Thursday, December 4, 2014

New from Tim Bruckner: Something to Consider

Have you been good this year? No? Excellent. Good is boring. Even Santa's elves get on the Naughty list every once in a while. We're not sure if this fellow is one of Santa's lot, or some sort of cookie-making elf, or just a freelance cobbler, but he clearly knows what you've been up to, although it's not clear if he entirely disapproves. Measuring 13.5 inches tall, "Something to Consider" is Tim Bruckner's latest one-of-a-kind creation, a detailed facial study of an impish elf, set atop a colorful plume of smoke. Is it pixie dust? Sleeping powder? Pipeweed? We have no idea. But it's certainly something to consider.

Something to Consider, 13.5", one-of-a-kind, 
$435 + shipping

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Tim Bruckner's Major Marjorie vs. the Martian Mangler!

An interstellar transmission from the Tim Bruckner Shop:

Two of Tim Bruckner's most space-age sculpts are now together in one deluxe diorama! Major Marjorie and the Martian Mangler have been placed on a single environmental pedestal and hand-painted by Tim himself. Marjorie even comes with a removable helmet accessory! This piece is one-of-a-kind, measuring 16 inches long, 8.5 inches tall and 5.75 inches wide. It's a must-have for fans of old space-age serials, pulp novels and the pin-up art of George Petty.

From de Mopperson's "Brief Stories of Famous People," 1957:
"Marjorie Pettice was the star of the very successful radio show, 'Major Marjorie, Space Star Ranger.' It ran from 1938 to 1943. In 1941 a series of films were produced starring Miss Pettice, produced and directed by her husband Paul Pettice. The films propelled her into even greater popularity, until one day, on the set of 'Major Marjorie and the Martian Menace,' a full-size paper-mache spaceship broke free of its flying wires and landed on Paul Pettice, killing him on the spot. The film was never completed, and Marjorie Pettice retired from show business to live in seclusion in a modest 30-room house in the Colby Canyon, California."

From the unpublished paperback adaptation of "Major Marjorie and the Martin Menace":
"Her helmet began to fog up. She had to get her breathing under control. She had to get her breathing under control and force down the panic. Perspiration stung her eyes and pooled at the base of neck, seeping into the Hydroseal collar. She brought her weapon to eye level trying to read the fuel gauge. Half full?  Was it half full? There it was again, that cracking, popping sound. She was tempted to turn off the external mics Paul had recently installed. She could hear even the faintest sound surrounding her. And that was the problem. They came from anywhere and everywhere, with no sense of direction. They could not be trusted. She found that out the hard way. He was out there. The Mangler was out there. She had to get her breathing under control and force the panic down."

Major Marjorie and the Martian Mangler painted statue, $750.00 (shipping calculated upon order)



Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Learn Sculpture with Bruckner!

Pop-Sculpture co-author Tim Bruckner is teaching a class through TLC Workshops!
Expressive Sculpture and Maquettes with Tim Bruckner
Fri-Sun, May 8-10
$580 (includes materials fee)

Renowned sculptor, Tim Bruckner shares the process of creating a 1/2 life size portrait focusing on character and expression - ideal for illustrators, animators and sculptors alike. This workshop is sponsored in part by the Chavant Clay Company, providing clay, tools and supplies.

Day #1 will cover building a reliable armature, handling clay, and getting the basic structure of the head established.

Day #2 covers sculpting techniques, tool manipulation, creating form, shaping and imbuing the character with feeling. We will focus on telling your character's story by sculpting a defined, readable expression.

On Day #3 clay work will be completed. We will discuss molding and casting methods for expanded projects. We'll photograph our completed sculpture under different lighting conditions and angles and then translate this information to sketches using our maquettes.

Experience level: all.
Medium: Chavant clay.
Limit: 14 students.
General Info:
Register here!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

From the Tim Bruckner Shop: Santa Claus is Comin' to Town!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and Pop Sculpture co-author Tim Bruckner has just made it look a lot more Christmas-y. After years of planning and noodling, Tim has finally lived up to his promise and completed his bust of Santa Claus! Measuring 11 inches tall with its simple pedestal base, this portrait of the big guy will be hand-cast in an edition of ten, hand-painted in muted tones, and signed and numbered with a certificate of authenticity. Check out the in-progress video below, and order your completed piece today!

Tim Bruckner's Santa Bust, $450 plus shipping and handling (calculated upon checkout).

Check out the step-by-step evolution of the sculpt that would become Santa Claus!

Monday, January 30, 2012

A Monster, in Miniature

If you've admired Tim Bruckner's model kits from afar, but never felt you had the space or money to get one, there's a new reason for you to visit the Tim Bruckner Shop. Hot on the heels of his "Ode to Joy" miniaturization, Tim has shrunk down yet another of his kits to make it more affordable and less voluminous. The original Monster kit, inspired by the Mary Shelley novel Frankenstein, stands 12.5 inches tall with its base, but the new mini Monster kit stands only 5.75 inches tall, with all of the same detail! Additionally, Tim has made a slight modification to the sculpt, wrenching free one of the Monster's neck bolts and leaving behind a knot of twisted wires. So whether you'll be painting it or simply admiring the sculpt au naturel, head on over to to get one today!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

It's Ludwig Van!

Tim has proven time and time again that he is a master of the fantastic. But he's also a master of the naturalistic, as anyone who's seen his portraits can attest. One of his portraits, "Ode to Joy" -- his rendering of a laughing Ludwig Van Beethoven -- has been offered as a limited edition, but it is now available in model kit form, and much smaller, to boot. Standing only 5.75 inches tall with its base, this new kit is now available over in the Tim Bruckner Shop (, and at $50 is an affordable way to show your love of the composer (or the movie "A Clockwork Orange").

Friday, December 23, 2011

Mr. B's Bookkeeper: Introducing the First Model Kit with Modular Expression

In recent months, Tim (Bruckner, Pop Sculpture co-author) has immersed himself in the world of garage kits, a category he's dabbled in in the past, but one he is now exploring fully through his online store, His latest kit, Mr. B's Bookkeeper, features a new innovation that hasn't been seen in kits before -- ME (modular expression) busts. With six different eye pieces (three left, three right) and six different mouth pieces (three top, three bottom), the bust can be assembled 81 different ways, which has to be some kind of a record. Pick yours up in the shop, and check out all of the different ways it can be assembled below!