1:1 Star Wars Tauntaun Bust Sculpt

Discussion in 'Sculpture and Makeup Effects' started by psimon, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. psimon

    psimon Active Member

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    I am still roughing out the general facial features which is difficult as I keep finding more references that seem to contradict each other. I am hoping to have the horns roughed in soon and figured out away to make them removable while still able to work on them.

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    I am sculpting with NSP Medium Sulphur-Free Plasteline for easier Silicone molding. The final product will be a fiberglass or reson casting. More WIP pics can be seen here: http://www.thedragonsden.ca/tauntaun/
     
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  2. MooCriket

    MooCriket Master Member

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    Looking good! Taun Taun, the other, other, other, other white meat:)
     
  3. JoeLuna33

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    Yum. Makes me want some Tauntaun bacon
     
  4. steveo

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    Looking really good so far! I totally agree with you about different reference material making something look completely different. It's frustrating, but you're on a great track already. Keep it up and looking forward to more work in progress photos and the final result.
     
  5. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    So far so good.

    I always love when people tackle this one.
     
  6. StickyFingers

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    Nice. Would look good mounted over the fireplace.
     
  7. tk 9464

    tk 9464 Member

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    Awesome... looks very cool...

    "I thought they smelt bad on the...aaaaa.....aaaaaa.... aaaaa..... outside"
     
  8. Purple Dagger

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    Looks like a winner to me. Will be watching with great interest.
     
  9. psimon

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    Horns and ears roughed out. I still need to round out the top of the head and add all the bumps before I can start detailing.
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  10. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Coming along nicely!!
     
  11. joshimus

    joshimus Active Member

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    Cant wait to see all the details done on this Bad Boy! Great work!
     
  12. Madrid Boba

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    Keep on working !! Great job...
     
  13. MooCriket

    MooCriket Master Member

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    Outstanding!
     
  14. TJack

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    Love it! Someday I want to redo mine and make it a bit more screen accurate.

    Can't wait to see it finished :)
     
  15. psimon

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    Dude, your tauntaun is amazing! I wish I had the skills to put something like that together. After seeing yours and some other full size tauntaun costumes and props, I keep thinking I should go all out and build the rest of the body some day. it wouldn't be mechanical or wearable but something that looks nice and can at least be sat on. But first I need to finish this head.

    You also mentioned that you built a dinosaur? Do you have that posted anywhere?
     
  16. TJack

    TJack Master Member Community Staff RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Any updates on this project? Love to see some progress pics.

    Thanks for the kind words, building mine was a lot of fun. I think you should go for it and do the whole body. :thumbsup

    I have a pic of the dino on my profile, not my best work, but hey, it only cost me just over $100 to make so I really can't complain too much :)
     
  17. psimon

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    No updates yet. I only get a chance to work on him a bit every other weekend and this past weekend I ended up reorganizing my basement collection The Dragons Den

    I also havn't decided if I want to tackle the sculpted fur myself or hand this project over to my brother who is a profesinal sculptor.

    Your dino turned out great. That must have been a lot of work both to design and build. Very nice!
     
  18. ComedicHistory

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    That's coming along beautifully buddy. The nose, ears and eyes are especially well done. You know what would I would love to see you do next? Falcore the Luck Dragon from Neverending Story, I think you could really do him justice. Great job :-D :-D
     
  19. psimon

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    Thanks for the compliments. Still a long way to go on this sculpt. Once everything is roughed in, I will go over it and make adjustments here and there (as I keep finding new and better reference).

    As for Falcore, that could be an interesting project but I suspect I will tackle a 1/4 scale Han Solo's tauntaun to go with the Han Solo (Hoth) 1/4 Scale Ultimate Action Figure OR this great scene with Luke and his tauntaun.

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    I also want to get back to work on some werewolf/lycan figures I started a while back
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  20. aaronViolator

    aaronViolator New Member

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    why do i suddenly want a tauntaun head in my room!

    that looks amazing....cant wait for more updates!
     
