Another Cantina Creation - Djas Puhr bust!!

Discussion in 'Sculpture and Makeup Effects' started by TomSpinaDesigns, Mar 24, 2006.

  1. TomSpinaDesigns

    TomSpinaDesigns Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hey all,

    I've always loved this guy, just sitting there quietly as Muftak hogs the camera. In particular, I really dug his Outer Limits style and Planet of the Apes clothing.

    Here's a shot from the set....
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    Below are pics of my recreation. It's another latex bust with custom glass eyes. The "clothing" was made by me with scraps from my remnants bin (the leather was originally from a thrift store coat.). I'm actually working with someone now who's able to offer nicely patterned and stiched "clothing" to finish off busts like this. More on that soon.

    The sculpt was a fun one, helped along greatly with screencaps and photos from the Holiday Special, where his skin color was fleshy (and thus making his features much easier to discern.) His neck also wasn't as jammed up as it is in that ANH set photo above (guess those * dirty apes had tight collars.) so that helped get that right as well.

    I may paint one up in that Holiday Special look someday... I also think he'd look great with a "Sixth Finger" style paint job (as the design was clearly inspired by the character from that OL episode.)

    If anyone's interested in this guy, please drop me a PM for details.

    Enjoy the pics :)

    Tom

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  2. E2K13

    E2K13 New Member

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    You added more of a frown to him and I really like that since the original was a pull over mask and you can see the cut out latex around the eyes, you nicely idealized the eye area to add the better tone of reality. Well, in a matter of speaking. LOL
    At any rate I love it.
     
  3. Darth Kahnt

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    Tom,

    Your talent continues to amaze and impress me. Fantastic. :thumbsup
     
  4. TomSpinaDesigns

    TomSpinaDesigns Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    thanks very much guys.

    On the mouth, the other refs show a bit more of a turned down mouth... tough to get all the info from one pic.

    Oh and look closely at my eyes, they're done up to look like mask cut outs (and I even matched the asymetrical shapes of the original cutouts, which you can see in the chronicles shots of Baker's teams mask tables). I even used a more matted, gray-black in the "human" area, just tough to capture.

    I'll post a close up shortly :)

    Tom
     
  5. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Fantastic work as always Tom. :)
     
  6. TomSpinaDesigns

    TomSpinaDesigns Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Even with a light tent, this guy is tough to photograph..

    Here's that CU I mentioned, Eddie. Sorry if you dig the more "real" (well, you know what I mean.) look... I really feel like sometimes details like this can really help the "feel" of the bust so I try to work them in where I can. Always a tough call on whether to idealize or not.

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  7. Propazoid

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    This is deff one of your best bro.

    -Zoid
     
  8. E2K13

    E2K13 New Member

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    Nice. The close up definately shows the detail that the further shots lose. The eyelashes really set it off too. I definately think your going to need a full room to display your entire cantina set soon. Especially at the speed your working on all of these you should have the entire Cantina finished by the end of the year.
     
  9. James Kenobi 1138

    James Kenobi 1138 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wow, that looks fantastic..
     
  10. rileyreplicas

    rileyreplicas Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Awesome as always Tom. The attention to detail is second to none. I am REALLY thinking of getting some clay under my fingernails after seeing you knock out such incredible pieces :)
     
  11. HDPE

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    I never noticed the Planet of the Apes clothing, thanks for pointing that out .

    One more speechless creation.
     
  12. Simmon M

    Simmon M Sr Member

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    Amazing Tom. That close up pic is incredible.

    Pretty soon you and Richard are going to have a complete Cantina to yourselves. ;)
     
  13. OldKen

    OldKen Master Member

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    thats what i was thinking... but wampa, he means that yours actually looks better. :D

    and seriously...

    whats the deal brotha?

    you CANT be churnin out these awesome pieces this fast.

    awesome as always.

    when are you gonna do figrin d'an or any cantina band guys?

    or have you and i missed it?

    and i really want to see a snaggletooth. :D
     
  14. Boba Frett

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    Excellent work Tom :thumbsup
     
  15. TomSpinaDesigns

    TomSpinaDesigns Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hahaha... got a little while to go on that, but it'd be neat to see, eh? :D

    Tom
     
  16. TomSpinaDesigns

    TomSpinaDesigns Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Well then you really need to click my sig. :D

    I did Snag about 8 years ago. On my "mask and sculpture work" page you'll see snaps of 3 different styles (the two different cantina styles and the Holiday Special/ROTJ look)

    Sadly, I no longer have the mold on that one.

    Tom
     
  17. Sluis Van Shipyards

    Sluis Van Shipyards Master Member

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    Wow. That's sweet.

