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Topic: Holy Paint Job, Batman-it's the Terminator!! (life-size painted busts)  (Read 6812 times)
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« on: August 24, 2007 11:33:33 PM »

( I changed the title for a more descriptive one... Smiley Shout out to balkandina  Kiss )

 I *really* had NO idea where to post this!  Cheesy Cheesy

 I did not sculpt them. We (more like my husband), buy the rough casts (from the scuptors) and I sand it, fix the bubbles, shave the scraps, prime and paint them.

  I use airbrush for the skin and large areas and acrylic and pastels for the eyes, mouth and details... I'm loving working on those! I specially love doing the eyes...

Here are some pics of them...you can see more on my Flickr . <3

Both the Arnold and the Christopher Reeve are WIPs.

This is a Batman (Keaton) bust 1:1 scale. This one is finished. It was sculpted by the *amazing* Howard Senft...

Keaton's eyes:

This is a T3 (Arnold) bust 1:1 scale.  This is going to be a life-size statue. The head still needs hair, eyelashes and eyebrows (which will be hair, not painted).:

Arnold's eyes (sorry for the crap pic):

And my latest, Superman (Reeve). This is a CKing (great collector and project planner) project. This is still a WIP. Still needs some final coating. This will be a torso figure w/ costume.

Reeve's eyes still need many coatings, fake eyelashes and some minor tweaking:

Thank you so much for looking!  
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2007 11:46:39 PM »

Wow those are amazing!  Really, I'm in awe.  And I'm watching "Batman Begins" as I type so I am glad that made me click on your picture.  :-)

The eyes are especially life-like and convincing.

Do you keep them all when you are finished, or do you cater to collectors?  I think it seems like a really great hobby/profession.  Great work!

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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2007 11:52:31 PM »

 Thanks boogirl! Cheesy

 Yes, we keep 'em. My husband is a collector and I love painting them, so it all works out! Hahaha!!!

 I did get some questions about commission, but to be honest, I'm too chicken to do it.  Cheesy  I'm still being beat up by the airbrush and is a trial and error thing, so I'm afraid to risk other people's stuff.  Tongue

 Thanks again!

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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2007 12:08:14 AM »

wow, you did a great job!  they look very amazingly lifelike!   Shocked

« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2007 04:28:07 AM »

Holy priceless collection of superhuman simulacrum!

That's it - I'm hitting "This Rocks"

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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2007 06:21:20 AM »

These are amazingly lifelike.  Great job!  Are you planning on a room full of these? Because that would be awesome, especially if you made it your movie-watching room.  Smiley

P.S. - I loved Michael Keaton as Batman.  Smiley
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2007 10:10:43 AM »

omg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked  I am uberly impressed!
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« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2007 11:01:46 AM »

awesome job on the eyes!!  they look so lifelike

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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2007 11:43:18 AM »

Badass!! Do you make them for fun, or for work?

I've always thought that stuff like this is so awesome... in my city, there's a factory that makes all sorts of 'dark rides' (think like Haunted Mansion, or anything that takes you on a ride through some sort of 'other world') that I've been lucky enough to go through a few times. The process that goes into making representations like these is just so cool... and funky, too, especially if you're just doing them for fun. Smiley

Awesome. I love the detail of Ahnold's face... such a classic expression!

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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2007 02:33:07 AM »

Amazing!  Great job on all of them!

And just my two cents:  I rather like Arnold with no hair (I think bald guys are sexy!  MMMMMM   Grin)

I will trade my ephemera scans for your ephemera scans - please PM me if you are interested!
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