I have not posted here for a while so I thought I will update you all with 2 finished sculpted figures. Here is the first one, the Alien Thug 3 wax sculpt.
I am really proud of how it turned out. I finished this one on 31-DEC-06. Here is the breakdown on how he was made. I did a clay impression mold of the POTF2 Klatuu head and hands and the vintage Wooof helmet. I made a one time resin cast of these parts and used supper sculpty to fill in any gaps between the the face and the helmet. I also made sure that the head was ball-jointed to match the current Saga line. The rest of the body was sculpted. I then made a mold of the body and of the head (not the hands) and made a wax cast. From here I tooled the 12 points of articulation. I did an extensive study of the Saga design figures to make sure I had the articulation correct. After I had the articulation down, then I refined the details. I use this technique for the Alien Thug 2 as well. I got a lot of pics of him and I am also following my friend Sith_Fire30 photo method and bring you grey scale images to help bring the details out more. So enjoy the pics and let me know what you think.
Up next is the Alien Thug 2. I accually would have finished him earlier today if it wasn't for the errors I caught in the sculpt. It so happens that I was watching the ROTJ DVD looking up reference material for Alien Thug 1 when I caught the jacket details on Thug 2 were wrong. I had to change the jacket, shoulder sleeves and collor. I am glad I took the time to do this now or it would have bugged me later on. In addition to the costume rework, I touched up the head by accenting the skin folds and vines, deffine the eyes, correct the details that were missing from the POTF2 head and cleaned up excess wax between the bandana and the back of the head. The head has alot more freedom to move compared to the POTF2 model. Now for the part that you all are waiting for, the pictures.
And as I did for the Alien Thug 3, here are some Grey Scale pics to help show off the details.
I might do some more tweaking here and there as I spot stuff I missed, (taking pictures help me look at my sculpts differently and I can spot things I want to fix after studing the photos) also feed back from you all help me to find those things I missed. But overall, I am happy with the way it turned. I have one more left to touch up now so it is back to work. See you all later.