New cantina creation - Walrusman Hands

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  1. TomSpinaDesigns

    TomSpinaDesigns Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    After a kind of hectic 2005, I'm finally finding some time to hit the clay.

    I decided to try out WED clay (I'd always used Chavant before) and figured I'd start with something that wasn't overly complex just to get a feel for the stuff. Not bad at all. Gonna try it on my next bust (which I'll be starting very soon.).

    So, I decided to do Walrusman's hands. Not the furry monster hand like the one used in the insert shot of the gun on the ground but the big "hoof" or "sucker" hands he had for all the UK shot footage. If you watch when he gives Luke a shove, you can spot em clear as day. Naturally, there are a few pics of em in the chronicles as well.

    The Fly alien and Wioslea also have the same type of hands (Wioslea's look to have a green finish but that could just be the tweaks they made when remastering the films for DVD).

    I tried to replicate the rough sculpt, and the blotchy and streaky look of the original finish work. I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out.

    Nice to get back to sculptin'/molding/casting/painting stuff anyway :D

    I'll probably be doing a few extra pairs of these, so if ya dig em, PM me for info ;)
    Tom
     
  2. Prop Runner

    Prop Runner Sr Member

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    Very cool, Tom. :)

    Hey, think about offering them as bookshelf speakers or side view mirror covers. :lol

    - Gabe
     
  3. TomSpinaDesigns

    TomSpinaDesigns Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    :lol

    The Latest in Cantina Home Theatre.
     
  4. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow Well-Known Member

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    How could someone lift a glass with those hands?
     
  5. gnrlotto

    gnrlotto Sr Member

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    My thoughts exactly. But moreover, how would one clean oneself after using the space can?
     
  6. Prop Runner

    Prop Runner Sr Member

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    Think about it: there's a reason they're shaped like SCOOPS... :p

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  7. gnrlotto

    gnrlotto Sr Member

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    But then how do you turn on the faucet?

    I mean, unless you didn't mind being called Pooper Scooper...
     
  8. Sumatra

    Sumatra Sr Member

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    Those aren't accurate. We all know he had furry hands. :D

    Those look great Tom. They'd look good as bookends.
     
  9. Prop Runner

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    It's a little-known fact that Walrus Man auditioned for the role of Patsy in Monty Python and the Holy Grail a year before he joined the cast of Star Wars:

    [​IMG]

    If it wasn't for the fact that Terry Gilliam was co-director and unfairly got cast instead, the Cantina scene would have been one alien short...

    ;)

    - Gabe
     
  10. Sumatra

    Sumatra Sr Member

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    :lol
     
  11. TomSpinaDesigns

    TomSpinaDesigns Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Are we talking the real faucet, or the one on Kenobi's saber?

    Glad you guys dig em...

    and yeah, they would be pretty cool bookends. Maybe I'll do some solid plaster ones someday. :lol

    T
     
  12. Clutch

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    How'd he ever get that shirt on...????
     
  13. DAVIDYR1

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    Nice work Tom.
    Good to see you sculpting again.
    :)

    David
     
  14. Spiker

    Spiker Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great work .
    Now sculpt the baby's butt coming out of his face :D
     
  15. billy1974

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    Great work as usual Tom :eek . Now, keep em comin :thumbsup . Bill
     
  16. TomSpinaDesigns

    TomSpinaDesigns Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    :lol

    good question.

    Thanks for the good words guys. While I've got a few other projects on the bench now, the Walrusman head is definitely "on my list" of future ideas.

    Tom
     
  17. blufive

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    Hey man.

    Nice hands.

    :D
     
  18. rileyreplicas

    rileyreplicas Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Tom,

    Glad to see the man that inspired me to sculpt back at the cantina :)
     
  19. Coinprop

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    Looking great Tom. It's nice to see that You are sculpting again.
    :)
     
  20. nintengu

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    Lets start a big e-mail writing campain to get tom to make a walrusman mask . I've been trying to get him to make one since 2001 . :)
     
  21. TomSpinaDesigns

    TomSpinaDesigns Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks very much guys.

    Rich... you're too kind man. You've been inspiring me with your stuff for years now.

    Nintengu... has it been that long?? :lol

    Tom
     
  22. RONCULUS

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    Looks great Tom.
    Glad to see you back in action.
    Can't wait to see your new works of art.
    :D

    Ron
     
  23. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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    Nice work Tom.


    How does he drink out of a glass , Does he even have a mouth?
     
  24. omp uk

    omp uk New Member

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    They look fantastic Tom, superb work as always.

    What do you think the most difficult Cantina related scuplt would be......and are you going to attempt it?.

    Cheers,

    Dave
     
  25. TomSpinaDesigns

    TomSpinaDesigns Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks guys.

    Hmmm... most difficult sculpt? Man, there are a few that'd be tough... every sculpt is really a challenge (and often the ones that look the simplest are the hardest to nail down). Good reference is always a challenge as well.

    I think molding is probably the biggest issue. Some characters (like Hammerhead) were fabricated rather than sculpted and molded, so it doesn't lend itself to making multiples. If I did try that as a sculpt/mold, I'd never be able to lift the * thing. :lol

    Walrusman's mold would be a huge one as well, but I have a few ideas on that one.

    I started a new bust last night (not Walrusman, but it is cantina.). I'll have a preview pic in a few days I think.

    Tom
     
  26. Lukes Roommate

    Lukes Roommate Well-Known Member

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    Awesome.
    I thought his hands were like "ours" in that he was holding that blaster in the severed arm shot?
    I've seen ANH probably over 300 times, and I can't recall...
     
  27. TomSpinaDesigns

    TomSpinaDesigns Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    His hands were always the big flippers on set. Any full body pics of Walrusman from ANH or the Holiday Special has em. When the rough cut came out, they figured it looked silly to have a big sucker hand with a gun, and when they did the pickup shots, they shot a new insert with a hairy monster hand.

    T-bone's universe has a pic of the original shot:

    http://starwarz.com/tbone/images/cut_scene..._lostcut_04.jpg

    It also changed over from being his left arm (which was chopped off on set) to his right arm (which was used in the insert shot).

    T
     

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