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Review Jacob Marley from Moon Devil Studios

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Nap, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. Nap A Fixture

    Hi everyone

    Posting this review on behalf PF member KEVIN DUNNE


    Following on from his Scrooge here : https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/scrooge-from-moon-devil-studio.180272/

    he has now purchased Jacob Marley image.gif

    Here's Kevin's look at it

    Jacob Marley Review

    This is my second purchase from John Dennets Moon Devil Studio and it, like Scrooge, is exceptional.John has, again, captured the face of Marley from the 1950s version of A Christmas Carol.

    The 1/5th scale bust comes in a blue?grey resin that is virtually clean up free and very smooth. The casting is crisp and detained and a 1 piece casting, you can get the brushes on it almost immediately.

    As shown, the bust comes with a base, standard to all Moon Devil pieces.

    Being a lazy, non-sculptor, I would have liked to see the heard scarf around Marley's visage as per the movie but will add it myself.

    Jeff Raum(face book) did a great job of adding the chains, scarf and wild hair.....see details from him below

    Will try to emulate his efforts.

    All in all...a very nice piece.

    John has extensive offering of movie characters , website is worth a look


    Prices are reasonable and service is terrific.


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    Here is a write up from Jeff Raum

    John's bust is inspired by Michael Hordern's 1951 portrayal in the Sims' classic film, but I wanted Dickens' original text to inform me how to paint the piece.

    I was a Broadway makeup artist when I lived in New York and thought, what if I had been the designer for the 1951 film.

    Here are some progress photos.

    I kept him all in shades of teal because I wanted to photograph him against a green background and wanted him to feel like he was translucent.

    I kept his eyes pale surrounded by dark to give that "death-cold" stare that Dickens described and give a little nod to Chaney's Phantom.

    I blacked out his teeth because, as Dickens describes, Scrooge can see right through Marley and see "the two buttons on his coat behind"........
    So that means Marley's ghost only preserves his outward appearance..... You can't see his innards.

    I've played Marley in about 8 different productions and I always black out my teeth....It gives him an otherworldly feel and makes my mouth appear larger when I drop my "jaw to my chest" when I remove my bandage.

    I cut up an old white wig to create the wispy hair, bristling, as Dickens described....colouring it with watered-down paint.

    The silk ribbon, used as his bandage and purchased at a bead store, covers the wig base.

    The chains were also purchased at the bead store, along with padlock and key charms.

    I haven't had time to look for his spectacles which should be "turned up on its ghostly forehead".

    I finally used Prismacolor pencils to add fine wrinkles around his eyes and mouth.

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    THANK YOU JEFF for the details and also to Kevin got the review

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  2. Henkm Well-Known Member

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  3. Nap A Fixture


    Cheers Henk as you say an interesting bust

    I have amended the link thanks for pointing it out

    Happy benchtime

    Henkm likes this.
  4. Gary_81 Active Member

    Thanks for the review. This really looks like it would be fun to paint and experiment with tones on.

  5. Kevindunne Active Member

    Great job...and a great inspiration.
  6. grasshopper A Fixture

    Excellent review...
  7. Noel Walker Active Member

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