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Six months ago, I came across some custom jumbo vinyl works by Spencer & Stephen Ong and I was really fascinated by them. The brothers did some beautiful one of a kind pieces like Mekanda Robo, Voltes V, Gaiking, and Daimos. Being a designer, I really appreciated the level of craftsmanship and detail that they put into each piece. Well, my friends here know I have a thing for Mach Baron and that got the gears in my head spinning. “I wonder if these guys can make me a custom Mach Baron?”, I thought.
So that’s how it all began. I got in touch with Spencer and said I would like to commission them to create a Mach Baron. “Sure, we can do a custom Mach Baron.”, said Spencer. After some emailing back and forth, we agreed on a timeline, price, etc. I sent him some photos of Mach Baron and requested certain Tamiya colors for the figure. And away they started with the work. Spencer was really quick in turning around some sketches. I gave him my feedback and had him tweak Mach’s eyes to my liking. It was a nice collaborative effort. Spencer would periodically send me photos of their progress. I learned a lot about how they went about sculpting a generic vinyl cast into a Mach Baron. It was all fascinating to me.
When I finally saw the finished piece, I was more than please…I was BLOWN AWAY! I got everything I asked for and more. These guys are truly dedicated to their craft. I have many wonderful Mach Barons in my collection but this one by the Ong brothers is definitely a MASTERPIECE that I will treasure.
If you would like a custom piece of your own in 6″, 8″, 16″, or 24″, I recommend you contact these two da Vinci brothers at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/rotobox.