Thursday, December 10, 2009

rustedhalo 2009 year in review

Rather then uploading a bunch of pics to a forum I created a set on flickr displaying most of what I did or was involved in for 2009. Check it out I think I only had 5 pieces in gallery shows this year. One being the Robolucha that a bunch of customs got stuck in...well customs and the shows never happened. The Illazilla which most were put up online for sale yet mine isn't and I've heard nothing back from TNES.

I had a couple things on display at SDCC including a Mez-it and the Gwins. It was cool seeing my art on display at such a big event. This of coarse was a major insiration for me to set up at Designer Con.

Designer Con was great I sold 3 mini Munnys, 1 Hazmapo, 5 Dunnys, 2 Gwins, 4 mechaduckies, several button packs, and all my stickers and business cards were gone by the end of the day. Several people contacted me after the show and I sold one other piece thus far.

Designer Con was a great way to end 2009 and 2010 is gonna bring some new things for me. I just launched my first web store/Etsy. and I'm looking into opening my own gallery here in downtown Phoenix. Here's to 2010

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Etsy Shop up now

my new Etsy shop is done with 3 customs left over from Designer Con up now. I'll be putting more stuff up later this week and will be selling my customs and other art here from now on so be sure to check it often or follow me on Twitter @rustedhalo for updates.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Designer Con Setup

I only had my phone camera but here's my general set up for Designer Con. I sold 4 mini Munnys, 1 Hazmapo, 5 Dunnys, 2 Gwins(leftover from SDCC George gave me), 4 Duckies, several button packs, and all my stickers & business cards are gone. Damn good show, I need to do this more often.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Dunny Urban Decay series 1 for Designer Con

here's just a taste of what I'll have for Designer Con. make sure you stop by and visit KiLL! and myself and booth # 4. we'll be having several give aways/raffles for you to win customs from both of us. urban decay series 1 limited edition of 10 custom Dunnys, no 2 are alike. they will be done blind box style and available for $25 ea

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Custom Rollie

Here's my custom for the Rollie show. This was something new and way out there. The base was an Avon roll on deodorant. The plastic was hard to sculpt on and melted in some areas but it kinda added to the effect of an old wind up toy soldier.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Custom Circus Punk

I've always been a fan of the Circus Punks. I was pretty good at the knock down game as well. I started a custom a while back and never finished it. This is one of the small 7" one's that had a design on it. Tried out a new blue paint I borrowed from a friend, I really like how it turned out. This will be one of the MANY pieces I will have available at Designer Con/VTN this Nov. 21st in Pasadena, CA.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Best Birthday present ever...

So I got a call yesterday from my AM at Dominos. There was a meeting that morning & they closed down more stores including mine. Only the AM's were transfered, my manager & fellow drivers were fucked.

My manager sent me a text message Saturday telling me about the meeting but my inbox was full & I was busy w/ my party I didn't get it until it was too late. I think that's pretty shitty that I didn't get a proper call or any warning. If not for Zach(the AM) calling me & letting me know I wonder if anybody else would have bothered.

I now have to go and reapply to other stores nearby and hope they'll pick me up since they'll probably be need a couple more drivers since they'll be picking up some of my old delivery area.

I was just really getting to like that job. Both my managers were cool, I got along with everybody for the most part, I was getting hours I wanted and tips were awesome. Part of me wants to stay with the company because I know it and the other part of me wants to go apply at the Pizza Hut across the street in spite of Dominos actions. Plus I know most of their delivery area already.

So this is my long ass entry cause I really don't know where I stand right now. I need some time to think. My mom tried to hook me up with this girl in Pasadena, CA. She said I could even crash at her place when I go up there November 21st. I just might not come back. The one steady thing that kept me going here was my job. I'll miss EJ and Reb but I know they'll come visit me. I need some time to ponder on this.

::end transmission::

Sunday, September 20, 2009

UD.017 Custom Symbiote

UD. 017 custom Symbiote I did up for the Symbiote Studios x SpankyStokes contest. The vinyl was a bit softer and thiner then say a Munny but overall I enjoyed the round sphere head and interchangeable hands(even though I didn't end up using them).

