the first edition version. So there were some drawbacks especially the joints. They were a bit loose and had some minor flaws in it.

Then I fixed it. Hah!

Based on the request by the owner, he wanted a more wear and tear kind of look. Something not so clean yet still retains most of his dashing good looks...bwahahahaha...

Well, here's the guy...which I aptly named...

KFC Citizen Stack (Ultra Magnus) War Torn Edition

                                            After:                                                         Before:

Close up shots:

The back shots:

Vehicle Mode:

I have to admit that I extremely had fun doing this. There were some new techniques that I tried out and it came out beautifully. So there's one more level up skill that I acquired. Yay!

Till next time! Beedo Beedo Beedo...

Hasbro Iron Man Mk4 Secret Project Ver.

Update! (Belated...heh)

Okay, a commissioned work from a client from Indonesia. (Told you I was going international...)

I was contacted a few months back to do a Hasbro Iron Man Mk4 figure custom. After discussing and suggested color designs, I got cracking. Before anything I had to go hunt the figure first...lol.

So, I used Hot Toy's Secret Project figure as a base reference and added in some of my own personal touches as well as my own mix of paint. I wanted the prototype style colors yet having a nice metal feel to it without looking too metal like.

A few trials of mixing gray and silver managed to get me the right mixture I wanted.

So here it is:

Iron Man Mk4 Secret Project Ver. RKD

The figure is now with the owner and he is superbly satisfied with it. Phew. Here's what he had to say about it, not to mention he sent me a photo of the figure in a diorama.

This is the reason I do what I do. I love it when a client is happy with the work and most of all, they get the figure they dreamed about. Money was just the extra part...heh

Till next time!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Deluxe Transformers Movie Sideswipe


It takes me ages to do an update, even if the works done a while back. Heh.

Well, let's hope that next time...it'll be faster. Hahahahah...

Anyhoo, It's been a long time since I've actually worked on a movieverse Transformer figure. Had a few that I worked on my own...but...like my brother asked,"So...when is this gonna be finished?".

I could never answer that.

Hokay, so here is a deluxe Sideswipe. Originally it's a repaint edition of the sidearm Sideswipe...so what I'm doing is actually a repaint from a repaint...hahaha...

Enough talk...let's get to it...

Deluxe Sideswipe (Premium Edition Repaint)

There ya go...

Until next time...cheerios!

Monday, October 20, 2014

War For Cybertron Optimus Prime Custom Repaints (Metal and Shattered Glass Ver.)


Okay...another set of customs I did for a friend.

The War For Cybertron toyline was a pretty good series. Namely the big bot himself, Optimus Prime. Sadly he came in deluxe sized which in my opinion was a waste.

Okay, so a friend came to me and asked to commission metallic versions of the big ol' bot. Now, as a customiser who rarely does metallic finishes, this was kinda like a challenge. (Furthermore I have a few other commissions that requires me to do metallic finishes...heh.)

So...after some trials and bottles of paints...I finally found the particular ones I like the most. So here it is...

WFC Optimus Prime (Metallic ver.)

Comparison to the original Hasbro version.

WFC Shattered Glass Optimus Prime

 Okay...more to come soon!

Cheers everyone!