BATMAN big new(OLD) sculpture

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by judgedredd, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. judgedredd

    judgedredd Sr Member

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    I cant believe i own this beauty i saw it in a modelling magazine around 15 years ago being sculpted by a guy called Chris Forward i thought it was amazing then but now i own it its even better :) This has never been cast i own the original sculpt its made from sculpey wood for the base and metal wings and its huge it stands 3 feet tall from top of wing to bottom of sconce.I had to do a fair bit of restoration work on him as its been kicking around for a few years but i am so pleased and wanted to share my find i am in two minds to have him cast and do a run but its so big it probably wouldnt be worth it.
    Here he is :)
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  2. sskunky

    sskunky Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Nice!
    You did a great job on the clean up and paint...:thumbsup
     
  3. judgedredd

    judgedredd Sr Member

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    thanks it came out well i wonder what happened to Chris Forward?
     
  4. MooCriket

    MooCriket Master Member

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    Great job on the cleanup. Looks great:thumbsup
     
  5. doomseeker

    doomseeker New Member

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    Wow, I still own the issue of Sci-Fi and Fantasy models magazine which had this interview and showcased this very model......great stuff. Chris Forward did some great Iron Maiden Eddie sculpts which I believe he did under licence from the band. His Batman villains work I wasn't such a fan of, his Scarecrow and Two-Face were a little uninspiring. This beast though.....very cool!
     
  6. judgedredd

    judgedredd Sr Member

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    Hi i had a look to see if i still had the magazine but its long gone :( any chance of a scan of it? what issue was it please ?
    Thanks
    Rob


     
  7. doomseeker

    doomseeker New Member

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    Pm pinged your way and a scan should follow tomorrow :) it's issue 30 which also has a great article/interview with harry harris. a very nice chap who i had a great conversation about his Alien prop collection and that very article at the 25th anniversary Aliens event in leciester last year!!!
     
  8. judgedredd

    judgedredd Sr Member

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    thanks a lot i recently moved house and a lot of my old mags which i have carried around for years and years went to the skip which is typical as soon as you throw them away you want them :) Look forward to reading it and will see if there are any old copies around.


     
  9. doomseeker

    doomseeker New Member

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    Scans have been sent your way! Hope you enjoy the blast from the past!
     
  10. judgedredd

    judgedredd Sr Member

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    Thanks mate i remember reading it as if it was yesterday i know Derek from Heroes and Villains is on here as well he was mentioned in the article :)


     
  11. judgedredd

    judgedredd Sr Member

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  12. ChrisForward

    ChrisForward New Member

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    What a surprise i never thought i would see it again. I sold the sculpting to a company who were going to kit it. That was the last i saw if it. You've done a good job it looks great.
     
  13. judgedredd

    judgedredd Sr Member

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    Hi Chris you did a fantastic job i was very pleased to get it i have to admit i have sold it on but i was very pleased to have it in my hands :)
    Never new you were a member on here :)
    Do you still sculpt?
    Cheers
    Rob


     
  14. ChrisForward

    ChrisForward New Member

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    Hi Rob, I've only just found RPF. A mate of mine told me my Batman was on here so I had to check it out. I do still sculpt, not as much as I would like to though. It seems I only tend to sculpt on long winter nights now. I have recently started sculpting a 1/6 scale figure of King Leonidas.
     
  15. judgedredd

    judgedredd Sr Member

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    Hi Chris you should do a WIP thread in general modelling i for one would love to see what your upto :)



     
  16. omassix

    omassix New Member

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    This is so awesome! Great work!
     
  17. ChrisForward

    ChrisForward New Member

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    Hi Rob thanks for your last message.I've posted some pics. I still have a kit of the falling Batman hanging on the wall
     

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