Thanks for the comments on the gorilla. I really enjoyed doing him. Evilivo - yeah...KitKat fingers! Thats me rushing & being lazy!! No excuse!
It's been months since my last post. Once again work has taken me away from home & my desk.....& my cat which means that i havent been able to do much more to the Dredd figure (since my last update) due to being a couple hundred miles away spending the last month or so crawling around on a dirty workshop floor getting hot & itchy moulding 60 grands worth of sports car. More details on that particular job to come in a future post. I've now been given a new job to do so i aint gonna be going home for at least another 2 weeks yet!
However, before being summoned to the capital i was able to sculpt the heads of the two perps as well as start refining Dredd's helmet & face. As i worked on the helmet the original face started to look a bit weird & wonky due to the slight snarl i'd given him so i basically ended up re-sculpting the face again & aged him a bit & have started to give him a more Greg Staples look.....i think!
As for the two perps: the head of the guy under Dredd's boot pretty much speaks for itself whereas with the other dude i decided to go for a bit of dark humour. So due to the fact that he's been essentialy beaten unconscious by a no nonsense Dredd he's not got too many teeth left & has a severely dislocated jaw, as well as a nice pair of impact related cracked goggles. Im toying with the idea of adding some gory, smashed teeth onto Dredd's Daystick when i get to making it.....but we'll see.
I've also started reworking parts of Dredds body as after sculpting two bodies for the perps i found myself being two bodies better......if that makes sense?! So i could see areas of Dredd that were not working that i hadnt noticed before. And thats about it really for Dredd at the moment so hopefuly when i get back home i can jump in & try & get him done before i die of old age! But then theres the slight problem of the fact that i also started work on a new sculpt of a Vindicare Assassin from Warhammer 40,000 based on some wicked artwork i first saw years ago & always wanted to make! But youre gonna have to wait for him.................
In the meantime check out the photos & also some footage i forgot i had. Listen carefuly & you'll hear me groan as i realise that as i rotate the turntable the armature standing in for the daystick is too close to the wall & is twisting Dredd's hand off! Oh well....he's still a work in progress so im not too precious at this stage & theres alot of manhandling to come yet!!
Take it easy & thanks for looking