Bronze Alien Sculptures 1/6

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  1. alienbuilder

    alienbuilder Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    back in the year 2011 and all these hype around prometheus I just remembered that I was a big friend of the alien movies once and I realized, that I still love the first part of these. So I decided to get an alien figure again, lets say for a kind of collection (not really movie depending). So after looking at what is available, I saw, that the only sculpt that really hit the look of the first alien would be the sano alien. all the other ones were problematic with the scull or the whole head in my opinion. So I decided to do my own made out of cast bronze, cause the sano one was hard to get and really expensive, and I also wanted to have something more heavy than plastic, just like a real sculpture (Ive studied art/sculpting at that time though).
    After showing my clone helmet here, I want to share these photos now too. They are a lot, so maybe sometimes it might be not really in order.

    here we go: these are the first steps of sculpting with wax. wax makes sense, cause it can be melt out for the bronze casting process directly( see the aluminum clone helmets)

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    as you can see, I sculpted not one part, but left the head, the torso with legs, arms, tubes and tail unconnected. I made a silicone form from all of these parts, so I was able to produce more. I made 10 statues, each a little bit different and sometimes changed pretty much, and also 2 more artist versions + one aluminum version.

    this is the first cast:

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    the original sculpt ready to mould it into the cast mould..

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    this will be the alu version:

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    and some bad pictures of the finished cast...

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  2. alienbuilder

    alienbuilder Well-Known Member

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    some of the other wax models:

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    here the finished aluminum alien

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    and the original model in bronze:

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    I used a silver patina and rust patina for it, to get a movie like color.

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  3. alienbuilder

    alienbuilder Well-Known Member

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    Re: Bronze Alien Sculptures !/6

    more wax versions...

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    this is a piece for one hanging alien, inspired by the mummy like alien costume relict shown in the movie museum in frankfurt

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    raw casts... you can see all the channels for the bronze to cast in and the air to get out.

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  4. alienbuilder

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    Re: Bronze Alien Sculptures !/6

    as I said, some wax casts were modified pretty much. here is a head, on which I resculpted the jaw and the dome. the last aliens were the better ones, cause I got more and more to the details of the giger one.

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    the head is much more aerodynamic now...

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    this is the cleaned up bronze, ready for the patina...

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    all aliens got signed and numbered. this is Nr 6/10

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    the fingernails and especially the tail are really sharp, one thing thats impossible with plastic...

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    nr 3

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    I used stainless screws to put a polyurethane base under the statue. loos a little bit like marble.

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  5. alienbuilder

    alienbuilder Well-Known Member

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    Re: Bronze Alien Sculptures !/6

    here the hanging version (nr5)

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    another modification with the second jaw

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    for 2 aliens I used stainless steel teeth. I ve put these into the wax, so after the wax melted out, the teeth were surrounded by the bronze.

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  6. alienbuilder

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    the 2nd jar version , cleaned up a little bit, but with the casting skin still on it.

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    and finished

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  7. alienbuilder

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    Re: Bronze Alien Sculptures !/6

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    a little group photo

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    well, thats it. sorry all of these pictures are a little bit confusing. but its long tome go since I ve done that and I just wanted to share it now.
    I also know that there are some better ways to sculpt an alien, especially with the tubing, but these project began as an after work hobby. I wanted to have a sculpture too, not a perfect imitation of the big one, but a figure, that show the gesture of the alien and the most important typical things. for me, the form of the dome was important, and that you could imagine the man under the suit. the last few years I was pretty satisfied with these little guys around me.

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    a little group photo

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    well, thats it. sorry all of these pictures are a little bit confusing. but its long tome go since I ve done that and I just wanted to share it now.
    I also know that there are some better ways to sculpt an alien, especially with the tubing, but these project began as an after work hobby. I wanted to have a sculpture too, not a perfect imitation of the big one, but a figure, that show the gesture of the alien and the most important typical things. for me, the form of the dome was important, and that you could imagine the man under the suit. the last few years I was pretty satisfied with these little guys around me.
     
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  8. Guy Cowen

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    WOW seriously great stuff
     
  9. DAVIDYR1

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    Beautiful work, and this says licensed collectibles all over it.

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  10. daredevil665

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    Re: Bronze Alien Sculptures !/6

    My best compliments. (y)thumbsup:thumbsup Have you been really good. You have created a collection. There will be those who want to have the complete series !!! :)
     
  11. Leigh

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    Superb!! :thumbsup I'd love a collection of these.... Fantastic!! :)
     
  12. VilleLeskinen

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    Whoa! Amazing work! Love the ones with the casting skin still on them! They look grungy. :thumbsup
     
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    That's an amazing collec tion and I think we all need one!
     
  14. RichardJones

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    Re: Bronze Alien Sculptures !/6

    Those are beautiful! I love the crouched down poses!
     
  15. Mr Mold Maker

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    These are ridiculously cool! All I can think of doing is taking one to hide in some Egyptian tomb like an ancient artifact. Leave a few folks in the future scratching their head. lol.
     
  16. alienbuilder

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    thank you,
    after a long time I wanted to take my hands on the very first cast/sculpt again, because I was not so satisfied of it anymore. I wanted to put stainless steel teeth into it too. the results make it much better I think.
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  17. Kabeiroi

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    Re: Bronze Alien Sculptures !/6

    AMAZING!!! Wow!
     
  18. Yarko

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    So awesome! Do you sell any of these?
     
  19. blue2k

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    Fantastic. They remind me of the Alien 3 leadworks Xeno.
     
  20. Catzenjaeger

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    Wow realy cool.
     
  21. alienbuilder

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    added an aluminum base plate for the Nr. 2 Alien I upgraded with new stainless steel teeth and reshaped dome couple of weeks ago. the plate is screwed on just like the polyethylene bases. somehow I like the oval shape of the plate. don´t wanted to do a square base because this would look pretty big on that figure (because of the tail) so I came up with this form. give it a touch of the 70s i think..

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    As a novice alu/bronze caster I can only say your work is inspirational. Wonderful stuff.
     
  23. alienbuilder

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    thank you very much. I am still in progress with a new alien figure, but the last half year was a little confuse so I ve put the project on ice for a while. still have to find a new studio this year and my old one is a mess right now so work is impossible...:D. hopefully I ll be able to do some bronze casts at the end of the year...
     
  24. DeLano80

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    That's pretty cool. And I have to say, I have never seen so many pictures on one page before... Bravo!
     
  25. skeletonscare

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    Lol I was just thinking this. Really nice job, though.
     
  26. Too Much Garlic

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    Fantastic sculpts and awesome work. Always love to see people who are great at what they do. :)
     
  27. alienbuilder

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    haha, yes. back in 2011 when I made these sculpts I had a thread at sideshowcollectors, but after the site was re-oranized I lost all my images. so when I started posting here, I thought: just throw everything in this thread. by the way: glad photobucked changed their 3rd party policy again so the photos are visible again.

    and thanks for all the kind words. hope the next one will be much better though.
     
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    That is awesome!
     

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