    You need to slow down some though. :lol I think you've finished about 10 things before I've even got one thing done.
     
  18. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    WOAH. Not another one.

    How can we resist?
     
  19. blufive

    blufive Sr Member

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    Great job, man. You continue to outdo yourself.
     
  20. Coinprop

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    Looking great as always Tom.
     
  21. hollywoodhardware

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    Tom, you are a sculpting animal. Freakin' awesome.

    Thomas
     
  22. Star Wars Helmets

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    Superb work again Tom

    Bravo.

    Cheers

    Jez
     
  23. TomSpinaDesigns

    TomSpinaDesigns Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Raaarrr, baby.

    :lol

    Thanks very much guys. I'm pretty sure this one could be done as a wearable mask as well (assuming you don't have a watermellon for a head, of course. Would be pretty cool to wear to the store :D

    (Ok, Ok, or a SW con... sheesh. ;) )

    Tom
     
  24. OldKen

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    i figured it out...

    wampa is really GL

    and every week he takes something outa the archive and is like look what i wipped up.

    hes doing it to discourage you all...

    LOL...

    JK (of course)

    you guys really arent that far of from the cantina... no need to stop now...



    has anyone ever done a lifesize praying mantis like the one that is far behind chewie when ben first meets him?

    i know thats more of a full static back ground prop, but maybe you could make the neck/head, and idealize it to not look like the crap the prop did up close.

    i spotted that guy when i was young, and thought i was so cool for noticing it.

    blah blah... yeah, keep em coming wampa, oh and maybe make a bad sculpt every once in a while, you are murder on others morale. LOL...

    nah, even the best guys here love seein your stuff.

    :thumbsup :thumbsup WAY up.
     
  25. matic

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    Wonderful work, not that Im surprised, your attention to detail is very much appreciated. The flesh texture alone is amazingly likelife.
    The sculpt looks a bit like Robin Williams to me, or perhaps Im nuts hahahah.
    It would be such an event if all the cantina aliens were put together in one room.
     
  26. TomSpinaDesigns

    TomSpinaDesigns Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks, matic,

    The flesh on this one was mostly just texture stamps and sponges (with some tool work). The original wasn't overly textured and I didn't wanna overdo it.

    Oh and oldken... :lol on the GL stuff.

    Aaaaand... guess what? Richie did a praying mantis for someone a while back. LOL

    http://members.aol.com/riverratriley/kitik/k.jpg

    :D
    Tom
     
  27. adamata

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    Looks fantastic Tom, as always. :)
     
  28. yodaman

    yodaman Sr Member

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    Wow. Great work T :)
     
  29. OldKen

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    shoulda known...

    thats pretty sweet.

    :D
     
  30. deralis

    deralis Well-Known Member

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    Geez Who havent you done..

    Amazing likeness, I never tire of looking at you Incredible work....
     
  31. The Wook

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    Another feather in your cap, Tom. Outstanding work.

    Two thumbs way up.. :thumbsup :thumbsup

    The Wook
     
  32. TomSpinaDesigns

    TomSpinaDesigns Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    thanks very much..

    Glad so many people here dig this guy. :D

    Tom
     
  33. billy1974

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    Amazing work as always Tom :thumbsup . Bill
     
  34. Studio Stasis

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    What a TRIP. I missed this thread somehow. I just found it and its kind of ironic. My buddy Todd wrote a fan film right around the time of the release of Phantom Menace and we'll be putting it together and filming it this summer. I was given the part of his Sith character that happens to be part Sakiyan. I am just using my own bald head, without the bulbous look and getting contacts for a more sith eye appearance. The character is blind but I dont think I will do white blind eyes. I think it might be more menacing looking with pupils. I just cant decide if I want them white with pupils or red and yellow maul style or just yellow emperor ROTJ style. He is alien so they could be different but I havent really decided. I am going to do some foam ears and the talented propsculptor among us is making me some teeth.
    I wonder if I could get you guys to give me some input on what you think the costume should consist of. There are two scenes for the character total. The first is the intro to the film where he is in a prison cell and is shirtless for whatever reason. I have to come up with the garments below the waist and shoes. For the latter part of the film he appears planetside in a full armored outfit. I was thinking something somewhat like a long coat/cloak with a body armor vest that could look really sculpted and menacing. I am highly hopeful of doing a hyperdyne lightsaber blade for it and a custom machined hilt.

    GREAT work on this sculpture. I think the eyes give me more confidence that the sith look will work for this species. Its subtle here but still effective.

    Josh
     

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