WIP Pirates Party

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by madeg, May 19, 2011.

  1. madeg Active Member

    PIRATES PARTY

    It’s been a while since my last posting .
    After the single figure a made last time ,my next project is a vignette with 3 pirates .
    The basic inspiration for this came from drawings I found on the internet . Beïng a Disney fan I came across some concept art from the well known Disney imagineer Marc Davis .
    He was the guy that got the order from Walt to design “something “with pirates . They had no idea what it wood become . Long before the franchise from Jerry ( loud movies ) Bruckenheimer “ Pirates of the Carribean “ ,the Pirates dark ride was huge popular with the visitors of DL . Making use of -in those days - high tech audio animatronics ,full size figures were moving making use of sound to synchronise the scenes .
    But back to the figures . The drawings and concept art I used to scratchbuild the scene did not make it into the final project .Davis made dozens of drawings and created the pirates world as we know it now .
    The scene is showing 3 pirates having a party with a lot of rum after a successful treasure hunt .
    Every figure is interacting with the other , therefore I had to build them up simultaneously.
    Figure 1 is shooting a hole in a barrel of rum ( he’s sitting on a barrel of gun powder ). The barrel of rum has 2 holes in it and is fixed to figure 2( that is drinking out of it ). The rum leaking from the barrel is captured by figure 3. As always I used magic sculpt, milliput and green stuff ( knetadine ) to create the figures .
    The acsessoires are from the scrapbox and from different manufacturers.
    The heads and some hands are from the Hornet range .
    The mannequins are home made from epoxy 2 compounds resin .
    The rum leaking from the barrel is made from a thin nylon thread covered with artificial water from the Vallejo range . The acrylic water will be colored with acryl transparent paint to give the rum effect .
    The scenery itself is a construction from Romeo Models in combination with stairs by Reality in Scale .
    The overall scale is 54mm .
    The painting will be done , using acrylics from Vallejo as basecoat and oils from W & N.
    Yo ho maties!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    PS: have you seen the 2 rats at the bottom of the stairs .

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    Mike Stevens, tbolt7, GARRY and 26 others like this.
  2. came Member

    Country:
    Italy
    I love it, it's too funny and you have made a great work
  3. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Fantastic work. I look forward to seeing this progress.
  4. marco55 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    With Pirates of the Caribbean coming out tomorrow Pirates are going to be hot again.
    Mark
  5. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I'm not a fan of pirates. But I think this is brilliant, made me smile anyway.
    Carl.
  6. redhorse Active Member

    Country:
    United-States

    My thoughts exactly. Great work!
  7. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Fantastic work Marc look forward to seeing it painted.



    Cheers David
  8. dArtagnan A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    Excellent sculptwork, Marc! Very nice composition!
    Wanna see this painted to,
    Eddy
  9. theBaron A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I love it, too, Marc! From your staging of the scene, to the very instructive in-progress pics of your sculpts, and thanks for including details on the materials, too.

    Prost!
    Brad
  10. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Excellent work Mark.
    Looking forward to your next posting.

    Marc
  11. amomfaretos Active Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Amazing work!!! Look forward for your painting!!

    Babis
  12. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Fascinating back story, thanks for the detailed info on the medium and excellent sculpting Marc (y)
    I'm anxious to see the painting also , thanks for sharing!
  13. Ferris A Fixture

    Well, that's a fun piece and brilliantly executed as well!

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  14. Elaphus Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    WOW !!!

    Fantastic, it is so funny, it is so great !!!
  15. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    This is what I call a truly creative work. It combines very well pre-existing elements, like the base scene, with others self-created.
    The composition is balanced and consistent. Even the rats reproduce by they way the human scene. Brilliant.

    http://www.mininet.tv/egminiatures.html
  16. Carlo Giovanni Member

    Country:
    Brazil
  17. Trep Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    AWESOME, wow, this is so cool
  18. Jeff Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Wonderful piece. My friend David did the pirate with the girl in the barrel a few years ago. He would love this. I need to send him a link to this.
  19. Jim Active Member

    I love the imagination of the work and I admire your talent. I'm looking forward to seeing it completed.
  20. Jazz A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Lovely work Marc. I have seen these animatronics in the flesh so to speak, in Orlando, Florida. Your smaller versions are delightful and I wish you could make them commercially so I could buy them. Unfortunately I bet Mr Disney would have something to say about that.

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