Toy company Kidrobot makes a collectible vinyl figure called the Dunny, a rabbit-like figurine that artists paint and decorate themed series. Artists like Amanda Visell, Huck Gee, and Frank Kozik have contributed wonderful designs for mass produced releases, but some of the best Dunny works are custom one-offs made by independent artists as commissions. Michal Miszta makes some of the best custom Dunny mods I've seen, and this newest piece may be his best yet.
Here's what Michal had to say about this commissioned figure:
This dunny is a first of series of three customs I made for collector from Russia, Alex. He came to me with the concept of Gagarin vs facehugger from Alien. I liked his idea very much and saw it as opportunity to mix the style of painted only characters I did before with heavy sculpted and realistic alien. I incorporated dunny’s ears to design but they were too wide on the top, so I cut them off and sculpted new set of legs with claws and pasted them in the same position as original. The head is twisted 180 degree so I had enough surface to paint Gagarin’s portrait and helmet without dunny’s face on the way. For durability all the sculpting was made with Milliput and Games Workshop green stuff where fine details were needed.
Check out Michal's site for more examples of his fantastic custom vinyl figure mods. Earlier this year, he produced an amazing Wall-E engagement ring box, using specifications from our friends at the Wall-E Builder's Club. Michal used the club's drawings and designs to cut his own miniature Wall-E parts, assembling the robot with hundreds of tiny pieces of carefully crafted styrene.