Well it’s almost that time of year again, so I guess I’ll have another attempt at properly carving a Halloween pumpkin ‘a la’ the fantastic Ray Villafane.
I expect his site is getting loads of traffic as everyone checks his pumpkin carving tutorial nowadays, on how he makes such amazing sculptures out of a simple fruit (ok, vegetable if you prefer, but it has seeds, so technically it’s a fruit!), so if it’s down, try checking back later.
If I manage anything not too terrible I’ll post a few pics.
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.
I finally got round to finishing the Wolverine blank I mentioned in an earlier post, that I’m hoping to turn in to chocolate lollipops for my wedding.
I kept putting it off because it was taking a lot of work trying to get it all symmetrical, smoothed out and to the high level of finish that I wanted, but my fiancÃ©e reminded me that most people that will be seeing these aren’t comic fans and so won’t care if it looks like who it’s supposed to, or if the right and left sides of his costume match, and it’s only likely to last about three seconds after it’s discovered that they’re made out of chocolate before someone bites the head off anyway, so as she was happy with it I decided to leave him asymmetrical and call him finished.
For a bit of variation, I knocked out an equally asymmetrical Spider-Man (black suit so I didn’t have to try and sculpt the webs 😛 ), the texture looks a little weird on him, as I ran out of primer mid spray.
Figures are in 1/12th scale.
I decided to make an original and collectable style toy for my girlfriends birthday as a unique gift and it also gave me an excuse to put everything I’d learned in my First and Second attempts into practice.
The full process (if not as detailed as my first two experiments) can be found either through my Toy Making Page or directly here