Spazzy Customs aka Patrick Dowdakin

Hi, most knew me first as Spazzy, been around statue forums since 06, been collecting all my life, statues first one was 94, I have collected just about anything collectible, brother was a big collector and passed on respect for the condition of stuff at a very early age. G.I. Joe is my favorite property, but like marvel, dc, older image. Currently love toys, comic/animation art, comics but way behind, movies/tv shows and lego/kreos have grown on me with joe line.

I’m 33 born and raised in San Jose CA, moved to TX 5 yrs ago for a bigger and better house than we could get in CA, married for almost 14 years right out of marine boot camp eloped in Catalina before combat training served a few years. Have a 2 yr old daughter and fully plan to train her in the skill, already has a respect for stuff and a calm and steady hand.
Statues/collectibles, movies and family are what I live for, currently working at a mind numbingly boring job at a major mrtg company, but pays well, looking to make this hobby a full time job, been customizing/converting statues for about 3-4 yrs, kept getting asked to do stuff so why not, hopefully this yr once caught up with a massive work order list I can start working on inventory parts and full customs that I can do some cons and meet with people also planning to get my website set up and working with zbrush, I haven’t touched regular clay or sculpey since the beginning so would love to get back to it and play around with zbrush, would sure make weapons for parts easy, and I have been wanting certain statues for years that just don’t seem to get made. A lot of folks here and on other forums have been big supporters of me and dealt with a lot of my b/s that has happened the last few years, so much appreciated and once this list goes down I am hoping to get back to a decent turnaround time for new work, because right now has been crazy, which is why I took off the month.

What/who got you into working in this field?

I have been a collector for a very long time, and come from a family of artists so I always enjoyed it, but a few years ago at a boring job that had a lot of downtime I was able to learn quite a bit of this hobby, I painted kits here and there, tried my hand at comic art, but I really liked the process of sculpting/molding/casting/painting/selling and sucked up all the info I could get even practiced at work and brought in bags full of supplies. I started doing customs for myself, they sold quickly and then started taking on commissions, I still want to do my own stuff but never get a chance or it always sells before I can enjoy it, which isn’t a bad thing. Now I am pushing to get into 3d sculpting and printing, and trying to get my first convention going by end of 2016 for some more exposure, and a website as well.

Where would people have seen your work?

I frequent statue forum, sideshow collectors, statue marvels, ebay I got a lot of clients from, I just started facebook : Patrick Dowdakin

What is your favorite piece you have worked on?

I would say between my first piece Black Cat pf conversion as I learned a lot and got a huge respect for the artist in this hobby and my Baroness’ conversions being my favorite character was awesome to work on.

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

Just about anything from Steve Schumacher Andy Bergholtz and Mark Newman, I strive to get to their level.

Steve Schumacher

Andy Bergholtz

Mark Newman

What is your dream piece to be made?

G I Joe Firefly 1:4 statue, I got a lot of my favorites made, but Sideshow dropped the ball with continuing the G I Joe line. I am a huge Joe fan, so time allowing I will make my own and many more.

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

Easy He-Man