Sunday, July 31, 2011

Mcquarrie V2 Fett concept Helmet DONE!

I just finished this up finally and sprayed it with a epoxy primer which helps fill in any small scratches or blemishes and gives it a nice smooth exterior before molding.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

Mcquarrie V2 final stretch

This last whole week was miserable with the temps reaching into the high 90's low 100's with extreme humidity,so molding anything was pretty much out of the question.So I decided to really tweak the helmet even more than I had before.Here are some pics of it.The pics arent that great but whats new.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Mystic Video

Customer custom paint job

One of my customers did an awesome paint job on one of my Neyo helmets just wanted to share.Prob one of the wickedest custom paint jobs I've seen.

For the Ladies Season 4 clone wars female mando

I got this from a video posted on Entertainment weekly it was a comic con exclusive video shown at comic con. Nice looking helmet. I wouldnt mind doing it.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Blast from the past

Looking through some old Pics of stuff I did years ago I found this.Its a 1:1 baby ewok I did. I sculpted the head and molded it and hand haired it using craft fur and then for the body I used a cheap baby doll body I got from the dollar store.

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MQ Concept Fett helmet V2 progress

Got parts done and molded and pulled first set today they came out real nice and clean.Made some last minute changes to the helmet will do final sand  on those areas and start damming for molding.

Last minute changes made to the helmet: I filled in the forehead triangle and re did it mine was to short and squat,the new one is taller and skinnier like in the concept art. I also added the indent in the upper left cheek and the large circle and trapezoid to the left.The Gentle giant bust only has them on the right so that how I had it but I realized the concept art has them on both sides so I added them. Changes that will make the final piece better.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Let the wrinkling and swirling begin!

So I'm finally getting to the point with the Mystic head where I can begin to tool in the wrinkles and swirls patterns in the skin.This is very tedious but fun,once I get it to where I want it I'll gently take a cotton swab and smooth out any ragged high spots with some rubbing alcohol. For now I'm just making the furrows and swirls and Ill go in and define them afterwards.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Skygunbros Custom Creatures T-shirts

Making some T-shirts bearing the skygunbro name here is a pic and the link to take you to the shop to buy.

Skygunbros T's shop link

Mystic replica WIP

I was able to do a little more here are some progress pics.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Death to Jabba

Years ago I bought The Illusive Concepts Jabba Maquette and last year I put it in a box to store it until I had a better place for it well I took it out today and its basically ruined and rotting. The coating they used to seal it and make him look slimey has broken down and is all cracked,and underneath it is sticky and gooey.
Latex is a natural product and will rot over time but this I think is more the coating on the outside.

Here is what he used to look like:

Thursday, July 14, 2011

12" custom figure Complete!

Awhile back I got commissioned to do a 12" (16th) scale figure based off a drawing done by the customer.I cant remember and am to lazy to go back and look but I think I posted some early WIP on here. Anyway I was very happy how it came out and so was he which is a good thing.
I had to deviate away from the drawing in a few ways a tad,like the fingers I didnt have spread apart in fear of them breaking off easily if bumped and I slightly changed the position of the body so it would stand up on its own with out tipping over or having to make base.I used sculpture wire for the stem and vines so they wouldnt break.
The pics have a little flash wash out to them makes the skin tone look a lot lighter than it was and shows none of the shading I did.Anyway here is the original drawing and the finished figure.


The Chip-in donation I set up is doing awesome so far counting checks an money orders sent which dont reflect on the chip in balance its raised almost $26,000.00 in a bout a month so thats incredible.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

More Mystic WIP

Not much to report I did a little more when I got the new clay in, its really soft so I'm having to let some of the oils dry out of it before I use it.The lower jaw needs to be extended a bit as well.This is far from being done I'm sure I'll re do certain section several more times before its all said and done.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Mystic head

I am waiting for more clay to arrive so I didnt get much more done on it.I did make new eyes.I thought the old ones were to big so i reduced the size of the new ones about 15-20%.It made a huge difference and improvement.I also added a little more length to the tip of the snout.

Friday, July 1, 2011

The Dark Crystal 1:1 Replica Mystic head

One of my favorite all time childhood movies was The Dark Crystal,so as I was having a chat with a friend he said I should sculpt  a Mystic and Skeksis.
I started on this the other day its a tinfoil armature covered in bondo and Ill be using super sculpey clay as I feel i can achieve the small swirl patterns the best with the polymer clay.
I have lots of reference including measurements from a screen used one so Im going to try and replicate it to the best of my ability.
I have about an hour into it but ran out of clay so I ordered more should be in this coming week.Here is what I have so far,its basically the rough out no details yet.