Thursday, 29 December 2011

Wedding Cake Topper Bots!


I've just finished a commission where the client asked for a pair of robotic wedding cake toppers!

 The Wedding Couple

Close Up
The Bride 

 The Groom

They stand roughly 5 inches tall and were made from a wide selection of bits and bobs ranging from Sculpey to Greenstuff, Plasticard and wire.

I really enjoyed making them and would be more than happy to discuss making more with anyone who wants them!

All the best

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Sketchbooking 2


Heres another page of my sketchbooks!


I've developed the loose idea from the previous page a little, investigating different armour types and head shapes and wondering whether head size or shape could represent different ranks or castes. Its always interesting to see how ones doodlings can take a life of their own as you develop them. I think I could probably have a bash at looking at some Egyptian artwork in order to develop the look I am thinking of.

I think I will continue developing the concept over the coming few days and may even have a bash at making a maquette of him once I'm happy with the overall design!

All the best!

Friday, 23 December 2011



Somewhat later than promised heres the first days sketchbook page!


Its a bit of a mix of different bits and bobs but theres a concept starting to emerge there somewhere! I am going to continue to develop it to see what I can come up with as I fancy a bit of a change from producing lots of rusty robots.

Looking at whats appeared thus far I am quite drawn to the chap with the Pharaoh beard and will see where the concept goes. Maybe I will combine it with the Goblin armour in the centre as its quite fun too. I might have a bash at making it a bit more Egyptian crossed with sci-fi in-keeping with the beard!

All the best!

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Return of the Richard


Well its been an action packed few weeks with a mad rush to get a load of stuff done for the Boutique Market in Portsmouth with Amy of STEAM POWERED FISH which was a fun day, if a bit quiet due to the football being on at the same time.

Buffoon at  Work

I have a load of robots left over too which will be getting put on my ETSY page in the next day or two and will be getting posted here too! 

In other news I am on the lookout for a job so if anyone is recruiting or looking for a sculptor, model maker or concept artist please feel free to get in touch! 

I am also planning on starting to update my blog far more regularly. As already mentioned I am going to post some pictures of the Baublebot, Camerabot and Nutcrackerbot here in the morning and hope to start posting some pages from my sketchbooks every day for the foreseeable future. It will get me drawing again as I have been so busy making stuff I haven't had chance to draw enough!

All the best!


Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Rusty Robot Sale!


I'm having a bit of a sale on the run up to Christmas on my ETSY STORE!

If you use the code TINYROBOTXMAS2011 you will get 15% off any robot instore!


Tiny Gymnastic Sheep!


Heres a blast from the past! Its an animation I did in first year of uni involving some tiny gymnastic sheep!

All the best!

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Pirate Bunnies!


I am currently at my parents and have unearthed some paintings I did a couple of years ago in the form of a pair of pirate bunny rabbits!

Captain Morgan Bunn

Gunners Mate Stibbins

I am putting the originals on Etsy and can be found HERE so if you fancy your own pirate bunny illustration nip over and have a look! If theres enough interest I am planning on painting up a whole load more!

All the best!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

A House for £3000?


I been reading about a family who couldn't afford to buy a house so built their own for just £3000 with some particularly stunning results:

£3000 House!

Both Amy and myself are really interested in this as its both a self built home and a low impact eco house, not to mention a beautiful creation.

We are in a very similar situation as getting on the property ladder, especially for folks like us who are self employed with a fledgeling business is nigh on impossible so we have come to the decision that we are going to attempt to do something similar.

This is a major undertaking as we will be needing to save a considerable amount of money to both buy a plot of land, design the house, get planning permission and get the materials, not to mention the building costs. We both feel passionately about the project though and have decided to put part of any money we make from our work towards it.

I doubt it will come to fruition for several years but it is giving us a goal to work toward!

Heres a LINK to the original article. Its a fascinating website and well worth a peruse through.

All the best!

Monday, 31 October 2011

More Rusty Robots For Sale!


The rest of my stock of robots are now on Etsy!




 Telegraph Bot


I have all the minibots and show specials up for sale so please feel free to nip over and take a peek at MY ETSY STORE.

All the best!

Robots For Sale!


Well we are back from the MCM in London and it was a great experience and we got lots of interest in our stuff! Amys Quadropusses sold out entirely and I even managed to sell one of the my Series 1 Rusty Robots!

I would have loved to have sold more but speaking with some of the other traders it just seems that this year folks just didn't have the money to spend so it was quite quiet sales wise despite it having record attendance!

Still it means that I have a batch of robots being listed on Etsy now! Heres the link to my ETSY SITE. At present I have the remainder of the Series 1 Rusty Robots listed but I will be listing the rest at some point this evening!




For sale at present theres Hammerboy, Bumble and Pathfinder. Rollerboy sold at the MCM so is no longer available I'm afraid! The show specials and minibots will be getting added soon so please feel free to nip over and have a look!

All the best!

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Rusty Robots Show Special: Reliquary Bot


Heres the last of the show special robots: The Reliquary Bot:

The Reliquary Bot

I am going to have a bash at finishing off a few more to take to work on so keep your eyes peeled!

All the best!

Minibots Galore!


Heres a few pictures of some of the Minibots I am taking to the MCM tomorrow!

 Eggy Minibot

 Espresso Minibot

 Grumpy Minibot

 Jack Tar Minibot

 Rotund Minibot

Sarge Minibot


Each of the Minibots stands between one and two inches tall and were loads of fun to work on!

I will also be taking a few more unseen as I haven't had chance to photograph them yet (hopefully I will get chance to get it done this evening though!) I have enough parts for several more minibots and full size robots too so will be taking them with me to work on at the Expo!

All the best!

Rusty Robots Show Special: Steambot Telegraph Operator


Heres the latest in the series of show specials! The Telegraph Operation Bot (TOBY for short)

Telegraph Operation Bot

I will be adding a load of mini bot pictures soon so keep your eyes peeled!

All the best!

Rusty Robots Show Special: Steambot Pugilist


Heres the latest in the Show Special series I have been working on, the Steambot Pugilist:

Steambot Pugilist

He's a bit of an experiment with a new shape and I must admit one of my favorite creations thus far. He will be coming with us to the MCM in London tomorrow and will be up for sale!

All the best!