About this Blog
This blog details the "backstage business" of professional illusionist, illusion designer, author & show producer, J C Sum.
It also explores how creative & artistic individuals can position themselves to be commercially successful in their respective fields.
Whether you are an entertainer, film-maker, designer, musician, artist, actor or animator, this blog strives to offer insights based on the art, science and business of one of Asia’s most commercially successful practitioners of the magic arts.
Category Archives: Transformers
I am currently in the process of splitting up this blog into different entities to cater to different target audiences. The “Backstage Business” has basically served as my general blog for the past 5 years but I have audiences who … Continue reading
I just did an interview and photo shoot with The New Paper today as part of the publicity for the upcoming Cybertron Con 2012 at Resorts World Sentosa taking place on 11 – 14 Mar 2012. I’m one of several local celebrities to … Continue reading
Through our new artiste management, Fly Entertainment, I’ve been invited to customize a Transformers figure for the upcoming Cybertron Con 2012 at Resorts World Sentosa. Cybertron Con is a convention for all Transformers fans stunning exhibition of TRANSFORMERS collectible toys … Continue reading
I have not done a custom in quite some while and with the Transformers: Dark of the Moon movie out, I knew it was a matter of time before my fingers started to itch again. Not surprising, I am tackling … Continue reading
I first started working on my “Transformable Power Up Optimus Prime” almost a year ago. It was only recently I did a full repaint including adding battle damage to reflect a movie-accurate version of Power Up Prime in the movie … Continue reading
Here is my latest custom Optimus Prime! From the big, I’ve now gone to the small with a micro Legends Class Movie version Optimus Prime. This figure stands 3 inches tall and I did my personal custom battle damage & weathering … Continue reading
This is my custom for the Voyager Class Optimus Prime from the Hunt for the Decepticons series. It is the most movie-accurate version of Prime produced by Hasbro at this size and is like a smaller version of the Leader … Continue reading
How to Paint a custom “Battle Damaged & Weathered” Optimus Prime or Any Other Toy, Model or Collectible
In my guide, I teach how I customize and paint a “Battle Damaged” toy, model or collectible. I use a Voyager Class Optimus Prime (Hunt for the Decepticons series) as an example for in the tutorial. The first thing you … Continue reading