Saturday, November 29, 2014

Zombie Kit - first batch ready!

The first 10 Zombie Kits are finished, sealed and packaged  - ready for retail!
I thoroughly enjoy the modern zombie genre (just in case you haven't figured that out from my blog) - so functionality (all wrapped up in a neat package) was the primary motive behind the kit. These kits CAN be used in a zombie outbreak!

No plastic was harmed in the making of these kits (well, ok...the letting on the glass is vinyl) - aside from the content, you're left with a locally crafted case of wood (poplar), natural wool felt, and glass. 

18inch machete
first aid kit
portable AM/FM radio with ear buds
LED flash light
permanent markers (2)
disposable lighters (2)

I don't stockpile the kits, and after the initial 10 are gone, I'll be making additional ones to-order, by commission (usually a 3 week waiting period) - I'm thinking of offering additional stains down the road. The finished kit retails at $285.00 - each kit is hand-made to order.

I don't intend of mass producing them overseas (I've come across an excess of kits on the interwebs consisting of sweat shop bags and boxes filled with non-firing guns, plastic knives, a handful of Band-Aids and some poorly drawn, printed at home stickers).

Shipping is going to take a bit to figure out....

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Z Butcher - the painting


And remarkably fast. And I actually like how it turned out...

...looks like I'm getting a hand of this "analogue" thing.

The finished painting - 40x30 inch acrylic on canvas - comes in two parts. The butcher board backdrop is hand painted onto the canvas (in only 4 colors)! The zombie butcher is painted onto a 3/4inch thick foam-core board cut-out. I attached the subject to the canvas with 12 magnets - allowing for easy repositioning as desired...

I'm planning a smaller (and more affordable) screen printed version - once I can actually locate a screen printer in Savannah...

...back to the bacon, now.