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Secret Santa DESTRO p. 144

Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:21 am

Snake-eyes
Modern Taskmaster
Dreadknight
Dr. Bong
Firefly
Spot
Stormtrooper
Darkhawk
Marauder
Zzzax
Serpentor
Roadblock
LivingMummy
B.A.T
Electro
Scrap-Iron
Noh-varr
Captain Britain
Under Siege era Wasp
Death's Head
Composite Superman
Penance
Slapstick
Mr. Scarypants
Tigra
He-man
Meatloaf of Darkness
The Crow
Nemesis Enforcer
Cobra -La royal Guard
Golobulous
Piffy and Grant
Destro and Iron Grenadier Destro
King Cobra
Burger of Britain
Terror inc.
Pale man
Pancake of depression
Jailer
Champion
Superman
Jason Voorhees
Zartan
25thanniversary Steel Brigade Trooper
Snake-eyes commando
Foolkiller
Sushi of Seduction
Skeletor
Classic Ghost Rider
Ruby Thursday
Namor
Bones Justice
Meatloaf of Darkness v2
Sunfire and Thunderbird
Classic Iron Man
Snake Eyes V3
Tatertot of Decimation, Macaroni of Epiphanies, Mango of Christianity
Anole
Spider-man
Storm Shadow
Arm Fall Off Boy
Gladiator
Heckler
Shock Trooper 11
Cranio
Captain Carrot
Baby Etrigan
Classic Owlman
Classic Power Ring
Modern Owlman
Razorback
Dutch
Classic Ultraman
Dex-star, Rage Kitty
Flex Mentallo
Classic Johnny Quick
Galaxy Rangers
Cassie Batgirl
Manhunter
Wild Dog
Superwoman
SeventhKingdomBuck
Pig-Iron
SA Batman
Casey Jones
Captain Kidd, Zozo
Madcap
Frightface
Zebra Batman
Thunderbolts
Safari Jacket Wonder-Man
Vartox
Iron Man 2020
Safari Jacket Wonder Man Jacket revamp
Supernova
Sgt. Rock
Captain America
Beyonder
Twisted Myths
Contest of Champion heroes
She-Hulk
Superpro
Red Skull
Quantum and Woody and Goat
X3Jean Grey
Rocket Raccoon
Jonah Hex
Blue Lantern Flash
Brother Warth
Alley Kat Abra Yankee Poodle
Ragdoll
Red and Blue Hals
Arkkis, Soranik, Star Sapphire
Death Adder
Krypto
Hypno Hustler
GI Robot
Toyman, Bizarro head










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So here is one of my favorite characters, Gladiator, in Sculpey. Yes, his mohawk is crooked.

Sorry for the lackluster quality of the pictures, my camera is badly outdated. Hopefully the detail is enough so you can see what I was trying to accomplish:


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Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:17 am

missed this yesterday - there's too many people posting here now ;-)

I think overall the bust looks fine. there's kind of a hazy area between the pecs and abs which could use something. I'm impressed that you were able to capture the features that you did in the head, but it's not looking overly "Gladiatorly" to me. the eyes may be too sleepy, or it could be the shape of the brow or forehead.

WIP shots might help diagnose it better. here's a WIP thread which I find pretty illustrative. I used it to do one head sculpt, which turned out pretty ugly. keep doing it, and you'll get better (as my wife points out all the time).

http://www.planetfigure.com/forums/inde ... topic=4656
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Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:41 am

Thanks, Samuron. I agree with everything you pointed out. The link (great link, by the way) you provided looks like it might help some of my face sculpt problems.
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Wed Mar 29, 2006 3:37 am

Hey man-thing,

Gladiator is really great for a first time bust.

The body, excellent job on the muscle structure, the sculpt looks powerful and strong just like the character is.

The cape is really nice, with a flow like fabric.

I know from first hand experience how hard face sculpts are, and for this being your 2nd one it is very good. Everything lines up nicely on the face, eyes, nose, chin, jaw line. The only critiques are that I can't see his ears, I think the eye brows are a tad too bushy, I'd file 'em down and repaint, the mouth is a bit small, you could file it down and resculpt over it, and the Mohawk is off center, add a little more sculpt to the right side to even it out.

That's it, other then that I think this a some really excellent sculpt work :D

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Thu Mar 30, 2006 12:05 am

Thanks for the commments and compliments, Rom. Good advice all around.
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Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:07 am

Wolverine, thanks for the critiques. I didn't use any reference, which was probably kind of stupid in hindsight. And don't worry about being harsh, I welcome hard criticism while I'm in the learning stages. You've all helped immensely and hopefully it will show in my next one.
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Sat Apr 01, 2006 9:24 pm

Okay, second bust, I'm ever optimistic that I'm improving. I went for unmasked cap to work on my head sculpting, which is (hopefully) getting better, a long way from perfect. Cap's chain mail almost drove me insane, bit by bit by bit. I'm beginning to think Sculpey was created by the devil. Thanks for looking, critiques welcome.






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Sat Apr 01, 2006 9:39 pm

Face looks alot tighter than Gladiators, nice.
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Sat Apr 01, 2006 11:04 pm

i think youve made some pretty visable progress.
youre also choosing some tough things to sculpt. i hope you realize thats a great place to be on the learning curve.
the eyes and the eyebrows dont match, and the ears need to extend lower and sit lower on his face.
the chin the neck, the scales look awesome.
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Sun Apr 02, 2006 12:49 am

Sculpting is so hard for me, so these are very impressive. Especially Cap's chain mail. Great job.
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Sun Apr 02, 2006 1:55 am

I can see definite improvement. What scale are you working at?
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Sun Apr 02, 2006 3:15 am

Modelcitizen, Hokey, Akatsuki, Matthew, thanks for the comments, guys.

Matthew--Gladiator and Cap both ended up at about Three and three quarter inches tall, (included mohawk in Gladiator's measurements, so he was technically shorter).
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Sun Apr 02, 2006 4:32 am

Those are some very unique and impressive first attempts at sculpture, I think your improvements since Gladiator to Cap are notable, and at that scale, a major accomplishment.

I'd suggest some clear musculature references (maybe a variety of body types) to help you get on your way with the build, it'll be very useful. As of now, both are suffering from Liefeldian-ism, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but needs to be stopped early before you get locked into it.

Also, I know you're probably planning a shield or something with that arm at Cap's side, but it isn't going to help at all in a bust format. It'll be a distraction from what should be the most important part of choosing to make a bust: the profile.

Hope to see more from you, you've got a bright future ahead if you keep up the good progress!
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Sun Apr 02, 2006 8:11 am

as most said, huge improvement from gladiator..i like the crew cut on cap and i know you will retouch the star on his chest.. great job..

as far as i know, you,kirk and robokillah are the only ones who've posted their busts and these very difficult to do and definitly an achievement..

kudos!
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Sun Apr 02, 2006 3:29 pm

The detail on Cap's chainmail is great. I hate sculpting faces, never been any good at it myself, but you've done a great job, especially considering your relative newcomeryness (it's a word now) to sculpting and the small scale you're working to.
So for what my opinion's worth, I think they look good. :D

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