Yoda 1:1 buildup

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  1. natty15d

    natty15d Well-Known Member

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    The other week i desperately needed a break from a few projects that had been ongoing for some time.
    I really needed a a project where i would see some quick results so i dug out the yoda kit i bought a couple of years ago.

    The head was slush cast in polyurethane resin & was VERY thick in places.
    Took an hour or so to sand out the eyes and shape them inside to take the eyeballs.
    Then the ears were superglued in place, then drilled & pinned. The joint between the ears & the head was then filled with milliput & blended in.
    There was also a bit of a seam line on the back of the head from the mold so that was partially sanded down & then filled & blended with milliput.

    The head has been sprayed with automotive acrylic filler primer & is curing for a week or so before i start painting.
    Im going to make some hands & feet for the little guy as well and attempt to make a posable version. you can just see the wire armatures in the bottom left of the pic. The hands and feet have been scaled to match the size of the sculpt from refference pics to keep it all in scale.
     
  2. lesternessman

    lesternessman Well-Known Member

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    looking good...
     
  3. PHArchivist

    PHArchivist Master Member

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    I can assure you that -- with the correct green -- that yellow ocher color basecoat will work phenomenally...
     
  4. natty15d

    natty15d Well-Known Member

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    thats what i was thinking too as the yodas that have been displayed are starting to peel and you can see a very similar shade under the green.

    This is going to be a bit of trial & error on the painting though as ive never painted a 1:1 piece before.

    Nathan :)
     
  5. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    Good luck with it. Looking forward to seeing the end results. :D
     
  6. natty15d

    natty15d Well-Known Member

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    latest update.

    using the few refference pics that are avaliable for Yodas screen used hands i scaled the originals to match the size of the Yoda head sculpt.

    the hands are being sculpted in clay with a wire armature.
    so far the left hand has been sculpted to be proportionatly correct and will be refined and detailed once the right hand is in the same state.
     
  7. bwize

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    Fantastic job so far. The hands are looking great as well and I can't wait to see them further refined. Your sculpting skills are immpressive. R U going to have a cloth robe set made for him?
     
  8. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    WOW Nathan...you´re inspiring me :)

    I won a CKING Yoda with custom hands and feet about two weeks ago and started working on it. My kits feet look good but the hands are a bit oversized IMO.

    I´ll be on vacation for the next 3-4 weeks but will get back to my Yoda after it. Hope to get some input and profit from your experiences my friend ;)

    Later, Markus
     
  9. natty15d

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    the hands have been shaped and the nails added.

    came up with a cheep way of making the nails.
    Used some plastic spoons, drew on the outline of the nail, trimmed it to shape with a Nibbler and sanded the edges. ill add texture to the nails later

    the hands are having viens added and im starting to attempt to texturise the skin.

    Also temporarily installed eyes into the bust, the eyeless sockets were freakin me out LOL
     
  10. fettster

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    lookin good there mate
     
  11. bwize

    bwize Well-Known Member

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    Man, this is looking great. What a ingenious way to fabricate the nails. The hands are looking awesome. It is looking more and more like our "Little green friend :angry " everyday.
     
  12. natty15d

    natty15d Well-Known Member

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    the little guys almost finished now

    since taking the pics i have weathered the nails, the outer robe and started to redo the canes handle. also redid the flute, had to repostion the hoops on the side, reapint it copper, weather and patina it and add a thin leather cord.

    need to weather down the inner robe as well

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  13. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I said it once, I say it twice...that is one MIGHTY FINE buildup of a CKING Yoda.
    You´ve captured a lot of details and the paintjob looks incredible.

    AWESOME WORK Nathan :):thumbsup

    Markus
     
  14. Too Much Garlic

    Too Much Garlic Master Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(natty15d @ Oct 12 2006, 04:23 PM) [snapback]1336707[/snapback]</div>
    I really like this picture. Almost looks like he's just made a joke and is chuckling over it...
     
  15. Gigatron

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    <div class='quotetop'>(NoHumorMan @ Oct 12 2006, 04:06 PM) [snapback]1336771[/snapback]</div>
    I really like this picture. Almost looks like he's just made a joke and is chuckling over it...
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    Maybe he just pooped in Luke's lunch pail :lol

    -Fred
     
  16. Cyberman

    Cyberman Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That looks sweet :D

    Well done Nathan.

    Cyb.
     
  17. frightzone_4_you

    frightzone_4_you Well-Known Member

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    :thumbsup :thumbsup
     
  18. VashDstampede

    VashDstampede Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    :thumbsup Excellent job... I want one :love
    Very inventive on the nails, I used those long costume fingernails I found at a costume shop and used them as a base to sculpt on.
    Again, this is a beautiful piece :thumbsup

    Ely
     
  19. VashDstampede

    VashDstampede Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Double post. :unsure
     
  20. STEVE THE SWEDE

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    Great work Nathan, you did a fantastic job. We need more pics though. :)

    Cheers,

    Steve.
     
  21. Howard

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    Looks like he has a smirk on his face as he didn't wipe his feet on the doormat. :)

    Nathan, that's stunning work.
    I agree with STS - more pictures please.

    Howard.
     
  22. fettster

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    looks great, love the pose
     
  23. natty15d

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    thanks for the kind words

    heres the little guy fully weathered, ripped robe and new cane

    ill take better pics this weekend.
     
  24. ob1al

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    <div class='quotetop'>(natty15d @ Oct 25 2006, 10:27 AM) [snapback]1344453[/snapback]</div>
    Very nice - its a great idea to display him in the detolf unit, I think I'll copy that idea to display mine. :)
     
  25. Cyberman

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    I think I'll be popping out to Ikea this week to get a nice unit like that to display my Star Wars Artifacts and replicas. Looks great the weathering on the robe :)

    Cyb.
     
  26. kurtyboy

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    Wow Nathan. The colors really remind me of the ESB Yoda that has been seen at the exhibitions. :eek
     

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