Art Toys

One Eyed, One Horned, Flying Purple People Eater

One Eyed, One Horned, Flying Purple People Eater

Occasionally I take on a commission piece. This one happened to be a super fun sculpt right out of 1950’s music. “I said Mr Purple People Eater, what’s your line? He said eating purple people, and it sure is fine But that’s not the reason that I came to land I wanna get a job […]

Open Call Resin Art Toy show - Toy Art Gallery

Open Call Resin Art Toy show – Toy Art Gallery

So I didn’t win anything but it was a great opportunity. Some excellent judges looked over the entries and it gave me a bit of a push to get FACEPLANT finished so I can rock  the next show I enter pieces into. Spankystokes.com put this video up on YouTube. You can see my three figures […]

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.

FACEPLANT - art toy update

FACEPLANT – art toy update

Since the naming contest for Faceplant I have been slowly working on all the little things that need to be made or cleaned up on this art toy. A lot of my time has been spent on my 2011 shift knobs and sculpts because they are ready to mold and cast in resin. But here […]

Sneak Peak - Shrunken head shift knobs - Artist series

Sneak Peak – Shrunken head shift knobs – Artist series

Straight out of the laboratory at Defiance Speed Shop come the first fruits of our labors. Here is a sneak peak of what is to come. The first 5 pulls of each shrunken head shift knob are being transformed into a custom artist series. Each shrunken head shift knob will be hand painted and hand […]


Winner!! Name that monster contest

Winner!! Name that monster contest

A thick blanket of snow has allowed me to get caught up on the monster naming contest. It has been a very difficult decision because there were so many excellent name submissions. A few days ago I narrowed the names down to 7. Here are the finalists: Toxic Waste – John von Buelow Eyevin – […]

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 […]