Here's my pre-painted statues & kits from different sculptors/ artists who uses traditional hand sculpting methods to create these beautiful pieces.
My all time favorite sculptor is Japanese master artist Takayuki Takeya. His stylized anime, tokusatsu, game & other media characters with intricate sculpted details makes most of his art works must haves for me.
Below vid of Takeya's most recent sculpture of his 2013 exhibition in 3331 Arts Chiyoda in Akiharaba, Tokyo.
KITS & PRE-PAINTS
1/6 SCALE. ALIEN PILE. SIDESHOW/ FEWTURE. PRE-PAINTED STATUE. 2008
One ofTakeya's stylized piece of H.R. Giger's Alien. The Alien pile, a limited edition cold cast statue of 1000 distributed by Sideshow & Fewture collaboration. Fewture also did released this as limited edition statues & resin kits.
1/6 SCALE. ALIEN WARRIOR. SIDESHOW/ FEWTURE. PRE-PAINTED STATUE. 2008
Another ofTakeya's stylized piece of H.R. Giger's Alien, the Alien Warrior. A limited edition cold cast statue of 750 distributed by Sideshow & Fewture collaboration. Fewture released these as limited edition statues & also resin kits.
1/6 SCALE. CYBER NINJA. CROWD/ MAX FACTORY. VINYL KIT. 1988.An 80s vintage popular garage vinyl kit. A classic sculpted by Takayuki Takeya based on Keita Amemiya's Mirai Ninja, more popularly known as Cyber Ninja.
1/6 SCALE. DEVILMAN. MAX FACTORY. VINYL KIT. 1996.A 90s vinyl kit released by Max Factory Japan of the famous Go Nagai's character. One of the best Devilman sculpt available. I had mine painted in flesh color with burns as below. A rarer resin kit version was also available.
1/8 SCALE. DEVILMAN BUST. HAPPINET. PRE PAINTED STATUE BUST. 2006This Devilman PVC bust was sculpted by Takeya for FiguAx's Devilman Art Collection Complex series. There were a total of 7 artists involved for the 10 Devilman versions produced.
1/6 SCALE. KAPPA MUMMY. ART STORM FEWTURE. PRE PAINTED STATUE. 2011Kappa (River child), a popular Japanese folklore yokai (ghost). The stylized mummy pre paint vinyl version of this character was designed & supervised by Takeya with sculpting by Tatsuhiro Fujiwara, one of Art Storm Fewture's sculptor. Also was available in resin kit.
1/6 SCALE. MECHANICAL VIOLATOR HAKAIDER. ART STORM FEWTURE. PRE-PAINTED STATUE. 2008
One of Takeya's most popular piece based on Amemiya's Mechanical Violator Hakaider tokusatsu film. Hakaider steps on top of a base on decomposed Michael. Besides this prepaint vinyl version, Fewture also released both vinyl & resin kits of Hakaider.
7.5". MIKAZUKI. CROWD/ MAX FACTORY. PRE-PAINTED STATUE. 2001
Another collaboration between Amemiya & Takeya. Besides sculpting this resin statue, Takeya was also involved for the original Tokusatsu designs in 2000. There were 2 versions released. Mine is the limited edition version which comes with a hand signed card by both Keita Amemiya & Takayuki Takeya.
1/8 SCALE. PREDATOR ON HORSE. SIDESHOW/ FEWTURE. PRE-PAINTED STATUE. 2008
One ofTakeya's controversial stylized piece. An ancient Samurai Predator riding an Alien warrior Horse. Fewture also released resin kits as well as 2 versions of these pre paint cold cast statues in limited quantities and were considered a grail as they were not found outside Japan. In 2008, Sideshow & Fewture collaborated and distribute it worldwide with another limited run of750.
7". STEAMBOY DIORAMA. BANDAI MOVIE REALIZATION. PRE-PAINTED STATUE. 2004
1/8 SCALE. VAMPIRE HUNTER D NIGHTMARE. KOTOBUKIYA. PRE-PAINTED STATUE. 1998
A classic beautiful pre paint resin statue by Takeya, based on Yoshitaka Amano's art. The sculpt showcases Takeya's talents transforming a beautiful 2D Amano art styled painting into a 3D piece of art sculpture. Also was available in both vinyl & resin kit with metal etched parts.
1/6 SCALE. YOSHIMITSU OF TEKKEN. KOTOBUKIYA. PRE-PAINTED STATUE. 2012
One of Takeya's latest works. Yoshimitsu from Tekken, standing on a defeated mechanoid head. Showcasing Takeya's incredible sculpt with severe battle damage & gory biomech innards spilling out.
1/10 SCALE FIGURES
AKUMAIZER 3. BANDAI S.I.C. 2005
BAOH. BANDAI MANGA REALIZATION. 2010
Henshin Ninja Arashi & Majinsai. Bandai S.I.C. 2009
Hakaider & Bike. Bandai S.I.C. 2007
KIKAIDER & SIDE MACHINE. BANDAI S.I.C. 2001
Kikaider 01 & Double Bike. Bandai S.I.C. 2007
Takeya's collaboration work with Kenji Ando.
