Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Chewie15, Apr 9, 2006.

  1. Chewie15

    Chewie15 Sr Member

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    Hi Everyone.

    I wanted to share my latest experiment... I'm using some transparent resin to cast a few things and wanted to try a 'test' on my own Oldman Bust. All of the paint work is actually from the inside (as I was casting) I did many layers of flesh and mottling from the inside so it would look as real as possible. Not much other than the eyes dremeled out for eye placement... but this is pretty much straight from the mold. Of course once I paint on capillarys, freckles, liver spots, etc, the skin will become more realistic.

    I'm working on another 'horror' character right now that has lots of vein work and needs to be very transparent so I'm using Drac here as the experiment :)
    I think I'm going to ad real hair on this Oldman like Jeff Camps Latest, his bust was very inspirational to say the least..


    The 'new' project will be reveiled later this week ;)

  2. CTF

    CTF Sr Member

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    You are a god among men. B)

    That is so awesome. I can't wait to see Ben Kenobi... ;)

  3. PHArchivist

    PHArchivist Master Member

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    Very nice work -- very cool technique.

    Any progress pics?
  4. rileyreplicas

    rileyreplicas Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wicked cool Howard :) I have a question for you, will you be adding the veins to the "outside" of the head since it is already painted? I like the look Howard, I can't wait to see your next project :)
  5. superjedi

    superjedi Sr Member

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    Holy cow. That is freaky.
    I love that technique. . . looks terrific.
  6. lambotour

    lambotour Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    No truer words were ever spoken. It looks like a wax sculpture. Howard your skills are scary. :)
  7. vaders evil twin

    vaders evil twin New Member

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    Yeah. Seriously Howard, your starting to scare me. For the love of God man, please stop before you lose control of this talent and put us all in jeopardy.
  8. Simmon M

    Simmon M Sr Member

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    Sweet Christmas ... that looks creepy. I love the transparent resin and your paint job thus far. Is there nothing you can't do?

    I also can't wait to see your next project ... :)
  9. Noeland

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    AMAZING. Just awesome. Thanks again for sharing your work Howard. I love seeing it. This is one of my favorite Oldman characters, he elevated that whole film, and you captured the character's essense in every way.. :thumbsup

  10. Propazoid

    Propazoid Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that looks better than a silcone bust.

    Amazing work.

  11. burningman

    burningman Well-Known Member

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    Howard that is's almost creepy
  12. KUROK

    KUROK Well-Known Member

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    Holy Toledo, that's awesome.
  13. Betamin

    Betamin Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    My god you suck so badly it makes me sick.........

    :p That is amazing, simply amazing. It has the look of thin, elderly skin as it should be. Paper thin and nearly transparent. Damned impressive work.

    MR BARLOW Well-Known Member

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    That looks creepy as heck ...

  15. Hand-Schaub

    Hand-Schaub Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  16. BlindSquirrel

    BlindSquirrel Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Woweee. That's amazing. What a unique look.

    What kind of resin are you using for this? I would LOVE to see some WIP photos of this process...anything to de-mystify your scary supernatural sculpting talent.

    BTW, I like the sculpted hair better.
  17. frosty

    frosty Sr Member

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    great work bud, looks great, now stop putting the rest of us to shame please. :p
  18. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    very cool. it looks like a wax or silicone bust. i would love to see some WIP pics, but since most of this was done in the mold.. that might be kinda hard to do :lol

    i dig it. its very very very lifelike, and spooky to boot.

    great work as usaul :)
  19. Too Much Garlic

    Too Much Garlic Master Member

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    You never seize to amaze me.

    Excellent. :)
  20. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    WOW. Translucent skin... in resin. WOW. :eek
  21. Chewie15

    Chewie15 Sr Member

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    Thanks. I actually got this idea from a few other guys who have been doing these transparent like castings... the only difference is recently I was talking with an FX pro and he was telling me about a piece they did for a trade show and how they layered it in the mold as it was being casted... thanks Steve.

    The resin I'm using right now is not made for slush or brushing in layers so I had to go really slow with this, it took about 3-4 hours to cast. I'm looking for a better resin that will slush nicely and maybe then I'll snap some shots of the process... I think its worth the extra time, because you have to paint white resin anyhow and some things like 'Vampires' need to have that creepy transparent look to them so you can see all if their really dark veins under the skin ;)

  22. TomSpinaDesigns

    TomSpinaDesigns Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    very cool.

    Is it possible to hit this with a light mist of matte finish to make it a little less "waxy"? (don't see why not, but ya never know with these things.)

    I love the way the redness around the eyes and nostrils comes through. Nicely done.

  23. Gruson

    Gruson Well-Known Member

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    As usual, incredible work.
  24. Chewie15

    Chewie15 Sr Member

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    That's possible but I want this and my next 'vampire' piece to seem super translucent (waxy) so they'll be really creepy with all the veins, etc... I want them to appear very corpsy.
    But when I do a normal portrait, I would just make the layers on the inside more opaque.

    This is also just a 'test' piece so I can iron out anything now so when I do my next project I should have it down... I hope ;)

  25. greatgarlando

    greatgarlando Well-Known Member

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    Test Piece my A## That looks Dang near perfect. :eek
  26. hollywoodhardware

    hollywoodhardware Sr Member

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    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaarghh.... I nearly $hit myself. That looks dang creepy.... shudder...

    Best of both worlds: long lasting super sturdy but translucent lifelike - great composition.

    Can't wait to see what's up next ;) :D

  27. Sith Prop Lord

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    Howard, that is fantastic. It does indeed look like wax or silicone. What type of tints did you use on it? I am looking forward to seeing your WIP of the next vampire test you make. Awesome work as usual :thumbsup .
  28. Lupus Yonderboy

    Lupus Yonderboy Well-Known Member

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    Mind-boggling mate.
    I agree. Can't wait to see it with veins, spots and all that jazz... Amazing.
  29. lionelz

    lionelz Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Awsome piece looks like the dead actually come to life . Bill
  30. Kris

    Kris Sr Member

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    I actualy yelled out WOW out loud when seeing that. Hope no one heard me. ;)
  31. Chewie15

    Chewie15 Sr Member

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    Thanks again Everyone.

    Like I was saying in the first post... I actually put down a thin layer of clear resin and airbrushed flesh directly inside the mold. I kept repeating this process and started adding veins as it got thicker to blend the colors in better from the inside. I also did more red and blue near nose, ears and eyes...

    There are no tints involved in this :) If I do a WIP on the next test I will try and find some kind of tint and another type of polyurethane because what I used was not designed for slushing or brushing and it was super time consuming...

  32. Super Serg

    Super Serg Well-Known Member

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    That's cool as HELL. (Hell being the key word here)

    Wonder if light would shine through if you put a bulb on the inside...


  33. Scapey

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  34. darienvader

    darienvader Well-Known Member

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    Those images give me the creeps . . . fantastic job, Howard. What a great technique and thanks for sharing...
  35. xaoslord

    xaoslord Well-Known Member

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    A realistic looking flesh using a resin? I wouldn't have thought it would be possible. Fanstastic work.
  36. Chewie15

    Chewie15 Sr Member

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    It won't because I backed it with regular white resin when I was happy with the build-up of the clear...

    I do however think that would be cool with an E.T. statue for example... cast him in a translucent brown color and ad lights in the chest and tip on the finger :)

  37. Clutch

    Clutch Master Member

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    And you don't have any problem with air bubbles.?
  38. Rocketeer390

    Rocketeer390 Well-Known Member

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    Stunningly life-like. The transparency turns up the realism of a brilliant sculpt.

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