Rick Cantu

Originally from San Antonio Tx. Rick been painting figure kits and statues for over 30 years now, and still loves doing it. For more information on Rick visit his Facebook page Rick Cantu’s Paintwerks

Where would people have seen your work?

Where folks might have seen my work – I currently do and have done paint master work for collectible companies such as Sideshow, Diamond Select, ReelArt Studios and The Noble Collection. I have also done display pieces for quite a few garage kit companies. I also do commission work for figure kit and statue collectors around the world. My work has also appeared in Spectrum, Amazing Figure Modeler HobbyWorld and Airbrush Action magazines.

What is your favorite piece you have worked on?

Oh man, that’s a tough one. The large Rathalos Dragon is a favorite, as well as my large scale Takeya Alien bust. Dominic Qwek’s new kits have been favorites too. There have been many pieces that have been a LOT of fun to work on, so it’s really hard to pick just one.

What is the piece that someone else has created that you wish was yours?

Again, that’s a tough one. I’d have to go w/ large Cthulhu plaque sculpted by Joel Harlow. Close second would be a life size Alien Queen head!

What is your dream piece to be made?

Large scale Bat Gremlin! Large scale LOTR Fell Beast (wings extended) w/ Wraith

Ok tough one here.. Who would win in a fight to the death He-man or Lion-o?

Gotta go w/ Lion-O on this one. Swords kinda cancel each other out, but Lion-O has claws and teeth!