2012 3A ReVenture Hong Kong Video

3A’s epic art/toy show in Hong Kong is one of the most anticipated events for fans of Ashley Wood and 3A. Unfortuneatly, attending the event is a privilege only afforded by a few.

That’s why Rad Toy Review asked S. Ryoma to be our inside man for the event. To truly cover the event, he had his work cut out for him but sitting at almost an hour in length he came through with spades.

Enough of an intro, I’m sure you just want to see the video.

Pull up a comfy chair, grab a frothy beverage and enjoy the next best thing to being there.

video/coverage by S.Ryoma. Thanks brother!

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3A’s HK Reventure

Hey gang!

So going down in Hong Kong right now is Reventure, 3A’s art and toy show. This is where Ashley Wood gets to display a ton of his fantastic art and 3A show off bunches of their new stuff coming down the tubes. We decided not to take the fact that we could not attend this year sitting down and took it upon ourselves to scour the web for every drop of imageration (word?) we could find. We did this, so you don’t have to!

Warning: No re-sizing or formatting for this thread as none of these images are our property. Credit listed under each image.

Check back often as we’ll update this thread as new images become available.

not strictly ReVenture.. but get to see Bouncer Ankous in contrast
pic by Kadoo

TOTEM opened!
pic by smurfy

more TOTEM
pic by pepeto

TOTEM Vampire
pic by pepeto

ash signing and sketch
pic by HK Legion

ash SNAKE sketch
pic by HK Legion

bot sniper
pic by HK Legion

unknown 10 Finger Gang member?
pic by toysdaily

MAK
pic by pepeto

MGS REX.. what a beast!
pic by Pepeto

Ash art
pic by Pepeto

Ash art
pic by pepeto

showroom floor
pic by Pepeto

showroom floor
pic by pepeto

show room floor
pic by pepeto

sweet Solid Gold Death Mask Tshirt
pic by Pepeto

Rufus Dayglow and his statue
pic by Tigerfeet

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epic 3A Staff tshirts.. lucky dogs
pic by Cody

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TK Gang
image by Sophora

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Supreme Nom White
image by 3A

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HKV TK
image by HK Legion

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Wall of awesome
image by tigerfeet

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totem
pic by tigerfeet

Someones ReVenture haul!
pic by HK Legion

ReVenture TKs
pic by HK Legion

Nabler 1:1 head
pic by HK Legion

Full Size TK
pic by HK Legion

lady sham
pic by HK Legion

Lady Sham back
pic by HK Legion

AP Zombs!
pic by 3A

AP Zombs
pic by 3A

AP Zomb
pic by 3A

Ghost Popbot
pic by 3A

ap Zombs!
pic by 3A

Sunday JC
pic by 3A

Singing Kitty
pic by 3A Blog

HK Exclusive TQs
pic by 3A Blog

Ankou EX with hands!
pic by 3A blog

Rothchild 3AA varient
pic by 3A Blog

Lady Sham
pic by 3AVox

Halo
pic by 3AVox

Metal Gear Ray
pic by 3AVox

Portal figs!

M.a.k pic by 3AVox

Totem
pic by Terence Tam

Mrs Shadow?
pic by Terrence Tam

Real Steel
pic by Terrence Tam

Totem!
image by Cody

totem related?
pic from 3ABlog

tomorrow queens!
pic from 3A Blog

solid gold death mask faux bronz
pic from 3A blog

Ashley Wood's Lampless Leg
(not official title)
photo from HKV2 blog

Rufus Dayglow piece
photo from HKV2 blog

Kow Yokoyama, creator of M.a.K signing some boxes

New TK show exclusives
pic by HK Legion

wall of toys
photo by Dennis Chau

1:1 Peaceday Dropcloth and Square!
pic by Dennis Chau

Event pics
pic by 3A

Ankou EX
pic by Pyromania

TK Masks
pic by 3A

more Halo
pics by 3A

light details on halo
pic by 3A

Lady Sham looking amazing
pic by Pyromania

Feet and 10 finger gang
pic by 3A

Another Real Steel Atom Shot
pic by HK Legion

More MGS Ray
pic by HK Legion

Lady Sham
pic by HK Legion

Ash and the gang
pic by HK Legion

totem undead?
pic by HK Legion

shit weather bleak
pic by HK Legion

Rothchild
pic by HK Legion

pic by HK Legion

King Thumb
pic by HK Legion

Bot Sniper
pic by 3A Legion

1:1 Dropcloth Detail
pic by HK Legion

Atom Detail (wow)
pic by HK Legion

Supreme Nom in hand
pic by HK Legion

TQs.. again:)
pic by HK Legion

Ashley Wood art
pic by Alpred

Ashley Wood Art
pic by Alpred

Portal bot detail
pic by Alpred

Halo Detail
pic by Alpred

Totem
pic by Alpred

Totem
pic by Alpred

Mak K
pic by Alpred

Mak K Detail
pic by Alpred

MGS Rex
pic by Alpred

Black
pic from 3A

De Plume Shirt (wants!)
pic by 3A

THE WORKSHOP – DIY Square Mule by Paul Benson

Paul Benson stopped by to show off his custom Desert Mule Square. Much of the gear shown was hand made and painted by Paul. He took some time out of his day to give an overview of his process of putting all the bits together to create a truly cohesive look.

