Rocky Balboa Sylvester Stallone Lifesize Howard S Bust That I Painted Up


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I recently finished painting up my Howard S Rocky Balboa Sylvester Stallone lifesize bust.

I started with trying to get a nice realistic skin tone & then giving it a sweaty wet look like he just went 12 rounds with Drago.

The sculpted hair was a real challenge to paint especially over the fore head. I may add some strands of black wire in a few areas to simulate more hair.

I also added prop eyes, eyelashes to bring him to life.

Stallone is one of my favorite action stars next to Arnold so I was real happy to add this bust to my collection.




Before pic.
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Supa troop

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i cant believe no one has commented on this !!

This is seriously cool, well done on your paint job :thumbsup


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Thanks for the positive comments guys.

Greatgalling I was doing my bust about the same time that I had seen your Rocky thread. Props to you again for doing the full lifesize display.

The sculpted hair is a real challenge to finish especially trying not to get any paint on your skin tones. My swear jar was about half full. :angel

Sometimes these type of projects get overlooked here as many of the members are more interested in space guys.:lol


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I am more impressed about you managing to cut that teeny eye whole out under the scar for the glass/acryllic eyes. I chickened out and painted mine.


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Nice work - my wife spotted me browsing this one and commented that it was good, which she doesn't often do - so it must be!

We're huge ROCKY fans in this house - they are the default movies to play on rainy afternoons.


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Thanks again guys on the positive comments on the paint up.

It was not too much work to add prop eyes if you are a little crafty with the dremel. If you make a mistake that is what filler is for. :love

I am a 80's kid so Sylvester & Ahhnold are a must for me & the sculpt is killer completely capturing the classic Rocky look to perfection.
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