Do not adjust your eyes, it actually is a toy and not the real thing!
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.
A friend just sent me a link to Cat Shit One, which I hadn’t heard of before, but looks like it’s been around for a while in Manga form.
Think I might have to pick it up and see what the original’s like, not sure if I should be amused or horrified, but very very watchable, see the trailer below to see what I mean!
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.
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!).
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!
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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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 (Â£750,000, 1.06m euros).
Shame about the lack of missiles though, otherwise I’d be seriously interested in making an offer 😛
Saw this a few days ago over at Angry Zen Master and couldn’t not have it up here, I had mixed feelings when I heard they were making this film, but if the rest of it is like the trailer it could actually be pretty good.
Saw this old post a little while ago, about Jim Lee sketching on the back of a door in a comic store, which was recorded and later edited together and narrated by Jim Lee, but it looks like he only ever got as far as making parts 1 and 2. Continue reading “Jim Lee videos”
Episode #3 is here, or check out my favourite episodes on my Heroes, Villains and Artists page.
They also have these episodes available to download on their site