Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Subscribe
  1. alienbuilder's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2014
    From
    Niedersachsen, Germany
    Messages
    319
    Jul 2, 2017, 1:40 PM - 1979 Alien Figure in Bronze #2 #1

    After some time I think I am going to start another little project finally...

    already made some preparations:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5657.JPG 
Views:	177 
Size:	3.43 MB 
ID:	740493
    Last edited by alienbuilder; Jul 5, 2017 at 1:28 PM.
  2. George's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 2014
    From
    The Marvel Universe
    Messages
    2,032
    Jul 3, 2017, 6:17 AM - Re: New Project.... #2

    Looks interesting,but haven't got a clue
  3. Ravenville's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2010
    Messages
    42
    Jul 3, 2017, 6:13 PM - Re: New Project.... #3

    Alien head?
  4. obiwan kowalski's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2012
    From
    Durham, NC
    Messages
    201
    Jul 4, 2017, 1:46 AM - Re: New Project.... #4

    has to be
  5. xenobiologist RPF Premium Member Leigh's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2011
    From
    Cambs, UK
    Messages
    1,739
    Jul 4, 2017, 11:51 AM - Re: New Project.... #5

    Liking the look of this so far
  6. Jul 4, 2017, 1:21 PM - Re: New Project.... #6

    I have to agree - kind of looks like the start of an Alien head! Anymore details you want to share?
  7. alienbuilder's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2014
    From
    Niedersachsen, Germany
    Messages
    319
    Jul 4, 2017, 4:28 PM - Re: New Project.... #7

    right, of course this will gonna be an alien sculpt again. I am planning to do another bronze cast, but this time a little bit more realistic using these curled wire technique. The first series back in 2010/11 was completely sculpted in wax, because I wanted to cast the prototype in bronze directly and was not sure if I would do an silicone mold. This time I definitely will, so I can use other materials than wax too. Anyway most of the sculpt will be wax I guess. this is because I have some experiences wit the material. more than these oil clay though.

    here s the dome so far with the white template inside.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1312.JPG.jpeg 
Views:	143 
Size:	390.3 KB 
ID:	741198Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1313.JPG.jpeg 
Views:	128 
Size:	399.1 KB 
ID:	741199Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1314.JPG.jpeg 
Views:	92 
Size:	377.9 KB 
ID:	741200

    the dome have a length of ca 12 cm. so this might become a little smaller figure than the first one.
  8. KGC's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2012
    From
    I live in Boston but I'm Italian :)
    Messages
    57
    Jul 5, 2017, 11:44 AM - Re: New Project.... #8

    Absolutely to follow Great!
  9. Jul 5, 2017, 11:44 AM - Re: New Project.... #9

    This going to be a really exciting undertaking. Do you have concept sketches of what your final Alien is going to look like, or are you kind of making it up as you go along?
  10. alienbuilder's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2014
    From
    Niedersachsen, Germany
    Messages
    319
    Jul 5, 2017, 1:33 PM - Re: 1979 Alien Figure in Bronze #2 #10

    I want do a position similar to the old mpc kit package:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.jpg 
Views:	54 
Size:	324.5 KB 
ID:	741459

    but if the silicone - mold / wax casting process go well, I hope do do other positions out of this master pose. made some good experiences with resculpting a wax cast before bronce cast with my first figure. the standing position is my favorite though, but the crouching alien from the promo pics is also very nice.
  11. alienbuilder's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2014
    From
    Niedersachsen, Germany
    Messages
    319
    Jul 17, 2017, 2:44 PM - Re: 1979 Alien Figure in Bronze #2 #11

    just a little progress:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5688.JPG 
Views:	53 
Size:	3.38 MB 
ID:	744791
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5689.JPG 
Views:	37 
Size:	4.94 MB 
ID:	744792

    but I upgraded an old bronze cast of the first sculpt last weekend. this was the second cast back in 2010:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	alien 2 Kopie.jpg 
Views:	72 
Size:	1.17 MB 
ID:	744794

    and here is the same figure after resculpting the dome a little bit and replacing the teeth with stainless steel teeth. not perfect but much better than before...

