Labyrinth door knocker sculpt

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  1. tankboyben

    tankboyben New Member

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    Hi, 1st time poster, I'm making the door knockers from labyrinth, I only wanted to make the one with the ring in the mouth but my misses insists I make the other too, my idea is that when sculpted I will make a mould then produce a final piece in fibreglass and use them as towel holders in the bathroom, I can see there will be a few challenges regarding moulding and I'm not sure where to get the rings from but hopefully it'll come together

    I'm starting with the one that has a ring in its mouth and I'm using monster clay

    Scale wise I'd guess it to be about half to 2/3
     
  2. tankboyben

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    Here's where I quickly roughed out the form, coming back to it lots was wrong with this so it got almost completely resculpted uploadfromtaptalk1431003488855.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1431003516431.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1431003536765.jpg
     
  3. tankboyben

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    So last night with reference photos I set about getting more accuracy in the sculpt, think I'm getting pretty close, still a few features to move around etc

    Ring is just a clay one for reference

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  4. JediHomer

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    looking great so far! thanks for sharing!

    :thumbsup
     
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  5. Snow Builder

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    Coming along really nicely love the idea.
     
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  6. LrdSatyr8

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    Very nice so far... you going to do the other one as well? Are they going to be animatable (made of rubber so they can be puppeteered) or just static? Labyrinth was one of my all time favorite movies. Jim Henson had such a creative imagination and it's a shame he passed before sharing more of it with us. Can't wait to see more of this!
     
  7. tankboyben

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    Hi, yep making the other one too, I'm doing fibreglass ones but I could use the same mould to do rubber puppetable ones :)
     
  8. tankboyben

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    Thanks peeps
     
  9. ahoudini

    ahoudini Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Really nice.


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  10. LrdSatyr8

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    You could go all out and make some animatronic ones like the talking fish! :) That would be awesome!
     
  11. tankboyben

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    Yeah, have considered it, but one step at a time ;)
     
  12. Monkey67

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    Looks great so far. If you ever think of selling a pair down the line hit me up. Been looking for a set for a long time.
     
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  13. DocNewborn

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    This is a photo I found online, but I have seen the other knocker in person.

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    It's on display at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta.

    Can't wait to see this project completed.

    Alex
     
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  14. ultraman

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    here's the other one.

    i saved this picture a long time ago because i was going to take a stab at it also!

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  15. tankboyben

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    Yeah that's the pictures I'm working from, person took some good pics from a few different angles :)
     
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  16. tankboyben

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    I plan to make a few if I can get a good result from the mould, a little unsure as to how I will mould the mouth, think that will be a bit of a challenge
     
  17. tankboyben

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    Heres a couple of updates, still refining uploadfromtaptalk1431380082936.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1431380090384.jpg
     
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  18. spoudastis

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    Really nice sculpt. Can't wait to see how they finish up.
     
  19. Bridgegeisler

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    How are your sculpts coming along? I am currently decorating my nursery and was looking for these knockers to go along with the Labyrinth theme. Any chance you'd sell copies of the molds?
     
  20. tankboyben

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    Hi, yeah been a bit slow with the updates the one knocker is done mold wise, haven't had chance to take a cast yet though, hoping to do so this week, will be looking to make from fiberglass with a wood back and I've got ABS rings for the mouth so it'll be very strong, I'll be looking at charging at least £50 each though

    Haven't started on the other knocker guy yet

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  21. DWVinny

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    Cool !! Subscribed!
     
  22. kruleworld

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    nice work. labyrinth is such a cool weird movie
     
  23. tankboyben

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    Need some advice if anyone could help, I was planning on doing these in fibreglass but is anyone aware of any other casting material I could use that will be strong and durable

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  24. ultraman

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    it if was me i'd probably do him in smooth cast 300 resin and do the finishing with rub'n buff...then do a wash patina.


     
  25. tankboyben

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    Is that stuff hard wearing though, I want to use as a towel ring and if I make any for others they might wanna use outdoors

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  26. ultraman

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    yeah the plastic is hard wearing...it's the paint job you'd have to worry about.
    and if you made one for a towel ring it might be best to use a metal ring instead of the plastic so it doesn't break over time.



     
  27. Stivie

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    I was thinking cold casting in bronze and then use an actual chemical patina would probably hold up better than paint.
     
  28. tankboyben

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    Well was thinking about adding a thick lacquer to it all, found a UK equivalent of that smooth on 300 at much better price, will give it a go :) thanks

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