Enjoy!

– Knives

The Square Mule

pic x Paul Benson

One of my favourite ThreeA figures is the Desert Grunt. I thought he could do with a ‘mule’ to carry his equipment and what better than the MK2 Square! With this “tutorial” I’ill go through each equipment item and try to explain how I painted it and if I made it, how I did so.  Some of the equipment might seem random, but I hope it looks like the kind of gear a Grunt would find useful when scouting or on maneuvers.

The main paints I used are shown below.

pic x Paul Benson

 The aerosol sprays are used to provide a base colour onto which other painting including paint chips and weathering is added with Games Workshop acrylic paints.  Games Workshop paints are very good and are easy to get hold of, either at a local store or online. They come in a range of both basic and very useful blended colours. The names of the paints, I might as well use them, are referred to below. Bits of sponge and old paint brushes were mainly what I used to do this piece. I use MIG weathering powders to apply further weathering, such as rust staining and accumulated dust and sand on equipment. Yes, those are cotton buds laying there. They are ideal for rubbing on the weathering powders.

pic x Paul Benson

1.  The webbing net was made from 10mm and 5mm Grosgrain and 1/6 side releases.  I used a green plastic cutting board with a square grid for spacing the webbing out accurately.  I sellotaped it down and then gluing with super glue as it went together.  The webbing was painted with desert sand acrylic paint.  To dirty-it up I used a wash of scorched brown and hint of chaos black.  I then drybrushed (a technique of wetting a brush with paint and then almost drying it and then wiping it across the area you are working on) with desert sand mixed with a little skull white.  Then finally to bring out the texture of the webbing weave, I lightly drybrushed with white again.  The pouches are swiped from my Desert grunt.  They were just drybrushed slightly with a desert sand/white mix to help them blend a little better.
pic x Paul Benson
2. No idea where the camo netting came from, I have had it for years. It seemed ideal for the task and already had a camo pattern, which I think of as the American chocolate chip. The netting was folded over to the correct length and then rolled and then tied with bits of thread. The strap was made from Grosgrain again. The net is plastic and has a slight sheen to it, so I sprayed it with matt varnish to kill it.  It was then dirtied up with a wash of scorched brown/black mix.  To finish, I lightly drybrushed with a desert sand/white mix. The strap was treated in the same way as the webbing net.
3. I needed a couple of bits of equipment that would appear to have some weight and when put into the webbing net pockets would pull the webbing net across and down over the MK2 square to give it a realistic lay and hang. I set about finding something made of metal. This bit of equipment is possibly an empty water or fuel tank. It actually an old a car touch up paint container I found in the garage. It even still contains some dried up old paint!  I cut off the end with the screw thread on.  To break up the length I thought a black band would be good idea.  So the container was sprayed with matt black first.  A thin strip of masking tape was applied and then sprayed again with desert yellow.  Using bits of sponge, paint chips were applied with grey made from chaos black and skull white.   Some of these would be left to represent chips through to the undercoat and then using boltgun metal and a brush some of the grey chips are gone over to represent chips through to the base metal.  Edges were drybrushed with boltgun metal.  Bits of rust here and there was painted in with dark flesh. Old and new rust staining was applied with a cotton bud in various places using the two rust weathering powders.
 

pic x Paul Benson

4. and 5. To add weight to the other side of the webbing net I used a little brass collar. Sprayed it black and then drybrushed it with boltgun metal, as I did with item 5 which is a spare metal fastening from a piece of Ikea furniture.
6.  Not sure a Grunt would have a laptop but closed, it looks like it could be a bit of general equipment!  It was already painted matt back, so I just dirtied it up with Gulf War Sand weathering powder.  I did this using a large brush and just applied it all over, rubbing it in, not that evenly, as I went along.  It stays in the depressions as dust and sand would.
7.  The air filter is from a WWII 1/6 gas mask.  Painted in the same way as item 3.
8. and 9.  I made this ‘grunt-portable antirobot weapon’ [(GRAW) which is a play on typical army descriptions used to describe anti tank weapons e.g. the bazooka etc.] some while ago. I will not go through how I made it in detail here.  It may be appropriate to do so in another article.  Essentially it is a WWII bazooka tweaked with styrene strips including tubing and other cross sections.  Again, it is painted in the same way as item 3.
10, 11 and 14. These are bits from 1/6 small arms, possibly a M4 which I had stripped down to make some 3A themed small arms. Items 10 and 11 are just sprayed black and then drybrushed with boltgun metal.  They are then dirtied up in the same way as item 6. Item is painted in the same way as item 3 again.
12.  The shovel is painted in the same way as item 3 again, although more weathering is applied to give the idea of heavy wear and tear.
13.  Ammunition magazines painted in the same way as items 10 and 11.

