Here's the 2nd batch of pics
Holy crap that's cool!
now just hair the guy up!!!!!
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
simply amazing !!!!! keep up the good work
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!
That is just some incredible work.How I wish I could afford one.
Dave, pm sent
Looks like the real deal!!!!
Fantastic! Just unbelievably impressive craftsmanship.
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...
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!
Mike, pm sent
I just wish i could afford getting one of these. Great job.
kklloo, pm sent
Just sculpted and molded his ears yesterday
You've done an amazing job capturing Kong's magic.
Lets see some pics mate, Cant wait to see this with its coat on.
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 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.
ears are cast