Rick Grimes 1:1 The Walking Dead

Discussion in 'Sculpture and Makeup Effects' started by XtcofPain, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. XtcofPain

    XtcofPain Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys havent gotten a chance to sculpt a bust in a long time with work so decided to sculpt Rick during my time off. Here he is so far. Ill be making a Silicone bust withthe full shaggy beard from Season 5. Will have more pics soon. Its very dark here today. Ill be detailing him soon after some tweeks here and there.

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  2. reelprops

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    Fantastic!!! Will you offers blank castings?

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    Subscribed! This looks like a great start!


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  4. postmanpat

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    Looking fantastic Johnny!!! Look forward to following your progress.
     
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  5. XtcofPain

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    Thanks very much, its still early days and im tightening up the details of the sculpt now. Yeah ill offer blank castings when its finished.

    Johnny
     
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  6. XtcofPain

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    Some more work done on this. Hoping to finish it soon. Just have to refine some thing a bit more and texture. Let me know what you guys think. Thanks
    Ill be doing a limited run of these in Resin and a few silicone ones with the beard etc.
    Rick 12.jpg Rick 10.jpg Rick 11.jpg
     
  7. reelprops

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    Wow!!!! Fantastic work. Gotta have one for sure

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  8. Jbr84

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    Looks amazing so far, excited to see the final
     
  9. ausf

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    I can hear him yelling 'Core all'.
     
  10. reelprops

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    Nah man. It's "Thaaangs" [emoji23]

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  11. XtcofPain

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    Thanks, here's some more updates. Nearly. Molding him soon as the front shell of the Matrix mold is made. And a quick photoshop to show hair and beard, its hard to picture him without sometimes.

    Rick  2.jpg Rick 4.jpg Rick new.jpg Rick5.jpg Rick 3.jpg Rick.jpg
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2017
  12. reelprops

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    Incredible!!!!!!![emoji16]

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  13. reelprops

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    Holy FRAK ME!! That photoshop. I need a resin copy sir. Keep me in mind please.

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  14. Bigturc

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    To be honest, I didn't see him at all in the sculpt...

    But that photoshop really is selling it! We don't realize how a beard can change a face's traits and shape!

    Can't wait to see where this is going!
     
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  15. reelprops

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    As a person who has commissioned 11 different busts of various ppl, I get what you're saying about being bald. The hair, eyebrows and even a beard will bring it together. I can't even tell you how many ppl don't see the character before it's complete on some of my busts. Some ppl just have distinct features and pop out at you no matter what. I think this bust is pretty spot on. I love it.

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    Last edited: Feb 23, 2017
  16. XtcofPain

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    Thanks very much guys, Its very hard to visualise someone at times who's so iconic with the beard and hair etc but i definitely see him strongly in the sculpt.I think it will be very apparent in the silicone with the punched hair etc. Ill be molding now very soon as i have to get onto another project that i was asked about.
     
  17. reelprops

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    It's a must have for me. Looks fantastic

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  18. XtcofPain

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    Thanks very much Reel, i started an interest thread about it so i can add your name there if you really want one. Ill be casting them early next week

    Johnny
     
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  19. reelprops

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    Yes. Please do add me

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  20. XtcofPain

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    No problem,
     
  21. XtcofPain

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    Mold pics for anyone interested as i never see much mold pics here and its an aspect of it that i love doing. If anyone has any questions about the process shout or if you want to see any of my other molds ive worked on have a look on my portfolio website below.....It needs updating but a lot of my work is there.
    Outer shell is done. Its a 2 part polyester mold and the inner layer will be transil 40 or 20...9kilos worth.
    Mold 1.jpg Mold 2.jpg Mold 4.jpg Mold 5.jpg Mold 6.jpg Mold 7.jpg
     
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    Can't wait dude


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  23. ahoudini

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    Just curious: why do you use the wing nuts upside down when clamping the mold closed?


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    So they dont spin and cut or catch/break your fingers when you tighten them up. We always do that with our molds in work.
     
  25. ahoudini

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    Thanks!


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  26. DWVinny

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    Oh man ...Its like waiting for santa !!!!!
     
  27. XtcofPain

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    Mold is done, opened and cleaned. Will have pics of first castings tomorrow.
     
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    Oh! I really want one..... Can't afford it though[emoji22] . I will commend you on your beautiful work though!

