TMNT Replica Costume Sculpt *SHREDDER*

Discussion in 'Sculpture and Makeup Effects' started by Dericrw, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Dericrw

    Dericrw Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    If you want to see a project do a complete 180, feel free to look through the thread. I know most people just look at the first or last pages to see if its worth while. So here's what the thread lead up to as for the sculpts. More detail is hidden in the thread!

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    After two years of building replica costumes with pepakura files (Master Chief, and Iron Man MK VI), I decided to try something new.... clay. So far it has been fun and expensive.

    But here ya go..... feel free to critique all though I may or may not take your advise :facepalm


    Rough shape...
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    More detail
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    Started texture but will finish later this week
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    Hopefully I can keep this updated like my previous thread. Later RPF
     
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  2. animefan

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    Re: 2012 TMNT Replica Costume Sculpt

    lookin good so far, but I think his chin looks a little to jay leno ;)
     
  3. Dericrw

    Dericrw Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I agree to that from that angle, do you still think so from a lower angle perspective...

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    If anyone else has any input, please feel free I want to have it right before I go forward with texture and eventually molding.

    My inspiration comes from another build on this thread and I would like to end up with something similar to it. See photo below.

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    Mad props to the guys at Extreme Design Fx!
     
  4. pwrofbauer

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    Yours looks to be a little taller where the Extreme Design FX one is more wide - especially in the cheek area. Maybe add some bulk beneath the bandana to firm up the cheekbones? Looking great so far though. Way better than I could do!
     
  5. Dericrw

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    After countless dots from a pen. Here it is textured (with flash)

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    (without flash)
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    And yes that is RIVER MONSTERS in the background!
     
  6. VinceRaptor

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    Lookin good so far. Keep up the great work!
     
  7. Dericrw

    Dericrw Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks! I checked out your work on your site, cool stuff!
     
  8. Luis TK2155

    Luis TK2155 New Member

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    Lots a talented people here in the RPF!
     
  9. suckface

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    depending on which Brother your doing I would say you need to build out the mouth area a little more he looks a little short in the beak at the moment
    I also think you should experiment a little more with what you are using as a texture stamp

    Lance's texture looks like lots of tiny balls because they are raised giving texture to the surface of the sculpt ( i'm sure they weren't done with balls of clay individually ) while yours looks like the end of a tube which leaves the surface flat and just cut into which is all good but you loose the surface texture that will look great in different lighting and also cover up and inperfections
    keep up the good work and experiment more with the finish :)
     
  10. Objetivotuning

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    Great work ! i cant wait to see the finished one !
     
  11. Dericrw

    Dericrw Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks for all the advice on the features of the head. I'm gonna sit on it for a little bit and watch all the movies to see if I want to go for an accurate build or put my own twist on it.

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    I started the left arm over a cast of my own arm (to insure a nice fit). And apparently I'm a Trekkie.

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    Took a break to find my wife playing Super Mario World for SN... and she was wearing Leonardo's mask. Hahaaa
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    Till next time RPF, Later!
     
  12. Welmanshire

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    That is looking really sweet dude! I would have to agree on the textuing issue though. Maybe mixing it up between indents and bumps would work for a more life like finish? I really hope your body design and paint is inspired more by the first film. God they were nice costumes!
     
  13. Scareb

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    It looks great so far but the angle from the cheeks to the temples? Looks too dramatic, I think maybe build up the side of the head where the bandana wraps around?
     
  14. Dericrw

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    Just watched the first film! And yes they were sweet!

    I'll play with some more textures when I get the chance, thanks for the advice.

    To be honest, that's exactly what I thought!

    Here's my only concern.

    I plan to use the actual eyes to see out of, and when I build the bandana area out I'm afraid the eyes may begin to look smashed together....



    Otherwise, here is what I worked on tonight while watching TMNT I

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    The backside of the hand still has a ways to go, but I think the general shape is getting there...
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  15. Scareb

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    Yeah I suppose that's quite the dilemma. Well, sometimes sacrifices must be made. At least it'll look awesome and you'll be able to actually see haha.
     
