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Postby KaijuZoo » Sun May 15, 2005 4:15 pm

Greetings,
Thought you might be interested in taking a look at my latest completed KaijuZoo painting commissions:

Y-MSF Hedorah
http://www.kaijuzoo.com/ymsfhedo.html

M-1 Gorgo Set
http://www.kaijuzoo.com/gorgo2.html

Bandai '91 Ghido-Goji Godzilla
http://www.kaijuzoo.com/91godz.html

Please let me know if you'd like any of your favourite kaiju figures customized as well.

Thanks, John
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> Please send me an email if you'd like to consider
> a commission on getting any of your kaiju figures painted.
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Postby Gfan54 » Sun May 15, 2005 5:15 pm

Awesome paint jobs and I also really like the way the "rear view" pic of Godzilla turned out, just a very cool looking photo! :Big-th-up:
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Postby KaijuZoo » Sun May 15, 2005 6:28 pm

Gfan54 wrote:Awesome paint jobs and I also really like the way the "rear view" pic of Godzilla turned out, just a very cool looking photo! :Big-th-up:


Hey Gfan54, thanks for the props, very much appreciated!! My photo shelf is somewhat narrow so I had to reposition the huge figure and tripod to take that "rear view" photo, getting the rather enlarged perspective on the tail.
http://www.kaijuzoo.com/images/ghidogoji/tail.jpg

Looking at it again, one might think it was a "front view": if Godzilla's tail stays in that position for more than 4 hours, he should seek medical help right away!!! :wink:
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Postby KaijuZoo » Tue Sep 06, 2005 12:27 pm

Right now there is a lot of discussion on-going in the "Bandai movie monster figures wishlists" thread about how, when, why or whether any kaiju figures should be painted or repainted, or otherwise cherished and/or despised just as they are.

For your consideration, here is an example of what carefully applied color schemes can do to add character, charm and soul to otherwise bland and lackluster painted or unpainted figures.
http://www.kaijuzoo.com/images/manda/cp3.jpg

And here are two other most recently completed commissions:
http://www.kaijuzoo.com/kzg05.html
http://www.kaijuzoo.com/images/m1g64/m1g64glow.html

In the end, it all comes down to "personal preference" ... so once you decide to consider having a nice figure being made even nicer, please just send me an email and I would be most happy to help.
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Postby autobutz » Wed Sep 07, 2005 8:35 pm

For the sake of curiosity, where abouts in Ohio are you located?
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Postby KaijuZoo » Wed Sep 07, 2005 11:04 pm

autobutz wrote:For the sake of curiosity, where abouts in Ohio are you located?
Southwest corner, Dayton area.

And for everyone, I just finished completing the webpages for my latest three KaijuZoo commissions so there are a LOT more photo links for everyone to check out. I sure would appreciate some comments on my work (my client and MYSELF think that the Manda is one of my best projects yet)!

http://www.kaijuzoo.com/ragon.html
http://www.kaijuzoo.com/varan.html
http://www.kaijuzoo.com/manda.html

Enjoy!!
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Postby Baltan II » Thu Sep 08, 2005 2:27 pm

Manda really does look great, especially with those eyes. Makes him quite expressive.

I've got a question about your repaints - nearly every one seems to go for a "metallic" style, kinda like the colors on most Marmit figures. I assume this is because the clients requested them to look that way?
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Postby KaijuZoo » Thu Sep 08, 2005 6:53 pm

Giganzilla wrote:Manda really does look great, especially with those eyes. Makes him quite expressive.
:D Thank you! My client had distinct ideas on how he wanted Manda to look. So with his suggestions, we worked together via email on the color choices and placement while still allowing me some artistic freedom. I think the Manda is one of my best efforts yet!

Giganzilla wrote:I've got a question about your repaints - nearly every one seems to go for a "metallic" style, kinda like the colors on most Marmit figures. I assume this is because the clients requested them to look that way?

It depends. Paint schemes for each figure depends on whether it is an exclusive series (I have total design control) or a custom job (client has their own ideas and we work together on the final paint concept).

Additionally, use of "metallic" paints also depends on whether a figure is more realistic than stylized. For example, the two Godzilla exclusives, G1962 and the Meltdown G were both completed with non-metallics. As for the realistic Gezora figure though, it was my choice to use the metallics in order to pay homage in emulating the original Bullmark paint scheme.

By and large, in my own perspective for my "three-dimensional art", I LOVE the look and feel of metallic paints and I have a good many commercial-grade colors in stock to produce my results. For the more stylized figures, I think metallic base coats and complementary accent colors are well suited for the intended purpose of making a distinctive fantastic kaiju sculpt even better.

