Un-Wicked Witch

Now this is something that I would usually have posted about whilst I was making it, but as it was a surprise birthday present for the other half I couldn’t.

She loves the book Wicked and as I also bought her a copy of the book, I thought it might be nice to try and make her a proper sculpt rather than one of the simple penguins I usually make. As the ‘witch’ is the hero (anti-hero?) of the book, I wanted to sculpt my fiancée as the witch and, although I’d actually given up trying to capture her likeness, in the end I’m actually quite pleased with how it turned out on that front, and think it manages to look something (if not completely) like her. I went for a slightly more comedy, friendly generic ‘be-witched’ style, and as I was only working on this when I was alone in the house didn’t manage to complete it to the standard I wanted or start painting it it’s still probably my best piece so far.

It’s roughly in 1/12 scale so if the witch was stood, she’d be about 6″ tall, and is about 5 1/2″ tall sitting from boot tip to the top of the hat.

Un-Wicked Witch Prototype Wolverine bust
Prototype Wolverine bust Prototype Wolverine bust

Robot Wars ++

Saw this over at Angry Zen Master he finds some of the coolest links and videos.

I’m just waiting for the boffins to invent ones which can use weapons, and this will be ‘proper’ robot wars.

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HVATV – Issue #2

The second instalment of Heroes Villains and Artists TV (the previous 2 were just separate parts of episode 1) is now up to watch, just hit the link on the right.

Make music, not Star Wars

Now we all know there are a million Star Wars parodies and edit/mashes out there, more bad than good on the whole, but I’d never seen this one till a few minutes ago and I laughed out loud when I watched it so, whichever category you think it comes under, I like it a lot, thanks Chris for the link.

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Encapsulating childhood…

…well some of mine at least.

Thanks James for sending me the link to this, what surprised/upset/amused me, was being able to guess what was about to appear before it did so often, if you’re a child of the late 70’s early 80’s and from the UK, I think you might have the same response to this as I did, watch with the sound on for full effect (don’t worry it’s safe for work, as long as they don’t mind a couple of classic tunes)

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Chocolate Wolverine

Not 100% sure yet if this is what this will be used for, but we had the idea of having chocolate lollipops on tables at my wedding as favours for the guests (if I’ve not already mentioned it here, I’m getting Married in May after a financially forced long engagement).

Rather than having some generic shop bought ones (which are perfectly acceptable of course and we might still end up going that route of this doesn’t work), we thought it might be fun to have some custom versions, and as we both like comics (well we both do now, sorry for turning you into a geek Snacky) and I’m learning to sculp/cast anyway, here is the work in progress for a prototype Wolverine bust lollipop.

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Figure is in 1/12th scale so about 7cm tall and 4.5cm wide at largest points.