Alien statue restoration

Discussion in 'Sculpture and Makeup Effects' started by frosty, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. frosty

    frosty Sr Member

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    Well a friend of mine has a lot of statues etc, one of them, an Alien, had started to degrade quite badly, An Alien statue, oversized, roughly ten feet tall, made of latex and polyfoam, don't know the maker.
    It had been constructed over a steel armature, unfortunately the metal had not been covered, it needs a barrier between it and the foam and latex, as bare metal rots foams and latex quite quickly.
    here it is before i got to work on it
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    you can see the joints separating in this pic
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    the hand was really degraded, i had to strip out the foam, and replace it, also had to do this in the forearms and other places, after stabilising everything as best as i could, i repainted the figure, it had been painted bright blue and pink, i covered that with black and silver, with other highlights here and there, ideally i would have loved to do a more detailed paintjob, but time and budget didn't allow.
    He wanted an inner tongue making, and lots of drool, he loved the yellow drool, (which was actually old epoxy,) so i added more and will colour it to match on monday.
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    working on a few other bits for him soon
     
  2. jedichase

    jedichase Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great job on the restoration.

    I would have been tempted to make the entire statue to be more accurate by making a new head and hands.
     
  3. ArtisanProps

    ArtisanProps Sr Member

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    Nice job. It's great to see a statue like this preserved.. Love the drool by the way :thumbsup
     
  4. Leigh

    Leigh Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thats cool :cool lovely job :thumbsup
     
  5. Supa troop

    Supa troop Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    OH MY GOD !!! you do realise everything in that room is welcome to the Prop Party :love

    Great Job mate looking forward to seeing the end results :thumbsup
     
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  6. frosty

    frosty Sr Member

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    cheers everyone, yeah he has some cool stuff, the lower floor of his club is packed witrh stuff, he has this display area behind glass
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    The R2 in this pic has motors in lights etc, and its stuck in here, with his head on backwards, i need to get in and remove the batterys from it, i'm sure they'll damage it if left in and not used
     
  7. Heman

    Heman Active Member

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    Thats a really well done job frosty!!! Very cool.
     
  8. Clutch

    Clutch Master Member

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    Wow, a full body version of Takeya's alien. I've only seen the busts of that.

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  9. Supa troop

    Supa troop Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Holy cow, thats a prop party venue right there :lol
     
  10. G17RDY

    G17RDY Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great resto job Frosty, the drool is a fantastic touch, breathes some life into the statue!
     
  11. vfxhamilton

    vfxhamilton New Member

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    Really nice collection. Love the ET
     
  12. Thewomanwarhead

    Thewomanwarhead Active Member

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    Nice rescue! It looks like it was in real bad shape
     
  13. Borjis

    Borjis Well-Known Member

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    excellent work.

    he looks really hungry with that drool.

    I'd be scared to have that thing in my house.
     
  14. Vito

    Vito New Member

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    Some what more insect like. But, overall. Keep going man!

    Takes skill to complete for a full restoration. =]
     

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