Thanks! I'll be getting the interest/preorder going soon.
It looks really good !
Two other pics :
don't remember who sent these to me...
Another spectacular replica! Count me in when the time comes!
Indeed this looks fantastic allready!!
I'm allready making place on my shelf for this one I'm in too again,he can guard the skele-gro bottle
It's looking real good, can't wait to see the finish product.....
Thanks! Did some touchups today, like correcting the lettering, and added some fur here and there based on the outstanding references provided. I'm taking the day off today to get some much needed down time (Skele-Gros and other projects are keeping me just as busy), but I expect to have this sculpt done by next Monday!!. Be sure to keep the feedback and critiques coming, as I'll be popping this guy into silicone pretty quick . . .
oh, and the interest thread is up with all the details.
See you there!
Looking forward to it!
woohoo! Payment sent
You can see what one of the 'rougher' back ground versions looked like over here..
By the way what is it sculpted in? Oil based clay?
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I just hope they get an awesome paint job, especially mine..
I'm sculpting it in a cheap clay/wax WED type clay of my own making. It's on the softer side, maybe a medium. Then I give it a coat of etching primer so I can be a bit rougher with it. Also, I'd mixed in sulfur based clay in there on accident so I need the primer just in case.
So, any chance you could tell us how to solve the fur problem? What'd you guys use?
(PS Buckbeak is pretty much one of my all time favorite animatronics, totally bought it)
On the 'hero' books the fur was crated by flocking them with a mixture of coloured flock of medium length. The flock was then smoothed down before the glue dried to give it a more natural look and to create the kind of realistic rhythm that hair growth has.
There's a real art to that I assure you. :
All the hero books were cast in foam latex of course. The background ones were latex and two part foam If I remember correctly. Many of which were given away as gifts to certain executives.
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Out of curiosity is soft foam different from what's inside the skelegro bottles?
What will the tentacles be made of? Will it be safe to add our own hair? Will the resin be a bit thicker on this one? I'm wanting to attempt to put hair on it myself but I wouldnt want to if any pressure would crack the skin.
Wow this is fantastic, so impressive - I cannot wait to see the finished product and find out what you are going to be working on in Dec/Jan!!
Oohhhhh okay. Well, I'm DEFINATLY not doing that. Ugh! I ain't no hair stylist to be sure!
Great info though, thanks so much, and I love what you guys do at that effects house (have the Making of special with all you guys on the ol' DVR). Everything just looks so dang alive! Not an easy trick!
Knowing now how the hair was done, I'm running far, far away from doing that.If you wanna tackle it, be my guest!
Sounds very interesting, looking forward to seeing updates!
Getting the tounge and upper mouth completed. They're looking good. HOping to get the left side of the book done by week's end, and then onto finishing the top and right side. Pics coming once camera battery recharges!
Here we go, some quick pics of how she/he's looking!
Tongue's done and in place, I'll be re-sculpting the pages to look bent around where the tongue is coming out of. Should look pretty neat. Topjaw is in place, but is not final yet. Lots of smoothing to do. Also have to add two sets of small teeth on either side. Tentacles are starting to get their suckers.
Better crisper pics coming.I just kinda nabbed these at like 11:30 . . .
Hope you like!
He/she's looking better every second just unbelievable
Wow, just love it...great work!
Thanks! Silicone arrived today, as did the rest of the supplies!! I'll be finishing up the sculpt this weekend, give you guys a day for reviews/changes, and then off we go!