WIP Adam West Display Bust

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  1. clayslinger

    clayslinger Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,

    Just wanted to show this work in progress.

    It is an Adam West display bust for the cowls we make.

    I'm "Youth-en-ising" a clay cast of a lifemask scan Adam had done back in the 90's.

    I should have the sculpture done by the weekend with any luck.

    Thanks for looking!

    Chuck...
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  2. MooCriket

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    Well done, looking very good! I watch the classic shows once a week. Still my favorite.
     
  3. James Kenobi 1138

    James Kenobi 1138 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Looking good, great likeness.
     
  4. kalissuperman

    kalissuperman Active Member

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    great work.
     
  5. CSMacLaren

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    Oh wow, amazing!
     
  6. coofunkcurly

    coofunkcurly Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very cool, Chuck. I have about 50 episodes on the PVR right now that I'm waiting to start watching with my son. :cool
     
  7. DrMcoy

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    bravo!
     
  8. Cyberman

    Cyberman Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very Nice... About time someone did one of these!:thumbsup
     
  9. samster27

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    Captured him perfectly...beautiful work.
     
  10. allosaur176

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    looks great, and awesome cowl!!! where did you get it??
     
  11. darthwhitey

    darthwhitey Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very cool and long overdue! :thumbsup

    Resin? Silicone? Glass eyes?

    Dumb question...is an accurate high quality cowl currently available?

    Thanks

    Brad
     
  12. WarPig

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    HOLY DEAD-RINGER, BATMAN!! Amazing!
     
  13. AlpineDarthMaul

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    Chuck! Amazing as always! Just genius to work with his life cast and go backwards! I'm dying cuz it would be awesome to get a copy of it, but it wouldn't be complete without one of your amazing cowls too!
     
  14. clayslinger

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    Thanks so much Guys!!

    Right now I'm thinking of a white or translucent hollow resin cast and a relatively inexpensive rigid foam for our cowl customers.

    I would love to do an edition in silicone eventually!

    Cowls are still available through our Etsy store.Replica 66 Batman Cowl by lynnewill on Etsy

    Hope to be done shortly!!!
    Chuck...
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  15. ecl

    ecl Sr Member

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    wonderful
     
  16. fettster

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    I like it!
     
  17. Cornfoot

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    Beautiful work!
     
  18. chanfan

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    That's just awesome! I would love to have a cast of this and then put the cowl on it! Perhaps a cool base with the batlogo! That would make one hell of a display piece!
     
  19. DrkMatter

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    That's just amazing! Well done!
     
  20. clayslinger

    clayslinger Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Guys!! :)
     
  21. xstoys

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    Beautiful work!:thumbsup
     
  22. Idlewild

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    I only have two words.......LOVE IT!
     
  23. clayslinger

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    Here he is , ready for his silicone bath.

    This has been a lot of fun and I'm glad I finally got around to him.

    Just in time for the real Adam West to get his star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood next week.

    One more off the list!!

    Thanks again Guys!!

    Chuck...

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  24. wannab

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    Oh man, this is brilliant!




    Doug
     
  25. dcarty

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    Nailed. It.

    Beautiful work Chuck!
     
  26. MightyTank

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    Amazing brother

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  27. wilysteve

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    Holy sculpted bust batman, thats awesome! The news that Adam West is getting a star I mean, the bust is pretty good too :lol Nice work :thumbsup
     
  28. clayslinger

    clayslinger Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Guys!
     
  29. clayslinger

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    Hi All,

    Quick update.

    Long story short, my platinum mold was inhibited by some mystery substance so I was only able to get this one foam cast out of my mushy mold.

    The good news is that the sculpture is fine and I'll remold with my tried and true tin silicone.

    This is a rigid foam with a 5 minute paint job.

    In spite of losing chunks here and there along with the mouth corners I'm pretty happy with the look.

    Anyway, back to the shop!!!
    Chuck...

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  30. MooCriket

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    Beautiful!
     
  31. mattkelly

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    Wow, that is GORGEOUS. I can just hear him doing lines from FAMILY GUY right now!
     
  32. gypsycatcha

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    Id love to own this. Awesome bust
     
  33. Leigh

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    Very Very nice!! (y)thumbsup:thumbsup
     
  34. darthwhitey

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    WOW, that looks really, really good.

    The accuracy is spot on to my eye!

    Can't wait to see this finished!
     
  35. mutronics

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    Yeap! Looks spot on to me as well! Great work!
     
  36. kdoty

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    This is fantastic!!! Great work!!!
     
  37. clayslinger

    clayslinger Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Guys!!!
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  38. clayslinger

    clayslinger Well-Known Member

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    Full steam ahead!!

    The first castings out of the mold.
    A rigid pre-primed foam and a translucent hollow cast resin.

    I inserted eyes into the resin piece this morning.

    FINALLY DONE!!!!

    Chuck...

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    Last edited: May 5, 2012
  39. nick daring

    nick daring Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That looks classy!

    Great work.

    Nick
     
  40. DarthFett

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    WOW!! Very impressive!!
     
  41. clayslinger

    clayslinger Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!!! :)
     
  42. CJ 617

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    That is amazing!!!! The likeness is spot on!!
     
  43. clayslinger

    clayslinger Well-Known Member

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    Thanks CJ!
     
  44. micdavis

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    Most excellent.
     
  45. clancampbell

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    Instantly recognizable!

    Rich
     
  46. Ghost Host

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    Wow really cool!
     
  47. wannab

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  48. clayslinger

    clayslinger Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Guys!!!

    This is more for a display for the real fabric cowl not a sculpture for the sake of sculpture like a statue.

    Most folks going for a realistic look are customizing the resin head with artificial eyes or using the foam in white like a Styrofoam head to make the cowl pop.
    The smooth eye gives the folks who want to paint the foam an opportunity to get a more realistic look as well.

    If everything was sculpted or if it was intended as a stand alone sculpture I would agree with you about the stylized eyes.

    Chuck...
     
  49. clayslinger

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    Hey Guys,

    I finally got a chance to paint one up for myself!! :)

    Here it is finished...

    Chuck...

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    Last edited: Nov 22, 2012
  50. DeathAdderBR

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    Fantastic!!! Mind Blowing!! Can you give me any tips on how did U do the skin textures? thank you very much!
     

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