THE POLTERGEIST CLOWN - WIP thread - finished head page pg.3

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  1. ob1al

    ob1al Sr Member

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    Hi guys

    I've started work on my 1:1 Poltergeist clown sculpt, with the intention of making a complete clown doll.

    It's still in the really rough stages, just getting the shapes figured out, so there's lots of work still to do on this before I mold it and create the final head in slush-cast resin.

    Here's the sculpt so far after a few hours work this weekend.

    Mock-up using a tea towel as a hat:

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    Let me know what you think so far.

    Cheers,

    Al
     
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2012
  2. Damrod

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    Re: The Poltergeist clown - a WIP thread - new pics added

    Would hate to wake up and see that staring at me at night in a lightning storm even without the paint.
     
  3. Contec

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    It looks like you would need to squish his chins together a little more and make the chin rounder under his eyes.
     
  4. Slave1

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    You mean his cheeks . . .?
     
  5. ob1al

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    Do you mean slim the chin area down and add more roundness to his cheeks?

    I'll be looking at those things for sure, as I fine-tune the sculpt. I appreciate your thoughts.:thumbsup

    Al
     
  6. Contec

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    The roundness of the chin under his eyes, It might just need to be a little rounder
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  7. ob1al

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    Gotcha - yeah, thanks for that mate.

    I've actually made progress in that general direction today:

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    The top of the cheeks need finished off, I will do that when I fine tune the eyes.

    Here's a pic of the planet Hollywood clown I've been using for reference:

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  8. Kerr Avon

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    Kill it with fire!
     
  9. CJS

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    LOL totally!. Nice work though. Death to Clowns!
     
  10. Jedifyfe

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    Looks really great. My only comment is that you need to make the teeth thinner and add more. I think there are 13-14 bottom teeth.

    Even though I hate this clown, I think I would have to buy one when finished!
     
  11. ob1al

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    LOL thanks guys. You can buy one and burn it, it will be like therapy! ;)

    Cheers Brad - I will try to replicate the screen used teeth closely when I refine that area.

    Al
     
  12. frosty

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    thats looking really nice Al, will you do the scary version to?
     
  13. eaviii

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    Is this for a nursery?
    Doc
     
  14. Gigatron

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    This clown is the entire reason I hate clowns. Saw this movie when I was 8, and to this day, I still hate the clown scene.

    -Fred
     
  15. ob1al

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    No plans to do an evil clown Ian, although looking at it, it would be pretty easy to adapt from the "nice clown" (ok, it's never really nice lol) once completed.

    Doc, it would be excellent to put one in a nursery - good idea! Maybe I'll donate one to my local nursery, but to be honest they won't be scared - my 3 kids all went there, that'll have hardened them to anything.

    Fred - yup it's one scary-* clown. I didn't like clowns as a kid even before Poltergeist and IT. But making one is quite cathartic, once you start deconstructing something them sculpting and building it, it isn't quite so scary anymore. Does that make sense?
     
  16. Moviefreak

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    Great job... Can't wait to pick one up and build a clown :)
     
  17. Kerr Avon

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    You realize that saying 'scary clown' is redundant right? They're all freakish and should be killed with fire.
     
  18. DL4567

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    That's 3 times now...... please explain to me the "kill with fire" joke. I don't know the reference.
     
  19. Robiwon

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    Looks great so far. I think the cheeks need to be a bit more boulbus closer to the sides of the nose.
     
  20. Contec

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    Kill It With Fire | Know Your Meme
     
  21. ob1al

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    Thanks guys, more progress pics coming later today.
     
  22. ob1al

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    I haven't had much time to work on this guy, but managed to get in another couple of hours today trying to refine the forms and match the screen used. There's still a long way to go until I'll be happy with it and a lot of the areas are still quite unrefined - everything needs detailed, areas need smoothed out and so on.

    I always find it helpful to do a direct comparison with the screen used to improve a sculpt - so here's where I am now next to similar (but not the exact same angles) original puppet heads:

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    You can see the areas which I need to work on right away - I've marked all the ones I can spot with arrows and lines, this will help me when I go back to the sculpt later in the week.

    I want to get this one as close as I can before calling it done, hopefully this process will help with that.

    If anyone spots an obvious area for correction that I've missed or failed to notice, please do shout up. Don't worry about refinements in the detail or smoothing the skin though, that stuff only happens at the end.