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Custom Godamnit! edition of 5

Limited edition of 5 customized Godamnit! figures. These now reside with KiLL! so you'll have to keep an eye out on his shop online at and see if he puts them up there or if maybe they'll be a part of some local AZ thing, or you might just have to come visit us at Designer Con this Nov 21st in Pasadena, CA.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Custom Robolucha finally finished

I decided to have a little fun with this one. This is my custom Robolucha for the show put on by Mekazoo and PatchTogether coming to the UK this September. click for larger image

Monday, August 17, 2009

Custom Gwins from SDCC up for sale

The custom Gwins I did for October Toys for San Diego Comic Con are now up for sale online so go buy them quick before they are all gone. Hand numbered edition of 15. Also check out the other great artists pieces like OsirisOrion, DMS, Louie Lanford, and KiLL

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Munny Grubbers Show custom piece

My custom Munny for the Munny Grubbers show here in Phoenix August 8th...which I guess is technically tonight. Dr. Steel and Steampunk seem to go hand in hand so I thought this was necessary. Used some new paint markers for the logo and it came out nice, no bleeding or smudging. The goggles are removable and were a last minute add. I think it gives it more character.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

San Diego Comic Con...just a taste

Here's a couple pics of the stuff I had on display at Comic Con, thanks much to Reb.
The first 2 are of the Mezco Mez-it I did. This was just a showcase to promote their new DIY platform figure. Dunno if these will be for sale or if I'm getting it back. O-well, it was different to work on.

The third one is of my custom Gwins I did for October Toys on display along with my business cards and some other great artists like Kill! and OsirisOrion. I made 15 and I don't think they sold out and George told me they would be putting the remainder online. So go to and watch for them to drop soon. It was awesome to actually have my art for sale and on display at Comic Con. I can't thank George and Ayleen enough for the great opportunities they give me.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Custom Gwin Flyers for SDCC

I did up a couple flyers to promote my release at San Diego Comic Con. Limited edition of 15 will be available from the good folks at October Toys. I may get some printed out if time allows.

SDCC Zombieland Zombiewalk

Saturday, July 4, 2009


Thursday, July 2, 2009

Custom Skully

This is the custom Skully I did for the show at Chuckwa. It actually just got mail back to me this week so I thought I'd put a pic of it up. This is actually of it on display at the show. I also did a painting to go along with it.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Custom Mezco Mez-It for SDCC

Thanks to my good friend George over at October Toys I will have a custom Mez-It up on display at SDCC(San Diego Comic Con). It seems everybody is jumping onto the DIY vinyl bandwagon. Anyway, here's a progress pic and finished pic.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Andrew Bell SDCC exclusive

So yeah, I'm a huge Andrew Bell fan and I have the prints of this figure and this just came out soo nice. I can't wait to SDCC to pick 1 up for my collection. If you plan on going stop by the Dumbrella booth #1335/1337 and pick one up for yourself. Only $30

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Munny Grubbers Show

Flyer for the Munny Grubbers custom Munny show I'll be in. This one is local so all my AZ peeps need to check this one out. I'll be sure to be there. Help spread the word.

Custom Chucks up at Pink Ghost

So yeah, I just found out that the custom chucks(Converse Chuck Taylor) I did for the Pink Ghost show are now up for sale online. Go check out all the cool custom kicks.
and if you wanna buy mine here's a direct link. Also they are the cheapest of all the customs up.

Robolucha Custom Show

So yeah, I got my Robolucha's in the mail last week and I'm stoked to be in this show. Having my art in other countries, especially in the UK and Germany is awesome. I'll be posting progress shots of my piece up here but I have 2 other projects in front of this so it might be a while.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Custom Gwin

Here's a custom Gwin I did for the October Toys/Toy Break custom Gwin trade. On a related/side note I will be doing something with October Toys for SDCC(San Diego Comic Con) so watch for more info on that to drop soon.

Custom Fatcap

This is the Fatcap I did for the KidRobot forums Message Board Custom Fatcap Series 2 trade. I like using eyelets on vinyl toys so expect to see them in later works.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Custom Mini Munny

This was a bit of a test subject for an upcoming Mini Munny Blind Box series I'll be doing...just to give you a taste.

Friday, January 2, 2009

hmmm what does this button do?
hello, hello?
maybe someday I'll find my way out.
until then lets just enjoy the silence.

::interrupt feed::

this machine has failed
one fell off the assembly line