I'm sure more than a couple of you have been asking that,. and I'm relieved to finally have an answer for you:
THE CORRUPTERS WILL START SHIPPING THIS WEEK!
I'll be sending out surveys for everyone's shipping addresses, so keep an eye out for those, and I'll start sending them out as they come back.
This has been, as I'm sure you can imagine, one helluva project! Murphy's law was in full effect on this one, over budget, over schedule, air compressor died, laptop died, I even thought I was gonna die at some points! LOL
I know I've thanked you all before for your patience and support, but I really can't thank you all enough! So, from deep down in my heart, THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!
I hope everyone is hanging in there OK and isn't getting too impatient with me as we approach the home stretch! Right now I'm spending 12 hours a day in this mess of a studio right now, trying to get these corrupters all wrapped up!
a couple weeks ago, the DIY sets and bagged fungal fiends went out, and it sounds like they are landing safe and sound in their new homes:
A GAGGLE OF FINISHED FIENDS! REJOICE!
1/3 of the Corrupters are cleaned up and pretty much complete, I would be further along, but there was some delay in shipping the remaining 3 gallons of resin for the bodies, which was supposed to be here Saturday, but I'm promised will arrive today. so I will finish casting the remaining bodies this week and hopefully get mostly painted up over this weekend. The last delay is the boxes I ordered for the sets. I have no idea where these are at right now, apparently a small order such as mine is a low priority. :( since they are not made or paid for yet, I may have to switch gears and find someone else that can make me some boxes on a faster timeline, as these were supposed to be here this week as well.
So, as long as I can get this box thing sorted out ASAP, I'm not far off from finally getting these guys home to their happy customers! :) Thanks for hanging in there everybody! I will update again soon with some monster group shots (and hopefully some packaging pics!!) :)
Hey everybody! since we last checked in, I finally remade ALLLLL the molds again, and everything went according to plan, and without a hitch! WHEW! such a relief! turns out, simpler was better!
Particularly happy with the new body mold, but in general, every mold turned out even better! making for a bit less clean up on the back end. Which is great, because otherwise I'd end up looking like this:
As you've probably guessed, up until this point, finish dates have been pretty elusive so far as I was still trying to get the damn body mold worked out. Now that that's out of the way, here's where we're at:
DIY and bagged fungal fiend rewards will be going out next week! :)
Painted Corrupter pledge rewords should start shipping at the end of the month!
It has become incredibly apparent why production toys take so long to come out! You definitely cannot rush perfection!
Thanks for hanging in there guys! I'll update again once painting and packaging is further along!
Well, just thought I'd give everyone an update on the project so far, I think the worst of the challenges are behind me, but I'm not out of the woods yet. Thankfully, my sanity is more intact than it was say, a month ago. lol
First, the fun stuff. Here's a pic of a yet to be cleaned up or painted, test pulled corrupter (note that the purple isn't accurate, the camera I used doesn't like purple for some reason)
For the most part, it turned out great, the hands,arms, head, and fungal fiend all cast great will all clean up easy and look really solid.
The body, however, is still giving me grief. It's ok, but not great. :/
When separating the body mold, it stuck and tore in some places, making a jagged seam that is going to be much more difficult to clean up, unnecessarily so in some spots.
So, after some deliberation, I decided that instead of trying to make the most out of a bad mold, I'll just have to order another gallon of silicon and try again. using the better silicon now that I have a vacuum chamber for it.
As a brief aside, here's what happens if I don't get the 1.7 lbs of resin into the pressure pot before it starts to cure:
You get TONS of terrible bubbles in the casting! Gotta move fast with this stuff!
Molds, molds, and more molds... oh so many lessons learned. On the plus side, I never made the same mistake twice. :)
this is all the molds and support shells for the three sets of waste molds and glove molds that didn't work out, and the reason i made a vacuum chamber!
And here are all the two part molds I made so far, although I think i threw away a couple at one point.
On the left are the rest of the waste molds from the first Gallon of silicone, on the right, the final molds made with the new silicone I tried, that I'm not as fond of. Why? Because these molds started to give up and break down on me at around 30 casts, meaning I'll need to make new molds to complete the remaining DIY figures and what's left of the first edition. The silver lining is, at least I worked the kinks out!
SO..... I've ordered more silicone and resin, I will be making yet another batch of molds, and finishing up all the castings soon. I'm going to turn these out as fast as I can, but I'm learning you can't rush a good mold. I'll post another update when they are set up, and I can announce all systems are go.
Lastly, to those of you that pledged for thank you cards, I totally forgot to pull them up on my backer report. I'll be getting them out to you immediately.
Thanks again everyone for your patience and understanding, as I'm striving to bring out the best product I can for you, and you can't rush a quality product! Hopefully have a much better update for you soon!
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Oct 10, 2011 - Nov 9, 2011 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
If I ever see you on the street, I'll give you a sweet high five or handshake and my sincere thanks.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $5 or more
Hand doodled Thank You card and a sticker.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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Limited Edition Corrupter T-shirt, and Thank You card w/ sticker. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Please add $5 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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"Fungal Fiend-Kaiju style" Just the little guy, in the Pale blue colorway, bagged with a header tag. Also, a Thank You card and a sticker. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Please add $5 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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"Fungal Fiend & a shirt" both the $45 and $25 pledge rewards listed above. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Please add $10 for shippingEstimated delivery: Jan 2012
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"Too Fungal to quit" 2x Fungal fiends, one regular colored, in kaiju package, and one uniquely mystery colored in a black bag package. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: please add $10 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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3 backers Limited (17 of 20 left)
"Corrupter-DIY Edition" For all my customizer brethren. Corrupter figure set, unpainted, in a basic box. Also, a Thank You card and stickers. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: please add $15 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $125 or more
"Limited Edition Corrupter package" This i what it's all about, hand painted in the first colorway (purple robe w/pale blue glow) and hand cast in solid resin. Each piece will be hand signed and numbered, as well as put in a nice collectors box with a Certificate of Authenticity. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: please add $20 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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"Limited Edition Corrupter, and a shirt" Recieve the Limited Edition Corrupter package (the $125 award), a limited edition Corrupter shirt, doodled thank you card, and sticker. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: please add $20 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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"Corrupter Super pack" You'll receive the Limited edition Corrupter set, DIY corrupter set, and T-shirt. Also, a Thank You card and stickers. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: please add $40 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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"One for me, One for you" Give the gift of the Corrupter! 2x Sets of the Limited Corrupter figure (the $125 pledge reward x2), 1x Corrupter shirt (something extra for you being awesome!) and a hand doodled card personalized for the occasion!(for them being awesome enough to warrant this sweet gift!) OR keep it all for yourself and wallow in the corrupted goodness ( I won't judge you!)! INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: please add $40 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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2 backers Limited (8 of 10 left)
"Custom Corrupter Commission" Book a spot for a custom, one of a kind Corrupter figure hand painted and modified by me. (Please note, these will take a while longer to turn around than the production figures). INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: please add $20 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
"FULLY CORRUPTED" Recieve 1x Limited edition Corrupter, 1x DIY, 1x Customized Corrupter, 1x T-Shirt, an army of 10x Fungal Fiends in the colors of your choice, and a Fungal Fiend painting by me. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Please add $100 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012