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    Oct 29, 2010, 7:00 PM - Re: Studio Scale 1933 King Kong Stop Motion Puppet Replica #76

    Excellent!
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    Oct 29, 2010, 7:07 PM - Re: Studio Scale 1933 King Kong Stop Motion Puppet Replica #77

    Here's the 2nd batch of pics
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    Oct 29, 2010, 8:32 PM - Re: Studio Scale 1933 King Kong Stop Motion Puppet Replica #78

    Holy crap that's cool!

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    Oct 31, 2010, 9:40 PM - Re: Studio Scale 1933 King Kong Stop Motion Puppet Replica #79

    now just hair the guy up!!!!!
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    Nov 1, 2010, 7:49 PM - Re: Studio Scale 1933 King Kong Stop Motion Puppet Replica #80

    You got it, hair is coming up next! Here is a pic of the pelts I'm gonna be using, they're all rubberized and ready to go
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    Nov 2, 2010, 4:25 AM - Re: Studio Scale 1933 King Kong Stop Motion Puppet Replica #81

    simply amazing !!!!! keep up the good work

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    Nov 8, 2010, 2:03 PM - Re: Studio Scale 1933 King Kong Stop Motion Puppet Replica #82

    Ok, here's 2 work in progress pics of the fur job. Sorry about the darker front image but he's currently without ankle joints (I'm having them re-worked along with his new hand armatures) so I had to prop him up the best I could without feet, thus not being able to angle him better in the light. The back image however gives you a better idea on the color of the fur. I'll be getting his replacement armature parts back this weekend, so I'll be able to wrap up the fur job very soon!
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    Nov 8, 2010, 2:53 PM - Re: Studio Scale 1933 King Kong Stop Motion Puppet Replica #83

    That is just some incredible work.How I wish I could afford one.

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    Nov 8, 2010, 3:04 PM - Re: Studio Scale 1933 King Kong Stop Motion Puppet Replica #84

    Dave, pm sent
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    Nov 8, 2010, 3:15 PM - Re: Studio Scale 1933 King Kong Stop Motion Puppet Replica #85

    Looks like the real deal!!!!

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    Nov 8, 2010, 6:46 PM - Re: Studio Scale 1933 King Kong Stop Motion Puppet Replica #86

    Fantastic! Just unbelievably impressive craftsmanship.
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    Nov 8, 2010, 7:01 PM - Re: Studio Scale 1933 King Kong Stop Motion Puppet Replica #87

    This is the greatest thing ever made.

    All I want is a little Kong on my bedside table to wish me happy dreams every night. Twood be glorious...

    Nick
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    Nov 8, 2010, 7:55 PM - Re: Studio Scale 1933 King Kong Stop Motion Puppet Replica #88

    Hey guys, just wanna thank everybody for all the kind words and support that you all have thrown my way since I began this project!! I truly do feel honored to be able to share my projects on here along with sooooo many other master craftsmen and artists!!!! The fur is really flying over here, I've just been fine tuning, patching and seaming what I got done in the pics above while waiting for my replacement armature parts, and the big guy is really starting to come to life! I'm at the point now where I'd like to start getting together a customer list, so all you RPFers and Kong lovers out there who are interested in having one of these either pm me for details or contact me through my website at Welcome to Fantamation Studio!
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    Nov 9, 2010, 2:32 PM - Re: Studio Scale 1933 King Kong Stop Motion Puppet Replica #89

    Mike, pm sent
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    Nov 9, 2010, 2:34 PM - Re: Studio Scale 1933 King Kong Stop Motion Puppet Replica #90

    sweet!
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    Nov 9, 2010, 8:44 PM - Re: Studio Scale 1933 King Kong Stop Motion Puppet Replica #91

    I just wish i could afford getting one of these. Great job.
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    Nov 12, 2010, 1:22 PM - Re: Studio Scale 1933 King Kong Stop Motion Puppet Replica #92

    kklloo, pm sent
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    Nov 13, 2010, 3:32 PM - Re: Studio Scale 1933 King Kong Stop Motion Puppet Replica #93

    Just sculpted and molded his ears yesterday
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    Nov 14, 2010, 3:48 PM - Re: Studio Scale 1933 King Kong Stop Motion Puppet Replica #94

    You've done an amazing job capturing Kong's magic.





