Heath Ledger – Joker

Do not adjust your eyes, it actually is a toy and not the real thing!

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Produced by a company called Hot Toys and the head sculpted by one of their in-house sculptors called Yulli it’s one of the best sculpt likenesses I’ve seen of any person (and I’ve seen a few pretty damn good ones), I just wish I knew what she’d been drinking to get the sculpting super-powers.

Frank Miller – Batman

Since making those posts about the Tony Cipriano HVATV episodes a while back there have been many sculptors and pieces of work I’ve meant to mention and have just kept forgetting.

Seeing pics today of this finished Frank Miller ‘The Dark Knight Returns‘ Batman sculpt, by a guy called Thiago Provin reminded me.

As a big fan of the graphic novel I can’t help but be impressed with how well he’s managed to bring this to life, adding an extra dimension of realism, but without detracting from the original design. Click on his name or the pic to see bigger pics.

The Dark Knight Returns - Thiago Provin

As a way of making up for all the times I’ve missed mentioning great sculpts in the past I’ve added a new ‘Sculptors’ section to the links on the right, and will be adding more as I remember who I’ve missed off (and updating the Tony Cipriano one when I find one that works!).

The Watchmen

I missed The Watchmen on opening weekend due to illness, but having now seen it I’m glad I didn’t have to wait too long.

As a huge fan of the graphic novel (isn’t everyone?) I was a bit worried as to how it was going to turn out, especially hearing how the ending was going to be a little different and sections missing etc, but considering how close some sections were, and the changes not being as bad as I hoped (along with a really great job by the cast) I can live with it.

Lets just hope all of those cool extras on youtube etc are all going to be included on the dvd!

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Dr. Horrible – The Sculpt

I’ll assume anyone reading this knows who Dr. Horrible is (and if you don’t shame on you, either download it on iTunes immediately or if you’re in the US it’s out on DVD, and most certainly pay the official site a visit).

Either way, as I’ve finally started to try my hand at sculpting again I thought a sculpt of the Doc would be quite fun (I’ll also be making a Captain Hammer at some point too). Here’s how far I’ve gotten so far, most advanced sculpt I’ve attempted yet, and I think it nearly looks like him, but not sure how much better I’ll be able to make it. Will hopefully get around to making a full figure (or even action figure if I’m feeling brave) at some point.

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I’d buy that for a dollar!

Missile base on sale as ideal home

It is the ideal home for an aspiring James Bond villain, or an anxious survivalist seeking a refuge that can withstand an atomic bomb.

A former US intercontinental ballistic missile base – with a network of underground tunnels and silos, but no nuclear warheads – is on sale on eBay for $1.5m (£750,000, 1.06m euros).

Shame about the lack of missiles though, otherwise I’d be seriously interested in making an offer 😛

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