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Softoy Hobby sofubi factory visit…

I was extremely honoured to get a chance to visit the factory I’ll be getting the Sumoggubōru produced at earlier this week, with friend and master-caster Cory of Science Patrol on-hand to show us the steps involved and, of course, help me pull my very own marbled Oozeballs- one of which will be offered up via IG comp very soon! For those that are interested, I’ve recorded the casting process in just 5 (not so easy!) steps which can be found on the new Softoy Hobby You Tube Channel right here

[From top left] 1. To start, the vinyl is vacuumed to get rid of as many bubbles as possible, 2. The vinyl is then poured directly into mold, filling up to the top of the joints, 3. The mould is submerged in cooking chemicals for a certain amount of time depending on the vinyl thickness required, 4. Excess is poured out and the mold is cooked again, 5. The mold is submerged into cold water to cool down, 6 and 7. The mold is mounted on a base and the casting is cut and pulled free, 8. In some cases a centre spinning machine is employed earlier on in the casting process to again reduce bubbles, 9. Mold storage at the factory!

 

 


MAN-E-NEWS// Spinshine Wave 2 from Brown Noize Productions x Muscle Things…

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It’s been a long time in coming, but Brown Noize Productions‘ custom keshi Spinshine has finally returned for a second run! Based on the “Spinning Top Sunshine” M.U.S.C.L.E (#195) figure, the digital resculpt features an awesome Ashuraman inspired 3 headed design, brandishing the Sunshine chest piece, Ashura kanji and Brown Noize logos around the outside. Originally sold with the companion Spinning Head Sunshine body (which can still be found in 3D printed form in the Shapeways store right here), the figure is available on its own this time around, coming cast by Alec over at Muscle Things in a 2-tone pink/blue black light reflective rubber. Packed in a custom clamshell, the figure can be found in the Muscle Things store alongside alongside a new wave of Brown Noize’s other figure Ashurashine for just $20.50 plus shipping…


MAN-E-NEWS// Brown Noize’s “Spinning Head Sunshine” 3D prints available now…

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Running into a number of issues with production at the beginning of the year, we thought the small batch of rubber Spinning Head Sunshines produced by Muscle Things would be the last we’d see of the incredible M.U.S.C.L.E homage… well, thanks to the help of Shapeways, Brown Noize are now able to offer the figure up as a direct 3D print! With a number of different options including a budget solid, stainless steel and the preferred hi-res ‘hollow’ finish, the #195 (Sunshine F M.U.S.C.L.E) compatible figure comes with a few modifications to make it a little more suitable to the medium… including a whopping great mace accessory! With prices starting at €16.61 right up to €87.65, SHS can be found in his various forms on the Brown Noize Shapeways page right here


MAN-E-NEWS// SpinningHeadSunshine x SpinShine from Brown Noize Productions x Muscle Things…

After months of agonising waiting, the breathtaking SpinningHeadSunshine x SpinShine M.U.S.C.L.E custom from Brown Noize is finally heading into full production! Hand cast by Alec over at Muscle Things in his superior blend of “black magic” rubber, the 2 part figure will initially be available in a 100% accurate M.U.S.C.L.E flesh tone (check out how close SHS is to the original #195 figure in the middle pic!), with other mouthwatering variants to hopefully follow soon… Priced at $20 per figure ($40 for the complete head/body combo), Brown Noize Productions are currently generating a list over at the Muscle Things forum for potential buyers. We suggest you sign up quick if the past AshuraShine release was anything to go by! To find out more about the awesome custom’s background, check out our previous posts here


MAN-E-NEWS// Spinning Head Sunshine x Spinshine from Brown Noize Productions x Muscle Things…

Following our look at the 3D printouts last month (find out more here), Alec over at Muscle Things has just posted the very first test shot of Brown Noize Production’s highly anticipated Spinning Head Sunshine x Spinshine M.U.S.C.L.E custom! Although not an official reveal (the above shot was taken from the Muscle Things banner), it’s great to see that production is pushing on full steam ahead… As always, Alec’s casting is super-tight, with great definition on the hundreds of cubes, plus a nice tight fit between both Spinning Head Sunshine and Spinshine figures. No news as of yet as to when the 2 piece set will be made available, but we’re guessing your best bet is to stay locked on both the Muscle Things and Little Rubber Guys forums for any further developments… Anyone interested in finding out the background behind this truly awesome figure should check out our previous posts right here.


MAN-E-NEWS// The SHS Spinshine 3D proto from Brown Noize Productions…

Following our massive reveal of the Spinning Head Sunshine a couple of week back, Sanjeev over at Brown Noize Productions has revealed the 3D print out for the figure’s first component, entitled Spinshine! Based on the “Spinning Top Sunshine” M.U.S.C.L.E (#195) figure, the design features the same cubed spinning top with all-new head designs; Human, Robot and our favourite, Skull. Currently on its way over to Muscle Things for production, we should hopefully see some test shots, plus the 3D print of the second “body” component soon… Head over to the dedicated Muscle Things thread here for any further developments, and check out our original post here for the full lowdown on what could be the biggest custom M.U.S.C.L.E project of the year.


MAN-E-NEWS// The “Spinning Head Sunshine” custom M.U.S.C.L.E from Brown Noize Productions…

In what has to be one of the biggest announcements in the custom M.U.S.C.L.E community this year, Sanjeev over at Brown Noize Productions has just revealed details of the second in his trilogy of Sunshine inspired figures, the breathtaking Spinning Head Sunshine! Tired of not being able to display his “Spinning Top Sunshine” M.U.S.C.L.E (#195) properly due to the pin like base, Sanjeev set about designing a body suit for the figure to sit in… Designed using CAD in a similar way to BNP’s recent AshuraShine custom, the figure has been scaled to fit in with the rest of the series when #195 is in place. Currently making it’s way to Shapeways for 3D printing, Spinning Head Sunshine will eventually be making it’s way over to Muscle Things for production some time soon… But wait, that’s not all! When discussing the project with Muscle Things’ Alec, the pair realised that whilst most collectors will have a copy of the original #195, it is likely that due to the ageing process, they wont match up in either shape or colour with the new design… To combat this, Sanjeev has once again flexed his CAD muscle to produce (in our eyes) an even better alternative! Taking the same shape as #195, Sanjeev has sculpted richer detailed heads and chest logos, coupled with the familiar block texture that we all know and love. To be sold together as a single figure, BNP have plans to release a whole host of different colour combos in the near future… Head over to the Brown Noize Productions blog for an in-depth look at the project, and be sure to stay tuned for release details on this ingenious piece soon…