The Heavy Metal Qee project is being curated by Daniel Perry, using the 8″ qee as a base platform 17 designers (with more coming on board as the project progresses) are realising in 3D their interpretation of a Heavy Metal Qee. You can follow the progress of the Heavy Metal Qee Project, check out the artists involved and finished pieces so far on http://www.heavymetalqee.com/ or the HMQ facebook page.
I was asked aboard the Heavy Metal Qee project pretty early on, so i got first pick on the blank qee’s; I plumped for an 8″white Toyer Qee partly cause they’re the most ‘metal’ and partly cause anything with a skull appeals to my inner goth. I wanted to to my interpretation of the over-the-top monsters notorised by Iron Maiden, Lordi, Gwa, Manowar etc. I sculpted his face form scratch using white fimo, and gold glass eyes for realism and depth. I then kept the rest of the custom in monochrome black and white so the eyes would really pop.
I made a faux-fur cover for the head, complete with a black mohawk, giant bat ears and glossy black PVC horns, and a set of grey felt wings with an inner wire armature that allows them to be posed easily. I painted the body with acrylic paint and sealed it with matt UV protect lacquer before adding a furry chest to the front. He was a really fun custom to work on, thanks Dan for having me as one of the artists