  16. Dericrw

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    Not much tonight...
    Added more detail to the left arm, and will wait to finish until I have the right arm at the same stage to ensure a close match. Also got the right arm lifecast ready to begin adding clay too!


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    See ya tomorrow RPF!
     
  17. Dericrw

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    Well I didn't get anything done worth a photo tonight, but by the end of Easter Weekend, I hope to!

    If anyone has any critiques on the forearm, let'em rip! I want to get them right before I even begin to add texture.

    I got a little anxious on the head and put texture on it and I will be modifying the shape after I finish the arms. So please let me know what needs to change on the shape of the forearms.

    Thank you RPF'ers!
     
  18. fingaz

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    hey deric

    NICE TO SEE YOU BACK MATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!FROM THE SHADOWS
    WHAT A RETURN:thumbsup


    fantastic work mate im loving it(y)thumbsup:thumbsup


    fingaz iron man mk4 wip
     
  19. staticweb23

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    Very, Very nice :)
     
  20. gbmickey

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    Lookin' good so far!
     
  21. Bmaga123

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    Coming from a big time Ninja Turtle fan if your going for your own take on the TMNT look then your doing ok but if you going after the movie look you need to start from scratch their are just to many incorrect features but I can see you have some sculpting talent so keep up the great work. I was never a fan of Lances first TMNT sculpt that you posted above I like his revised second sculpt much better :).
     
  22. Dericrw

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    Thanks fingaz! I see you are still defining what an Iron Man costume can be. Your attention to detail and ability to do what hasn't been done before is pure awesome!! Keep it up

    Thanks staticweb23

    Thanks gbmickey


    Hey Bmaga123,

    I appreciate your honesty and its point-on. I originaly did'nt like some of the facial features of the TMNT movie costumes. And after searching the web I found Lances TMNT and I just feel in love with it.

    HOWEVER... after watching all the movies, I feel that it is wrong to stray from the original designs. I will be attempting to remove many of the inaccuracies.

    So in the coming weeks as I revise the sculpts, please feel free to continue to critique!

    P.S. Do you have any pictures of Lance's revised sculpt? Or does anyone have some awesome screen shots that are not found on the first 10 pages of google image search?? hahaa Thanks everyone
     
  23. Dericrw

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    The reference photos I have been using:

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    Current status:

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    Critique away so I can fix and copy to the other forearm and hand!
    Thanks
     
  24. Dericrw

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    Got the other hand close tonight. Still needs more tweaking


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    Any turtle experts see something that really needs to be fixed? Not a lot of views of the hands anywhere...
     
  25. Bmaga123

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    I have been a HUGE fan of the Turtles since I was a kid and love the look of the original movie Jim Henson masterpieces. I commissioned Howard Senft to make me a 1:1 bust of Raphael and he recently posted some teaser pics here on the forums you may like to see. Your arms are looking really good by the way :)


     
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  26. benboy23

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    Man, this is awesome! Amazing work. So many great artists on here... I'm doing my own replica costume build, going for Leo and using the same reference pics. Good luck and can't wait to see the finished item
     
  27. chanfan

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    Great stuff, however I feel that the chin sticks out too much. It almost looks as if he's pushing his jaw forward.
     
  28. Nanak

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    Truly a great project would love to see It when Its finished.
     
  29. Gunspinner

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    Looking good, cowabunga!
     
  30. Dericrw

    Dericrw Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks everyone for the compliments and advise. I have worked on the head some and it has changed substantially.

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    Still needs some balancing on each side of the face but I feel I'm getting closer.... :confused
     
  31. Dericrw

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    Started balancing both sides of the face tonight and it seems to be a never ending battle.

    So before I called it a night I had a little fun and played with the bandana.
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    If anyone sees something that needs to be fixed just post a reply, thanks!