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5676 Kopie.JPG 
Views:	54 
Size:	5.03 MB 
ID:	744798
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5681 Kopie.JPG 
Views:	42 
Size:	944.9 KB 
ID:	744799
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5668 Kopie.JPG 
Views:	33 
Size:	4.04 MB 
ID:	744796
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5675 Kopie.JPG 
Views:	37 
Size:	597.6 KB 
ID:	744797
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5686 Kopie.JPG 
Views:	67 
Size:	440.8 KB 
ID:	744801
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5664 Kopie.JPG 
Views:	45 
Size:	5.68 MB 
ID:	744800

    reminds me a lot on this picture:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	tumblr_lfc28awvv01qa1o5zo1_500 Kopie.jpg 
Views:	47 
Size:	55.4 KB 
ID:	744802
    Last edited by alienbuilder; Jul 17, 2017 at 2:56 PM.
  12. alienbuilder's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2014
    From
    Niedersachsen, Germany
    Messages
    319
    Jul 31, 2017, 6:01 PM - Re: 1979 Alien Figure in Bronze #2 #12

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5694.JPG 
Views:	37 
Size:	6.13 MB 
ID:	748137
  13. alienbuilder's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2014
    From
    Niedersachsen, Germany
    Messages
    319
    Aug 1, 2017, 6:53 PM - Re: 1979 Alien Figure in Bronze #2 #13

    can only make minor progress these days. hope to have more time when fall is coming. anyway the shape of the head comes closer I think. not 100% accurate because of the number of rips on the big tube... on the other hand I am satisfied of how the shape of the lower tube is working.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5726 Kopie.JPG 
Views:	32 
Size:	745.5 KB 
ID:	748383

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5727 Kopie.JPG 
Views:	16 
Size:	769.2 KB 
ID:	748384

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5728 Kopie.JPG 
Views:	10 
Size:	741.1 KB 
ID:	748385

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5731 Kopie.JPG 
Views:	9 
Size:	731.3 KB 
ID:	748386

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5733 Kopie.JPG 
Views:	15 
Size:	749.8 KB 
ID:	748387

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5734 Kopie.JPG 
Views:	8 
Size:	828.9 KB 
ID:	748388

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5735 Kopie.JPG 
Views:	28 
Size:	807.9 KB 
ID:	748389
  14. CTStudio's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2017
    Messages
    12
    Aug 3, 2017, 9:52 PM - Re: 1979 Alien Figure in Bronze #2 #14

    Looks awesome!! Thanks for sharing
  15. alienbuilder's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2014
    From
    Niedersachsen, Germany
    Messages
    319
    Aug 9, 2017, 5:07 PM - Re: 1979 Alien Figure in Bronze #2 #15

    CTStudio said: View Post
    Looks awesome!! Thanks for sharing
    thank you!

    some updates. maybe I could finish the head next weekend....

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5736 Kopie.JPG 
Views:	28 
Size:	1.09 MB 
ID:	750497

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5737 Kopie.JPG 
Views:	20 
Size:	1.02 MB 
ID:	750498

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5738 Kopie.JPG 
Views:	27 
Size:	1.09 MB 
ID:	750502

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5739 Kopie.JPG 
Views:	23 
Size:	938.7 KB 
ID:	750503
  16. alienbuilder's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2014
    From
    Niedersachsen, Germany
    Messages
    319
    Aug 18, 2017, 1:22 PM - Re: 1979 Alien Figure in Bronze #2 #16

    nearly done with the wax head. just have to add the tendons... than I can start the body with legs.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5781 Kopie.JPG 
Views:	24 
Size:	4.50 MB 
ID:	752883

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5779 Kopie.JPG 
Views:	23 
Size:	2.36 MB 
ID:	752884

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5780 Kopie.JPG 
Views:	17 
Size:	2.41 MB 
ID:	752885

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5783 Kopie.JPG 
Views:	19 
Size:	2.26 MB 
ID:	752886

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5784 Kopie.JPG 
Views:	16 
Size:	2.25 MB 
ID:	752887

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5785 Kopie.JPG 
Views:	25 
Size:	2.43 MB 
ID:	752888
  17. daredevil665's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2013
    From
    Emilia Romagna Italy
    Messages
    514
    Aug 19, 2017, 9:13 AM - Re: 1979 Alien Figure in Bronze #2 #17

    Wow wow wow!
  18. alienbuilder's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2014
    From
    Niedersachsen, Germany
    Messages
    319
    Aug 20, 2017, 10:48 AM - Re: 1979 Alien Figure in Bronze #2 #18



    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5789 Kopie.JPG 
Views:	15 
Size:	1.73 MB 
ID:	753263

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5790 Kopie.JPG 
Views:	19 
Size:	1.89 MB 
ID:	753264

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5792 Kopie.JPG 
Views:	20 
Size:	1.68 MB 
ID:	753265