pic x Paul Benson

15.  The map is made using the magic of a Google search and Photoshop.  It is an old map of a desert area. I simply printed it out and cut it to size. I gave it a bit of ‘usage’ by wadding it into a small ball and then flattening it back out. Then I gave it realistic tight map folds. After that desert sand weathering powder was rubbed onto the map, both sides, with a brush.
16.  The tool case was a clear plastic box for screws.  It was painted in the same way as item 3.  To personalise it, I painted a skull and initials by hand.
17.  The rope is a 1/6 scale WWII climbing rope that came with a different figure.  Tied off with thread it was then light drybrushed with a desert sand/ white mix.

pic x Paul Benson

We hope you enjoyed the latest Workshop. Thanks to Paul for once again putting this together for us. Now get out there and customize something!
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THE WORKSHOP – DIY 1/6 machete by Paul Benson

Today you’re going to learn from my main man Paul Benson how to fashion a made from scratch machete for your wee plastic army. Break out your tiny tools and follow along!

– Knives

THAT’S NOT A KNIFE, THIS IS A KNIFE.
Missed out on the ThreeA Jungler Ranger Grunt and then regretted having done so ever since, so I have kitbashed my own.  Although the camouflaged kit I have used tends to suggest temperature forest rather than tropical jungle.  I thought he still needed a machete to aid  movement through heavy vegetation, ground clearance, cutting wood for fires etc.

The design I went for is similar in design and size to the British Army Bushcraft machete.
The materials I used were 3mm sheet balsa, 1mm sheet styrene and 3mm Grosgrain and linen cloth.  The paints were a Humbrol acrylic aerosol spray, Games Workshop acrylic paints and a MIG weathering powder.
To make the machete the outline was drawn on a piece of sheet balsa and cut out with a sharp scalpel.  It was then shaped with a scalpel and then with sandpaper.  An edge to the blade was made with fine emery paper.  The blade was then painted with super glue to harden the surface several times.  Sand it down again to get a very smooth surface. The hand end of the machete was then used as a stencil to draw two grips onto 1mm styrene sheet.  Cut them out and glue in place.  “Screw” holes were drilled with a scalpel blade.  To give the impression of wood grain I scratched the styrene handles with a scalpel blade point.
To make a sheath of the correct shape and size, I used the machete as a stencil to draw out the form on styrene sheet. The shape was then cut out with scissors.  I’d never suggest that I’m very good at sewing.  Buttons tend to be my limit. So assembly of the sheath was not done with finely sewn lines, I used super glue!! Use what you’re comfortable with.
The first step was to cover the styrene shape I had made.  The fine linen material I used was wrapped round completely with a slight overlap and then cut.  A few dabs of glue here to hold it fast.  Where straight lines were needed, the linen was painted with super glue which hardened it and made it very easy to cut clean.  Games Workshop super glue is superb for this job, as the pot it is in comes with a small brush.  The back of the sheath won’t be very neat, but no one should see it anyway. A second piece of linen was used as the front of the sheath and again glued around the back as neatly as possible.  To create an edge to the sheath where the machete would go in, the linen was folded over and glued inside. The top part of the sheath was painted with super glue and cut neatly.  A short loop of Grosgrain was looped through one half of a 1/6 side release and glued behind. At this point you can clean it up by cutting any loose threads.
The webbing body strap was 3mm Grosgrain cut generously (it would be cut to the correct length later once on the figure) and looped through the other half of the side release.  The sheath could just have easily been attached to the loop webbing on the figure.
The machete was then sprayed with Humbrol matt black acrylic aerosol paint.  When dry the blade was dry brushed with Games Workshop boltgun metal acrylic paint. Unfortunately I was too vigorous and knocked of a little of the blade at the end. The handle was painted with GW scorched brown and when dry further dry brushed with scorched brown mixed GW skull white. The webbing strap and sheath were painted with GW catachan green acrylic paint mixed with a little GW chaos black. It was then dry brushed with catachan green mixed with skull white.  To highlight the weave on the webbing and sheath, they were both finally dry brushed very lightly with skull white by itself.  To dirty up the sheath dry mud MIG weathering powder was mixed with a little GW skull white and dabbed onto the sheath, this would match what I had done to the clothing of the kitbashed grunt I had made the machete for.  To add a little bit of rust to the machete I used GW dark flesh lightly dabbed on with a small piece of natural sponge.  The technique is all about trial and error, for example I dabbed the piece of sponge (around 4cm by 4cm cut from a bigger sponge) into the paint and then dabbed it onto paper.  When I got a random pattern of small randomly shaped marks I was happy with, I applied the sponge to machete blade.  Where I need more marks I rotated the sponge and dabbed again.  I did the same technique on the sheath to add a little visual interest, although rust from the machete blade may well have got onto the sheath anyway.
We hope you enjoyed this episode of The Workshop. Thanks Paul putting together for us. Now get out there and customize something!

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