completed Hammerhead figure. PICS!

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by rileyreplicas, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. rileyreplicas

    rileyreplicas Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hello all. Just wanted to share PICS of my "new" hammerhead sculpt. I made a hammerhead quite a few years back but it was my first sculpt and I always wanted to go back and revisit this piece. Enjoy the PICS. The first one is with a flash and the second without.

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    Just wanted go give a HUGE thank you to "Wampa" for all the great reference PICS. I could not have pulled this off without your help :)

    Just wanted to show pics of the completed figure :) The costume is custom and is a cross between the old toy and the production sketch.

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  2. bothanspy

    bothanspy Sr Member

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    :eek NICE.. Are you going to make a lifesize display with this? Amazing.
     
  3. Trooper TK409

    Trooper TK409 Well-Known Member

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    That's awesome.. I would so love to see a Hammerhead outfit at DragonCon
     
  4. TomSpinaDesigns

    TomSpinaDesigns Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Happy to help and * IMPRESSED with what you've done.

    You've done an amazing job of capturing the "feel" of the construction on the original and you've nailed the finish work IMO.

    Incredible work my friend...

    Tom
     
  5. OldKen

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    yeah, you nailed the movie look. :thumbsup

    i think most woulda gone for an "idealized" look for this ithorian, but this looks just like the one in the cantina.

    awesome.

    i just thought of something after reading TK409s post... what if you COULD make one wearable... with like a periscope to the eyes. LOL prob wouldnt work but thats about the only thing i could think of short of cutting holes in the neck, which would be a shame...

    anyway great work...
     
  6. buckettt

    buckettt Well-Known Member

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    frick'n awsome....great talent/sculpt/ paint..
     
  7. SithLord

    SithLord Sr Member

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    I hear they have four throats.... ;)

    Great interpretation...

    :cheers,

    Thomas
     
  8. rileyreplicas

    rileyreplicas Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks everyone for the kind words. Tom really came through with PICS for me to go by. I have also been thinking of a mask as well :) Have your head in the neck hump with maybe a small viewscreen in front and tiny cameras for you to "see" with. lol

    By the way yes I am making this a life-size figure, the costume however will be a mixture of the blue vintage toy and the original drawings of the figure.
     
  9. Simmon M

    Simmon M Sr Member

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    Holy smokes. :eek :eek :eek

    That is awesome. Is it a resin sculpture?

    Paint job is simply fantastic as well. Great work.
     
  10. Lord Abaddon

    Lord Abaddon Sr Member

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    Gorgeous work, that is fantastic. One of my favorite Cantina figures..
     
  11. Grimm Jimm

    Grimm Jimm New Member

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    :eek I just have to echo everyone elses comments and say that your work looks fantastic.. He's always been one of my favorite cantina aliens. Superb job... please keep us updated an the rest of him comes together.
     
  12. Beagle Bill

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    That's really an awesome sculpt of one of my favorite Star Wars aliens. :thumbsup What material did you use?

    Bill
     
  13. allosaur176

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    thats awesome, one of my fav's.... Do you have a pic with something else in there for a size reference??
     
  14. rileyreplicas

    rileyreplicas Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks for the kind words. Believe it or not that is actually carved Styrofoam that you see :) I coat the foam with a product called sculpt or coat and then place a layer of cotton batten on it to cover and protect the foam. While it is still "wet" I carve the detail into the head using the end of my paint brush, instant hammerhead. lol

    The body is coming along nicely, I am taking a few liberties though with it. I am taking the best elements of the different legs that have been shown and making my own version. I am also doing a little more vein work on the arms and legs to match the head better as well as the toy from the 70's :)
     
  15. rileyreplicas

    rileyreplicas Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The head is HUGE. It is about 25 inches long, 22-24 inches high and then 18 inches wide. He is a big boy :) The hump on the head could be hollowed out for me to stick my head in it. lol
     
  16. PHArchivist

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    This was recently on my mind.
     
  17. rileyreplicas

    rileyreplicas Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Just wanted to post pics of the full-figure :)
     
  18. WebChief

    WebChief Sr Member

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    :eek WOW.
     
  19. allosaur176

    allosaur176 Sr Member

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    absolutely wonderful :eek
     
  20. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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    :cheers Great job Richard.
     
  21. Prop Runner

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    * nice. :thumbsup

    The eyes are just as I remember him from the Cantina...

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    - Gabe
     
  22. RONCULUS

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    :eek

    Awesome.....

    Great job...

    Ron
     
  23. TomSpinaDesigns

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    sweeeeet.

    Love the legs and feet man. Great job bud...

    Tom
     
  24. rileyreplicas

    rileyreplicas Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks for the kind words guys. I wasn't sure how the custom outfit was going to go over but I think it turned out OK. The feet and legs were fun as well, I just took my favorite parts of the toys and drawings and put them all together :)
     
  25. Zaphod

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    Wow. That is impressive.
     
  26. PHArchivist

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    Amazingly cool.
     
  27. Simmon M

    Simmon M Sr Member

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    Incredible. I wouldn't have even dreamt someone tackling something like this. Easily one of the best full sized replicas I have seen in quite some time. You've done one heck of a job. Now where are you going to display it? :)
     
  28. BlindSquirrel

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    Amazing work. :eek

    Any chance you took some photos of the progress? I'd really like to see how you built it.
     
  29. MonCal

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    I've enjoyed seeing your sculptures over the past few years and this one is really showing your skills.. VERY nice.. :) They just keep getting better and better ..... although I still want that Jabba you made ;)
     
  30. rileyreplicas

    rileyreplicas Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks again guys for the kind words. I don't have any pics of the body but I do have a few of the head "rough carved" out of foam. I will try and get them posted so that you can see how I start my madness. lol
     
  31. RKW

    RKW Sr Member

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    Sorry that I let this thread pass me by due to distractions.

    Fantastic work. Could easily be screen used :thumbsup
     
  32. HDPE

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    Looks amazing.

    Great work.
     
  33. Sidewinder

    Sidewinder Sr Member

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    Now THAT is a face only a mother could love. :)

    SAS
     
  34. well paid killer

    well paid killer Well-Known Member

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    The best thing about your work is that it just keeps getting better and better with every piece you do. This one is really impressive Richard. The sculpt is really well done and looks like you had a blast doing it. I'd really like to see some good old fashion Star Wars weathering to the outfit though. I think it would tie everything together really nice... Awesome stuff bud..
     
  35. Star Wars Helmets

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    I've always loved the work you've done, there are quite a few of your creations on swhelmets and it looks like we need to add another.

    Congratulations and well done

    Cheers

    Jez
     
  36. rileyreplicas

    rileyreplicas Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks guys. Matt, I did have a blast making this figure. I had made him before but this time Tom (Wampa) was such a great help with pics and measurements that I was really able to get the "look" of old hammerhead :) As for the clothes I will be redoing them to match the movie so they will be brown and also weathered.

    Jez, feel free to add this critter to your site, he will go well with jabba :) If there are any other figures you would like to add just let me know and I can send pics your way. I had made an Ephant Mon awhile back, he is posted here:

    www.members.aol.com/riverratriley
     
  37. Stormtrooper

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    Absolutely amazing work :thumbsup

    Hammerhead (as he was known before LFL started giving *every* background character a name :rolleyes) was always one of my favourite Cantina critters, and you've certainly done him justice :)

    So when can we see a lifesize Rancor?. ;)

    Cheers,
    John
     
  38. rileyreplicas

    rileyreplicas Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    John,

    Thanks for the kind words. As for a Rancor I would have no problem making one I just need to find someone that would give him a good home :)
     

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