Samurai Rabbit
(Custom Toy, Sotheby’s)

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SWAB TOYZ

Swab Barcelona, International Contemporary Art Fair, presents the new edition of Swab Toyz by FLS.
The proposal is build on the idea of delivering  white 8 ” Bunny Qee s to designers and artists that will make your own version of this toy. Some of these customized Toys can be seen during the month of June in La Comercial, located in the Born.
The Toys will be auctioned during the month of June. 100% of the benefits from the sale of Toys will go to the Foundation Fighting Against AIDS (FLS) under the direction of Dr. Bonaventura Clotet, a non-profit organization that aims to care, research and teach in the field of AIDS.
Thanks to the collaboration of Sotheby’s, we will present a live auction on June 19th  in The Palauet, where a selection of 20 Toys will be auctioned. The rest of Toys will be auctioned online between 20 and 30 June.
The artists who have collaborated in this edition are: Pau Aguirremota, Anthony Ausgang, Octavio Barrera, Rafel Bianchi, BlopPlus, Nolasco Brent, Javi Calleja, Paula Carbonell, Cristina Castañer, Victor Castillo, Chan, Ciclopep, Josep M. Civit, Sandro Colbertaldo, Marc Comas, Rosó Cusó, Deeten, DrilOne, Gerard Fernández Rico, Ivana Flores, Christian Fogarolli, Sergio Gallegos, Emilio García, Steve Gibson, Gina Gimenez (Júlia i Teo), Godhay Toys Graphics, Aleix Gordo, Victor Jaenada, Julie B, Jon Paul Kaiser, Kans, KMNDZ, Julián Lorenzo, Carlos Marques, M69 Barcelona, David Méndez Alonso, Hanako Mimiko, Mariona Moncunill, Guillermo Mora, Joan Morey, Marcos Notiavoli, Jorge Ochagavia, Okokume, Okrabelo, Anna Oset, Jordi Prat Pascual, Juan Redon, Factoria Rent Me, Conrad Roset, Samuel Salcedo, Óliver Sánchez, Erik Mark Sandberg, Amparo Sard, SES, SM172, SOEM, Syntetik, Tacto, Joan Tarragó, Carla Tarruella, Mark Todd, Marina Vargas,  Olimpia Velasco, Enrique Zamora, Zems.
This initiative is curated by Juan Redon and counts on the collaboration of Lapolab that has given for free all the  white 8 ” Bunny Qee s to be customized.
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Original 8″ Munny Qee toy from Kidrobot.
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I started cutting out the original Qee figure to change the arms posture.
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Once the new structure to hold the arms was done, I started sculping the armor base with Super Sculpey. I used chicken wire for the helmet.
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I used a 6mm diameter steel bar and two component epoxy putty to make the spear.
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After sendinf the rabbit to the oven to harden the armor parts, I made the finishing touches with the same green putty I used for the spear.
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I used a Games Workshop white base coat spray paint.

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Acrylic paint for the base color.
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And here are some extra close up shots!
 All the artists that participated in this edition were: Pau Aguirremota, Anthony Ausgang, Octavio Barrera, Rafel Bianchi, BlopPlus, Nolasco Brent, Javi Calleja, Paula Carbonell, Cristina Castañer, Victor Castillo, Chan, Ciclopep, Josep M. Civit, Sandro Colbertaldo, Marc Comas, Rosó Cusó, Deeten, DrilOne, Gerard Fernández Rico, Ivana Flores, Christian Fogarolli, Sergio Gallegos, Emilio García, Steve Gibson, Gina Gimenez (Júlia i Teo), Godhay Toys Graphics, Aleix Gordo, Victor Jaenada, Julie B, Jon Paul Kaiser, Kans, KMNDZ, Julián Lorenzo, Carlos Marques, M69 Barcelona, David Méndez Alonso, Hanako Mimiko, Mariona Moncunill, Guillermo Mora, Joan Morey, Marcos Notiavoli, Jorge Ochagavia, Okokume, Okrabelo, Anna Oset, Jordi Prat Pascual, Juan Redon, Factoria Rent Me, Conrad Roset, Samuel Salcedo, Óliver Sánchez, Erik Mark Sandberg, Amparo Sard, SES, SM172, SOEM, Syntetik, Tacto, Joan Tarragó, Carla Tarruella, Mark Todd, Marina Vargas, Olimpia Velasco, Enrique Zamora, Zems.
This iniciative had been curated by Juan Redon and was sponsored by Secret Lapolab who, one more year, proportioned the blank toys ready to be customized for free.
Samurai Rabbit
(Custom Toy, Sotheby's)
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