MASKED RIDER 1 ICHIGO. BANDAI S.I.C. 2000
MASKED RIDER 2 NIGO. BANDAI S.I.C. 2000
MASKED RIDER V3. BANDAI S.I.C. 2000
THE DARK KNIGHT BATMAN & BATPOD. BANDAI MOVIE REALIZATION. 2008
Stylized Batman & Batpod designed by Masakazu Katsura & sculpted by Takeya.
ZEIRAM. KAIYODO XEBEC. 2007
Another collaboration works by Amemiya x Takeya. This Zeiram 1/10 figure has similar sculpt as the larger 1/6 Kaiyodo kit. This version also has batt-op light up eyes feature. Both scales has removable cowl/ cape.
REFERENCE BOOKSANGLES OF HUNTERSTakeya's Angles Of Hunters, the best reference book of Takeya's own original works over the years. I have the recent 2013 revised version which features his Angles Of Hunters exhibition sculptures in depth. The first release of the same title was a 2 book series which also features the kits Takeya sculpted.
S.I.C. OFFICIAL DIORAMA STORY - KIKAIDER 00Beautiful diorama story scenes built by Takeya for the Bandai S.I.C. figures. Features mainly works of Takeya as well as Kenji Ando. Click on cover page below to see some of the beautiful diorama pages.
Below video showcases Takeya's works over the years & a sculpture from his Hunter's Angle show.
NARIN1/6 SCALE. PREDATOR BAD BLOOD. SIDESHOW. PRE-PAINTED STATUE. 2012Sculpted by one of the most reknown sculptor for Predators, Narin. Sideshow produced this run of Pre-Painted statues in limited edition of 1,500 pcs. Was also produced as limited edition resin kits.
NORMAN MEYERS1/6 SCALE. FAT ZOMBIE. ARTIST PROOF STUDIO. RESIN KIT. 2009Some of the recent kits I bought from Artist Proof Studio. Super sick & raw sculpts from Norman Meyers.
1/3 SCALE. S.L.E. ARTIST PROOF STUDIO. RESIN KIT. 2010
PAUL KOMODA1/8 SCALE. ANATHEMA MINI BUST. ARTIST PROOF STUDIO. RESIN KIT. 2010Bonus limited edition mini-bust from the very talented creature designer Paul Komoda I received when buying kits from Artist Proof Studio. Very sweet sculpt.
1.25" LONG. CTHULHU HEAD. ARTIST PROOF STUDIO. RESIN KIT. 2013
PABLO VIGGIANO1/5 SCALE. DIABLO III OVERTHROWN. SIDESHOW. PRE-PAINTED STATUE. 2009Barbarian from Diablo III. Super massive sized statue beautifully sculpted by Pablo Viggiano. 2 versions of this rare statue were available, mine's the exclusive version with the extra helmeted head sculpt & limited to 400pcs.
SUSUMU SUGITA1/6 SCALE. GRAVEYARD. AVATAR. PRE-PAINTED STATUE. 1998Based on one of my favorite comic artist Simon Bisley's character art. Moore Creations/ Avatar produced this limited edition & numbered pre-painted statue sculpted by Sugita. Was also available in resin kit form.
1/8 SCALE. VENOM. AVATAR. UNPRODUCTION PRE-PAINTED STATUE. 1996Based on Simon Bisley's Venom. Rare pre-paint resin statue sculpted by Sugita. Official known release only in limited edition resin kit. Rumours has it that this is Avatar Japan's unproduction pre-painted statue, & quantity to be only about 100pcs.
TAISHIRO KIYA1/6 SCALE. CARNAGE. HORIZON. VINYL KIT. 1992One of the best posed Carnage sculpt. This was my first vinyl kit I tried building way back, I was so impressed with the sculpt with all the tendrils that I picked up model kit building. I have lost the kit that I built back then but I managed to find another of this good old kit from a local hobby store.
1/6 SCALE. VENOM. HORIZON. VINYL KIT. 1992My favorite comic Anti-hero, nicely posed and sculpted by T. Kiya.
YASUSHI NIRASAWAMy other fave sculptor & artist, Nirasawa. Famous for real sick, gore monster stuffs.
23.6". DEVILMAN. ART STORM FEWTURE. RESIN KIT. 1994Nirasawa's Devilman, one of the most sinister & best posed Devilman kit available. Designed & sculpted by Nirasawa. He is approx. 1/4 scale & whopping 57cm tall!
1/4 SCALE. SKULL-BITE BUST. ART STORM FEWTURE. RESIN KIT. A Nirasawa sculpt based on Pinhead from Hellraiser.
REFERENCE BOOKSTwo must have book by Nirasawa, Creature Core & Nira Works. Showcasing his super sick monster sculptures.
WANTED LIST (DO EMAIL ME AT UFC2002@YAHOO.COM IF YOU ARE SELLING.)
TAKAYUKI TAKEYA1/8 SCALE. CORUM. KOTOBUKIYA. PRE-PAINTED STATUE. 1999
1/8 SCALE. ELRIC STORMBRINGER. KOTOBUKIYA. PRE-PAINTED STATUE. 1999
1/8 SCALE. GUIN. KOTOBUKIYA. PRE-PAINTED STATUE. 1998
1/8 SCALE. RED MAUSOLEUM AJARI. ART STORM FEWTURE. PRE-PAINTED STATUE. 2000
YASUSHI NIRASAWA1/6 SCALE. LOGUST & QUASIMODO. ART STORM FEWTURE. PRE-PAINTED STATUE. 2000