    Al
     
  23. Rusty85

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    Re: The Poltergeist clown - a WIP thread -a bit more progress post 22

    Sorry I don't know if you already said this, but are you going to be doing the evil face as well?
     
  24. Al May

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    I thought that was the evil face, Man i don't know what it is and i can handle any amount of gore or psychological horror but clowns scare the crap out of me, good job but i am not going to check the progress on this :eek:eek
     
  25. ob1al

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    Hi Pat - no plans to do the evil face for myself, I just want the "nice" clown sitting in a chair in my TV room, but I could do the evil version once this is finished and moulded, the basic structure is the same just the details and expression is different.
     
  26. ob1al

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    Al May, this is the evil clown face:

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    ;)
     
  27. DL4567

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    Ob1al, I'm thoroughly impressed with your sculpting skills! This is really looking great. The only thing I noticed in the previous pics you posted was that the space between the eyes is a little too wide, but based on the dotted lines you put on the one eye, you noticed it too and want to do the adjustment. The teeth needed some fixing too, but I see you already improved those. Nice work!
     
  28. ob1al

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    Thank bud - yes, I will be adjusting the eye spacing. The teeth are better than before but still just a quick 2 minute job. When I get dow to doing them properly, I'll zoom in on my screen grabs of the screen used and try to replicate each tooth shape as best I can for a more authentic replica.
     
  29. Moviefreak

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    Any progress?
     
  30. chuckyfan

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    Wow. Great job.
     
  31. ob1al

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    Thanks.

    Moviefreak - still working on this, it's on the bench. It's basically done now aside from some fine tuning and making the mold.

    Too many projects on the go at once!
     
  32. ob1al

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    Here's where I am at with the sculpt:

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    I've just been working on it on and off in between other prop projects, but I think it's almost ready to mold. Basically just needs smoothed and refined in some areas and I think I will call this one done.

    Please forgive the quick felt-tip eyes and markings - I was just playing around one day and couldn't resist getting an idea of what it might look like painted. :)
     
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  33. ob1al

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    One more just for fun with (ahem....) a screen accurate wig and hat added...sort of. ;)

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    And here one of the clowns from Planet Hollywood for reference:

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  34. DL4567

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    Looks really great! It has come a long way since the last pics you posted. It looks as accurate as it can without the "makeup" paint.

    I was wondering about this particular project a couple weeks ago. Glad to see you're still working on it.
     
  35. Moviefreak

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    Is the run still going forward? :)
     
  36. ob1al

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    All things being well, yes I hope so.
     
  37. ob1al

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    A bit more work. Smoothed off some areas and added eyebrows and points above the eyes:

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    Almost ready. I'll start making the mold tomorrow night.

    Al
     
  38. ob1al

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    First layer of RTV silicone going on:

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  39. DL4567

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    Wow! This is turning out amazing!

    What was your reference for the eyebrows? Not doubting their correctness at all, you definitely know what you're doing, just curious how you knew to do them as you can't see them in the screencaps or that planet hollywood pic.... ?

    Looking forward to the castings.
     
  40. ob1al

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    Someone was kind enough to send me some pics of an original minus the hat. The eyebrows were a surprise to me too. As you say, they can't be seen with the hat on, but I figured as they were on the original they should go on mine.
     
  41. ralphee

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    Whoooooaaa, scary......i love this. Your doing a run?

    lee
     
  42. ob1al

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    Thanks mate yeah I'll be doing a little run.
     
  43. ob1al

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    And in case anyone needs reminding, when you get one the best way to nullify the threat is to cover the clown with a Chewbacca jacket (not included) ;)

    Poltergeist clown - YouTube
     
  44. MoviefanAZ

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    Now my childhood fears have come back! Looking great!
     
  45. CY Productions

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    Looking good! I love that movie and the clown in the movie is creepy for sure.
     
  46. Marvelfan

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    jinkeys!

    i really like how its coming along.
     
  47. mike5150

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    That looks great! Can't wait to see it painted :)
     
  48. ob1al

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    FOR SALE thread up in the JY. Developed an interesting production technique on these. :)
     
  49. Moviefreak

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    Looked for the thread but didn't see it :confused
     
  50. Moviefreak

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    Found it :)
     

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