1:1 silicone Ledger DK Joker - NEW PICS!

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  1. darthwhitey

    darthwhitey Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hey guys,

    Well, it's been a labor of love but here is my 1:1 Dark Knight Heath Ledger Joker!

    Sorry for the somewhat crappy pics. My basement is pretty dark, making picture taking tricky and I'm no photographer. :)

    **The second to the last pic is the screen used costume for reference.

    Bust:

    Silicone with medical grade eyes and human wig. Custom sculpt and paint work by Bob Causey (bobbyc).

    Clothing:

    Indy Magnoli clothes and shoes. Screen accurate tie by Turnbull and Asser. Screen accurate socks by Tabio. 11mm screen accurate chain. Shirt, top coat and shoes custom weathered by lforigno here on the RPF.

    Mannequin and Stand:

    Mannequin by Palay Displays...

    Flexible Mannequin - Male Athletic Flexible Mannequins - Poseable Flexible Mannequins

    Custom metal stand commissioned for Bob Causey. It makes him look to be standing on his own.

    A BIG THANKS TO ALL THE ARTISTS INVOLVED ON THIS PROJECT!

    I'm kicking around new poses for the future. I've got some good ideas but welcome any feedback or constructive criticism.

    thanks for looking!

    brad
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2012
  2. streetjudge79

    streetjudge79 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: 1:1 silicone Ledger DK Joker

    That is incredible! It's the exact same pose as my Bobby C. 1/3rd maquette!
     
  3. MazAdamsArt

    MazAdamsArt New Member

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    Holy Moly Brad, this blew me away! I am an artist, and an above decent one at that, but can never comprehend how you guys sculpt so accurately. I can't sculpt for beans, and after seeing work this authentic i feel less like trying, haha. Beautiful work man, its spot on. I keep starring at it hoping it talks!
     
  4. gypsycatcha

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    You are one lucky fella. Really is one of the best jokers out there.

    As for a pose, i was going to pose mine pulling open the jacket with the grenade rig.
    Would be quite tricky and not seen it done but man would it look awesome :)
     
  5. Heman

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    Anything Bobby Causey will turn heads. Congrats on a fantastic edition!
     
  6. darthwhitey

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    Thanks Steve, I didn't notice it was the same as the 1:3 maquette but you're right! :)

    MazAdamsArt...Thanks! All the props go to Bobby C and his amazing bust!

    gypsycatcha...I've actually got that one in the works! :cool I think it could be really cool! Now that I'm finally done with the piece I can get to work on the grenade rig.

    thanks guys!

    brad
     
  7. Original

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    Incredible!! that's exactly what I'm trying to achieve. Congrats! Been looking around for a good flexible mannequin.

    I suggest the pose of him holding knife or Joker card in his right hand.
     
  8. mattman6886

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    Very very cool! Been thinking about doing something similar with my Bobby C Joker. Thanks for the mannequin link!
     
  9. Borjis

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    Re: 1:1 silicone Ledger DK Joker

    dude, put Heath's body back in the coffin.

    leave the man alone!

    ha ha just kidding.

    That is so real looking. I mean, it looks like Heath came to your house for a quick photo op REAL.

    amazing work.
     
  10. Haywire

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    Looks great!! Fantastic display and dedication to accuracy!
     
  11. Cyberman

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    Easily the best Joker to date....inspirational!!! Love Bobs work!
     
  12. Nexus6

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    I'll have to agree! :eek

    And I've probably given that same compliment to a previous Ledger/Joker, but the bar has definitely been raised on this one. You could have told me those were Heath Ledger, on-set, make-up test photos - - - & I would have believed you. :thumbsup :thumbsup
     
  13. Simmon M

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    Wow! Paint me green with envy! That is an incredible looking life sized figure you put together Brad.

    Now slap a pencil or some purple grenades in Heath's hand! ;)
     
  14. ave4uevoli

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    I've been trying to think of a funny quip to say....but how can you joke about perfection :thumbsup

    You spent a lot of your first post giving credit to the artists who created a lot of the pieces but you forgot yourself!
    I saw this thing slowly get put together and it wasn't a easy process. Your attention to detail is phenomenal.
     
