Addicted – ArtToyDesign

This week is our final!

Though exhausted, we were so happy! Making toys is lots of fun! Phill said we should start an art toy club and keep making toys. I love this idea!

Anyway, I made 3 more Todds this week. A golden one, a white one, and a red one.

I love the last one best —— just like a folk tale, the youngest child is always the most beloved one.

So let’s talk about the third one.

This one is a little bit smaller than the first 2, about 10 cm tall — just like a real hamster. And I decided to paint it red and give it a white belly — again, just like a real (cartoon) hamster.

When I was making the last one, I was already a sanding master. So I generated this sanded him and the outcome is gorgeous, a beautiful smooth surface.

Before spraying, drill a nice butt hole so he can be fixed on a spray throne.

I gave him 3 layers of white primer coat, then sand it again, with #400, #600 sandpapers and water.

Then I sprayed 2 more white layers. After doing so, I taped his belly and gave 3 layers of red primer coat.

Looks perfect, except a little bit bleeding.

[I was too hurry to take a picture of this stage.]

Then I made a todo list:
[x] body
[ ] left hand with bottle
[ ] right hand
[ ] teeth
[ ] cute tiny tail
[ ] ears

Teeth, hands, and the bottle were 3D printed, the tail is made of wire, so the only thing I need to do is spray them.
The first Todd’s ears were made of plastic half spheres, and now I run out of half spheres. Got to make some curved surfaces.

So a spoon and a vacuum former can fit this work flawlessly. I borrowed the vacuum former from Ben and stole a plastic spoon from the kitchen, and boom!

Then, spray!

Frankly speaking, in the week I did more spraying than I had done in my whole life. And I think my dizzy feeling is caused by the toxic primers.

Oh, I almost forgot packing! Print a new bottle! And since I shrank the size of Todd, I can print a whole bottle at once and put the opening at the bottom.

[here should be a picture of bottle alone]

Draw two eyes on his face.

(At this moment, I felt I’m giving him life.)

Tah Dah!

I will surely miss this class! Classmates’ toys are amazing!

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