Magneto Bust - Jim Lee inspired - Digital Sculpt

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KJC

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Jim Lee is my favorite comic artist, and I have wanted to make a Magneto helmet since I started prop making.
This is the reference image from his 90s X-Men run that I used for my digital sculpt.

jim lee helmet.jpg




I started out just sculpting the helmet, as I originally was going to do the helmet only as a prop.
Here is the helmet model on it's own. this was modeled in zBrush, Maya, and Cinema4D.

magneto helmet near final render.jpg
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I then decided to go ahead and sculpt a face for it and make a complete head and shoulder bust. Here is the side by side with the reference. I went for as realistic as I could while still basing on the face from the comic art. I'm not particularly good at rendering, so this is just done with basic zBrush poly paint.

magneto helmet side by side.jpg




I have to sculpt the shoulders and chest still. I may try to do something more than a standard face forward pose once the model is finished. This will be 3D printed at full 1:1 scale with removable wearable helmet. I will mold and cast both parts. Then after the typical clean up, comes painting. For the helmet, I want to do a more realistic metal finish with transparent red and purple over that, as opposed to the metallic flake car paint look that is often used on a lot of others. I may have a friend paint the head for me since I'm not experienced with painting realistic skin. I want to use a wig for the hair and real cloth for the cape and costume.
 

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