  21. psimon

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    Figuring out where the horns on the top of the head will need to go. These will probably be sculpted seperately and cast in resin then placed on the head sculpt so the fur can be easily sculpted around them without compromising their detail. Don't mind the placment of the ears in these pics as they are just resting on the back board and not positioned correctly.
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  22. psimon

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    No updates yet. I hate it when life gets in the way of fun. :unsure
     
  23. addisonmorarre

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    awesome work! can't wait to see it finished.
     
  24. psimon

    psimon Active Member

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    I started a 1/4 tauntaun full figure and am looking for any 'Behind the Scenes' pics of the full size prop to help me with both my 1:1 tauntaun bust and 1/4 tauntaun figure (preferably stuff that is not already posted to teh NET).
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    Any help would be greatly appreciated,
    Paul
    http://www.thedragonsden.ca/Sculptures/index.html
     
  25. Spellbot5000

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    Woah, great idea! A Full-Size Tauntaun sculpt wasn't something I ever expected to see, but it sounds great. Will be following this with great interest!
     
  26. postmanpat

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    This is looking fantastic!!! I look forward to following your progress.
     
  27. psimon

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    The bust will be full size but the full body figure will only be 1/4 scale (around 28 inches tall)

    If you want to see an actual full size tauntaun sculpt, check this out from RileyReplicas: Life-size Replica of Tauntaun with Luke Skywalker - RileyReplicas.com
     
  28. psimon

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  29. VinceVader

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    I used to own an original plaster cast of the Taun Taun sculpt which was used to generate the hair nets for the fur.

    If you're interested I'll dig the photos out and post them.

    Vince.
     
  30. psimon

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    Private Message sent. :)
     
  31. VinceVader

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    Here you go, I thought it was an impressive piece and certainly big, the only thing missing were the horns but they weren't required to make the fur.

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    Hope they help?

    Vince.
     
  32. VinceVader

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    Just found another one:

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    Vince.
     
  33. VinceVader

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    Here's a better shot of the RHS:

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    Vince.
     
  34. psimon

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    Thanks again for your help. These are definately great reference shots!
     
  35. KNIGHT

    KNIGHT New Member

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    Fantastic..
     
  36. psimon

    psimon Active Member

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    Flushing out the muscles:
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  37. ozz

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    I dunno....I heard those things smell. :lol
     
  38. psimon

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    Mostly on the inside... Mostly. ;)
     
  39. psimon

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    Alas, poor Tauntaun! I knew him, Horatio.
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  40. mcevoy17

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    Wow amazing work!
     
  41. psimon

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    Building a better butt...

    I wasn't happy with how 'thick' the quarters were looking so I decided to slim her down a bit. This meant ripping off much of the leg sculpt and rebuilding some of the leg armature. I am hoping to flush out the legs this weekend.

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  42. psimon

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    More progress on the legs and tail:
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  43. WookieDck

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    This is so awesome, I've always wanted to do something like this ! Great job
     
  44. domino77

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    Wow this is going to be awesome, great work :)
     
  45. psimon

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    Thanks for the kind comments people! Sorry this project is taking so long but other obligations have taken priority. I hope to get back to this project soon along with finishing the 1:1 Tauntaun Wall mounted bust and starting a 1/6 version (Since SideShow has stated thay are not working on one.)
     
  46. RussellSculpts

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    Here's a taun taun 1:1 wall mount I did a while back. Good luck with yours. Nice work so far.
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  47. Blue Leader

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    That is really looking awesome!
     
  48. psimon

    psimon Active Member

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    Excellent work!! Hoping to get back to my sculpts later this summer.
     
  49. psimon

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    Rough sculpt is complete. Now onto the detailing and texturing.
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  50. Leigh

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    Fantastic! lovely job, loving the scale as well :thumbsup :)
     

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