American Werewolf in London David bust....

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  1. TomSpinaDesigns

    TomSpinaDesigns Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    EDIT- 4-28-06

    Well, after a short wait and a successful wig-hunt, I've got the first of these finished up.

    I got the final eyes yesterday, threw a shirt on him and snapped some pics this AM.

    I will be offering these in latex and am considering unfinished resin kits (which would come bald with the wig and hair to complete it).

    anyone interested in either, please email me at wampawampa@mac.com

    T


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    Hey all,

    Just finished molding this guy this weekend and figured some of you might dig it.

    I've always loved this moment in the film... where David (dreaming) sees himself laying in a hospital bed in the middle of a forrest. The "jump" always gets me. Just one of those great "gotchas" :D

    Anyway, it's such a cool "moment" in film that I decided to try to capture that in a bust.

    I made some slight adjustments to how the weight sits on his face (as he's laying down in the film and the bust is upright... if I sculpted him as he looked laying down, he'd look strangley chubby in his lower face) but I feel I've stayed pretty faithfull to the "moment" and even having his head turned just slightly to his right.

    The likeness was difficult, as the extreme expression is pretty far from David Naughton's "normal" face.

    I'm having custom glass eyes made in the next week or so and am working on the hair now. I may use hand laid human/crepe or yak... or possibly a wig if I can find one that will match or that I can mod.

    Does anyone have any good links or leads on reasonably priced (but quality) wigs?

    Pics below are of the sculpt. I've also posted a photoshop with the eyes and hair just for fun. Always nice to see how things line up (even though the angle is a ways off.)

    If anyone's interested in this piece, drop me a PM.

    Thanks and enjoy.
    Tom

    A reference pic....
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  2. Rylo

    Rylo Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Love it. One of my favorite films.
     
  3. Montagar

    Montagar Legendary Member Community Staff

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    Looks great.

    Talk about a movie that has lots of sculpting possibilities, one of my favorites.
     
  4. azuma

    azuma New Member

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    I remember that I had a nightmare the day I saw the movie, and I was a little kid. But it is indeed a awesome film after saw it again when I grew up.
     
  5. well paid killer

    well paid killer Well-Known Member

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    Can't wait to see this one painted uP.. Cool stuff Tom...
     
  6. ob1al

    ob1al Sr Member

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    Very cool, that's a 'great jump out of your seat' moment in the movie.

    Can you please sculpt me a 1:1 'shower scene' Jenny Agguter? :p ;)

    I always love to see WIP threads like this, the talent here is fantastic.

    Regards

    Al
     
  7. TomSpinaDesigns

    TomSpinaDesigns Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    thanks guys.

    Al, I dunno on the Jenny, you think people would really like that? ;)

    :angel

    T
     
  8. yodaman

    yodaman Sr Member

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    Great work - that scene scared the crap out of me when I was a kid ;)
    Awesome.
     
  9. Montagar

    Montagar Legendary Member Community Staff

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    I think that a man of your talents could do justice to one of the following... ;)
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  10. ob1al

    ob1al Sr Member

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    Oh, I think a few might...heh...:love
     
  11. frosty

    frosty Sr Member

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    You bunch of children. :lol.
    Great sculpt mate, once again you've done a great job with the sculpt,nice one.
     
  12. Simmon M

    Simmon M Sr Member

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    Great work Tom. That first pic is incredibly eerie.
     
  13. TomSpinaDesigns

    TomSpinaDesigns Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks..

    Just got a pic back from the eye place. Very close. They're sending these out so I can test fit them and request any tweaks. Iris size may be a touch small but the overall size is a little bigger than what you see so that may work out.

    Color and style-wise I'm very happy with them. I may request a softer blending to the red, veiny edges but otherwise they're on the right track.

    Tom

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  14. paulcarson

    paulcarson Well-Known Member

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    Great Sculpt. I'm in awe of your talents and the speed at which you work.

    Here's a silly question, where do you buy your custom eyes? I'd love to have some made for a project I'm picking away at.
     
  15. burningman

    burningman Well-Known Member

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    WOW that looks awesome mate.
    Would look fantastic paired up with Howard's "Jack"
     
  16. PHArchivist

    PHArchivist Master Member

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    In-frigging-credible. This may be a "must have". And OH what fun that would be to finish.
     
  17. rileyreplicas

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    Tom,

    Another amazing job :) I can't wait to see the eyes in that bust. Will you be making the Werewolf Nazis anytime soon :)
     
  18. howlingwind13

    howlingwind13 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great job as always.
    mike
     
  19. billy1974

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    Amazing job as always Tom :thumbsup . Bill
     
  20. TomSpinaDesigns

    TomSpinaDesigns Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    thanks all.

    I agree he'd look nice with Jack... and with Pat Magee's wolf :D

    I ordered a sample wig today so we'll see how that goes.

    Tom
     
  21. Cyberman

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    Looks great... can't wait to see this one completed.

    Well done :)

    Cyb.
     
  22. TomSpinaDesigns

    TomSpinaDesigns Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Had the eye company make some tweaks and got the final eyes yesterday... completed pics in the first post.

    T
     
  23. ioncanon

    ioncanon Well-Known Member

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    Wow Tom that is just FANTASTIC... I'm blown away. Can't wait to get one.
     
  24. yodaman

    yodaman Sr Member

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    Awesome....just awesome Tom :)
     
  25. The Wook

    The Wook Master Member

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    Great scene, great movie.

    Awesome work Tom. :thumbsup Looks amazing.

    The Wook
     
  26. Kris

    Kris Sr Member

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    Awesomely cool . The picture reminds me of Tim Curry in The Rocky Horror Picture Show :p
     
  27. TomSpinaDesigns

    TomSpinaDesigns Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks guys.

    Ya know, there IS a little Tim Curry in that look, isn't there.? Must be the eyebrows and the eye make-up. LOL

    I'm really jazzed about this piece. I've been craving a unique AWIL piece to go with some others I've got and this fits the bill nicely. Looks great alongside my demon-*'s from his other dream.

    Tom
     

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