Superman 1/4 scaled statue project

Discussion in 'Sculpture and Makeup Effects' started by admiral mick, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. admiral mick

    admiral mick New Member

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    opinions needed :confused

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  2. Chewie15

    Chewie15 Sr Member

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    Great start.. The likeness is there big time.

    H
     
  3. cking

    cking Sr Member

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    Looking VERY nice.
    You've captured his features very well. Can't wait to see more pics of it.

    Chris
     
  4. Too Much Garlic

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    Already a great likeness... very nice. :thumbsup

    Love the very characteristic half smile that is just SO Chris Reeve's Superman.
     
  5. admiral mick

    admiral mick New Member

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    I have some difficulties to sculpt the left part of the face ...
     
  6. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    looking like you are off to a damned fine start.

    chris
     
  7. RacerX

    RacerX Well-Known Member

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    Awesome likeness. The best Reeve likeness I have seen(and I've seen many). Keep it up the awesome work. Looking forward to see it finished
     
  8. MegaPrime33

    MegaPrime33 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The likeness really is fantastic. I think you captured him very well.
     
  9. propsculptor

    propsculptor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    You captured the exact look of Christopher Reeve,
    now just focus on the fine details like the Hair and
    other details and you will have a great mini Reeve.
     
  10. Prop Runner

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    I whole-heartedly agree, and 1/4 scale to boot. :eek

    Wait for it...

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    :D :thumbsup

    - Gabe
     
  11. mr.predicta

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  12. frosty

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    great job cool likeness., can't wait to see it done.
     
  13. fettster

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    that looks brilliant, well done
     
  14. admiral mick

    admiral mick New Member

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    thanks for these kind words , I will do my best for the body :D
     
  15. Howard

    Howard Sr Member

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    Superb work - looking forward to more.

    Howard.
     
  16. Martin-El

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    Can only echo the sentiments - that's a * fine job even in this early stage. Its becoming more apparent the best way to capture Reeve is with that slight smile. That expression really does seem to give it life...
     
  17. admiral mick

    admiral mick New Member

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    thank you guys ;)

    if you have some good reference pictures , please don't hesitate to post it or e-mail :D
     
  18. jedidave76

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    That looks great. i was a bit skeptical when i read the thread title...
     
  19. Hedjii72

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    Hi JediDave.

    Beautiful sculpt. Makes me miss Chris Reeve.
     
  20. admiral mick

    admiral mick New Member

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    work in progress

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  21. admiral mick

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    update

    I finally decide to rework the face to get a better likeness.

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  22. Boba Flint

    Boba Flint Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    :eek :eek :eek :eek :eek
     
  23. fuzzylover

    fuzzylover Well-Known Member

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    Is this going to be available for interested parties, or is this strictly a personal endeavor? I am 'SUPER' interested. :)

    -Kristine
     
  24. rhboyd

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    Looks terrific...

    I too wonder what the plans are. Full figure, or bust... fully sculpted or cloth costume....

    Lots to consider... cool stuff so far...
    thanks for sharing.
    -r.
     
  25. streetjudge79

    streetjudge79 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It would be cool to have two versions, a bust and a full figure. I already have the Chris King 1/4 full figure so a Bust would be very cool to have as well... wink wink.. :)
     
  26. southreplicas

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  27. fuzzylover

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    <div class='quotetop'>(streetjudge79 @ Oct 19 2006, 09:25 AM) [snapback]1340913[/snapback]</div>
    It would be cool to have two versions, a bust and a full figure. I already have the Howard S. bust, so a 1/4 full figure would be very cool to have as well... wink wink wink wink wink wink......... :) :) :)
     
  28. admiral mick

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    I use Castilene for this sculpture, it's wax , so I have to make a silicone mold and resin casts .... wink wink

    I should be a full figure , with fabric cape.
    I won't make cloth because it's fare more difficult than paint and also because I want this pose :

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  29. Red Five

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    <div class='quotetop'>(admiral mick @ Oct 19 2006, 02:57 PM) [snapback]1341129[/snapback]</div>
    AWESOME work. It's been real fun watching the progress too. Keep us posted.
     
  30. darth_sayder

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    That is really, really good...
    Cant wait to see it finished.
     
  31. fettster

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    still cant wait to see this finished
     
  32. camper

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    Hey Mick,

    This is looking really nice man. But the mouth looks a little off to me.
    One side is curling down, and the other is going up.

