Thundercats, hooooo!

This has been my most enjoyable labor of love to date. Firstly, ALL credit, praise and adoration to Javier Urena for the sculpt. As a fan boy, his trust to print and send me his personal work on such an iconic character means everything...I cannot put it into words. If you’re not familiar or following his’re missing out.

Second, it’s fuckin’ Lion-O...who needs more than the opening words or tune to finish the whole theme song? Anyway, I aimed to stay true to the cartoon but also take advantage of some of Javier’s realistically sculpted details to create something vibrant, regal and predatory. Hopefully that comes through and makes you feel something nostalgic from our Saturday mornings as kids. I don't play around with cast shadows very much but this sculpt made it an easy decision with the sword raised calling in the 'cats. Lots of learning but well worth the effort.

As always, big thanks to Francesco, Ruben, Andy, Ivan and Krzysztof for their feedback and mentorship as I develop as an artist...and of course, my compadre's Chris, Will, Rhett and SS 2020 crew...and the BIGGEST contributor, arbitrator, judge, jury, wife! for your support and having to listen to my artistic frustrations.

Hope you all enjoy! Comments and critiques are always appreciated...anything to grow.
  • "SCV Park" Yeong Min

    Very Nice~! Gold~!

  • Alessandro Natale

    Yeeessss !! Gold-O :)

  • Rhett “Saint Toad” Jenkins

    Just magnificent, bud. Really a piece one can look at again and again. It’s overflowing with soul, technique, and imagination.

    • Steve Garcia

      Thanks man, appreciate all the feedback you gave during this thing :)

  • Melnikov Ivan "Nakatan"

    just great. gold!

  • Joseph Antony Fernándes

    I love it

  • Roberto Sirchia

    I’m speechless! your paint job is pure magic and I love everything of it. Gold and fav :D

  • Chris "D.Vader" SuhrePLUS

    Fantastic work!  There’s a ton to love on this piece. The shadow work, the details, the nmm.  All fantastic.

    • Steve Garcia

      Thanks as always for your encouragement brother

  • Luceq

    Wow, Great!


    nothing short of perfect ! Really stunning piece ! Bravo !

    • Steve Garcia

      Thank you Seyni, means a lot brother

  • John Margiotta "BloodASmedium"

    Probably the best painted model I’ve ever seen.  Gold

    • Steve Garcia

      High praise indeed lol. Thanks John, you’re encouragement is always inspiring

  • DavidColwellPLUS

    This is your best work so far imo. Beautiful stuff!

    • Steve Garcia

      Thanks David, so glad you like him

  • Francesco "Franciuus" FarabiPLUS

    absolutely stunning, gold and editor!

    • Steve Garcia

      Thank you Francesco, your feedback during any project is always insightful and pushes me :)

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  • Thorbjorn Barone

    Totally stunning work!

  • Max RichieroPLUS

    Super gold!

  • Matt_Carnevale

    Incredible work Steve and it has been an honour to see it coming to life week after week!

    • Steve Garcia

      I can’t use emojis here lol… but thank you Matt. Always appreciate your creative feedback brother.

  • Tim

    This is pretty spectacular- Gold

  • Perfect Tommy

    Simply amazing! Thunder Cats, Thunder Cats, Thunder Cats Goooolld!

    • Steve Garcia

      Thanks brother, glad you like him.

  • Kyle Maitland

    Great work Steve.  It is probably your fault when hauling myself out of bed this AM I shouted ‘Thunder-Corpse Hoooo!!!

    • Steve Garcia

      Haha. Thanks Kyle and enjoy your morning :)

  • scott a shalterPLUS

    Awesome, you nailed every aspect, Gold!

  • Trent "BigDeno" Denison


    • Steve Garcia

      I see what you did there lol. Glad you like him Trent :)

  • Will “Sik Willy” Hahn

    Absolutely stunning brother- I mean about as perfect as any project can get!

    • Steve Garcia

      Thanks brother. You made the process as fun as the character :)

  • Anthony Wang

    OMG my childhood…such a nice job Steve!! ❤️❤️❤️

  • Conrad Mynett

    I think your enjoyment is quite apparent in the result.  It’s great.

  • Jero Miniatures

    Wonderful piece of Art my friend!
    Kudos for you.

  • Peter (Chilwd)

    thunder, thunter, thundercats, wow!!! :) awesome job!

  • Aaron "The Frayed Brush" Perkins

    Gold. Amazing work.