Monday, November 29, 2010

Clone Wars Stealth pilot progress update

Ok I have had to keep putting this aside off and on for a couple months now.I am so close to molding its not funny.Today I finished tweaking some stuff and did a final sand on most of the helmet. I primed it white to make the small imperfection easier to see. I am now using spot putty to fill in pin holes and other small imperfections.

Live Video feed from my shop

I added a live video feed from my shop last week and so far it seems to work pretty well.I do need to buy a better web cam though.Once I get my new shop done I plan on having a few cams in the shop showing different views and angles.
The player at the top of this blog is the video feed.If the Live text and red dot is showing all you have to do is hit the play button and the live feed will start.If you'd like to chat you can click the link below the video window and it will take you to my channel with chat included. I dont leave it on all the time so if the live red dot is not on that means I am currently not broadcasting.If you'd like to chat you can click the link below the video window and it will take you to my channel with chat included.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

More "Carol" Progress

Not a lot still a real rough sculpt but thought I'd post a pic anyway.

Making Of Clone Wars Gunner Helmet

So I got the Clone Wars character encyclopedia the other day and saw the clone gunner.I have seen this before but the nice clear picture in the book made me want to make it.So here it goes.What I did do is took one of my clone wars animated pilot helmets I sculpted and and cut off the dome because the rest of the helmet is a standard clone.

I then took strips of cardboard and hot glue gun and made a armature of the dome.I then covered any openings with duct tape so the bondo wouldn't drip through and started coating it with bondo. 

I then started fabricating the Mohawk/antenna using cardboard and a strip of styrene plastic. And then caoted with a light coat of bondo.

I started to shape the dome up more on the side and rough penciled in the raised detail areas that will be added on using more filler.In the next few pics you can see I have started to add in the raised sections.

And in the last pic Im an now working my way around the side and back adding in the indented circle details.

Thats it for now so far i have about 8-10 hours in this.I'll update more tomm.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Where The Wild Things Are "Carol"

Loved the live action movie and book when I was a kid .Finally watched it a few days ago and totally enjoyed the creatures.So I'm going to sculpt and build myself a Carol.It will be about 6th scale which If you saw the movie they were huge about 8 ft tall I'm guessing mine will be about 20+ inches tall which will be pretty good size.
I started my head armature like I did the animated Jabba sculpt using wadded up tinfoil coated in bondo.

I bought some 30mm glass eyes set them in using clay and now have begun to rough in the face using super sculpey polymer clay.Its a very early stage but this is about 30 minutes later.

Once I get the head roughed in Ill build a sculpting armature basically a wooden dowel mounted on a piece of 3/4" plywood. I will mount the head to this and build down.This will help support the sculpture.
Once the full sculpt is done Ill mold it and cast it in resin.I have already bought the fur and hair to add later once I am at that stage.