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A BIG OPTIMUS PRIME

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    A BIG OPTIMUS PRIME

    Well the scaling is done, the sculpting starts in the morning.

    Total height is 44inches tall and for reference I put my Scorpinock on Primes' hip.




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    Re: A BIG OPTIMUS PRIME

    WOW! Nice. I cant wait to see more

    What is this? This is a thick paper or something else plz tell me

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    Hey Buxzzix

    Ir's actually a foam board. The same stuff used for backing mats and photos in picture frames... Really inexpensive, really great to use.

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    Re: A BIG OPTIMUS PRIME

    I have a MIB Optimus prime. G1.

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    TJDFett said: View Post
    I have a MIB Optimus prime. G1.
    No joke?? I just saw one sell at a local auction for 7k - no joke

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    IronManSculptor said: View Post
    No joke?? I just saw one sell at a local auction for 7k - no joke
    Not a MISB. I just a mint in box. It's been opened.

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    Yea this was sealed. It was a feat...

    Quick shot of Primes' nose / face layout... This will be interchangeable with a "guarded" face plate.
    Sorry for the ****** phone pic.. I need a card reader for my computer to get the pics off the camera - So it's the phone for now.

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    Just a couple of higher res pics






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    Looks good! What clay are you using?

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    Re: A BIG OPTIMUS PRIME

    Wow this is going to be cool! I'll be following this one. Great work so far! go. go . go!

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    Hey thanks everyone!!

    SUPERprops said: View Post
    Looks good! What clay are you using?
    I am using Chavant NSP (Non Sulphur Plasteline) Hard. The medium is what I normally use, but this stuff really hardens after you heat and let it cool down, and you can get some amazing detail with it. Very inexpensive also - 158.00 for a 40lb case.

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    Forgot to post these yesterday...


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    Nice! And I'm loving the Iron Man!

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    Thanks!! Yea that's War Machine's head on the left, Optimus in the middle and Iron Man on the right - Gonna try to do all three at one time... Should be one hell of a feat...

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    Hey, are you going to be selling any Iron Man helmets? Depending on the price I might want one.

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    Yea I'm actually waiting for the one I sent to my tech to come back with all the lights and screens. But if you're just wanting a shell, i can knock one out for you or any one else who'd be interested in one. PM me for more info.

    Just remember, Those in the pics, are the heads for the statues I am doing. I was going to wait for my tech to send me back the first faceplate I did, but I might just go ahead and knock out the shells like I said before and just let everyone do the tech themselves.

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    Quick update - only had a few minutes today to work on this - so I started the bridge of the nose, now I can cast and sand it, as the rest of the head will be scaled and based off this one part... Because all of the cuts are straight, I am using a blade more than tools, but I have to be honest, trying to sculpt the "damage" in there, like the dings, nicks and scrapes - it's tough...

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    Here's a tip (you may already know this): take a plastic bag , put it on the area you want to do the damage to, then use a tool to make a small scrach or dent, and when you take the bag off you should have a nice and clean mark.

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    Oh man that was the first thing I tried...

    For some reason, you can't do that with this clay; it just comes out looking like **** :-(

    Is there a specific trick you use?? Anything I do, unless I straight out sculpt it, doesn't work. Only downside for me with this clay. ::Shrugs::

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    I perfer to make a (for scars) a 45 degree cut, then with a soft but strong brush I brush it clean with baby powder.

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    I might have to try that... I''ll let ya know if it works - thanks for the lead...

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    Here's a good sculpting tutorial:

    pic heavy!!

    http://www.theeffectslab.com/forums/...ting+tutorials

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    Yea that was awesome - thanks :-)

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    Just knocked this little test piece out so I can get the rest of the face done...



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    OOH, what did you cast it in?

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