My life size General Grievous.(complete head painted & new eyes)

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  1. southreplicas

    southreplicas Well-Known Member

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    I started my most important project till today.
    I sculpted the head. Eyes for reference.
    I will continue with torso, arms and legs.
    so if I get tired of the project I can use just the head for display. :D .
    It is made of scratch but then I 'd like to cast each piece in resin.
    Please let me know your opinions...
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    Please if you have a good detailed pic or the laterals it will be very usefull. It would be great a ortogonal view.

    I will continue posting the pics of the WIP.
    I hope you like it. I will do my best.


    Regards.
    Southreplicas.
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2007
  2. The_Dwimmerlaik

    The_Dwimmerlaik New Member

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    I think you can use Sideshow Premium Format figure Grievous for reference.
     
  3. southreplicas

    southreplicas Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Dwimmerlaik.
    Does anyone has a good pic of this figure?
     
  4. gusw666

    gusw666 Well-Known Member

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    Well buds, i have to tell you, you are in the right track, probabply for whenever you are done, ill be over with the 90 days, so if you put it up for sale, ill buy one from you.

    I believe that so far, you are the only one makin one 1/1 scale.

    I love you mate, this will be a dream come truth for me.............................


    (Sorry, i got too enthusiastic, but this is amazing)

    Cya

    Gus
     
  5. Red Five

    Red Five Well-Known Member

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    A massive undertaking. Good luck.
     
  6. southreplicas

    southreplicas Well-Known Member

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    Thank you guys.
    I think Gus you like it a little
     
  7. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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    Your off to a good start :)
     
  8. MegaPrime33

    MegaPrime33 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'm anxious to see the progress of this project. Nice start so far.
     
  9. Mxlplx

    Mxlplx Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'll be following your progress, it's looking great so far.
     
  10. darthwhitey

    darthwhitey Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    an ambitious project...good luck.
     
  11. SethB6025

    SethB6025 Well-Known Member

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    You are off to a great start, impressive.
     
  12. Darth Fetty

    Darth Fetty Well-Known Member

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    Wow, this sure is quite a project.

    Good luck. The head looks nice.
     
  13. SithLord

    SithLord Sr Member

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    That's the best face I've seen so far....great start...I'd be happy to post screen caps later today unless someone beats me to it :)
     
  14. JunkSabers1138

    JunkSabers1138 Sr Member

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    How'd you make it? It looks pretty good so far. :thumbsup Can't wait to see the whole thing... if I live that long that is :lol . But really I have a friend who's a whiz kid and he calculated with the last Full Size Grievous project that a full size Grievous could take many months to even years to complete :eek . I know that may seem short to others and I could wait for it if I had discipline in patience. But it's all worth it at the end.
     
  15. the.rebel.agent

    the.rebel.agent Sr Member

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    Lo mas fácil y a tu alzance seria conseguir la figura de acción de 12 pulgas de Hasbro. La podes conseguir en Camelot Comic Store, que me imagino sabes donde queda o en SW Toys. O por lo menos te podes acercar con una cámara y sacarle algunas fotos.

    ¡Espectacular trabajo.
     
  16. Qui-Gonzalez

    Qui-Gonzalez Master Member

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    I have a few screenies, but they are huuuuuge. The quality is top notch. PM me if you need some.
     
  17. ob1al

    ob1al Sr Member

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    As I commented over on TPZ, awesome work my friend.

    You KNOW my name is on the interest list when you come to do a run of these. :thumbsup
     
  18. southreplicas

    southreplicas Well-Known Member

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    Thank you all for your words. They really motivate my work.
    I am optimistic with the speed of the project because I am sculpting polyesthylene blocks and it is a quite "easy cut" material. Then I sand it a lot and I protect it with a vinyl glue coat and I aplied over it a 2 components epoxy resin. It is not an usual technique but it works for me.
    I am runnig out of references for the lateral view of head and the rear part. I am not good at capturing screens. Maybe a good pic of the 12" figure could help.
    Let's be in touch.
    Southreplicas.
     
  19. Qui-Gonzalez

    Qui-Gonzalez Master Member

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    Here is a good side view.
    [​IMG]

    ...and thanks to Wackychimp for hosting it. :D
     
  20. The Hopkinator

    The Hopkinator Sr Member

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    Man thats a massive project but will be SO cool when you get done. Cant wait to see it.
     
  21. southreplicas

    southreplicas Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Qui-Gonzalez @ Jul 7 2006, 03:25 PM) [snapback]1276066[/snapback]</div>
    Thank for the pic. I'd like to see the details in this kind of headphones. It is a very difficult to make part.
    Regards

    Southreplicas
     
  22. Red Five

    Red Five Well-Known Member

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    A MASSIVE undertaking - GOOD LUCK.
    We'll be watching.
     
  23. Hydra

    Hydra New Member

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    The General happens to be one of my favs of all time, good luck with your project.

    I've noticed alot of nice references in the Attakus Grievous

    55 pieces of Grievous :p
    http://forum.america.attakus.com/viewtopic...999852793b4ae91

    Nice shots here too:
    http://forum.america.attakus.com/viewtopic.php?t=441

    More nice shots:
    http://forum.america.attakus.com/viewtopic.php?t=202

    Making of:
    http://www.attakus.com/mini-site/grievous/page-present.htm

    A couple others:

    Inside the head casing
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v359/spiztu/braaaiins.jpg

    The eye render behind the mask
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v359/spi...hindthemask.jpg
     
  24. The_Dwimmerlaik

    The_Dwimmerlaik New Member

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  25. gusw666

    gusw666 Well-Known Member

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    Martin, next week we can go to Camelot, or SW store, and get the pics that a member mentione above, or i can go, its like 6 blocks away from my office.

