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My Michael Jackson Thriller Zombie Bust

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    My Michael Jackson Thriller Zombie Bust

    I was a big fan of the "Thriller" album, and went to his concert when I was 13. I attribute the "Thriller" video as being a part of my inspiration to get into costuming and props, so I thought it'd be fitting to do a tribute. I know it's not Star Wars but I thought you guys might be interested in what I was doing lately. Tell me what you think.


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    Re: My Michael Jackson Thriller Zombie Bust

    Wow DangerRuss, I always have been a great fan of your talent!

    This one is simply amazing!!!

    What did you make it of? Is it clay?

    Please show us more progress pics!
    Last edited by mmgraphics; Jul 26, 2009 at 9:46 AM. Reason: Mistyping

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    Re: My Michael Jackson Thriller Zombie Bust

    wow simply amazing!!:thumbup:thumbup:thumbup

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    Re: My Michael Jackson Thriller Zombie Bust

    Amazing is what I think! GREAT work, bro!

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    Re: My Michael Jackson Thriller Zombie Bust

    Wow! That's freakishly cool!

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    fantastic work DangerRuss...:thumbup

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    Holy Cow! that is amazing! you are one talented guy! im always in awe of everything you sculpt! amazing job!

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    Re: My Michael Jackson Thriller Zombie Bust

    mmgraphics said: View Post
    Wow DangerRuss, I always have been a great fan of your talent!

    This one is simply amazing!!!

    What did you make it of? Is it clay?

    Please show us more progress pics!
    It's sculpted out of klean klay, a really cheap super soft oil clay mainly used for clay walls for molds. Not actaully the best material to sculpt, but I had it around. It's so soft it's hard, or easy to tool, depending on how you look at it. I didn't take many progress pics to this point, but I will take more of the final tweaking and of the mold.

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    Re: My Michael Jackson Thriller Zombie Bust

    Thanks guys for all your comments, I love hearing feedback. I'm not entirely happy with the hair, still going to tweak the stile and texture, and if I'm still not satisfied I'll remove it for a wig option.

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    Re: My Michael Jackson Thriller Zombie Bust

    Progress pic. I made some subtle changes to the face and now I'm working on the hair. The hair is very tedious. Starting with some extruded strands and blending them in. Looks like speghetti righ now but hopefully it'll turn out good. Also going to distress the jacket.

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    Re: My Michael Jackson Thriller Zombie Bust

    Wow, that's simply amazing! You have a lot of talent my friend, four thumbs up!

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    Re: My Michael Jackson Thriller Zombie Bust

    That is creepy! Well done!

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    Re: My Michael Jackson Thriller Zombie Bust

    Unbelievable. Some of you guys scare me with your ability. Nice job.

    I know this is pretty general, but can you share any basic technique/pointers when working with clay?

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    Re: My Michael Jackson Thriller Zombie Bust

    ShocKWavE said: View Post
    Unbelievable. Some of you guys scare me with your ability. Nice job.

    I know this is pretty general, but can you share any basic technique/pointers when working with clay?
    practice, pratice, practice. Learn your tools, learn the clays, and how to soften them. Some clay can be microwaved to soften them up, others can be melted. You can work the surface with 3m citrus cleaner and alcohol. The clay I used in this one is very soft and not really a good tooling clay. And always have fun.

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    Wow, breath taking talent! :O

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    Re: My Michael Jackson Thriller Zombie Bust

    I may have posted in one of your other threads about the same comment? BUT...

    Dam man you have some skills bro!!
    I agree creep, but only coz you captured the look.

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    i can't wait to see this all finished and painted up!

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    Re: My Michael Jackson Thriller Zombie Bust

    More progress pics, working on jacket detail and hair.


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    Re: My Michael Jackson Thriller Zombie Bust

    Whoah! Russ, nice 'thrilling' work bro!!! Cuse the corny line but it is very very NICE! Awesome job! You have mad skills bro!!!

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    Re: My Michael Jackson Thriller Zombie Bust

    more progress pics. added slight skin texture.



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    Re: My Michael Jackson Thriller Zombie Bust

    Very awesome and you are extremely talented, but totally creeping me out!

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    Re: My Michael Jackson Thriller Zombie Bust

    Sculpture complete! I moved the ears up and redid the eyes. Ready to mold.


    My reference pic.

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    Re: My Michael Jackson Thriller Zombie Bust

    I just don't want that in my house...everytime I'd like at it, I'd think it's gonna cough Malaria into my face.

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    Re: My Michael Jackson Thriller Zombie Bust

    Progress pics of mold. Print coat of silicone applied. Collar was removed to be mold seperately.


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    Re: My Michael Jackson Thriller Zombie Bust

    Mold complete, looks good. Will order casting materials this week and hope to get the first castings this weekend. I'll be offering these for $200 plus shipping for raw castings, and $400 plus shipping for all painted up. Anyone interested please PM me. Thanks Russell

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