Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Dear TFW2005 Staff

Fuck you all, and go to hell. You are yet another site that doesn't know how to treat its users properly or fairly. Well done in kicking a talented artist and customizer from your so called "community" for no reason. Assholes.

To my fans: Im at Tfans.com http://www.tfans.com/talk/index.php?, TF archive.com http://tfarchive.com/community/ (which i have a gallery in too), The allspark forums http://www.allspark.com/forums/index.php?s=a7477c2f95731d9e1f989bbea72efd94&, and TF@The moon, http://www.transformertoys.co.uk/index.php. And of course theres my gallery of work which you can see here which will get updated regularly. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sonray_customs/sets/72157603796971374/

Thanks to the fans, and good riddance to bad rubbish in the form of TFW2005 (you will regret fucking with me).

Sunday, 20 January 2008

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Custom Gold Concept BB

Here is my latest work, and what i personally consider some of my best work to date. Not often am i 100% pleased with how something turns out once im done with it, but this little guy is the exception.

I LOVE how this fella turned out, and i am so sad that i need to let him go now as this was a commission.

The commissioner wanted a gold concept BB to go with his gold Lawson exclusive Japanese Gold classic BB. He is also a detail nut like me so every little detail that the actual Camaro had in the movie is on this toy.

How i did it: I took the toy completely apart, i think this is best to get the most details and even paint job possible. Getting paint into every nook and cranny to make the plastic look like it was molded in that color is an important detail to me.

Alt mode sections were painted with cellulose automotive paint, finished with a coat of two-pack lacquer to protect the already tough chip proof paint further as well as add extra shine.

Non silver robot mode parts were painted with the same paint minus the lacquer to prevent too much shine being visible whilst in bot mode.

The dry brushing was done with different shades of acrylic and enamel paints. All coated in a semi-clear coat of "smoke" colored clear coat to add an oily, worn and dirty metal look.

After everything was put back together again and transformed into car mode i polished the bodywork with t-cut automotive polish and wax to give an extra shine. The bodywork is so shiny you can run your finger over it and not feel any friction (in the car customizing world this is how you tell when your paint's finish is at its best), the bodywork reflects the environment around it, just like a real custom painted car should!

All in all this was a very fun project to work on and i hope you enjoy it as much as i enjoyed working on it.


Saturday, 22 December 2007

Almost done.

I still have a few things i need to add, mostly chrome paint apps plus i want to make sure the paint is fully hardened before i mess about taking proper pictures of it but this is basically what it'll look like. Im quite pleased with it, especially since i was able to save if from those cursed kindergarten acrylics.

Saturday, 15 December 2007


Here i present to you what i hope will be one of my finest pieces to date. As you can read from the title it is still a work in progress but i now have most of the flat paint work done to the alt mode.

All of the extra pieces i scratchbuilt to give the robot mode more detail and make it look more accurate to the movie version have all been added. I just need to tweak those flames a bit and then i will start adding paint to the robot mode.

I'll update as i progress on this.

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

New here

Im sure no one will read this 9i have a feeling a certain troll might though) but this is just a test so no biggie.

I hope to have more here soon.