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WIP Critique Memorial Sculpt- Hanneman RIP

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by ChaosCossack, May 22, 2013.

  1. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Hey All

    After a month of living in the chaos of home renovation... I've been testing my new shipment of Magic Sculpt. I love this stuff!!!

    I chose to do a sculpt of Jeff Hanneman... Guitar player and co-founder of my favorite band... Slayer.
    Jeff passed away a couple of weeks ago of liver failure after a poisonous spider bite which developed into flesh eating disease... painful way to go.

    Slayer was started in '82 and have been the premiere Thrash Metal band ever since... pioneering fast, heavy, aggressive music, exploring the dark, violent side of human nature. Jeff once said about their music "If you want to get a good scare, you can go to a horror movie or put on a Slayer album and get the same effect". Having not missed a Slayer show since '83, I can say it's one of the most intense live music experiences you can ever see... The band is fast, loud and tight, the light show is enough to indece fits and the "Pit" is absolute chaos.

    For the sculpt, after surfing hundreds of pics, I chose a classic, aggressive "metal" stance. Working from the bottom up, I started with the Doc Martin boots and fatigue pants. The Docs will be Oxblood coloured and the pants will be painted in the grey/grey/black "urban camo" pattern. For the shirt, when I get to it, it'll be either a long sleeved T-shirt or Jeff's trademark Oakland Raiders jersey. The big challenge will be the hair... There is ALOT of it!!!! The guitar will be made like Lemmy's bass... lamenated polystrene sheets cut and sanded to shape.
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    Any advice or tips will be greatly appreciated... especially any thoughts on how to do laces for the boots... and hair :nailbiting:

    Thanx for looking in

    Colin

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  2. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    He is going to look awfuly out of place in your Borodino vignette! :happy: Nice start and glad you like the MS.

    Colin
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  3. pmfs A Fixture

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    Coming along nicely Colin.

    Pedro.
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  4. tiberius57 A Fixture

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    Nice start, Colin! It is a 54?
    Thrash Rocks!!!!!!!!!
    Cheers mate,
    Zeno
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  5. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Thanx Colin, Pedro and Zeno
    He is 75mm. I'm using another Maurice 75mm head from the spare head set. Face doesn't really matter because the flying hair will probably obscure most of it.
    He'd fit right in the Borodino dio... The mosh pit during "Raining Blood" is about as close as you can get to the scene in the Great Redoubt (minus the horseflesh of course)... :blackeye::dead:
    Any thoughts on how to create the bootlaces?

    Colin
  6. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Oh yeah, the MS is much more user friendly. Now I can actually practice sculpting rather than fighting with the material (y)
  7. Aveleira A Fixture

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    Another rocker!!! Looks great!! And there is a notorious improvement from your first guy!!!
    More practice and your gonna become a great sculptor ;)

    Regards
    Pedro
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  8. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    For laces and fine piping I usually use Duro rolled out very thin and applied on diluted white glue with a sewing pin. See, you still have a use for that crappy putty.

    Colin
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  9. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Thanx Pedro... Your compliment is making me blush... Hope I don't let you down my frieand

    Colin
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  10. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    I'll give it a shot... I do have alot of the other crap sitting around now... May as well use it for something. Most of it will probably end up in groundwork ;)

    Colin
  11. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Actually duro is great for buttons, medals, insignia, lacing, hussar frogging etc. Couldn't live without it for very limited jobs. You can roll/stretch it almost spider web fine so maybe of use for guitar strings too.

    Colin
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  12. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Thanx Colin... Hadn't thought about it for the strings. Have some copper strands inside a phone charger cord... can't be much thicker than a human hair. Might give the rolled out duro a shot though... I'll try just about anything once :whistle:
  13. Joe Hudson Well-Known Member

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    I use invisible thread for guitar strings. Here is an example on a 54mm.

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  14. Helm A Fixture

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    You could use the old favorite streched sprue for laces or strings or even fuse wire, not sure how it's going to scale for a 75mm though

    Steve
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  15. T50 A Fixture

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    Nice work so far!!!
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  16. Diegoff A Fixture

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    Nice work, Colin!
    Try Duro for the hair. I think is the best choice.
    Make some test before. You can glue a blob of Duro and stretch it with the aid of a blade or a needle. I found useful to soften this putty with some moderat heat.
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  17. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    You can also soften/smooth duro with liquid model glue.

    Colin
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  18. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Thanx Guys... These are all fantastic bits of advice. Gonna have to do some test runs to figure out which ones I can manage. When I did Lemmy's hair I used a 50/50 mix of Apoxie and Greenstuff and it worked OK but I found it kind of rubbery... It would stretch and retract as I tried to work it. Maybe less Greenstuff in the mix?

    Thanx again everyone

    Colin
  19. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Now that the house is more or less back in some kind of working order, I've been glued to the TV watching the NHL playoffs. But I try to keep a little ball of MS next to my seat so I can pick away at this sculpt and still watch some hockey... Boston v Chicago in the finals... GO BLACKHAWKS GO!!!!!

    Anyhow, the main sculpt is pretty much done minus bootlaces and of course HAIR... EEEK:nailbiting: The guitar is about 75% built and still needs the strap and wireless module.

    The shirt is a longsleeved jersey made of cotton (t-shirt material) and in all the subject pics its heavily wrinkled and folded, I tried to reproduce that effect and I think it turned out well in some spots and not so well in others... overall, I feel good about how it turned out. It's not perfect by any means but for what it's worth it's still only my second full sculpt from scratch and there is much room for improvement. You may notice, across the back, the upper left and mid to lower right are quite compressed and the areas around are quite pulled and twisted... this is caused by the guitar strap which runs from the left shoulder down to the right hip.
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    Any thoughts or critiques are definitely most welcome and most appreciated

    Thanx for looking in

    Colin
  20. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Question:
    As Jeff's hair is very long and he is in the action of thrashing about on stage, alot of the face will be covered by hair... Would I better to paint the head, face and upper body as it is above, then sculpt and paint the hair on after

    OR

    Continue sculpting the hair and prime and paint the whole thing as a single unit?

    This is the kind of effect I'll be trying to achieve-

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    Any thoughts or hints would be great... I need all the help I can get :arghh:

    Colin

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