Metallics or not, I'd be happy to paint you one either way!! :wink:

Thanks again for your compliment and inquiry!
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Postby gforever » Fri Sep 09, 2005 11:11 pm

WOW does Manda & Varan still glow? I'll never look at my Marmit Varan the same way again. He's missing so much color. Beautiful work John!! :D
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Postby KaijuZoo » Sun Sep 11, 2005 1:20 pm

gforever wrote:WOW does Manda & Varan still glow? I'll never look at my Marmit Varan the same way again. He's missing so much color. Beautiful work John!! :D


Thx!! The Manda does not glow as my client wanted it fully painted. I hope to do a painted glow Manda soon for another customer though. As for the Varan, yes it still does have the glow effect as shown on the webpage in this "night vision" shot:
http://www.kaijuzoo.com/images/varan/glow1.jpg
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KaijuZoo M-1 Glowing Manda

Postby KaijuZoo » Tue Oct 25, 2005 7:13 am

Here's a post from the ClubTokyo Collectibles list about my latest KaijuZoo commission:

From: "kaijuzoo"
Date: Tue Oct 25, 2005 6:53 am
Subject: Re: Custom-painted M-1 glow Manda by KaijuZoo

WOW !!! Thank you Sanjeev for your vote of confidence about what I
call my "3-dimensional kaiju artistry"!!

I had a lot of fun working with you on our project and as discussed,
we both think it captures the glow concept very well and can serve as
the epitome of a painted glow figure. And for the rest of you, here is
Sanjeev's Manda webpage which I completed last night with more pics of
his glowie:

http://www.kaijuzoo.com/manda2.html

I do have another unpainted glow Manda figure in stock so please let
me know if you would like a commission on having it painted (contact
me through my website).

Thanks again!

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From: " sanjeev"
Date: Mon Oct 24, 2005 5:25 pm
Subject: Custom-painted M-1 glow Manda by KaijuZoo

Well, I'm sure most of you folks are aware of KaijuZoo and John
Groff's custom painting services. I'm quite pleased to say that I now
have a piece of unique artwork by John in the form of a custom M-1
glow Manda! And it's just gorgeous!

Now, I love my glowies! John worked with me on designing the
color/paint scheme I wanted to see on this piece. He took an unpainted
glow Manda and came up with a way NOT ONLY to make the figure
absolutely stunning under normal light, but ALSO look so characterful
while glowing in the dark!

I was just telling him the other day that I find that paint jobs on
many glow vinyls unfortunately look more like afterthoughts than
really well thought-out decoration. It's just not that easy to come up
with a color/paint scheme on glow vinyl that works for the character
in both light conditions! I think John has done a stellar job at this!

Here are a few feeble attempts of mine to photograph it (keep in mind,
I have little idea what I'm doing with this camera and I sure have no
idea how to photograph it glowing!):

home.beld.net/~sanjeev/manda2.jpg
home.beld.net/~sanjeev/manda3.jpg

And here are some taken by John, himself. I'm not sure if he's made a
webpage for all of them yet. Just check KaijuZoo.com in the coming days!!

http://www.kaijuzoo.com/images/manda2/manda7.jpg
http://www.kaijuzoo.com/images/manda2/manda8.jpg
http://www.kaijuzoo.com/images/manda2/manda11.jpg

All in all, I highly recommend his work. If you've seen his website
and have wondered about contracting his services, definitely go for
it! John's a great guy--he'll take the time to work with you to
understand what you have in mind (and, of course, add his own
suggestions based on his experience). His work is impeccable and very
reasonably priced.

Cheers! Sanjeev
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Postby KaijuZoo » Thu Nov 24, 2005 3:45 pm

Greetings,
I just completed the webpage if would like to take a look at my latest completed KaijuZoo commission, the Bandai USA GMK Godzilla;
http://www.kaijuzoo.com/bandaigmk.html

My client was looking for a dark & sinister look with Godzilla going into atomic radiation mode, we think it is a vast improvement over the original Bandai paint scheme. This one uses color-shift interference paints which have subtle blends of different colors depending on the angle of the light, most notably on the fins, chest and legs in natural light.

I am currently finishing up three other client projects and also just added the Bandai 8" scale GMK Godzilla to the list of figures I currently have available for commissions. Please email me through the website if you would like to discuss any painting projects.

Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone !!!
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Postby gforever » Sun Nov 27, 2005 11:02 pm

Hey John! WOW that repaint of the Bandai Creation GMK Goji is incredible!!!
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Postby KaijuZoo » Mon Dec 12, 2005 9:41 pm

gforever wrote:Hey John! WOW that repaint of the Bandai Creation GMK Goji is incredible!!!


Hiya Andrew, Many thanks for your compliment on the Bandai GMK, my client too was quite pleased !

And to everyone, here is another project I just completed last week, a custom KaijuZoo Marmit Gezora. As noted in the Client Feedback and my own reflection, I really think I outdid myself this time!!

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http://www.kaijuzoo.com/gezora2.html

There are three interference paints used: that is, the color shifts depending on the angle of the light. In this case, green becomes blue, yellow-gold becomes green and blue becomes lilac red (very noticeable on the Left 3/4 View pic).

