Doktor A. is creating Mechtorians! And retro robot building tutorials.
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My name is Bruce Whistlecraft, though I am better known as Doktor A.


I love making robots, old fashioned robots, wonky vintage robots, classic horror icon robots and mostly mechanical Retro Futurist "Victorian" robots called Mechtorians.
You can learn all about the 200 plus Mechtorian characters I have created over at www.mechtorians.com.

I have been making Mechtorians for over a decade and I intend making many more.



I use Patreon to show people who love my work just what goes into each new piece.
I mostly post behind the scenes images and information about my process and the tools and materials I use.
I have run many step by step guides detailing my methods.
I am an "old-school" model-maker by trade. I work with my hands and a few basic tools in a mostly analogue style. Though sometimes I employ a little digital magic here and there, it is as part of a larger project.
If you are a fan of my work or want to learn some of the stuff it's taken me years to figure out and refine then hopefully you will consider becoming a Patron of mine to get a glimpse behind the curtain.



And as well as supporting my work and getting exclusive access to the process you can also opt to receive splendid monthly rewards direct to your door anywhere in the world.
There are options for printed matter, original works and a surprise lottery for the adventurous.



I also post news of upcoming events and products and give Patrons first crack at purchasing new works.
All this as well as my regular free updates on my characters is waiting for you.
So please think about becoming a Patron today.

Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
Thank you!
You are splendid! I am pleased you enjoy my stuff, thanks for your support.
Pledge $2 or more per month
Secret Stash
This gets you exclusive access to my hidden Patreon posts. This will mostly be behind the scenes stuff with lots of studio step by step coverage of projects I am working on and sneak peaks at upcoming stuff.
Pledge $4 or more per month
First Dibs Club
This level gets you early access to all new items headed to my online store. I will post new releases here 24 hours before they go on general sale in my online store. You get first chance to purchase toys and original works. And as some things are unique or very short edition runs this gives you an advantage.
I don't release new work every month, but regularly throughout the year.
AND
Hidden Patreon posts access.
Pledge $5 or more per month
Monthly Give-Away
Everyone at this level and above has a random monthly chance of receiving a "thing" from me. This thing will always have a value greater than the $5 pledge. It may be a toy, a figure, an original drawing, a print, a prototype, an original sculpt. It will change from month to month and will be shipped direct to the lucky recipient's door.
AND
"First Dibs" offers on releases.
AND
Access to my hidden Patreon posts.


(Please note: Your first subscription payment must have cleared before you will be eligible for this reward. Patrons are charged on the 1st of each month. So if you sign up mid month you will not qualify until the following month.)
Pledge $10 or more per month
Postcard Collector
Each month you will receive a postcard of one of my works. These are usually only available at conventions. The postcard will be blank so you can use it and sent in an envelope anywhere in the world. I will try my best not to send you duplicates but as the months roll on it may happen now and then.
AND
Monthly Lottery entry.
AND
"First Dibs" offers on stuff.
AND
Access to my hidden Patreon posts.



(Please note: Your first subscription payment must have cleared before you will be eligible for this reward. Patrons are charged on the 1st of each month. So if you sign up mid month you will not qualify until the following month.)
Pledge $50 or more per month
Art Collector
An original drawing posted to your door every month.
A totally unique 6" X 4" (ish) original Mechtorian work of art. Made for you alone. This may be an Ink or pencil drawing. It may be a whole new character or an image of an existing character or small group of characters. I will decide as I get to them. But each one will be different, charming and original.
AND
Monthly Postcards.
AND
Monthly Lottery entry.
AND
"First Dibs" offers on releases.
AND
Access to my hidden Patreon posts.



(Please note: Your first subscription payment must have cleared before you will be eligible for this reward. Patrons are charged on the 1st of each month. So if you sign up mid month you will not qualify until the following month.)
Goals
21% complete
Making robot artworks is a complicated, expensive and time consuming business.
Raising this money each month would help cover some of the running costs of my studio. This would free up time for me from chasing cash to creating new work.
I would be able to experiment more, work on more ambitious projects and produce more variations of small run resin editions.
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My name is Bruce Whistlecraft, though I am better known as Doktor A.


