1:1 Dark Crystal urRu Mystic bust paintup

Discussion in 'Sculpture and Makeup Effects' started by Howlrunner, May 9, 2015.

  1. Howlrunner

    Howlrunner Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I got this head a while back from SGB and have finally gotten around to finishing it. When SGB sold these as "finished" he included plastic human doll eyes and it just looked odd. I opted for the raw unpainted bust. The Mystics in the film had eyes which were a single flat brown colour with a black pupil (there were never any "whites"). Looks OK on the puppet, but I decided to go slightly different on this guy - a little less muppet, and a bit more realistic. So eyes are taxidermy glass eyes from Van Dykes and I went for a slightly more realistic old-age skintone with veining.


    Reminds me a lot of Station from Bill and Ted from straight on! lol
  2. Sym-Cha

    Sym-Cha Master Member

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    That really makes him pop ... well done ... I so wished they would make another Dark Crystal 2 ... as was mentioned some time ago by Jim Henson's company :wacko

  3. camerafx24

    camerafx24 Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I had the privilege of seeing one of the original puppets up close and it was so basic, the eyes on the puppet were just wooden balls with painted irises.
    Its funny how we all try to finish our replicas so perfect, but most film pieces pre 2000 were never finished to the degree they are today.

    Great work BTW.
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  4. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  5. The Schlitzie

    The Schlitzie Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That looks amazing!
  6. frosty

    frosty Sr Member

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    Brilliant work mate, love the paintjob
  7. Raiders March

    Raiders March Active Member

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    This is fantastic, really does them justice.
    The mystics looked so gentle, I think thats what you've managed to capture here:thumbsup
  8. IeatherfaceIX

    IeatherfaceIX Active Member

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    Looks Great ! I'm a huge Dark Crystal fan. Great work!
  9. Parkersandquinn

    Parkersandquinn New Member

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    Incredible work!

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