Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake, leatherface sculpt

Discussion in 'Sculpture and Makeup Effects' started by TheLMAN, May 20, 2012.

  1. TheLMAN

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    Hey guys,
    I'm here to present you my new project, a 2003 Leatherface mask. It's only a very early WIP (5 hours on it) but I thought I'd share it with you to get your opinions.
    I'm planning on making latex and silicone copies, and I might even make foam masks.
    I've been going into this project because I found very rare pictures of the original sculpt, so I'm putting a lot of efforts into it to make it the greatest leatherface mask ever.

    Here's a picture of the character for those of you who don't know him :

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    Let me know what you think about it.
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  2. Boogeyman13

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    Nice start! This is my favorite version of the character, so it will be very cool to see this piece come along. :)
     
  3. Hewitt

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    Thats looking awesome. The Remake version is one of my favourites. What are you using to sculpt it. And what rare pics did you get.
     
  4. TheLMAN

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    Thank you guys for your kind words !
    Hewitt, I'm using NSP Chavant MEDIUM plastiline.
     
  5. jme3

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    Although I think the concept of the remake was a discredit to the original (strictly my own opinion, I realize), this version of leatherface is without a doubt far creepier than the original and your work so far seems to be doing that justice. Good job!
     
  6. SonOfPumpkinhead

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    *, this looks incredible! Well done!
     
  7. Bowelrock

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    This is my favorite of them all. I really hope you nail this mask. I have pictures i could scan and mail you of the original sculpt and foamlatex mask if you like.



    Note this should be moved to the Sculpture and makeup section
     
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  8. TheLMAN

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    Thanks a lot guys for your great comments !
    I'll do my best to make you guys proud haha !

    Bowelrock, pm sent :thumbsup
     
  9. TheLMAN

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    Great news ! Andrew Bryniarski, the leatherface actor, posted a picture of my sculpt on his Facebook wall !! He also p.m.ed, saying that the sculpt looked evil !! I'm so proud and I can't wait to finish this piece !

    Here is a screenshot of his facebook wall :

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  10. jme3

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    What better endorsement can you get than that? :thumbsup



     
  11. TheLMAN

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    You said it, James !
     
  12. Bowelrock

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    Ill have those pics for you soon :) Scanning them now.
     
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  13. TheLMAN

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    I can't wait, bro !
     
  14. Cbstudios

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    Love it! Its got a really menacing attitude, even in this raw form!

    I ******* love the remake Leatherface Mask. Freaking metal! :p
     
  15. TheLMAN

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    Thanks a lot Cbstudios ! Glad you like it !
     
  16. TheLMAN

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    UPDATE !
    I worked a lot on it, and I soon should be going into the detailing process !
    Hope you guys like it. !

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    Ugo.
     
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  17. Spaceace

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    This is looking great, looking forward to seeing it finished.
     
  18. TheLMAN

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    Thanks a lot Spaceace !
     
  19. Bowelrock

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    How refined are you going to get the mask? The shapes and big details are perfect i think, I'm assuming you are going to smooth everything now and start all the fine detail?
     
  20. TheLMAN

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    That's it ! Tomorrow or the day after tomorrow, I should post "near-finished" pictures !
     
  21. Bowelrock

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    I would love to see some of your other sculpts so i can get an idea how detailed you are going to get. The original was textured but very subtly along with all the wrinkles. Most fan sculpts over do the texture and wrinkles :(.
     
  22. TheLMAN

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    Don't worry bro, I'll go for the subtle textures. I definitely want the most accurate mask ever made !
    Here is one of my sculpt where the "lots of wrinkles" look was desired :

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  23. Bowelrock

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    Good stuff man!
     
  24. Darth Sparrow

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    CREEPY!!! love it. Always thought about doing an accurate leatherface for Halloween
     
  25. TheLMAN

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    I'll make you proud ;)
     
  26. Bowelrock

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    Rad! Its been a long time sense I've been excited about anything on this board! This should be great.
     
  27. Bowelrock

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    Any updates? :)
     
  28. TheLMAN

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    Big update !
    The overall shape is DONE ! Smoothed it all down !
    Should texture him tomorrow :)
    Here is a picture so you can see the shape of what should be the final mask :

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  29. Bowelrock

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    Do you have any Delimeonine? It will take down all the sharp edges and will give you a more narural surface to texture.
     
  30. TheLMAN

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    Yep, don't worry, I have everything needed :)
    I'll keep you updated !
     
  31. Bowelrock

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    Very good news :) Its looking fantastic so far. I'm very excited to see the detailing!
     
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  32. TheLMAN

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    80% of the finished sculpt is here ! (not including the back of the head) :
    Hope you guys like it !

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    More to come, tomorrow !
    Should mold this guy next week, and have a first copy a few days later.
     
  33. Bowelrock

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    That's looking like the best Remake done to date. Can't wait to see him all smooth and natural.
     
  34. TheLMAN

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    Thanks buddy ! Should post pictures of the finished sculpt tomorrow :)
     
  35. Bowelrock

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    Fantastic
     
  36. Shadowknight

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    That's awesome. I'm a huge Texas chainsaw massacre fan. I watched them over and over again when I was younger. Now I'm going to have to go and watch all of them again. :)
     
  37. Bowelrock

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    Ted they are awesome movies!!
     
  38. Bowelrock

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    Here is an original master casting from the KNB molds. Its a very smooth sculpture.. Not really that heavily textured at all.
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  39. TheLMAN

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    This is a recast made by the KNB crew. Stoddard was the only one who ever made masks for the remake film. He didn't work for KNB on TCM the remake (I contacted KNB for my sculpt). His sculpt was extremely detailed and not smooth like the pictures you're showing.
    Do not worry, once the mask will be cast, the details will all be smoothed out. Plus, if you look at your pictures, the light is not the same as in my pictures at all.
    I took really stylized pictures, and they're making the texture looking heavier than it really is.
    Last thing, that's not the finished sculpt ;)
     
  40. Bowelrock

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    I hear ya dude.. I'm just trying to help as much as i can from my end to keep this thing as true to the original as possible :D
     
  41. TheLMAN

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    And I'm very thankful for that bro !
     
  42. Bowelrock

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    Its worth it..
     
  43. Bowelrock

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    Now that I think about it. I believe that the "KNB" bust was molded off of the backup mask that newline auctioned off way back in the day. The one i sent you pictures of. It had stitching but no hair. Who knows, still a great piece.
     
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  44. TheLMAN

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    And here it is guys, the finished sculpt ! In natural day light so you can see the real product. I might retouch it a little bit before molding, but overall, this is it ! Hope you like it, I can't wait to pull the first copy and have your opinions !

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    That was a blast sculpting it, and this is pretty much my first full mask sculpture (I used to sculpt prosthetics), and I guess I'm pretty satisfied with the result. Especially as a Leatherface fan !
    Stay tuned, cause the best is to come !
     
  45. Bowelrock

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    Can i make a suggestion and that is refine the lips on the neck a little more? They were the lips of a woman and that detail is usually missed on these masks. That's my only critique, everything else looks fantastic.
     
  46. TheLMAN

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    That was one of the thing I wanted to sculpt more before molding it as it's a very subtle detail. Thanks a lot for the advice though ! I'm very glad you like it ! :)
     
  47. Bowelrock

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    Good stuff.
     
  48. TheLMAN

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    Had fun with photoshop, and I'm kind of pleased on how it turned out !

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  49. Bowelrock

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    So close its not even funny.. I'm gonna have to beak out my 2003 costume for this mask :)
     
  50. TheLMAN

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    Thank you buddy ! Can't wait to see your costume haha !
     

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