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Skulls and flying pies!

Skulls and flying pies!

Here are a few things that I have been working on here at the studio. I am taking them to Greaserama in Kansas City this weekend. If you are in the area come by and check out some of my stuff. These two pieces have been sculpted, molded, cast, painted and pinstriped by yours truly. […]

Shrunken Brothers - Artist series shrunken head shift knobs

Shrunken Brothers – Artist series shrunken head shift knobs

Fresh from the forests of South America and straight to the dark lab of Defiance Speed Shop come the artist series of shrunken head shift knobs. The cast stitches have been removed and replaced with hand stitched hemp cord. They come expertly preserved in a glass dome and look at home on a desk or […]

Zombie Hand Shift Knob - Press Release

Zombie Hand Shift Knob – Press Release

Hot out of the molds! These zombie hand shift knobs will thrill all the boys and ghouls! Custom sculpted in the deep recesses of the Defiance Speed Shop studio by resident artist Cody Langford in November of 2010, these 2 piece shift knobs finally came out of the molds and are the first of their […]


Flying Pie - first sculpt finished!

Flying Pie – first sculpt finished!

Named after a pie crust drag racing slick this little sculpt turned out quite nice.  It is mounted on a matching wall sconce. Here are a couple of shots of the first Flying Pie sculpt.

Resin casting. Work in progress shots.

Resin casting. Work in progress shots.

It has been a busy week! I won’t write much. I just wanted to show my progress on molding and resin casting. This is my temporary work area in the garage. I have a borrowed pressure pot, a found vacuum compressor, an air compressor, my trusty glue gun and a lot of foamcore. Here is […]

Shrunken Brothers update - hot rod shift knobs teaser

Shrunken Brothers update – hot rod shift knobs teaser

I made good headway on my artist series shrunken heads. Here are the first 2 in green with hand strung hemp cords and tassels. The official release will come once all 5 of each shrunken head are complete. Until then I will do teaser posts.


Vacuum for mold making

Vacuum for mold making

For this upcoming run of products that I am going to mold and cast this Spring I have had the opportunity to borrow a pressure tank from a hot rodder friend that had a company making parts for model cars. His priorities have changed directions and he ended up selling the business but keeping the […]

Work In Progress - sculpting your own art toys (updated 1/18)

Work In Progress – sculpting your own art toys (updated 1/18)

I have put quite a few hours into my monster and have had lots of different entries for his name. The naming contest ends January 15th at midnight central time and the winner will be announced on the 29th. In the interim I wanted to share my progress on the monster and do a bit […]

CONTEST: Name that Monster!

CONTEST: Name that Monster!

Here is some background info: I have been working on some sketches for a 12″ resin figure. I have the look I want created but it remains nameless. As you can see it draws on my love for all things Ed Roth. This monster will have a surfboard and a top hat. While 2 eyes […]


Bone Hair - Shrunken Head Shift Knob

Bone Hair – Shrunken Head Shift Knob

Just finished – the second Shrunken Head shift knob for release in 2011. Bone Hair, is justly named because after the cannibals caught him and shrunk his head they tied his hair around his own arm bone. He sports twisted rope ties for his eyes and mouth and some thick hoop earrings. Look for more […]

Flying Pie

Flying Pie

Flying Pie Crust Slick that is! I have put some in some time the last couple of weeks to create this sculptural piece. It’s a bit large for a shift knob but would make one heck of a hood ornament. The slick will be cast as 2 parts so I only had to make half. […]

JUNE SALE - All shift knobs!!!

JUNE SALE – All shift knobs!!!

We just wanted to get June rolling with a sale on hot rod shift knobs. Get them while they are hot because on July 1st they go back up to normal prices. Hit our SHOP page to pick one up!


Series 1 Shift Knobs - Buy yours NOW!

Series 1 Shift Knobs – Buy yours NOW!

Cody Langford owner and resident artist/designer has been up to it again. This time he has sculpted, molded and cast in resin a series of 6 hot rod shift knobs for 2010. Drawing from different aspects of the hot rod culture he created this mix of monsters and tikis. Not completely satisfied with selling raw […]