    Cya

    Gus
     
  26. rmschneider104

    rmschneider104 Sr Member

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    Ambitious. I love it. Keep us posted.
     
  27. Darth Fett

    Darth Fett New Member

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    looks cool..keep up the good work
     
  28. BladeMasterFemme

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    General Grievous is my favorite prequel SW personality, will be curious to see where this project goes.

    Good luck, and keep up the great work.
     
  29. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    id be interested in just a mask. not much call for a hunched over 8 foot tall cyborg in my house :lol

    hell of a job so far.

    chris
     
  30. tk2647

    tk2647 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Real nice project, but could be end in a full-life-project...

    Good luck, we´re watching your steps . :thumbsup

    Greets
    TK2647
     
  31. fettster

    fettster Sr Member

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    looks like a good start. keep it up
     
  32. oxbeard

    oxbeard Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(fettster @ Jul 8 2006, 07:52 AM) [snapback]1276577[/snapback]</div>
    Lookin great.. Can't wait to see more..
     
  33. southreplicas

    southreplicas Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(hydin @ Jul 8 2006, 02:01 AM) [snapback]1276475[/snapback]</div>
    you can teach him to do the clean up. :lol

    The head and the cape can be used as a costume too.

    I hope I could finish it before my life finish.
     
  34. southreplicas

    southreplicas Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Hydra @ Jul 7 2006, 04:34 PM) [snapback]1276123[/snapback]</div>
    Thank you Hydra for the "making of" link. It will be very usefull.
    Regards.
    Southreplicas.
     
  35. southreplicas

    southreplicas Well-Known Member

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    Today I started the rest of the head.
    I really want to thank you for the reference pics.
    Pics coming...
     
  36. southreplicas

    southreplicas Well-Known Member

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    I did an important advance in the project but the pics are too bad, tomorrow I will take better.
    I dis the back head, started the eyes and ears. I thought to do the version with only 2 arms.
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    Regards.

    Southreplicas.
     
  37. builditimust

    builditimust New Member

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    My son just informed me that we should build a General Grievous. He is 7 and doesen't quite understandd why we would not be able to make him walk around. You have a great start. I look forward to future updates.

    Brian
     
  38. southreplicas

    southreplicas Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(builditimust @ Jul 14 2006, 09:32 AM) [snapback]1280583[/snapback]</div>

    Thank you. I don't want to disapoint him but I am breaking my head thinking how this thing will stand on his own legs without any help. :D It is so far for walking around. :)
    Regards.
    Southreplicas
     
  39. adamata

    adamata Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    There was a guy, Earl, at C3 who made a full size Grievous. I spoke to him at length about that costume over dinner one night after the con. (he is a friend and co-worker of Gus Lopez)

    http://www.boneboy.com/costume/05griev.html

    He did a kick-a$$ job building it from scratch. very nice guy, too.
     
  40. southreplicas

    southreplicas Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for your words.
    New pics:
    Ahhh. without the mask.
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    The central slot is where the the front mask fits.
    I've been working with the neck and laterals. I have to make the line of little "electrical contacts"
    Closer...
    Don't look at details it needs hours of sand work.

    [​IMG]

    Regards.
    Southreplicas
     
  41. clownluv15

    clownluv15 Well-Known Member

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    wow i really like that last pic,lookin great,keep up the good work.
     
  42. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    Looks like it's coming along well.
     
  43. RoCKo

    RoCKo Sr Member

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    impressiv, most impressiv. :thumbsup
     
  44. hollywoodhardware

    hollywoodhardware Sr Member

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    very nice. keep it up.

    Thomas
     
  45. Red Five

    Red Five Well-Known Member

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    Keep it up, we're watchin'.
     
  46. southreplicas

    southreplicas Well-Known Member

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  47. clownluv15

    clownluv15 Well-Known Member

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    hey you know what,i would be happy with just a bust of grievous.
     
  48. southreplicas

    southreplicas Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(clownluv15 @ Jul 16 2006, 05:43 PM) [snapback]1281960[/snapback]</div>
    This is Much closer. I am making the ears and the neck. Then I will finish the details for these parts before making the rest of the body.
    I will follow with the chest and arms (6 finger version).
    Regards.

    Southreplicas.
     
  49. OldKen

    OldKen Master Member

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    man this thing is looking great.

    and if your going to make copies, you could offer several different versions.

    i mean yeah the bust.

    the bust with arms, or even just the head.

    man what if you could make the arms with the support main parts being real metal... with joints... that are poseable... with click lock points at the hands and elbows... :eek

    ok maybe thats too far...

    but if you COULD pull that off, you could name your price.

    cause that would possibly be the coolest lifesize SW prop... EVER...... B) :thumbsup
     
  50. southreplicas

    southreplicas Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(oldken @ Jul 16 2006, 10:46 PM) [snapback]1282136[/snapback]</div>
    Thank you for your words. :thumbsup
    I think that in metal it would be very expensive. In other thread (8 pages) it was said it was over some miles. :cry
    I think to cast it resin over a plastic tube structure with some selectable poses to chose and let it fixed.
    What do you mean with "click lock points" ? :confused
     

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