1/1 Yoda bust from Howard Studios

Discussion in 'Sculpture and Makeup Effects' started by streetjudge79, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. streetjudge79

    streetjudge79 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I actually handpainted this little guy and for the first time did not use an airbrush. I might add a little more hair to him, what do you think? Yoda was a PLEASURE to paint, the fabric casting on the costume was super nice. I absolutely love this piece and it's Howard's best sculpt to date I think.
    If anyone wants me to paint of of these, I'll give them a special, I usually charge $150 per job but this guy is a little smaller so $ 120 gets him painted. That does not include me cutting the eyes out. Just the paint job.
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  2. mverta

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    ...Good Lord... .

    _Mike
     
  3. PHArchivist

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    Similarly, that is some of YOUR best work to date. Nice job Steve...
     
  4. Too Much Garlic

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    I would say that the hair is about right, I think it looks good and the eyes feel very realistic - are those glass eyes?

    The paint job is pretty good, however, isn't the green a little pale - bordering on turquoise, or is that just the lighting causing that effect? Though, the sheen on the face seems very life-like, with this slight shine, yet not glossy. Excellent.

    I really like the bust and you did a wonderful job on it.

    Cheers.
     
  5. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    HOLY SH**.. :eek

    The last pic gives me that distinct YODA ESB-feeling :D

    Markus
     
  6. Chewie15

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    Wow Steve... This is your best yet ;)

    And I like your photos are better too.

    H
     
  7. PHArchivist

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    IMO I think the green is pretty darn close. In screen-grabs from ESB, he does look quite pale (could be that heavy white studio lighting). Looks like Steve's got a touch of blue in there too...

    A good way to make a Yoda paint-job go south fast is to make the green too rich...
     
  8. streetjudge79

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    It's the flash, it washes out a little of the color making him look paler. Until I go to photography school and get the right set up, my photos will will wash out the color to some degree. I'll try taking him outside for natural light pics. The eyes are glass eyes from schoeffer's. Hazel green 28mm.
     
  9. streetjudge79

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    I took your advice Howard and backed up and used the zoom. This way no distortions.
     
  10. Chewie15

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    That's the way to go. You should try lighting it better in the room and try some photos without the flash... when lighting a piece you should have a light on the right and left of the piece, usually with one stronger than the other ;)

    H
     
  11. Roger Ramjet

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    MAN...That is awesome.. Thanks for posting the pics...

    UFP
     
  12. streetjudge79

    streetjudge79 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Post moved to top.
     
  13. Nexus6

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    Awesome job. The 3rd picture in your 1st post kinda creeps me out a little. It looks like he's looking right at me.
     
  14. VashDstampede

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    Great photos. They really bring out the awesome paint job you did on this piece.
    Any hints on what you used for the hair and how you applied it?
     
  15. streetjudge79

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    Pharchivist helped me with the hair, it's crepe hair I believe. I just cut it, and glued it down with elmers white glue.. Pretty easy. After it dries, you can adjust the hair by plucking the excess out or just simply re arranging it.
     
  16. BigDumbWookiee

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    Without the slightest bit of doubt, that is by and far the BEST Yoda I have ever seen, it looks stunning, flawless. What a fantastic representation, I'd love to have one like that in my collection.
     
  17. streetjudge79

    streetjudge79 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Oh man, thanks.. That means a lot. I'm blushing now.. :)
     
  18. Beeb89

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    Very nice job, bud.. I really like the latest photos, makes it look more "alive". :) The more I see these the more I want one.

    Great work.
    -B89. :D
     
  19. aljf

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    AWESOME :thumbsup :thumbsup
     
  20. vaderdarth

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    absolutely excellent ESB Yoda.........best yet....

    Dave :)
     
  21. Too Much Garlic

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    Either the Pal transfer or the color on my tv is wrong, but I have never seen Yoda with this type of green. But the newer photos look a lot better, imo. Very impressive and life-like.

    Keep up the good work.
     
  22. Henry Wayne

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    Excellent paint job.. :thumbsup

    BTW, can you tell me what is the iris size of the 28mm glass eyes that you use?

    Thanks..
     
  23. GuntahKela

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    Awesome.
     
  24. KevVader

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    ....his eyes seem to follow me....*scared* :p ....Nice job. :thumbsup
     
  25. Lord of the props

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    WOW Steve, thats actually not only your best paintjob, I think it´s one of the best paintjob I have ever seen on Howards Yoda.

    Great work. :thumbsup
     
  26. ob1al

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    The thing about 'Yoda green' is, its such a difficult colour to match to the screen used puppet as it chages from scene to scene, depending upon lighting conditions, exposure, the format you are watching the movie on and many other variables. Even photos of props show huge differences in the green tones, ranging from very pale browny-green to darker sage green. Even photographing fanmade versions produces so many variables depending upon all these factors.

    The only thing to be done IMO is to go with whatever look / colour you like best in person.

    Anyway, this one looks really great, nice job. :thumbsup

    Al
     
  27. streetjudge79

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    Wow guys, I'm floored.. I have been striving to get one of my paint jobs to get this kind of reaction for years. :) I appreciate all the kind words guys. They mean a lot.
    The iris size is 13 or 14mm I believe.
     
  28. zorg

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    i would say thats your best work to date, are the eyes just painted on?

    its a yoda fest on here these days

    keep em coming

    z
     
  29. streetjudge79

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    Nope, glass eyes. I suck at painting eyes.
     
  30. Simmon M

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    Awesome job Steve. The outdoor pics look great.
     
  31. zorg

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    i forgot to add the hair is really good too :thumbsup
     
  32. BobFett

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    Looks great Steve. Nice job.
     
  33. OldKen

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    deff your best work yet bro.

    awesome.
     
  34. Super Serg

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    DAAAAMN.

    & for that price, it's a STEAL.

    *ss*
     
  35. TomSpinaDesigns

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    Well done, Steve.

    Definitely your best work yet. Nice vatiation in tones, in particular.

    Great work..
    Tom
     
  36. camper

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    Hey Steve,

    Great looking paint-up man.


    °Jeff

    camper
     
  37. streetjudge79

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    Jeff, you just made my day bro. Tom, thanks man.
     
  38. cking

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    VERY nice Steve.
    Hand painting seems to be the way to go on these little green heads.
    Looks excellent.

    Chris
     
  39. Dymerski

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    PERFECT....
    Dean
     
  40. RickDTM

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    Excellent paint job Steve. You really did justice to the piece :thumbsup
     
  41. streetjudge79

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    Thank you Rick
     
  42. (^_^)

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    HOLLY S#$T, YOU CHOPPED YODAS HEAD OFF (>_<).

    That is awsome (^_~)
     
  43. midrifter

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    Not airbrushed??? Your painting is soooo incredible..I just can't believe it wasn't airbrushed. Unbelievable. Great work.
     
  44. streetjudge79

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    Thanks, nope, all handpainted on this one.
     

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