When Art first mentioned the idea of a page dedicated to sculpting on the RPF, I thought, "Well, it's about time!"
Since the early days of the RPF, the forum has been home to incredible sculptors. A sort of universal equalizer, the board gives beginners, experienced hobbyists and professionals the opportunity to let their work speak for itself.
And it often speaks volumes! That work is a daily inspiration for anyone who's ever picked up a dremel, a block of foam or a lump of clay. I've been on the forum since the beginning and to this day, I always click on new sculpture threads with great anticipation.
To me (and particularly at my company), sculpture is wonderfully diverse. It's old school and practical, yet it can manifest as high-end hyper-realism, a classical work or even a schlocky rubber monster. It can immortalize and pay tribute and emote… and it provides the sculptor with a direct, tactile connection with his or her creation.
As a kid, it was film that introduced me to sculpture, and I would watch every behind-the-scenes show I could to try to learn more about how these amazing creatures I'd seen on screen were created. Pierce, Chambers, Freeborn, Harryhausen, Smith, Baker (and countless others!) would become my rock stars. I picked up Tom Savini's first book, which further opened my eyes to the techniques and processes involved in special makeup effects and it was all downhill from there. My parent's basement became a mad-scientist's lab where the beakers held latex, fur, plaster and foam.
Many years and many experiments later, and the RPF would help me transition my hobby into my livelihood. It was a place to talk shop, be inspired and most importantly, make friends with other artists and collectors. Our shared passion for films, props and characters brought us here and now several of these extremely talented artists (and good friends) work by my side at Tom Spina Designs.
I'm proud that my company is sponsoring this new venture on the forum and I can't wait to see the work it generates… here's to clicking on that next thread!
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ABOUT TOM SPINA DESIGNS:
From their infamous Han Carbonite Desk, their work with Sideshow Collectibles to their authentic recreation of Star Wars cantina characters for Volkswagen's 2012 Super Bowl commercial, Tom Spina Designs creates custom sculpture and theming of all kinds, and provides singular services in restoring and displaying original movie props and wardrobe.
The artists have a wide range of talents and can create everything from portrait sculpture, busts & masks to custom fabricated statues, signs, furniture, decor and theme props of all sizes (including very large!). *From wax museum style figures, to bronze busts, to giant carved foam environments, TSD brings their clients' dreams to reality.
The company is perhaps best known for their groundbreaking work preserving and repairing television & film props and characters. *Their artistry and dedication to research and development has made them the go-to source for those looking for conservators of their precious collections.*
For the collector looking to show off their otherwise difficult to display items like original movie props, film wardrobe and or masks, look no further. TSD can design and create themed or museum style displays that will make your pieces of film history shine!
Their custom sculpture and display services are available to everyone. They create their artwork for private collections, businesses, home theaters, museums, restaurants, themed attractions, haunts and more!