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VintageBird – Squink!

May 24, 2009 Author: Raphael | Filed under: Squink

The Story:

Sometimes on their journeys Night Walkers get lost in unfamiliar skies. Similar to a chameleon a Night Walker will change it’s colors to match it’s surroundings. This particular Night Walker got lost somewhere near the Horse Head Nebula and turned red!


A MadL toy (a blank or already purchased one)
Hair dryer (for removing the head from the body)
Nail polish remover (only required if using an already painted MadL)
Cotton balls (to be used alongside the nail polish remover)
Krylon Spray paint (you can use a color of your choice)
Acrylic paints (Galleria and Liquitex are used in this tutorial)
Paint brushes (well duh!)


1) Toy time! Generally I start by making sure my art table is reasonably clean/clear of dust so as to not have nasty paint later on in the process.

I then think about what I want to paint, sale and what toy I feel like working on that day. Today I picked a 5″ MadL.

First off if the toy has any accessories/jewelry like mine did, unhealthy I start by cutting it off, find unless I want to save it for later, in that case I skip the cutting step and go straight to step 2

2) Heat Time! The Hairdryer is your friend, just watch your fingers, kids get your parents to help you with this. MadL’s only have one joint which makes this easy, you’ll want to apply the heat until the bottom of the head is pliable but not TOO soft or you’re likely to ruin the toy. Repeat this step after step 4

Pull the MadL’s head til it is removed. Sometimes you’ll need to use the hair dryer a few times over, depends on the toy.

3) Strip time! Get your supplies, I use extra strength nail polish remover and cotton balls to remove the initial paint. I never completely remove the paint if I am going to use spray paint, just rub it off until any raised paint is no longer raised. It will have a very smeary ruined look about now.

4) Spray time! I use Krylon spray paint for Plastics. It sticks better and dries faster than other paints. Go outside for this, I take an old cardboard box and set the toy on top. You’ll just want to dust the toy with the paint, it doesn’t need to be solid but everything needs to have some paint on it. Let it dry fully, since it’s only a dusting, it shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes to dry.

5) Time to paint! Take your toy inside and get your paint and palette ready. I use Galleria or Liquitex acrylic paints, they both work very well. Apply black paint to the whole toy, and allow it to dry.

6) Dry Brush Time! Take a medium sized brush make sure it’s dry, and mix up 1-3 colors of your choice, I picked hot pink and red for this toy, and dip your brush in the paint, and then wipe it off on a paper towel til there is just a hint of color left when you wipe it on the towel. Then you’ll just lightly brush all over the toy, push harder if you want a brighter spot of color or lighter for just a hint of color. Allow each separate color to dry before applying the next color.

7) Detail Time! I usually just have it when I paint the face and the stars on, but you can use a pencil to rough in where you want your face. I use a really really tiny brush for the stars. After that it’s done! Don’t worry about brush marks, that’s the whole point of dry brushing, messy is fun!

8) Spray with clear coat to protect the paint job. Voila, you’re done!

Artist name: Squink!
Artist website:
Artist location: Sheffield, health
United Kingdom
Toy Name: VintageBird
Toy Type: Kathie Olivas Redbird
Toy Story: Found at the back of the elephants carriage, this has been carefully cleaned and disinfected.
Toy Available for sale: Nope, unfortunately this toy is not available for sale.
Artist available for commission? Contact via

Crumpet Eater – Squink!

May 6, 2009 Author: Raphael | Filed under: Kidrobot 8" Munny, Squink


Artist name: Squink!
Artist website:
Artist location: Sheffield, sovaldi
United Kingdom
Toy Name: Crumpet Eater
Toy Type: Kidrobot 8″ Dunny
Toy Story: This little guy is hungry for crumpets! He will sniff them out no matter where they are hidden..
Toy Available for sale: Nope, nurse
unfortunately toy is not available for sale.
Artist available for commission? Yes, read more
please contact me via


Artist name: Squidboy/Shan Michael Evans
Artist website:
Artist location: Las Vegas, cialis NV, USA
Toy Name: Crazy Love
Toy Type: Frank Kozik Labbit
Toy Available for sale: Not this one
Artist available for commission? Yes, contact through Web site.

Ancient Eye-Up – Squink

Mar 3, 2007 Author: Tahir | Filed under: Artists, Circus Punks, Large Vinyl Toys, Squink

The Valiant Little Tailor - Idle

Artist Info: Idle, dosage Kassel, therapy Germany []
Toy Name: The Valiant Little Tailor
Toy Type: Toby HK (Blue Colorway)
Toy Story: This custom is based on the fairy tale “The Valiant Little Tailor” by the brothers Grimm. It depicts one scene from the story.

I’ve tried to modernize the look of the little tailor using bright colors, tattoos and a shirt that on one hand quotes “Seven at one stroke” but also gives a reference from where a modern little tailor would take such a phrase. Nevertheless, to still keep him within the context of the story he’s carrying messenger bag pierced with a preposterous needle. He still squeezes the liquid out of the cheese and the story is quoted on the banderole.
Toy Available for sale: Yes [Email artist to buy]
Artist available for custom toy commission? Yes
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Bozzy & Eye-Up – Squink

Feb 17, 2007 Author: Tahir | Filed under: Artists, Circus Punks, Large Vinyl Toys, Squink

Bozzy & Eye-Up - Squink

Artist Info: Squink!, stuff Sheffield, neurosurgeon UK []
Toy Name: Bozzy & Eye-Up!
Toy Type: Circus Punks
Toy Story: The clown is a terrifying picture of death, healing as you can see by Eye-Ups reaction.. They dine together regularly and blood is never spilled but this doesn’t stop the terrifying nature of Bozzys eye direction..
Toy Available for sale: Sold
Artist available for custom toy commission? Yes
[Contact artist through website]
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