    °Jeff

    camper
     
  33. NakedMoleRat

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    <div class='quotetop'>(camper @ Oct 20 2006, 01:41 PM) [snapback]1341547[/snapback]</div>

    The Chris smile is perfect. I do NOT want to miss out on this run.
     
  34. rhboyd

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    Updates?.

    -r.
     
  35. darthvaderv

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    Agreed. Looks great so far :thumbsup
     
  36. admiral mick

    admiral mick New Member

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    I still work on it ... be patient my friends
     
  37. Cyberman

    Cyberman Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great sculpt... looks a lot like him...

    I noticed a few things though you might like to have a little look at :)

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    Cyb.
     
  38. admiral mick

    admiral mick New Member

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    well .. nobody has a symetrical face.

    please do the same thing with a photo of chris reeve face ... ;)
     
  39. RacerMachX

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    Excellent likeness.
     
  40. Cyberman

    Cyberman Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very true but one can easily get confused by the tilt of the head or the way it is pointing... its always far safer to try and get it as symetrical as possible and Reeve, in particular, has a very symetrical face.

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    You may be getting slightly confused by the deep shadows on the right side of his face and the angle of this image... I'm only trying to help ;)

    Cyb.




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  41. darthvaderv

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    It's great as mentioned above. I know what Cyb is getting at as I too have a thing about angles, symmetricness etc... Wish I didn't as it drives me insane. Too be honest unless you are fussy or a perfectionist most would not have a clue, but it seems good advice for sure. It takes time to help others :thumbsup .
     
  42. ob1al

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    Bump - any updates on this project?
     
  43. YenChih Lin

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    BUMP on this
     
  44. doody

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    Listen to me. This is one of, no - this is the best likeness of Reeve I have seen done. do NOT mess with it. Do not even think about the symmetry thing. If you do, you will start to dig yourself into a hole, that you will have to sculpt your way out of. Do NOT let yourself be coached by people on the internet, with little lines and arrows, etc.. because gradually if you let this happen you will also find yourself putting in 50 x's more time than you should have, and end up with something that's not nearly as good as this. TRUST ME. TRUST YOUR FIRST IMPRESSION AND INSTINCTS. I can't tell you how many times I got derailed from listening to too many people. Everyones an expert. AND EVERYONE SEES THINGS DIFFERENTLY. If it's wrong you will see it. Finish this piece up, but make no major changes to the likeness, and you will have a great piece. Then if you want to improve, do another.
    3 yrs ago I did a Reeve head in less than a week. That was the best one I did. 3 months later I was still in a tailspin trying to sculpt my way back to something decent, from having listened to all the critiques. Got something back.. o.k. , then redid it all from scratch again. Wished I had not messed with the first one. agonizing too much is really bad.

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  45. fuzzylover

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    Ditto on what he just said. :) /\
     
  46. Helmetman

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    Wonderful is not the word. The likeness is.....well, SUPER..

    I have the Howard full size but, but a 1/4 figure like this would be amazing too.

    Very interested once finished.

    Well done.

    :thumbsup
     
  47. YenChih Lin

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    Yeah, but I didn't bump only for this. Any new great pics on where we can drool on :D?
     
  48. admiral mick

    admiral mick New Member

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    update :cheers

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    thank you very much for your kind words Doody,
    this is my first sculpt and I have learned much (during 3 years . :confused )
    I don't know if I would be able to sculpt a head in one week now ...
    you are still a master for me ;)
     
  49. rhboyd

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    Looking awesome man... keep doing what you're doing... don't let anyone pressure you otherwise.

    Thanks for the update...
    -r.
     
  50. Cyberman

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    If anyone comes on a site of this kind showing off unfinished work I would think its because they want feedback... unlike some who just like to showcase it... and as far as I'm concerned its free speech and opinions... I to have sculpted things and put them out on here for comments and taken many positive and negative remarks and this I've found has greatly helped the likeness... case in point Yoda. So no need to get all vented about whats right and wrong. :)

    The impression I'm getting is that Mick wants our comments and feedback... If hes prepared to listen to or not, then so be it... but I'm not going to waste my time, in future, if I'm going to get critised by certain individuals who think they ride higher than others, for trying to help a fellow sculptor... thats not good.

    Cyb.



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