Thursday, August 2, 2012

CyberGator is the latest Frailey/Godbeast collaboration

It's my Cyber-Alligator head, soon to be made into castings by the Godbeast!

There were a few good guesses, (and the rough clay really could have become many types of animals) but as you can see it is a ferocious, cybernetically enhanced alligator, a little reminiscent of He-Man's Trapjaw.  And the best part is that it is hinged.

 By using a needle to create a fulcrum and carefully making the halves fit into each other, I ended up with a fairly seamless (or hidden-seamed) joint, fitting into the armor design.
 The 'teaser' image from the last post was actually the bottom half of the two-part head, because I knew from the beginning I had to make his jaw hinged.  After all, he's an alligator, how could I resist?

I will be posting some step-by-step images of how the alligator and his hinge jaw were made later, so check back!  And buy some heads when the God beast makes them soon!  They should be available eventually on October Toys.  I actually probably put way too much time into this head for the amount of money that will come back to me, but if a lot of them sell, I may feel like I can get this crazy on more heads in the future!  In the meantime it is an awesome deal.

Speaking of awesome, congratulations to Matt Doughty , Marty TGB Hansen, Nate, and everyone involved in making the Armorvor happen.   Thanks guys.


  1. That is so incredibly badass, love how well it goes with the cybernetic bat!

  2. This is sure to be a sell out. I hope I can get one!

  3. That is incredibly badass. Also congrats to you for making the Armorvor an absolutely fantastic piece of work.

  4. Thirded on the "badass" trip. And congrats on the Armovor making it to production! Here's hoping these equally excellent heads will make it there someday as well!

  5. There is love in that gator head.

  6. Thanks, I really like cybernetic elements in things, It makes for interesting contrasting textures, asymmetry, etc.

    I bet you can get one, I think as long as the mold holds up marty will make it! But better buy as soon as it drops to make sure! ;)

    Thank you. It wasn't just me though, Matt Doughty gave me drawn concept art that was very inspirational, and fun to bring into the round. He also allowed and even encouraged me to play around with the design, so whenever I felt like straying off the map. I stayed most loyal around the chest I'd say, but a lot of the rest has flourishes of mine while keeping the general feel that I liked in his concept. The shoulders, back and gauntlets are probably the most different, but he insisted I keep a certain X symbol on the back which I guess in certain anime like Transformers functions as a power source.

    Thanks, It's very cool to see it in production, and see it fleshed out with comics and 8-bit passcode stories! Hopefully I may get some more personal work into production, who knows...

    Thanks, there is definitely love in there, although the character himself doesn't look very lovely, or loving!

  7. Aaand they are sold out. Less then 24 hours. I'm gonna talk to Matt and see what it would take for us as a community to get this head and some of the other heads made into full production. We need a cybergator army.

  8. Any update on this? Will a version ever be available for sale?