Not widely known among collectors and Hot Toys fans, JC Hong – a talented Korean painter in the collectible market, who has passed his unique painting technique on to various sculptors and painters in Korea. We can say JC Hong is a mentor to most of the Korean collectables’ artists in the market today. He is also the Chief Paint Art Director of Hot Toys Ltd., besides painting prototype head-sculptures, his main mission is to ensure the paint ops on the final product are accurate with the prototype.
From the time JC became a key member of Hot Toys, with the dense workloads, he seldom has a chance to present his absolutely outstanding painting dkilld on a figure. Today, JC would like to demonstrate a very different version of THE JOKER figure, and share his great paint job with all of our fans!
This demonstration perfectly illustrates JC’s superb technique, especially the original Joker head which has been transformed into an entirely new expression after having been touched by his magic hands! When you focus on The Joker’s eyes, they seem to follow you!
Some collectors may ask, “Why don’t Hot Toys use this higher-quality sculpt and paint as the promotional picture?” As a responsible collectible manufacturer, we wanted to present a product photograph which will be 100% accurate to the final product we solicit, and NOT give a false impression.
Hot Toys and JC understand that this complicated and intricate of a paint job is impossible to apply to the final product due to technical reasons. We also didn’t want to disappoint our collectors by showing a custom painted figure and not the actual product!
Nevertheless, Hot Toys is ready to take this challenge with improved techniques and aims to bring you as close J C Hong masterpiece product in the near future.
Lastly, JC has promised to release his personal paint job on his blog (http://blog.naver.com/tiger231) sometime, so please stay tuned at http://HotToys.com.hk as we’ll bring you more news very soon!