The Toy Chronicle Spotlight – Fadlin Ichwan AKA Alympu

It’s been a long over due spotlight, but this one is worth the wait. This will be the first TTC customiser spotlight and we head to Indonesia to a super customiser Fadlin Ichwan AKA Alympu. Having first spotted Fadlin’s work at PopCon Asia 2014  last year with the help of our TTC reporter Natasha. So what caught our eye and whats so different about Fadlin’s work? well in my eyes its all about his weathering style and all the kitbash parts from different figures and combining them with handmade accessories.  Here’s a few examples what I am rambling on about.

DA’MONK
Custom figure, DA’MONK, he is one of the ZOMBIE SQUAD leader from the eastern region, he is still a soldier who was saved from the virus even though his body be damaged because the virus ..
Wisdom to Punish.
DA MONK By Alumpu front
DA MONK By Alumpu  side
DA MONK By Alumpu
DA MONK By Alumpu knife
DA MONK By Alumpu head 2
DA MONK By Alumpu bottom view
The weathering itself looks like a sandblasting style and has that darkness feel to his work which we adore.
GRUMPY MICK
Take this kitbash fun yet has that dark evil feel to it, he is able to take well known character and use it as a base to make something totally crazy, all in his own style.
alympu GRUMPY MICK  far 2
alympu GRUMPY MICK close up
alympu GRUMPY MICK back
alympu GRUMPY MICK
Another character from the line up ZOMBIE SQUAD, MUSHROOM “MEAT” shows you how his oversized accessories and features really work well together and is style is very noticeable from other customisers/artists. 
 

“Remember this freakin machine? some metal,wire and tissues who run and crawl ahead,
doin de reconnaisance,open path for the zombie’s slasher..and also kick zombie’s …..
“Not too BIg..but Deadly..” here’s one of them..again..
this is MPZ (Multi Purpose Zombot) code MUSHROOM “MEAT”
ZOMBIE SQUAD MUSHROOM MEAT ThreeA by ALYMPU knife out
ZOMBIE SQUAD MUSHROOM MEAT ThreeA by ALYMPU side 3
ZOMBIE SQUAD MUSHROOM MEAT ThreeA by ALYMPU close up
ZOMBIE SQUAD MUSHROOM MEAT ThreeA by ALYMPU side 2
ZOMBIE SQUAD MUSHROOM MEAT ThreeA by ALYMPU side
ZOMBIE SQUAD MUSHROOM MEAT ThreeA by ALYMPU
ZOMBIE SQUAD MUSHROOM MEAT ThreeA by ALYMPU action pose
ZOMBIE SQUAD MUSHROOM MEAT ThreeA by ALYMPU front side
ZOMBIE SQUAD MUSHROOM MEAT ThreeA by ALYMPU back
ZOMBIE SQUAD MUSHROOM MEAT ThreeA by ALYMPU knife 2
The one Kitbash that made us draw to Alympu’s work was this “RABBITTO” from last year and showcased at PopCon Asia 2014.

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RABBITTO by alympu close up
RABBITTO by alympu hat
RABBITTO by alympu

This little chap Is the one I personally wanted but was too late… what a cool custom.

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We don’t know how Alympu pulls these kitbash customs so well, just look at this mint Hellboy tribute kitbash! we are sure it is still fully posable too.

BUNNY FROM HEL by Alympu close up
BUNNY FROM HEL by Alympu
BUNNY FROM HEL by Alympu front

This was one of Alympu’s first wave of custom figures, and set him on a line which he is developing a line up called “WHAT IF?” this line up is about interpretations a well known characters and twist it with ALYMPU style.

HELLBOY One sixth scale by Alympu
HELLBOY One sixth scale by Alympu side
HELLBOY One sixth scale by Alympu side 5 The Toy Chronicle
HELLBOY One sixth scale by Alympu far
HELLBOY One sixth scale by Alympu side 3

This custom is one sixth scale, some parts of this figure is built from scratch with some different material used.

Alympu isn’t a one trick pony too, he has some great painting skills. He recently got a chance to showcase this lovely huge Easter Egg at Central Park Mall. in Jakarta.

We hope you enjoyed our first TTC Customiser Spotlight and Alympu’s work as we did. We leave you all to explore more of his work over at his Instagram feed https://instagram.com/alympu/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/alympucustom If You’re looking for a custom then you can always email him at fadlini@gmail.com, tell him The Toy Chronicle sent you, you might get a surprise.

Shot by Seno Haryo Photography
(By Seno Haryo Photography)

If you are around Jakarta make sure you hit up this years PopCon Asia 2015 as Alympu will be sharing a booth with customiser Bowo Baghaskara! you can find out more about the event at http://www.popconasia.com/

Popcon asia 2015 Alympu x Bowo Baghaskara Popcon Asia 2015 banner

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A Yellow guy with bad English who's a chef by trade but addicted to toys and art. Instagram nutter rambling food addict who likes to take photos of everything I eat (most Asians do right?) Please don't class me as a journalist or blogger, more on the lines of talent scout and always backs the little guy. Instagram ( BigToyPoo) (SushiKingUK) I am that one dickhead too.