Scale gremlin/mogwai model help

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  1. stevieboy1

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    Hi all im new here and this is my first post. let me begin by saying what a cool forum this is I love it!:love

    Now down to my story and plan of action and would be most greatfull if anyone can help.

    Since I was a kid i have always loved the gremlins and have always been a very creative model maker artist and can turn my hand to most things. now since i was a boy i have always wanted to plan and make some realistic life sized replicas now recently after my kids falling in love with the films has got me thinking again about it and i so what to do it. ive seem many replicas and other models on here that peole have made or had made for them.

    ive worked out a basic plan of action for making the Mogwi and im going to sculpt them out of clay and add the faux fer etc but im having a couple of problems with a couple of things if anyone can point me in the right direction. im not a ritch person and dont have a great deal of money so what ever works out the cheapest would be best for me.

    I just cant find any fake model eyes that would be suitable for the mogwi.:cry:cry the largest of the realistic doll eys i have found the coloured bits of the eyes are just far too small and I want them to have the bigger eye look so can anyone help me with finding the right eyes for my project??? :confused

    I cant seem to find the right shade of brown faux fur for the prown parts or the right kind of eyelashes for him any help there would be much apretiated. ( P.S sorry im not a very good speller).:confused

    ive worked out that a life sized gizmo would be around 8 to 9 inches going by a few things ive found and read please corect me if im wrong?

    this is my main aim for now and so want to start these projects and have a few around the house.

    As for the gremlins ive orderd the two life sized model re cast replica kits from ebay and im hoping that i can study them and get an idea on how i could re create all the others, life sized bat gremlin, spider, girl, veggatable, brain, lenny, george, and definaltly daffy my fav as hes just plain crazy lol.

    Anyways thats enough from me so hello all I hope some one some were out there in the replica world can help.

    kind regards & best wishes
    Steve ;-)
     
  2. AZspidey

    AZspidey Well-Known Member

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    Re: Scale gremlin/mogwi model help

    My mogwai I am sculpting is 12 inches tall. Its difficult because everyone has a different idea of what the size should be. Since there were different size puppets made for different shots its sometimes hard to tell. As for the eyes why dont you try painting a correct size ball instead of trying to find an eye that works. There are many eye painting videos on youtube that could help you out.
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  3. stevieboy1

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    Re: Scale gremlin/mogwi model help

    Well after a few days of serching I finaly found some realistic eyes that I think will be big enough for the job at hand. Ive also managed to get some eyelash strips and have orderd the fur. YAY just need to wait for it all to arrive as I want to start with the head and imbed the eyes etc.

    If anyone can help with a good painting guide it would be great as im not very good with blending and shading the paints. I normaly use acrilic paints for my models so any sugestions or helpfull tips and links would be great.

    I love the work you guys do on here and this seems to be the best place for help and advice that i could find.:love

    Just thought id add a pic of a Gizmo ear and a mock up Finger I have been working on to day to see how it turns out what do you all think of the start of my project? do it look ok? its only a little bit but wanted to see what you thought so far??[​IMG]
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    Kind regards
    Steve:)
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2011
  4. JPolacchi

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    Re: Scale gremlin/mogwi model help

    Amazing Figure Modeler-David Fisher videos.There's one part devoted just for painting realistic eyes.Its pretty awesome,I highly reccomend buying the DVD set.
     
  5. stevieboy1

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    Cool I just did a serch and couldnt find anything.:confused Do you have any links that could help?:lol

    Kind regards
    Steve:)
     
  6. stevieboy1

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    Re: Scale gremlin/mogwi model help

    Well I have been busy with my gizmo project, somthing ive been wanting to make for years since i see the movies as a kid. finaly after years of contemplating ive finaly finished my first ever Mogwai!!

    my first one: Gizmo......

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    What do you all think of my first life sized Gizmo mogwai?? :D

    gremlin regards
    Steve. :lol:
     
  7. stevieboy1

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    Well I have finaly finished daffy hes not perfect but im happy with him.:lol

    hope you like?

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    Now i can get on with mohawk hehe.:)
    Regards
    Steve.:lol
     
  8. TylerHam

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    Re: Scale gremlin/mogwi model help

    Nice work with the fur!!!!
     