    Mike
     
  29. johnnyhungus

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    Great work, can I ask what you use for your skin texturing? Looks great.
     
  30. XtcofPain

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    Thanks, I use a piece of clear plastic and a sculpting tool and i go over the whole thing with pores, Then i use a brass and plastic bristle brush to go over certain areas for different texture, Then i use a clay slip/slurry to add some outward texture so its not all just indents and i add goosebumps on the neck also with the clay slurry and a needle pushed into the clay at around a 30 degree angle. I also use a 3 pronged sculpting tool to carve in wrinkles etc and fine lines.
     
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  31. johnnyhungus

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    Thanks for this. Must have some good reference photos :)

    I am having a nightmare finding decent ones for my sculpt, everything is low res and painted up!

    Are you going to be doing silicone busts or resin? Would look amazing in silicone!
     
  32. XtcofPain

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    Yeah i have some great photos of skin texture for him but what i do is generally the way i do most heads and i clean up and resculpt a lot of lifecasts in my job so you get used to it. I remember when i sculpted my Ledger ages ago that i had some good pics of him without the makeup up close.They are out there....just keep looking or if you can get a lifecast of someone it will really help. Ill be doing a few in Resin and a few in Silicone.
     
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  33. XtcofPain

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    Here's some pics of the first 4 castings. Mold is very good. There's barely any seam on them at all.
    Rick casting 1.jpg Rick Casting 2.jpg Rick casting3.jpg Rick 4.jpg
     
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  34. WebChief

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    Amazing work! The detail is incredible. Do you have any videos of your skin texturing techniques or of the molding process? Both are fascinating to me.

    Thanks!
     
  35. XtcofPain

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    Thanks very much, Unfortunately i dont have any videos of either. But i can explain either process or both if you want. Im currently getting the Silicone head ready for paint/hair etc so ill have some pics of that too soon.
     
  36. XtcofPain

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    Here's some update pics. I made a core for Rick and then pumped the silicone. Ill be painting him now in the next few days after i have finished making the acrylic eyes for him
    . Rick 2 blank.jpg Rick 3 blank.jpg Rick 4 blank.jpg Rick blank 1.jpg Rick blank 5.jpg Rick 3.jpg Rick 1.jpg Rick 2.jpg
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2017
  37. XtcofPain

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    Started painting him today. Will have him finished painted tomorrow. Also have made his eyes. More to come soon as i finish the paint and get onto the beard...
    Rick paint small 1.jpg Rick paint small 2.jpg IMG_8919.JPG IMG_8934.JPG
     
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  38. bobbyt

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    Those eyes are great! This project is moving along perfectly. I usually get my eyes from eye optic, but I would be interested in seeing what you get for yours if you make them for profit.
     
  39. Predatoj

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    One of the best busts I've seen. Fantastic. I'm almost jealous because I want to do a Rick Grimes now but I only like to do pieces that I feel I could improve on or that there aren't many works of. But that's pretty much spot on.
     
  40. XtcofPain

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    Thanks a million. That's a great compliment. I'm very happy with where this is going. I've finished the painting now and I'm ordering hair for him. In the meantime I'll be starting a new project tomorrow.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Thanks very much. I do make them from time to time. Pm me for details if you are interested.
     
  41. Randy Podmore

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    This is looking really nice. I can't wait to see it finished. The eyes look fantastic. Excellent work, XtcofPain!!
     
  42. XtcofPain

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    Thanks very much...the painting is all done. Heres some pics of the sealed and matted head ready for the hairwork. Ive order the Yak hair now for his beard etc so ill be starting that soon.
    Rick painted 1.jpg Rick painted 2.jpg Rick painted 3.jpg new rick 2.jpg Rick 5.jpg
     
  43. elchicco2

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    No words to say i love your job
     
  44. ahoudini

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    Beautiful!


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  45. thebigbadwolf

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    Amazing ! Totally spot on!
     
  46. pitchforknumb

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    That is incredible. I'm really excited to see him finished.
     
  47. Jbr84

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    Any updates? Curious to see how he turned out.

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  48. autobotjohn

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    what happened to this project??
     
  49. XtcofPain

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    He's still in progress...finishing over xmas...been working abroad on a tv show and not back to finish him yet. Ill have more to show soon
     
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    Very excited to see him finished (with hair)...
     

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