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Sculpting & Modelling Showcase / Re: Stuff I'm working on
« Last post by JamesTheSculptor on March 10, 2018, 01:38:20 PM »

I really really enjoyed Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts, the latest Doctor Who companion and think that she might well be my favourite. She has a wonderfully expression face with superb eyebrows and I knew I wanted to try her again after my first attempt which didn't quite tick the box for me.
This one works much better in my opinion, even if the shoulders and torso are a little underwhelming.


Bit of fun this one. Kenneth Branagh as Hercule Poirot from his lavish if a bit dull version of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express.
I kind of lost steam on this one and left it as I felt it wasn't going in the right direction, but in hindsight I think its rather fun and has a lot of his energy in it.


I adored the third series of Twin Peaks and couldn't think of anything else whilst it was on, and I really wanted to make something to mark it's end and people who have watched it will know what this represents.
Sheryl Lee as Laura Palmer.
Or is it.


David Bradley as the First Doctor Who as he appeared in Peter Capaldi's final outing as the Twelfth Doctor.
I think this piece came out extremely well, and like the Millie Bobby Brown piece, could well be one of my favourite sculptures I've ever made.
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Sculpting & Modelling Showcase / Re: Stuff I'm working on
« Last post by JamesTheSculptor on March 10, 2018, 01:32:11 PM »

And now we move on to what may well be one of my favourite pieces I have ever made.
Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven/Jane from the second series of Stranger Things.
This was an exhausting piece to make because I had already tried a version of her just before this and it did not work at all and gave me a great feeling of disappointment. So I approached it from a different angle and tried a different look and this is what happened.
The main problem came from the fact she is so young and so has no great distinguishing features to hook on to, but I think I caught something of her and I'm extremely happy with it, and how it photographed.


Next up was a decided shift down in scale.
As previously mentioned somewhere in this thread, I am a huge fan of John Le Carre and really love the film adaptation of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold starring Richard Burton, and Burton is one of my favourite actors, so I thought it was a good excuse to try something different.
For sense of scale, here it is next to a 1 coin.
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Sculpting & Modelling Showcase / Re: Stuff I'm working on
« Last post by JamesTheSculptor on March 10, 2018, 01:27:06 PM »
So! I've been away for a while, for one reason or another! But I haven't been idle.
I had another commission from the guy who asked me to make a couple Lou Reed pieces, this time it was a David Bowie, which was a huge bit of fun as someone who's sculpted him many times.
This time it was Bowie as he appeared in the video for Blackstar, and something I had planned to make before he sadly passed.
The guy seemed very happy with it, and so am I
I hope you are too!


One detail that at the time bugged me a little was the fact that the guy who commissioned me has a Bowie sculpture in his collection which is a large interpretation of the Diamond Dogs album cover (Half man-half dog Bowie), now this sculpture is imposing and large and in a nice glass case, the guy said he knows a guy who knows Bowie and sent a picture of the model to the man himself (Getting "the ****'s too small) as an official response from Bowie.
At the time it bugged me that if only this guy had found me sooner my work might have even been seen by Bowie himself!
Since then, I've jokingly said this and the guy has said "Oh yes, he'd have seen it" which makes me feel rather content, that it would have happened, and I no doubt would have got a great esoteric verdict on my work.
Oh well. You have to take the positives when you can get them!

Next.

Bit of a sketch really. I was working on a sculpt of Harrison Ford in his more frazzled bearded state but never found the energy to complete it. I think it works though.


I'm a huge fan of the Doctor Who actor Jon Pertwee, and as such really love the work of his son Sean who has a strikingly similar face and voice.
I've always meant to sculpt Sean and finally found some time to do it.
I think it came out rather well- as did Sean himself, who shared it on his Instagram and made a joke about how they'd found the heads of the Elgin marbles statues.


And as if by coincidence, here is my latest sculpted attempt at Gillian Anderson. This time as her character Magda from Agatha Christie's Crooked House.
It came together nicely, and definitely a more solid step in the right direction in terms of getting her likeness, but a long way to go yet.
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Sculpting & Modelling Showcase / Re: Stuff I'm working on
« Last post by JamesTheSculptor on March 10, 2018, 01:15:08 PM »
Hi, James, i watched your animation about the war, it was great i liked the grandpa, the chair you made and the aerial shots of
the planes, also the mini music box was great.

Your above sculpt of gillian anderson is superb, i'm a bix xfiles fan :)

Hi Ian, thank you very much. I haven't animated in a long time. I still have ideas and thoughts, but my heart is now in straight forward sculpting and radio stuff. One day I'll get back to animation!
I'm very glad you liked Mr Prigley, it seems very popular even now! Funnily enough the bits you mention are bits I pretty much had no hand in beyond designing and building. I made the character of Mr Prigley myself, the chair was made by a member of the team working on the film, and the arial shots of the planes were designed by another team member- but actually yeah, the box was me primarily. A real team effort, and I'm glad everyone got noticed!

I'm extremely glad you like the sculpt of Gillian Anderson. She has a face that I still feel I haven't properly captured yet and I know I will return to her very soon.

Thanks again!
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Beads & Jewellery Showcase / Re: Beads and jewellery showcase June 17
« Last post by Carrie on February 19, 2018, 08:26:51 AM »
Thank you, Ian  :)
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Beads & Jewellery Showcase / Re: Beads and jewellery showcase June 17
« Last post by ian harding on February 02, 2018, 08:30:37 PM »
Hi, Carrie, i love your cuffs you have made, the designs are wonderful, amazing and the patterns are so eye catching :)
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Sculpting & Modelling Showcase / Re: Stuff I'm working on
« Last post by ian harding on February 02, 2018, 08:27:50 PM »
Hi Ian, thank you!

Your work is so charming and you've put so much work into everything. Wonderful.
I actually studied animation for four years and stop motion was very much my thing.
Unfortunately it's not really for me these days, but given the time and equipment etc, I would love to get back into it with an idea I have.

My little student films are here if you fancy a look!
https://vimeo.com/gingered


Hi, James, i watched your animation about the war, it was great i liked the grandpa, the chair you made and the aerial shots of
the planes, also the mini music box was great.

Your above sculpt of gillian anderson is superb, i'm a bix xfiles fan :)
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Hi, all

My Fimo, characters zey and dylan have new stitched sci-fi outfits sitting in a hand made
sci-fi spaceship, also there is an evil robot, the works is for the upcoming film this summer
called 'Who's playing the game'.

What do you think?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hH6RUR4zf4
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General Chit Chat / New Year, goodbye Aussie flu.
« Last post by Beadbug on January 17, 2018, 10:16:44 PM »
Though its on its way out now I've had this special little gift from the antipodes for a fortnight now so I'm just starting to feel almost human again. Thankfully I had my flu jab in October so had a little protection from the worst of it. Anyway before the flu I had bought some porcelain paint to try on the clay and to see if it was suitable for my imitation 'stone', so we'll see how that goes. Was trying out some mandala painting pre-flu so fancy having another go at that when I feel a bit better, I'm not in the right headspace to be creative yet. Hope you all had a great holiday over Xmas and new year.
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Polymer Clay Tools / Re: Halogen Oven
« Last post by FranOnTheEdge on December 30, 2017, 04:09:47 PM »
Thanks for keeping this thread available. I am currently looking to buy a new small oven, and needed to know if I could cook polyclay in a halogen oven.
This thread not only answers that but it seems to be saying that a halogen oven could be more temperature reliable too.
Yes?
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