  9. steveo3002

    steveo3002 Well-Known Member

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    Re: Scale gremlin/mogwi model help

    really nice work there
     
  10. stevieboy1

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    Thankyou for your nice comments. im very happy with them. Somthing i've wanted to make ever since I see the movie as a kid so its nice to finaly make a little dream finaly come true lol.:lol:)

    regards
    steve:)
     
  11. stevieboy1

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    Well here he is all finished mohawk Mogwai yay! This is one you dont want to feed after midnight haha! :lol: :lol:

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    gremlin regards
    Steve ;)
     
  12. slimesquare

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    Re: Scale gremlin/mogwi model help

    nice...thats a great looking mogwai
     
  13. stevieboy1

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    Re: Scale gremlin/mogwi model help

    Thanks. im happy with him lol. if happy is the right thing to say with a freaky guy like that lol.:lol:lol
    3 down and 3 to go lol, still need a stripe, lenny & george mogwai to have a set lol. With any luck the 2 full sized gremlin replica kits will arrive so i can study them and see if I can work out a way to make all the others too lol.:love

    Regards
    steve:)
     
  14. stevieboy1

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    Well ive made my next mogwai to keep me busy and here he is:
    Stripe the mogwai. :D

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    he didnt come out qiute how i was hoping but as hes just for me i like him lol.

    Best regards
    Steve ;)
     
  15. Spoons

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    Re: Scale gremlin/mogwi model help

    Brilliant.
     
  16. stevieboy1

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    Thanks. ive been having so much fun making them and seeing my mogwai collection grow. its a shaim there are only two more to make to have the set lol. so wish they would do more gremlin movies and add new mogwai and gremlin characters then id have more to make lol.:lol:lol

    regards
    steve:rolleyes
     
  17. Maelstrom

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    Those are very nice. You should be proud of your work. You're really cranking them out now! lol

    Are you gonna try a Gremlin?
     
  18. stevieboy1

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    Re: Scale gremlin/mogwi model help

    Oh yes yes yes. I want to make all the gremlins too!

    Ive orderd the two life sized replicas of mohawk gremlin and normal gremlin just waiting for them to turn up ive been told at least 3 or 4 weeks grrrr.

    What i was wondering if there is some way i could make some sort of basic mold from them so I could cast a basic gremlin then cut off and add all the difrent bits to make them into all the others as they all have difrent spines patterns and featchers etc. its just an idea for now thats why im making the mogwai first to give me somthing to do till they turn up.

    If i cant find a way to make a basic mold I will just have to look and and study them when they get here and try and sculped all the others from scratch. I think I will just have to wait till they arrive and take it from there.:rolleyes

    but yes im very happy with my mogwai there all sitting together on the fish tank looking at me. if only they would multiply if they fell in.:love:lol:lol

    Regards
    Steve:)

    regards
    Steve:)
     
  19. Beechy McFly

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    These really are brilliant.. Love the wacko mogwi.. Maybe do up a few fluff balls too..
     
  20. Dutchman

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    Wow, looks like you've started a mogwai-factory!! They look great, (y)thumbsup
     
  21. stevieboy1

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    Thankyou.:) I've been having fun making them even though everythings getting coverd in fluff at the same time lol.:lol

    I will hopfully start on lenny later tonight and order his eyes just waiting for his fur to arrive too lol.

    Just wish my gremlins would arrive so i can get cracking on them.:love

    Regards
    Steve:)
     
  22. Bubbaman

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    Great job, they all look fantastic !!!
     
  23. stevieboy1

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    I have finished my next one and here he is here is buck toothed lenny. :D

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    gremlin regards
    Steve ;)
     
  24. Chris27989

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    amazing work Steve.. I jealous every since a kid I wanted a mogwai and you have a set.. Your making these at a rapid rate.. Well Done great detail and effort
     
  25. ttdk

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    They look great!
     
  26. stevieboy1

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    Thankyou all for the nice comments it means a lot to me.:):)

    Well here he is the last of the 6 mogwai characters, heres george!! :D

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    Oh not sure what to do next cant make any gremlins till the kits arrive. :x I have thought of another project i might do havent decided yet though lol. :think:

    hope you like my little mogwai collection. I may do a new born at some point and a few fur balls. I really want to get cracking on making lots of gremlins but untill my 2 kits arrive I can use for a size guide i cant grrr lol. Also with trying to work out how i could mold etc.

    regards
    Steve ;)
     
  27. Welmanshire

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    They just look great mate! I am looking to embark on a similar project myself. I was wondering if you would mind sharing where you got the faux fur and the eyes? They really make the mogwai's pop!
     
  28. Agrogaskett

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    I Simply love your Stripe mogwau. I think he's my favourite mogwai.
    I am currently building my first one, and hope to have pictures up soon.
    Lovely work

    Andy

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  29. Agrogaskett

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    May i ask where you get your fur from ?
     
  30. stevieboy1

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    The fur I got from ebay. I just went though everything on there andd got what I thought was the right sort of fur etc for the job.:)

    Gremlin regards
    Steve :thumbsup
     
  31. Trenton

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    Man, those are outstanding. Truly awesome :thumbsup
    Love the gremlins movies, and you totally nailed each ones personality.
    Well done.
     
  32. stevieboy1

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    Thankyou glad you like them have you see n my other posts with the life sized bat gremlin and gremlins from gremlins one?:lol

    Gremlin regards
    Steve:)
     

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