Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Masterpiece Grimlock (Full Repaint)


Hey guys...okay, I'm mixing my postings a bit. Was supposed to continue with the remaining 2 Imagins from the Den-O repaint, but I was thinking why not save that and share something else...

Hookay, the last time I actually repainted a Transformer figure was way back in 2012...I think it was after endless repainting of Transformer movie figures, I was burnt out. Not to mention kick starting my own TF repaints was also a after a year plus, I'm back to painting the good ol' robots in disguise. It felt good really, and with the new technical know how' was pretty interesting to use those new tricks...

And what better way to start off with a Transformers Masterpiece figure. Not just any figure, but that big lug head Grimlock!

Interesting thing about working with this figure, was actually the owner himself. It was a joy to work with him since he knew what he wanted. He also gave me some creative freedom to add some of my own touch in painting his figure. And now he's become one of my good friends and it's interesting to see the ideas that he has and wants to do...

So, this particular MP Grimlock went through a full body repaint. As in, every single part of his body was repainted. The gold part was painted yellow with some light orange stripes, and the chrome parts was painted white. The gray was an interesting mix, since the owner actually had some ideas on how he wanted his I gave him a twist of metallic gray with a tinge of light silver on top.

The down part of this was the whole folder of pictures that I took was corrupted, and I had to ask the owner to take some pics for my portfolio...

Masterpiece Grimlock

"Me Grimlock not repaint...Me King!!"

Well, I can really say that with this marks me back in repainting Transformers figures. I finally took out most of my TF personal project that I worked on a while stay tuned!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Bandai's SIC Kamen Rider Den-O Imagins


Yup...the first posting of a custom work after disappearing for a while.

Actually, there were a few jobs that I've managed to finish in the past month...but I was thinking that maybe I should start out with a project that has been with me for quite some time.

When I was approached for this project, the owner requested for me to do an 'uncontracted' version of these so called Imagins. They're like demons from another world and once they have made a deal with a human, they have proper 'colored' bodies.

No I had to search on what were the uncontracted colors were and luckily there were vinyl figures that was made. So based on that reference, I added my own touch to create Imagins with no contract.

I'm putting up these 3 first since during the show, these 3 bozos actually played quite the I give you, Den-O imagins...

First up is:


Third up is:

Alright...dayum that felt good! It's really a good feeling to be able to share my works again.
Okay, till I see you guys soon...which will be really soon!


RKD Is Back!!!

Salutations to everyone!

Yes, as the title says...RKD Studios is back. After almost a half year break, I'm back. And it looks like I'm gonna be really busy in trying to clear up my backlogged commissioned works. My beautiful baby girl has been home for the past 3 months and I've been trying to work out my schedule amidst going for my day job as well. It's hard, but my wife and I are managing it okay.

But is good to be back. As some of you might realise, RKD's Facebook page has just recently been updated with some works. Not to worry, like before...there will be postings for both and as usual, each posting will be different from the other.

So stay tune friends and followers...I'll be posting custom works like before...

It has been an amazing and heart wrenching time with the birth of our little girl, but with faith in God...she's growing stronger and healthier by the day.

A very big thank you for the prayers that was sent to us regarding our child, as well as the patience and understanding of my clients/friends for the time that I had to take a leave of absence from customising.'s good to be back!