JAWS shark sculpt - WORK IN PROGRESS!

Discussion in 'Sculpture and Makeup Effects' started by ob1al, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. ob1al

    ob1al Sr Member

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    Hi all

    I've started a clay sculpt of Bruce, mostly just for fun. I preordered the Sideshow version which is due to arrive later this year, but I thought I would work on a second display piece of my own in the meantime. I plan to include the finished sculpt in a diorama.

    It's still in the very early stages and rough as old boots at the moment, but I thought I would share a few pictures as it develops.

    Oh, I have yet to make the actual jaws so it's currently more a case of 'gums' - but the basic structure is there to work up from:

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    I'll post updated pics as and when I make progress with the sculpt.

    Regards

    Al
     
  2. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great start...

    Markus
     
  3. gonk27

    gonk27 Sr Member

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    That looks great Al.


    That could make a very nice bath toy too.. :D




    (or maybe that's just me.)



    Jeremy
     
  4. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Looks great so far. :)
     
  5. Probe Droid

    Probe Droid Master Member

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    Pretty cool. :thumbsup
     
  6. decaturvader

    decaturvader Sr Member

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    Thats pretty neat.
    I can imagine you modding a cast of that with one of the sides cut out, exposing the framing. Then, conjure up the little trolly thing he rode on, add some track and walla :D
     
  7. ob1al

    ob1al Sr Member

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    Thanks everyone.

    I spent a couple more hours on this this afternoon, here's a couple of updated snaps (still need to add the 'claspers' and teeth):

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    Al
     
  8. Henry Wayne

    Henry Wayne Active Member

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    Looking really good.. :thumbsup
     
  9. ob1al

    ob1al Sr Member

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    Thanks.

    Working on the dorsal fin following as closely as possible images of the screen used mechanical shark:

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    More progress pics to come as things move along... :)
     
  10. Jedirick

    Jedirick Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great start.

    Gee, seems like he was bigger on screen. :D
     
  11. PHArchivist

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  12. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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    Nice work Al :)
     
  13. ob1al

    ob1al Sr Member

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    Thanks folks, here are a few more progress shots.

    It's still a LOOOONG way from finished, so please bear that in mind.

    Right, on with the pics:

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    Here's it is next to the McFarlane model to give you an idea of scale:

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    I'm looking forward to molding this and making the first pull so I can paint one up - the paintjob will really make a world of difference, too. :)

    Regards

    Al
     
  14. Jet Beetle

    Jet Beetle Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    "Smile you son of a.... (BOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMM.)"
     
  15. Probe Droid

    Probe Droid Master Member

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    Looking even better.

    What's that on the right, Bruce jumping on hte Orca? Got any more pix????
     
  16. ob1al

    ob1al Sr Member

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    That's the Mcfarlane boxset from a while back - not a particularly accurate sculpt of the shark, but still a very cool display piece. :)

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  17. LogansRunner

    LogansRunner Well-Known Member

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    Nice job so far.
     
  18. ob1al

    ob1al Sr Member

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    A couple more progress shots:

    With flash:

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    Without flash:

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    Not too far away from the finished sculpt now. :)
     
  19. kell

    kell Well-Known Member

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    just when you thought it was safe to take a bath.... little bruce....looking great


    Kell
     
  20. Jet Beetle

    Jet Beetle Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Now all you need is an Orca the Killer Whale.
     
  21. Mandalorian Gunslingerr

    Mandalorian Gunslingerr New Member

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    awesome job...and strangely, it already works better than the original "Bruce"...heh heh heh :D
     
  22. ob1al

    ob1al Sr Member

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    Thanks. :)

    More progress - the first few resin sharks pulled from the mold.

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    These are very raw, they need trimming, cleaned up and put together...then the painting can begin.

    I'm looking forward to starting work on painting the first casting up.
     
  23. KarlBud420

    KarlBud420 Well-Known Member

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    * you work fast, Ob1al.

    It'll only be hours before we see the finished product, right? :lol

    Bruce
     
  24. ob1al

    ob1al Sr Member

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    Well, give me a day or two... ;) :p
     
  25. clancampbell

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    Dang, that's Jaws-tastic.
    Are you planning on doing these for fellow fans of Mr. Whitey?

    Rich
     
  26. ob1al

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    Yeah - I plan to do a very limited run of these (probably around 10 in total) as each one will take quite a lot of finishing, very time consuming work thus the limited number. Around 5 have already been spoken for.

    I'll finish one of the pieces first and post some pics - that'll also give me a beter idea of how long each shark will take me.

    Regards

    Al
     

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