Category: Decals

Zombie Decal Design Video

I am happy to be back on my weekly blog schedule. This week I started working on my newest minimate exclusive – the Zombie Decal Kit! As I was starting to design the first decal, I thought it might be fun to let my screen recorder save a video of the design, and then play it back at a higher speed. The video turned out well, and it played best at 4x the original speed, so that is what you will see in the video below. You can see a few places in the video where I changed my mind, and removed things that I had already added. I also tried to push the detail level really far, almost too far, just to see what it would look like. So this might not be the final design for this character. I will have more details on this kit in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, enjoy the video!

Quick Decal Update

Today’s update will be a quick one, as I am hard at work on my Gruesome Ghosts Decal Kit. I have been revealing a new ghost each day on my Facebook page. I will...

Case Study: Mr. Monster

Earlier this Spring, I received a commission order for two Mr. Monster minimates, a monster-fighting hero created by Michael Gilbert. The order was very specific that these two minimates had to be identical. This...

Decal Updates

In case you haven’t noticed, site updates have been coming weekly now instead of bi-weekly. Now that I have two kids under three years old, my free time seems to slip away quickly. I expect it to stay weekly for at least the next few months. This means that some posts will cover multiple topics, like this one.

The first thing I wanted to mention is that I changed the terms of use for all the decals available on this site. Everything is now under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works license. This means you are not allowed to sell minimates that use these decals. I had always intended for these decals to be for personal use, but now its official.

And speaking of decals, I updated my gallery with some of my recent Dr. Who decals, including the menacing Cyberman at the top of this post! I have other Dr. Who customs in the works as we speak, and I will update the decal gallery with new decals as they are finished.

Finally, CustomCon 22 is now live! There have not been any minimates posted yet, but I am sure we will see some in the next few days. I have a minimate 4-pack in the mix that I am really excited to see on display. New customs will be posted each day here.

Thanks for reading!