THE GIANT CLAW (1957) Monster sculpt started.

Discussion in 'Sculpture and Makeup Effects' started by Contec, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Contec

    Contec Master Member

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    Is there any friendly soul out there that have this movie on dvd, and could take screencaps of the monster for me :) I'm trying to make a model of it in super sculpey and good Ref photo's are not easy to find.
    I'm looking for pictures to sculpt the head from. The body is maybe something i will try later on but for now it's the head.
    Thanks.:thumbsup

    The Giant Claw movie trailer - YouTube


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  2. CessnaDriver

    CessnaDriver Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: THE GIANT CLAW (1957) Monster Reference photo's

    It's like a flying battleship!
     
  3. BAK55

    BAK55 Well-Known Member

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    Re: THE GIANT CLAW (1957) Monster Reference photo's

    I watched this movie recently on YouTube. You can enlarge the screen and freeze it at any moment you need to check out the details.

    First saw this as a kid, and as silly as the monster looked, it still really got to me back then when the creature picked the guys in parachutes out of the sky.
     
  4. Contec

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    Re: THE GIANT CLAW (1957) Monster Reference photo's

    I used my old digital camera to take a couple of crappy pictures of the sculpt as it stands now. The lower jaw is a separate piece that i will attached later on because i have not yet decided what pose his mouth should be. Not show is all the teeths that i made yesterday.
    I have only made the front part of the skull yet, the back piece is going to be attached to the spine....at least i think its going to be.
    The eye parts is seperate part as well. Had a couple of ballbearings that i used as eyeballs.
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  5. Contec

    Contec Master Member

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    Been hammering on with the Supers Sculpey, I'm not a sculptor but i figured that if I'm afraid to start i will never finish anything. Its easy to learn from my mistakes and make a bird v 1.2.

    Now i have added the teeth (on a beaked bird:lol ) and added the tongue. Then started to shape out the back of her head.
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    I Know i have f##kt up the placement of the eyes but im thinking that i can fix that if i make another bird. The eyes are still removable at this point.
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    I'm thinking about doing this pose for the bird... The goofy old cutesy sitting a top of the United Nations building.
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  6. robn1

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  7. Skyler101

    Skyler101 Sr Member

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    Love that movie... in fact, check out my avatar! :)

    -Skyler101
     
  8. Jannix Quinn

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    It's a sculpt as big as a battleship!
     
  9. Contec

    Contec Master Member

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    Thanks Robn1, Your caps shows a couple of details that i have not seen before on it. The will be to great help.
     
  10. Contec

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    Today I made the back of the head and ears. I tried for the first time using Lighterfluid to blend the new clay with the old clay to get the apparent parting line to disappear. It worked better that i had imagined and i will use it for more stuff.
    I also added the line where i am going to attach the hair. Thinking of trying the hair from a paint brush when that time comes.

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    Looks like a stuffed chicken...
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  11. allosaur176

    allosaur176 Sr Member

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    "OHHHHH The Claw!"

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    but seriously, I remember seeing that movie years ago, thanks for bringing back that memory!

    Loving the sculpt and will be watching this thread :thumbsup
     
  12. Wes R

    Wes R Legendary Member

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    Looks great so far. Man I haven't seen this movie since the 90s on Monstervision.
     
  13. underm54

    underm54 New Member

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    I'm glad that somebody is doing a Giant Claw figure. I already made a Giant Claw figure that I used for stop motion animation. I entered part 1 of the film at G-Fest and it won. I would like to post a link to part 1 and some photos.
     
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  14. Beeb89

    Beeb89 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    NICE!!!! I love that movie!! Takes my right back to my childhood watching this on Chiller Theater!

    -B89!
     
  15. Contec

    Contec Master Member

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    My sister have been pestering me to finish this bird , so im guessing i am going to need to sit down and start doing that sometime in the near future.
     
  16. paulblopez

    paulblopez New Member

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    if u want u own deisgn to it its based on the myth of roc bird
     
  17. underm54

    underm54 New Member

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    When I found you were making the Giant Claw I was very impressed because I for years have wanted to make the Giant Claw. In fact your pictures inspired me to do my own Giant Claw. I even used some of your pictures to guide me with other pictures of the Giant Claw as well. christmas photos 005.JPG cyclops and giant claw in flight 005.JPG Nome Massacre 002.JPG https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIPB9ms_PsQ
     

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