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  32. slimesquare

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    heres a good side view for you of mikeys head, looks like yours needs elongated
     
  33. Dericrw

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    Thanks slimesquare! I totally agree and will get to fixing it.
     
  34. chanfan

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    That looks way better! Keep up the good work!
     
  35. Bmaga123

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    Agreed, keep up the great work its coming along much better :)
     
  36. Dericrw

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    Thanks, its nice to hear that I'm headed in the right direction! Still a complete beginner when it comes to sculpting!

    Well SlimeSquare pointed out that it needed to be elongated... and here's the before and after.

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    Still needs more balancing but continues to approach the goal.
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  37. Dericrw

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    Hey Turtle lovers!

    If you see anything that needs to be fixed on the head let me know asap.

    I would like to start texturing it so I can mold this baby up and use the clay for the next piece of the suit!
     
  38. Welmanshire

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    I think the back of the head needs to be less bulbous and more squared off, the mouth needs to be widened, the brow\bandanna needs to come out just a little more and the beak needs to be more elongated. Other than that, your scaling is really good. I hope this image overlay (link) helps.
     
  39. batfan10

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    Good advice Welmanshire. Does look awesome though :D
     
  40. Dericrw

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    WOW! I can't thank you enough for the image overlay! I'm shocked that I was even that close. I will make your suggested corrections and share it when I finish. Thank you so much for taking the time to help out.

    Ya it was, and thanks!
     
  41. batfan10

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    Love reading this thread because I have had the exact same problems :D

    For balancing I like to add a "bandanna" to the sculpt. For some reason it helps break things up visually. Heres an older shot
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  42. Jjaysavaloi

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    you have a cool wife, its great to see she lets you play dress up and a fan of retro gaming :)...the costume looks ammaaaaaaaaaaazing!!!!, bravo my fellow costumer :)
     
  43. Dericrw

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    Problems just keep commin up! hahaa:facepalm
    I have my wife step in a lot to help me figure out what needs fixed. It's always nice to have a fresh pair of eyes.

    Thank you! She is awesome!

    Well it still has a ways to go, but I just feel like I should throw up some photos so I can CONFIRM what I think still needs fixed. SO feel free to CRITIQUE!

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    Thanks.
     
  44. Dericrw

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    I plan on adjusting the mouth area, not a fan of the straight mouth.

    Also, I received my texture stamps from monstermakers. However, I tried it for a few seconds before I went and watched AVENGERS!, and no luck using it. Any tips on how to use a texture stamp!

    Thanks and go watch AVENGERS!
     
  45. Welmanshire

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    I haven't used a texture stamp with that clay myself (assuming it is oil based), but I imagine a hit with a hair dryer or some isopropyl alcohol would soften it up enough to use the stamp. :)
     
  46. Welmanshire

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    That sculpt is looking GOOD by the way. I agreed with you on the lips, they are a bit sharpish. The way you are going you will have a turtle mask in no time!
     
  47. Dericrw

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    Thanks Welmanshire! You have definitely helped me get this sculpt heading in the right direction. All of your suggestions have helped tremendously!

    Tonight: Added a little eyebrow above the bandanna area.
    Opened the mouth and tried to remove some of the sharpness.

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    Went ahead and changed some of the photos properties to show the lines of the sculpt a little better
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    Later RPF


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  48. Welmanshire

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    I have highlighted in red the areas I would work on. His "cheeks" are a little too chubby, slim them down and you will get a bit more of a Mikey shape, then you would have to make the mouth a little smaller to compensate I would take out a bit of the chin as well. You are going strong! Did you try a hair dryer or isopropyl for the texture stamp?
     
  49. Dericrw

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    Thanks again man! I will work on this when the weekend rolls around! Still yet to try any texturing, but I plan on going the hair dryer route!
     
  50. The9thWonder

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    Definitely look forward to following your progress. I love the changes you've made to the head so far. Much more realistic.
     

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