  15. darthwhitey

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    Thanks Thomas! :)

    I couldn't have done it without help from you and Simmon M!


     
  16. mxpxrobbie

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    WOW. I am speechless! This is amazing, and I agree with Nexus6 - You could have said these were real pics of Ledger and we would have all been fooled!

    Way to go!
     
  17. Monteburns

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    Outstanding job on your display.

    Must have cost a small fortune to put him together.
     
  18. coofunkcurly

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    Brad, that's outstanding. So lifelike my wife would never allow it in the house. :lol
     
  19. Keyser

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    Def nice addition to any hobby room. Nice work!!!
     
  20. darthwhitey

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    OK...I've been playing around with some poses.

    Here he is with his weapon of choice....the menacing vegetable peeler! :)

    I actually really like the look of this pose, it seems to fit the look on his face and I like the left hand grabbing on the jacket...it gives it something to do rather than just hang there. :lol
     
  21. mlasschuyt

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    Just jaw dropping awesome!

    For me this would be the ultimate statue to have. I am a big fan of Ledger's Joker and this is a massive tribute to the guy's most impressive performance in The Dark Knight.

    All respect to the creator!
     
  22. gypsycatcha

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    Its an awesome pose. I also like Booby c's pose on his site with the pencil.
    For me, the grenade rig would top them all and you have the perfect mannequin to pose it.

    Feeling pretty jealous!
     
  23. HexHellfire

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    That is scary as hell! Lol but Awsome none the less lol
     
  24. Brent M

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    Re: 1:1 silicone Ledger DK Joker

    I expressed my admiration for this on another forum, but had to go ahead and do it again here. Simply amazing display piece. :thumbsup

    If you have additional pics I'd love for you to post them. Can't ever see too much of something this good.
     
  25. blastmaster

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    All I can say is Unbelievable!!! Very scary....
    AL
     
  26. darthwhitey

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    Re: 1:1 silicone Ledger DK Joker

    Here are a few new pics of Joker with his Smith & Wesson M-76 form the Dark Knight.

    A big thank you to Brent M who introduced me to BornKIlr who scratch-built this gun by hand!

    http://www.therpf.com/f9/s-w-m76-machine-gun-scratchbuild-finished-139054/

    The gun is very light weight, but still hard for a flexible foam mannequin to hold, so I used a strip of metal that I bent at the bottom and screwed to the handle of the gun. The other end went up his forearm and is zip-tied in place. I'm pretty happy with the result.

    thanks for looking

    brad
     

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  27. Nexus6

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    I'll say it again: this is THE finest representation of Ledger's Joker I have EVER seen. It's more than a display, it's a TRIBUTE to Heath's memory.

    Simply. Incredible.

    P.S. Would love to see additional/future photos of this piece.

    P.P.S. BRAVO!
     
  28. Brent M

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    Awesome pics, Brad. I'm glad you were able to figure out how to get him to hold the gun so quickly....looks like your idea worked perfectly.

    It gives me a great idea of how my display will eventually look. For now, I'm just jealous that your M76 is in The Joker's hand and mine is sitting on the floor. :lol
     
  29. MegaPrime33

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    It is scary how accurate that is. Such a good job.
     
  30. MrPinski

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    It's creepy how real this looks!!!!
     
  31. Darthbauer

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    Holy ***** that's so frackin real looking. Amazing work.
     
  32. rebelyell

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    That's scary good. I don't think I could sleep with that in my house!
     
  33. GammaGreen

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    Any chance of buying a silicone, hair-punched pull to wear as a mask? :)
     
  34. BornKilr

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    Man, that is incredible. Every detail is perfect. If I hadn't have known, I would never have believed that to be a mannequin and not a live person. I gotta say, I'm extremely proud to have my gun included with that work of art! Thanks.
     
  35. Ectomac

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    That is incredible! Fantastic job.
     
  36. Brent M

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    I can't wait to put your gun on display with my statue, Spencer. Seeing these pics has made me even more impatient about getting the project completed than I was before. :lol
     

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