My new Studio Scale T-Rex Bust

Discussion in 'Sculpture and Makeup Effects' started by JSA, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. JSA

    JSA Active Member

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    Howdy folks. I've been around here for a few months now, and finally
    will be getting my first "studio scale" item in for my private collection.
    It is a 1/5th Studio Scale T-Rex bust from the film Jurassic Park that I
    had privately comissioned and painted. I think it turned out very well. :love

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    This bust was cast from the actual screen-used 1/5th scale T-Rex
    puppet from Jurassic Park, so all the details are 100% accurate.
    It should be around 24" ± an inch or so from base to tip of nose.

    I should receive it later this week, and will then have to find a
    suitable place to hang it for display. If anybody wants details on
    it, pm me and I'll let you know anything you may want to know.
    The casting is still available, you'd just have to commission your
    painter of choice to finish one off if you wanted one for yourself.

    Thanks very much for looking. :)

    JS :D
     
  2. RickDTM

    RickDTM Sr Member

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    Looks awesome JS.. Congrats.
     
  3. JSA

    JSA Active Member

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    Thanks very much Rick.

    JS :)
     
  4. sapper36

    sapper36 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    So what was the 1/5 Puppet used for? Laser scanning or other things?

    Thanks, Todd
     
  5. JSA

    JSA Active Member

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    Todd,

    As I understand it, the original puppet was screen-used for
    some of the shots in the film. I'm not sure which ones, but
    I'd guess where the T-Rex makes its first appearance, as
    that looked like an actual physical model, and not CG.

    JS
     
  6. JSA

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    Edited by request. :angel :confused
     
  7. Boba Frett

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    Great score :thumbsup


    Should have known it was one of Howards pieces :)
     
  8. seknewb

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    There actually was no 1/5 puppet. Only a reference maquette at that scale. All of the puppets in JP were realized at full scale. One of the common misconceptions about the JP films is that most of the dinosaurs are CG. In reality, only about 1/4 of the dinos seen on screen in the 1st JP are CG, most being lifesize puppets and animatronics.

    Stan Winston Studio (as well as many of the creature shops) almost always generate a smaller scale maquette for approval before going to the full scale sculpture. In the case of the 1/5 JP T-Rex, it was sculpted for approval, and then once approved, was used as reference for the CG guys at ILM. It was also used as reference for the full size clay sculpture.

    With improvements in digital scanning and laser foam cutting (etc.) in the years since the first JP, the maquettes serve even more purpose. By the time we did JP3, the highly detailed Spinosaur maquette was actually scanned and the resulting computer files were used to cut large foam blocks which were assembled into the lifesize piece. This then required a small amount of clean-up, detailing, and refinement, but overall was siginificantly faster and easier than sculpting in clay from scratch...





     
  9. REL

    REL Sr Member

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    That's a very nice piece. This board rocks, I love all the inside info.
     
  10. sapper36

    sapper36 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Well, there ya go. Thanks for the background - Insanely awesome piece.
     
  11. JSA

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    Thanks for the info seknewb.

    Here are some pictures though, used in reference for the bust, and one of them
    states that it is a puppet. :confused I'd love any more info about this if at all possible.

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    The top picture was what the bust was taken from to my knowledge.
    I'd absolutely love to have a copy of that full statue for my collection.

    Thanks for any more info on things. :)

    JS
     
  12. rad1701

    rad1701 Sr Member

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    That's very cool. Welcome to forums too.
     
  13. seknewb

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    I should clarify. There was no 1/5 T-Rex puppet IN the movie. Originally, all of the CG shots were slated to be done with stop-motion and rod-puppets. The 1/5 T-rex maquette was used in a testing phase for the stop-motion. Ultimately, the stop-motion and rod-puppets were abandoned in favor of CG as we all know. Thus, no 1/5 Rex puppet IN the movie. All of the puppets that were used in the movie were lifesize (1/1).

    Also of note. The bust you have is the modified maquette from "Lost World", not the first "Jurassic Park". Note the scars on the side of the face.






     
  14. cocomonk22

    cocomonk22 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    :thumbsup :thumbsup ..
    JS, do you have the parts for the open jaw and the closed jaw?
     
  15. howlingwind13

    howlingwind13 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Beautiful. I love JP stuff, that takes the cake man that is an awesome piece congrats on getting it.
    mike
     
  16. Gigatron

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    RB, are you sure you posted in the right thread?

    It looks like you necromanced a 4 1/2 year old thread with a post I can't even find :lol.

    -Fred
     
  17. Clutch

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    Looks like post has been removed.
     
  18. Gigatron

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    Why pull the posts? Now we all look like nuts :wacko

    -Fred
     
  19. Amish Trooper

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    RB wasn't the one who necro the thread it was the new guy named michaelholt1 . " he stated he had this exact same t-Rex for sake and RB called him out lol...
     
  20. luke1923

    luke1923 New Member

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    Turned out Great!(y)thumbsup(y)eek
     

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