Introducing the 1:1 V4b ESB YODA resculpt

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  1. Cyberman

    Cyberman Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The V4b ESB Yoda.

    It soon became apparent after reviewing the V4 in its completed state that it wasn't right... It needed to be or whats the point in investing all my time in this and the Luke Skywalker statue to follow shortly that will compliment this. So in a nutshell I altered the eyes nose mouth chin upper cranium and neck... Quite a lot but I'm sure you can see a big difference here ;)

    Incase you're wondering why Not call this the V5.... Simple reason... its a mod albeit a significant mod of the V4 - complete resculpts get the new number. In the past I've done a V1 (Joint project with Cking) a V2 and the V2b (the one Gino gave some input into) the V3 and the V3b (the one Nick Maley owns at his museum)... then the V4 and the V4b.
     
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  2. belloq

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    Phil, I didn't want to say anything previously about your v4 version because I could not put my finger on it, perhaps the eyes were too bulging or baggy and something about the mouth didn't seem right, but I am VERY happy to see the improvements continue. Can't wait to see the final version.
     
  3. Cyberman

    Cyberman Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    :lol I like it
     
  4. Sym-Cha

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    As do I ... I like this version very much ... now all I need is the much needed gold pressed latinum to be able to afford one complete with robes, weathering and sofort ... hm :wacko

    Chaim
     
  5. clonesix

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    It appears that you are attempting to create a race of Force-Sensitive beings, under the guise of artistic creativity. Well, well, well, don't you think you're clever?


    Kidding. Awesome job!
     
  6. Cyberman

    Cyberman Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    lol..... Thanks.

    More angles coming in a bit ;)
     
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    Some more angles...
     

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  8. OdiWan72

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    Already wrote you, that whatever version you´re presenting us...we´ll be in awe!

    Wonderful work!!!

    So, what are the chances of THIS sculpt being the end of the looong Yoda journey ;)?!
    Don´t want to upgrade again :lol

    Markus
     
  9. Cyberman

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    To busy to do another one after this... I'm already getting thumb strews on other projects.

    In all seriousness, aswell, I was VERY happy with the V3b but the scale was all wrong - it had that key ESB puppet look... However, I later got the accurate measurements off an original but went a bit to far towards the Freeborn plug version, as seen in the exhibition Yoda amongst others... which doesn't have some of the key features of the eventual Puppet version (one has to realise the skin, which was extremely soft foam latex, was pulled and stretched in all directions over the animatronic skull to get the look we all know and love)... So the V4 was pretty accurate but I had overlooked the screen grab pics in favour of the Freeborn plug version. Nick Maley paid me a visit, in May - we're working on some exhibition stuff together - and criticed my V4 Yoda in person and give me some new insights i.e. the features needed to be different and not going into details it was like turning a light on and seeing exactly what was needed. Nick was visiting for 3 days and you can't get better advise than from a guy who actually built the original puppets from Stuart Freeborns foam skins.

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    Nick working with Freeborn and later working in my studio, with the V4 looking on.....
     
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  10. zorg

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    You must see yoda in your sleep phil.
     
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  11. Cyberman

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    Not far wrong there Chris :facepalm
     
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    As usual, I am just astounded!
     
  14. Cyberman

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  15. belloq

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    Looks great Phil.
     
  16. Cyberman

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    Thankyou I will....
     
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  17. andyoda

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    The boy has much patience. The new V4 is looking pretty darn good mate. I hate to say it but the more work you do the better you're getting. Not saying your other Yoda's aren't any good, but like a fine red wine you just keep getting better with age :D One of the finest mate to be made.
     
  18. ataru72ita

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    Subscribed here as well, still alive and kicking interest!

    Did I mention how beautiful this is???

    Regards,

    Alberto
     
  19. OdiWan72

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    Any pics of the first pull(s)???

    What about pictures of the other revised parts, such as teeth, hands, feet, body etc.
    So keen on seing these :cool

    Inspirational work Phil!!!

    Markus
     
  20. Cyberman

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    Made some big changes to the eyes.... Nearly finished the head.... Making a new body section and hands aswell

    - - - Updated - - -

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  21. belloq

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    Looking good. Has the hand scale changed or just details?
     
  22. Cyberman

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    yes theyre being made larger
     
  23. OdiWan72

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    Looking wonderful (but I already said this about ALL of your sculpts :lol)!

    Soooo....when will these become available? Any pictures of the other updated parts?
     
  24. Cyberman

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    I'm clearing projects out of the way this week to make more time to finish this..... Hope to complete everything over Xmas.... Thanks to 100s of new images I've finally got my head around this likeness.... Had been getting led off in the wrong directions by bad advice from someone who will remain "nameless" etc
     
  25. OdiWan72

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    Looking forward to that! Take your time
     
  26. Cyberman

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  28. belloq

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    Excellent likeness.
     
  29. trymypatience

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    Want want want!!
     
  30. Cyberman

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    Re-did the mouth and sides of the chin as they were to flat :)
     
  31. Eden S

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    This is a great likeness Cyberman!
     
  32. CSMacLaren

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    Me like! I don't study Yoda, but that chin reminds me of him nibbling on Luke's bantha jerky stick.
     
  33. Cyberman

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    Finally finished!!!!

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  35. belloq

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    Wonderful likeness. Cannot wait to see him cast and painted.
     
  36. Cyberman

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    Moulding has started
     
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  37. trymypatience

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    That looks fantastic!,
     
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  38. mutronics

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    Beautiful work as ever!!
     
  39. Brent M

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    Dying to see the finished product and have a full 1:1 Yoda for my collection. :thumbsup
     
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    Amazing work, as always. Can't wait to see him finished.
     
  41. Cyberman

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    The first Urethane rubber pull out of the mould
     
  42. Cyberman

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    Pics with better lighting.

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  43. toxicvenom

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    will you be painting detail?.. if so what paint will you use..
    is that foam urethane?
     
  44. Cyberman

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    I'm on test painting this now... Its urethane rubber and I'm painting it with acryllics
     
  45. Brent M

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    Take my money now, Phil. :lol
     
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  46. Cyberman

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    Painting TEST....

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  48. OdiWan72

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    Awesome!!!!

    Maybe I missed it, but what did you use to paint this cast?
    It is the same material, that you used for your V3?
     
  49. Cyberman

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    Articulating the mouth from within :)

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    Its the same material as the V3b.... easy to paint with arcylic paints.
     
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    really really nice phil.
     

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