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5793 Kopie.JPG 
Views:	32 
Size:	1.71 MB 
ID:	753266

    starting the body next week...
  19. alienbuilder's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2014
    From
    Niedersachsen, Germany
    Messages
    319
    Sep 11, 2017, 5:57 AM - Re: 1979 Alien Figure in Bronze #2 #19

    I was lazy with this the last weeks but its going on now. some sculpting every evening. here s where I am so far with the body:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5829.JPG 
Views:	29 
Size:	4.02 MB 
ID:	758118

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5830.JPG 
Views:	22 
Size:	3.61 MB 
ID:	758120

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5831.JPG 
Views:	21 
Size:	3.50 MB 
ID:	758121

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5832.JPG 
Views:	19 
Size:	3.84 MB 
ID:	758122

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5833.JPG 
Views:	25 
Size:	3.55 MB 
ID:	758123

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5835.JPG 
Views:	19 
Size:	5.27 MB 
ID:	758124

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5836.JPG 
Views:	16 
Size:	5.33 MB 
ID:	758125

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5837.JPG 
Views:	18 
Size:	4.40 MB 
ID:	758126

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5838.JPG 
Views:	18 
Size:	5.58 MB 
ID:	758127
  20. alienbuilder's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2014
    From
    Niedersachsen, Germany
    Messages
    319
    Sep 21, 2017, 7:30 PM - Re: 1979 Alien Figure in Bronze #2 #20

    made some progress. lower body is nearly finished except some little details. maybe I can finish the ribs this weekend too.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5840.JPG 
Views:	17 
Size:	2.03 MB 
ID:	760385

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5841.JPG 
Views:	14 
Size:	3.49 MB 
ID:	760386

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5842.JPG 
Views:	13 
Size:	2.87 MB 
ID:	760387

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5843.JPG 
Views:	14 
Size:	2.67 MB 
ID:	760388

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5844.JPG 
Views:	20 
Size:	3.01 MB 
ID:	760389

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5845.JPG 
Views:	21 
Size:	3.28 MB 
ID:	760390
  21. Member Since
    Aug 2017
    Messages
    42
    Sep 22, 2017, 6:21 PM - Re: 1979 Alien Figure in Bronze #2 #21

    Really cool!
  22. alienbuilder's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2014
    From
    Niedersachsen, Germany
    Messages
    319
    Sep 26, 2017, 7:41 PM - Re: 1979 Alien Figure in Bronze #2 #22

    thanks.

    just still not much visible progress. all the little details are real time killer.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5847.JPG 
Views:	19 
Size:	626.3 KB 
ID:	761559

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5848.JPG 
Views:	12 
Size:	736.1 KB 
ID:	761560

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5851.JPG 
Views:	9 
Size:	752.5 KB 
ID:	761561

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5853.JPG 
Views:	11 
Size:	717.6 KB 
ID:	761562

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5856.JPG 
Views:	12 
Size:	619.2 KB 
ID:	761563

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5857.JPG 
Views:	11 
Size:	682.2 KB 
ID:	761564

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5858.JPG 
Views:	16 
Size:	690.5 KB 
ID:	761565

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5862.JPG 
Views:	17 
Size:	714.5 KB 
ID:	761566
  23. xenobiologist RPF Premium Member Leigh's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2011
    From
    Cambs, UK
    Messages
    1,739
    Sep 27, 2017, 10:00 AM - Re: 1979 Alien Figure in Bronze #2 #23

    Superb!
  24. daredevil665's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2013
    From
    Emilia Romagna Italy
    Messages
    514
    Oct 4, 2017, 9:03 AM - Re: 1979 Alien Figure in Bronze #2 #24

    Damn, you make me want to do it another !!! really well done!
  25. RPF Premium Member jess the pirate's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2014
    Messages
    64
    Oct 4, 2017, 7:13 PM - Re: 1979 Alien Figure in Bronze #2 #25

    This looks beautiful. I have wanted to do a full size head sculpt for ages, just gotta work out the logistics of making something so big in my tiny house!

Similar Threads

  1. BB-8 project
    jcsoup, Star Wars Costumes and Props
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Dec 19, 2016, 10:34 PM
  2. 1:6 Vader Project & Digital Scan project
    Too Much Garlic, General Modeling
    Replies: 146
    Last Post: Dec 7, 2014, 11:23 AM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: Dec 13, 2013, 6:40 PM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: Nov 14, 2011, 2:01 PM
  5. Project Arbiter: a film project my brother is helping with
    Trooper_trent, Entertainment and Movie Talk
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Apr 5, 2010, 8:01 PM