The overall effect was to give the Gezora more of an iridescent marine animal slimy look. Please let me know what you all think and if you would like your own custom Gezora to coincide with the upcoming release of the YOG DVD coming out next month - Yippee !!
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Postby Gfan54 » Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:30 pm

John, it's been a while since I checked up on this thread, but (as always) your work never fails to impress me, and the Gezora is FANTASTIC :!: If I ever get bored with the way my figs look in their original paint schemes I will definitely get in touch with you! Keep up the great work, dude! :th-up:
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Postby Glow-nut » Sat Dec 17, 2005 3:50 pm

Since I just mentioned these in another thread I thought I'd point out the KaijuZoo figures that I've got:

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The Gorgo, Gamera, Hedorah and Gezora are from different KaijuZoo exclusive series, and the red GMK Godzilla is a custom job. I really like it a lot and I'm hoping to get a few more KZ custom paint jobs soon.
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Postby KaijuZoo » Fri Dec 23, 2005 9:48 pm

Gfan54 wrote:John, it's been a while since I checked up on this thread, but (as always) your work never fails to impress me, and the Gezora is FANTASTIC :!: If I ever get bored with the way my figs look in their original paint schemes I will definitely get in touch with you! Keep up the great work, dude! :th-up:


Thanks GFan for your cool thumbs up!! I'd be pleased to set you up with a custom figure that you'd be proud to show off.
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Postby KaijuZoo » Fri Dec 23, 2005 9:52 pm

Glow-nut wrote:Since I just mentioned these in another thread I thought I'd point out the KaijuZoo figures that I've got:

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The Gorgo, Gamera, Hedorah and Gezora are from different KaijuZoo exclusive series, and the red GMK Godzilla is a custom job. I really like it a lot and I'm hoping to get a few more KZ custom paint jobs soon.


And many thanx to you too Glow-nut for your repeated vote of confidence in my "3-dimensional kaiju art" !!

I am looking forward to getting started on your new commissions. Thanks again and Happy Holidays!
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Postby KaijuZoo » Fri Dec 23, 2005 9:59 pm

Greetings,
I just finished putting the final touches on the webpage for another KaijuZoo commission I just completed last week:
- the "Ultra" cool Glow Marmit Gomora.

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http://www.kaijuzoo.com/gomora.html

Please let me know whacha think and Happy Holidays to all !!
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KaijuZoo Battle Damaged Godzilla '03

Postby KaijuZoo » Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:56 am

Greetings,
I just posted the webpage for my latest completed project, the Bandai Battle Damaged Godzilla '03 as seen in the Godzilla X MechaGodzilla movie. In GXM, Godzilla gets hammered by MechaGodzilla as evidenced by huge open wounds in the chest and shoulder. We see that in the subsequent film (GMM: Tokyo SOS) that Godzilla's wounds are healed and for their 2004 GMM vinyl figure, Bandai also showed the healed wound but to my knowledge there have been no production toys showing the actual battle damage.

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http://www.kaijuzoo.com/batdamg03.html

Please take a look! Thanks.
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Latest Kaijuzoo Commissions - Burning Godzilla and Glow Tita

Postby KaijuZoo » Sat Jun 24, 2006 5:18 pm

Greetings,
I have been quite busy lately but I thought I would take a moment and post a reference to my two latest completed KaijuZoo commissions !

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Bandai Burning Godzilla '95
http://www.kaijuzoo.com/bg95.html

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M-1 Glow Titanosaurus
http://www.kaijuzoo.com/m1titano.html
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Postby gforever » Sat Jun 24, 2006 6:02 pm

Another great custom paint jobs from the Kaijuzoo master! Thanks for sharing!
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Postby gforever » Sat Jun 24, 2006 6:13 pm

by the way, how much is the custom painted G2003 & Burning G? Burning G is my fav and you've done such a beautiful job!
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Postby Legion » Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:40 pm

I dont buy customized figures, but that Godzilla is BEAUTIFUL. I'm so tempted.

In fact, it'd be pretty cool to take this figure and just paint it like a traditional Heisei Godzilla.

What would be cool would be if you could get a hold of a bunch of Memorial Box 1968 Godzilla (or some Marmit 1968s) and paint as if it was Godzilla at the end of Godzilla vs Hedora with the sludge eye and the bone hand.
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Postby KaijuZoo » Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:09 pm

gforever wrote:by the way, how much is the custom painted G2003 & Burning G? Burning G is my fav and you've done such a beautiful job!

Thank you Andrew, very much appreciated !! Each of those two Bandai's were completely disassembled, washed, glued, filled with hard dense paper mache and the joint seams detailed with art epoxy putty.. And THEN, the painting could be started.

If you are interested, send me an email and I would be happy to discuss a custom KaijuZoo commission with you.
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