I want to take this time and reply to the nice comments everyone has left me.
Glassman6: Thank you for your comments. I do love a good challenge. It helps to sharpen ones skills and force you to do something new and different. I know it is really a lot of work to sculpt an entire figure from scratch instead of just slapping on some sculpty parts on an existing figure, but the satisfaction you get when you step back and say "I made this!". Then the next thing you say, "OK, what’s next." That to me is the gratification from this hobby. I think it is no more different than the what the garage kit model makers must feel when they make their statues and sell them for hundreds of dollars each
. I have done a Resident Evil line for a small toy company here in Statesboro. Unfortunately, they did not get the license. I will post pictures soon. In addition, I will post the figures that I made over the years to show the progression of my skills. I have to warn you, some are down right hideous
Chewie: Thank for the input on the pod racers. I think Hasbro dropped the ball on these. I had a lot of fun making them. It reminds me of how ILM would have made the models for the film, kit bashed and all. As soon as Hasbro announces the pod racer two pack this year, you know I will already drawing up new vehicle plans for their pod racers.
Jesse James: Thanks for the kind words. I always liked the idea of cross media toy production. It kind of goes back to the day when I used to play with my Star Wars toys and my Battlestar Galactica figures. I think if you design your toys to match a popular line, then the chances of your toys will sell are better if you do not match the format. I wish I sill have my Battlestar figures
. The Tantive IV is not finished yet. It is over 3 1/2 feet long. It is big, but manageable, like the queen ship form episode 1.
Darth_Ennis: Thanks for the kind comments. I loved the over the top production design of the aliens. I never got to see the series as a hole, but from what shows I did see, I did like them enough for me to take interest. After Episode 1 came out, I thought these heads would make great senators or just back ground characters.
BrentS: Thanks for the comments. You know, I started out doing the same thing you all are doing, but with vintage figures. It was only natural that I progress to sculpting complete figures. You can too. With research and experimentation, you will advance your skills. As for the monstermaker clay, there is no curing involved. This clay is a wax/ oil base clay. It has the reverse properties of that of super sculpty. The colder it is, the harder it is, and vise versa. The point of this clay is to make a model and then make a mold of it to be replaced with some other medium (wax, plastic, ect...)
Thanks everyone for stopping by and I hope to continue to inspire and amaze you all in the future.