    Nick
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    Nov 14, 2010, 4:29 PM - Re: Studio Scale 1933 King Kong Stop Motion Puppet Replica #95

    Lets see some pics mate, Cant wait to see this with its coat on.
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    Nov 15, 2010, 12:25 PM - Re: Studio Scale 1933 King Kong Stop Motion Puppet Replica #96

    You've done nice job of capturing Kong's character....not an easy thing to do since his face changes so much throughout the film. Your likeness reminds me a lot of the one David Allen used for the Volkswagon commercial.

    It's amazing how much a foam exterior changes the effectiveness of the armature, isn't it? It's always better to over-engineer an armature. No matter how much stress you think it can withstand, it's a whole different ball game once the exterior is added.

    I'm in the process of recreating a Mighty Joe Young puppet and I've decided to go the buildup route as Marcel Delgado did rather than cast it. This way I can keep track of the armature's workability as I go.

    Great job! Can't wait to see it complete and animated!
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    Nov 15, 2010, 2:35 PM - Re: Studio Scale 1933 King Kong Stop Motion Puppet Replica #97

    8thWonderStudio said: View Post
    You've done nice job of capturing Kong's character....not an easy thing to do since his face changes so much throughout the film. Your likeness reminds me a lot of the one David Allen used for the Volkswagon commercial.

    Actually the likeness I'm trying to replicate is the one at the end of the film where he's on top of the Empire State bldg. Also that same puppet with that likeness was used for some of the New York rampage scenes, but when I sculpted the face I strictly went by his face on the Empire State sequence. I have a high def tv on my workbench and I would pause the dvd for the various angles I needed to reference and I would literally try to copy his detail line for line and wrinkle for wrinkle. I've literally seen the entire end sequence of King Kong frame by frame!

    It's amazing how much a foam exterior changes the effectiveness of the armature, isn't it? It's always better to over-engineer an armature. No matter how much stress you think it can withstand, it's a whole different ball game once the exterior is added.

    I would have liked to over engineer the armature but since I'm making a limited run of these I really have to try and keep the costs down so as to make these puppet replicas as affordable as I can, I have to keep the armatures as simple as possible while at the same time functional and durable.

    I'm in the process of recreating a Mighty Joe Young puppet and I've decided to go the buildup route as Marcel Delgado did rather than cast it. This way I can keep track of the armature's workability as I go.

    I've seen your Mighty Joe armature through the stop-mo website and let me say what an absolute thing of beauty it is!!! It's literally a work of art by itself!! That's so cool that your doing a Joe using the build-up method, again since I'm doing a limited run of these I have to rely on molds although the cool thing about using silicone is once I have a casting I can cut away sections to free up as much movement as I want and just replace the missing silicone sections with poly-foam.... it's really working out great!

    Great job! Can't wait to see it complete and animated!
    Well, I'm making these as display pieces only, If I was making these to be used for animation I wouldn't be using silicone, I'd use foam latex simply for it's extreme light weight. Now if anyone wants one of these for animation purposes then I would be more than happy to accommodate them!!
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    Nov 15, 2010, 2:40 PM - Re: Studio Scale 1933 King Kong Stop Motion Puppet Replica #98

    I screwed up the above post, that last reply on the bottom was supposed to be included with my other replies inside the quote box..... sorry bout that.
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    Nov 15, 2010, 3:46 PM - Re: Studio Scale 1933 King Kong Stop Motion Puppet Replica #99

    8thWonderStudio said: View Post
    You've done nice job of capturing Kong's character....not an easy thing to do since his face changes so much throughout the film. Your likeness reminds me a lot of the one David Allen used for the Volkswagon commercial.

    It's amazing how much a foam exterior changes the effectiveness of the armature, isn't it? It's always better to over-engineer an armature. No matter how much stress you think it can withstand, it's a whole different ball game once the exterior is added.

    I'm in the process of recreating a Mighty Joe Young puppet and I've decided to go the buildup route as Marcel Delgado did rather than cast it. This way I can keep track of the armature's workability as I go.

    Great job! Can't wait to see it complete and animated!
    I just visited your thread over at the Stopmo Forum and am totally blown away! Please start a thread of your progress here. Your Mighty Joe Young is a thing of beauty!

    Nick
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    Nov 15, 2010, 6:47 PM - Re: Studio Scale 1933 King Kong Stop Motion Puppet Replica #100

    ears are cast
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