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Thursday, 28 April 2011

My big fat royal zombie wedding

What's better than a Royal wedding?
A zombie royal wedding! Now coverage of that I'd watch!
Well, anyway. Here's what I've got to work with. Awesome in part because I had nothing to do with any part of it.

So I intend to stand tall on the shoulders of giants such as Pete, Wayne, and Gavin. The only thing I need to do is not f**k it up.

The first thing to do, I felt, was to alter their stance, because that wasn't very zombie like, so to do that I cut it up into chunks! Oh yes. That's right! This is more than a re-paint.

Yikes! I've done it now!
Using super glue to stick it back together would only result in the same bear again. So it's time to bring out the moders friend, car body filler.

A nice big blob of filler in between the bits means I can put all the bits a pieces back at different angles.

And while I'm at it I may as well stick the crown on a Kate's head instead!

Now, with a dremel, I need to carry the lines of the drapery back through, so you cant tell it used to be all chopped up.

Then I gave it a bit of a spray with the white. To get a better idea of shapes without getting distracted by colour. I hollowed out Kate's eyes a bit and put the black dots back on with some filler.
I also hollowed out her cheeks a bit, cut her jaw off and stuck it back on open.

Because William is now leaning back the dress was draping incorrectly so it needed a big fat splodge of filler there

Now that he's looking up I can make more of his face too. Hollowing out the eyes and mouth with the dremel again giving it a scream type thing.

A few holes in kate and her dress too...

Some cuts too. Maybe it was Fred who got to her?

Then it's just a matter of painting it I guess.

And here's some before and after shots...

Tuesday, 19 April 2011


You've seen the commemorative plates and tea towels - now get your hands on the Crown Jewels.

BTB craftsman Peter Underhill has created “A Right Royal Affair” Wedding Souvenir print which in years to come will become a special commemorative memento of a magical day.

Available to pre-order until 2pm on Thursday 21st April, the print will be strictly limited to the number sold and is due to be dispatched in early May.

Wedding memorabilia is hot property and with floods of tacky plates, mugs and even condoms hitting the shops, this tongue-in-cheek print is sure to stand out from the rest and create and conversational centrepiece.

And if you do manage to wangle a wedding invite, don't eat the cake - in 1998, a piece of wedding cake from Charles and Diana's wedding sold at auction in £17,000!

Wednesday, 13 April 2011


Thank you to everyone who entered our Popmash competition last week. The prize draw winner was the fantastic mash up PrinceWil.I.Am by Jo Dean Head. Our Popmash scientists would also like to add a special mention to Gordon Hart who came up with the magnificent GadaffiDuck - Congratulations guys contact us with your details and we will send you a PopmashT -

Tuesday, 5 April 2011


It's been a while since I updated on the status of series 2 Deadmau5 Mini Collectibles... Well, I'm happy to say that the new ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) samples have arrived in the office and are looking terrific!

ABS is a much more maleable material that the previous polystone figurines, so you can carry your Deadmau5 figures where ever you like without the danger of sitting on him and snapping his ear.

Planned launch of these blind box bad boys is looking like May 2011, but we'll keep you posted as and when we know for sure. Thanks x