Friday, April 28, 2006

Hong Kong

Raffee in HKG : Everything's fine, arrived on Apr.25th, hot and humid weather, rainy today. Bought my new camera, picking up my new lens this afternoon, found some pretty cool vintage japanese toys. Already shipped away 3/4 of my stuff, still need to ship out books and desktop cpu + lcd monitor. More update soon.

Friday, April 21, 2006


Yesterday's thai restaurant:

"Hip Hop" fish filet... sure...

So, what's up guys ?

yeah, what's up ?
I now have very short hair and I'm painfully growing a beard (hey, I'm not half asian for nothing) so I might look just like him, the Dood of the doods, the man who got me into 1/6 twenty five years ago : Mister vintage Action Man.

Twelve inches, Realistic hair and beard, Eagle Eyes, Kung Fu Grip ...
...that guy had it all.

I'm dead serious about it, I couldn't find an action figure looking like me, I'm too lazy to sculpt my own ugly face so I decided to step up and look like the action figure.
I tell you, there's always an easy way around...

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Initials H.H.

They're selling repros of her great great (...) great grand father's artworks in the Louvre...
Yeah, they do.

Hortense - Sept 2002

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

new sculpt by Arnie Kim

Arnie keeps amazing me, he's always nailing it...
More bigger pictures on Arnie's blog.

1/6 Tom Hanks from Apollo XIII and Saving Private Ryan

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Getting confused

hmmm... maybe I just wait for a real dSLR by Leica and in the meantime I'd get the DS with a 40mm lens...

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Whatever happens to little Sonny bud.

Dudes... I'm 10 000 km away from my toys...
I miss kitbashing, customising... I miss ruining the tips of my fingers on the dremel, I miss the smell of aceton, the smell of resin (which by the way, are not very healthy to breathe... ), but most important : I miss sculpting and painting so bad !
Fortunately I have thousands of baaaaad pictures to salvage, I guess it's keeping me busy (and sane) for now...
I can't wait for the day I will set up my workshop again to a new location (everything's inside boxes at a friend's place in HK and yeah, I've made my decision: I'm coming back to Paris for good, I miss family and friends too much...) .
Problem : how to travel back with dozens of unfinished sculptures ? I already made silicon cases for each one of them, but will that be safe enough for the trip back to Paris ? Man... I'd really hate to find months of work crushed like little puppies on a chinese freeway.
Sun starting to shine again, warm weather, new exciting projects, friends, family... happiness might just be right here right now...

PS: After years of semi-sacrifices (hey, I'm not a monk) I've decided to cut the crap and get myself one of this lil' mofo :

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

As if nothing

19 Sept. 2003
Sunday afternoon. Few hours before we drove Hortense to the airport. Going to Beijing.
That was one of those moments before we all get apart, all having to move to different places all over the globe. Places far far away from Paris, places far far away from the city we finally came to call "home".
That was a very pleasant afternoon: warm, sunny, quiet... may be too quiet.
No bursts of joy, no more of these stupid jokes that used to make us laught like little kids. As we were glad to be together-we always are- we couldn't be happy because we knew. We knew from this very moment that life, our lives, will never be the same again. Gone forever.
Everything we do, we do it for a brighter future, we go where our inspiration leads us. It's just that sometimes we would like to bring these little things along, but we can't.
We were sad, but we didn't talk about it because we didn't have to. We don't need words to know what's happening... all we always wanted was to bring joy and comfort to each other. But that afternoon the more we tried to be happy the more we were hurt. All we had left was the moment, trying to make the most of it, trying to engrave it as strong and as deep as we could in our hearts so we may never forget.
Life has changed, I'll tell you change is always good because it allows us to grow... but it's sometimes really hard to admit the moment is gone, it's sometimes really hard to just let it go.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Commander Schmuck's Earflap Hat

Damn, I'd sell a kidney or two for this camera... I'd even give away a testicle...

Epson R-D1

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

OPD: Operation Petite Datte

Alpha target : Mr Niko, alias "Brokeback montagnard"
Bravo target : Mr Dams, alias "Pinkus Pandanium"
Collateral damage : 15% accepted
Priority : high to very high

Going to Bollywood

Check out Damien's very own interpretation of Bollywood ...
(Warning: mature content)