I love making robots, old fashioned robots, wonky vintage robots, classic horror icon robots and mostly mechanical Retro Futurist "Victorian" robots called Mechtorians.
You can learn all about the 200 plus Mechtorian characters I have created over at www.mechtorians.com.

I have been making Mechtorians for over a decade and I intend making many more.



I use Patreon to show people who love my work just what goes into each new piece.
I mostly post behind the scenes images and information about my process and the tools and materials I use.
I have run many step by step guides detailing my methods.
I am an "old-school" model-maker by trade. I work with my hands and a few basic tools in a mostly analogue style. Though sometimes I employ a little digital magic here and there, it is as part of a larger project.
If you are a fan of my work or want to learn some of the stuff it's taken me years to figure out and refine then hopefully you will consider becoming a Patron of mine to get a glimpse behind the curtain.



And as well as supporting my work and getting exclusive access to the process you can also opt to receive splendid monthly rewards direct to your door anywhere in the world.
There are options for printed matter, original works and a surprise lottery for the adventurous.



I also post news of upcoming events and products and give Patrons first crack at purchasing new works.
All this as well as my regular free updates on my characters is waiting for you.
So please think about becoming a Patron today.

Recent posts by Doktor A.

Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
Thank you!
You are splendid! I am pleased you enjoy my stuff, thanks for your support.
Pledge $2 or more per month
Secret Stash
This gets you exclusive access to my hidden Patreon posts. This will mostly be behind the scenes stuff with lots of studio step by step coverage of projects I am working on and sneak peaks at upcoming stuff.
Pledge $4 or more per month
First Dibs Club
This level gets you early access to all new items headed to my online store. I will post new releases here 24 hours before they go on general sale in my online store. You get first chance to purchase toys and original works. And as some things are unique or very short edition runs this gives you an advantage.
I don't release new work every month, but regularly throughout the year.
AND
Hidden Patreon posts access.
Pledge $5 or more per month
Monthly Give-Away
Everyone at this level and above has a random monthly chance of receiving a "thing" from me. This thing will always have a value greater than the $5 pledge. It may be a toy, a figure, an original drawing, a print, a prototype, an original sculpt. It will change from month to month and will be shipped direct to the lucky recipient's door.
AND
"First Dibs" offers on releases.
AND
Access to my hidden Patreon posts.


(Please note: Your first subscription payment must have cleared before you will be eligible for this reward. Patrons are charged on the 1st of each month. So if you sign up mid month you will not qualify until the following month.)
Pledge $10 or more per month
Postcard Collector
Each month you will receive a postcard of one of my works. These are usually only available at conventions. The postcard will be blank so you can use it and sent in an envelope anywhere in the world. I will try my best not to send you duplicates but as the months roll on it may happen now and then.
AND
Monthly Lottery entry.
AND
"First Dibs" offers on stuff.
AND
Access to my hidden Patreon posts.



(Please note: Your first subscription payment must have cleared before you will be eligible for this reward. Patrons are charged on the 1st of each month. So if you sign up mid month you will not qualify until the following month.)
Pledge $50 or more per month
Art Collector
An original drawing posted to your door every month.
A totally unique 6" X 4" (ish) original Mechtorian work of art. Made for you alone. This may be an Ink or pencil drawing. It may be a whole new character or an image of an existing character or small group of characters. I will decide as I get to them. But each one will be different, charming and original.
AND
Monthly Postcards.
AND
Monthly Lottery entry.
AND
"First Dibs" offers on releases.
AND
Access to my hidden Patreon posts.



(Please note: Your first subscription payment must have cleared before you will be eligible for this reward. Patrons are charged on the 1st of each month. So if you sign up mid month you will not qualify until the following month.)