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 #20200  by BGR
 Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:37 pm
Hey guys working on a clay bust of Luke skywalker from A New Hope. Here it is so far, cheers for looking!
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 #20202  by oota goota
 Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:20 pm
yeah what bazzack said that's awesome nice one BGR I'll be watching this thread. What version of luke are you going to make?
 #20204  by BGR
 Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:13 am
oota goota wrote:yeah what bazzack said that's awesome nice one BGR I'll be watching this thread. What version of luke are you going to make?
Planning on doing his New Hope self wearing his initial Tatooine threads though I'm worried I've made him too old looking! Haha
 #20210  by badges2nz
 Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:21 pm
That is some really nice work there, will you be molding him and casting once done?
With that level of detail you could work for Weta or Sideshow.
 #20211  by oota goota
 Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:13 pm
BGR wrote:
oota goota wrote:yeah what bazzack said that's awesome nice one BGR I'll be watching this thread. What version of luke are you going to make?
Planning on doing his New Hope self wearing his initial Tatooine threads though I'm worried I've made him too old looking! Haha
ha ha yeah looks very rotj: longer hair perhaps? Looking forward to more pics!
 #20215  by BGR
 Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:02 am
badges2nz wrote:That is some really nice work there, will you be molding him and casting once done?
With that level of detail you could work for Weta or Sideshow.
Wow thanks man! I'm not sure I'm at that level yet but it's always been a dream of mine to work at Weta (I'm still a bit of a youngin).

Here's a few progress shots though. Very excited to get this done and all painted up on a professional level! Never molded or casted one of my sculptures before so rather clueless on how I'd do it and worried I'd end up ruining my sculpt haha.
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 #20219  by badges2nz
 Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:26 am
Wow thanks man! I'm not sure I'm at that level yet but it's always been a dream of mine to work at Weta (I'm still a bit of a youngin).

Here's a few progress shots though. Very excited to get this done and all painted up on a professional level! Never molded or casted one of my sculptures before so rather clueless on how I'd do it and worried I'd end up ruining my sculpt haha.
It doesn't matter how young or old you are, if you have the talent you could be used or use it to your advantage.
As far as molding is concerned there are a lot of people on this forum and others like it that could help you out with advice and how best to go about casting from your sculpt.
Using a silicone based molding rubber is quite easy once you have the technique mastered, perhaps practice on a couple of simpler parts to give it a go.
There is a company in Wellington that I get my molding rubber from and he is very reasonably priced for his kits, Trig instruments is the company.
He has a web site online and also is on trade me.
Nice progress so far on your sculpt. :)