GORN PICS NEEDED!

SgtFang

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Can anyone post hi-res pics from that one big book that came out a few years ago that showed the original Gorn suit being made?

Also, any and all head shots will help, even from the recent toys/ figures- especially big, closeups from all angles.

Mucho Gracias.

-Sarge
 

SgtFang

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Thanks for the shots so far everyone.

Last week when I posted, I had just started an update to my original Gorm ask I did nearly 18 years ago. I look at that one nowdays and cringe, then remind myself I did it almost 2 decades ago. :p



This new version will be what I'm calling "Gorn Unleashed" in the spirit of the bigger than life Star Wars figures. At first glance it will look like the classic Gorn we all know and love, but I'll be cramming a ton of additional detail into it- a little more detail on the inside of the mouth, hints of nictitating membranes at the corner of the eyes, a little more real, reptile detail where I can slip it in, things like that.

Also, this one will have more of a neck and chest and back flaps to tuck into a costume better.

Any suggestions for other details? More pics?

Thanks.

-Sarge
 

SgtFang

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How's this? Saw this dude over the weekend at the Vegas Hilton... [/b]
Ooooooo YEAH. That's the one Greg Nicotero and his guys worked on for the Viacom store in Chicago years ago- If I ever see him at Wonderfest again, I'm going to have to offer him my first-born son for a pull of that thing... :D (poor guy looks like he could use some dental work...)

Does anyone have that 12" figure that came out a year or so ago? I really need some side views and some of the back of the head.

Rockin'.

-Sarge
 

phase pistol

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This must be "as Wah designed it".. note the blood red eyes (replaced with disco-ball eyes sometime before shooting)...





Those are from "Star Trek Sketchbook". I got screengrabs comin' up later. ;)

- k
 

temponaut

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I've always assumed that the "bags" under the Gorn's eyes are the openings through which the wearer sees. Is that right?
 

SgtFang

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I've always assumed that the "bags" under the Gorn's eyes are the openings through which the wearer sees. Is that right?
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Yup. There were little crescent shaped cut-outs hiding under there. :)

Phase, YOUDAMAN.

-Sarge
 

phase pistol

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First batch. :D





Hmmm... looks like the Gorn used the Vulcan Hand Salute before we saw Spock doing it. ;)





Eew. :$

 

temponaut

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Amazing selection of caps as always, Karl. Those views (including back and top of the head.) should help the Sarge to achieve a very high degree of accuracy.

That nose hair is unsightly, but I guess it's hard for a Gorn to manipulate those little scissors for trimming.

The asymmetrical brow is also a good observation. In some of the shots, the nose looks slightly asymmetrical, too (with the right nostril a bit closer to the center line of the nose than the left nostril), but it might be an illusion caused by the angles in the caps.

You know, looking at the Gorn pics and then at your Godzilla prototype avatar, it almost looks like you uploaded images from your family album. :)
 

phase pistol

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You know, looking at the Gorn pics and then at your Godzilla prototype avatar, it almost looks like you uploaded images from your family album. :)
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RRRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrr. :angry

:lol

ANyhoo, you know I just realized that the Profiles in History 24 auction (March 2006) featured a Gorn mask on the cover. I only have the PDF handy, and am grabbing pix from that, but if you want higher rez, somebody will have to find the paper catalog and scan it. ;)

 

phase pistol

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The rest of the gorn pix from the Profiles catalog. Again these are lo-resolution grabs out of the PDF.





 

phase pistol

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Sorry to have to do this to you Sarge, but I'm just trying to help... :$



Note how the real Gorn head is squarish, fairly wide... the thick lips, the eyes set far back and wide spaced. Nicotero's is actually really good, but he missed a few things as well.

- k

In profile the Gorn sort of resembles the dinosaur pachycephalosaurus.

 
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