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 Post subject: Vader Sculpture
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:18 pm 
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Hi everyone, my name is David! :wink: I apologize in advance for my terrible English! From an early age my hero was Darth Vader, so my passion led me to try to sculpt the face of my favorite characters! this is my first time I sculpt something, it's just a test to see if I can do it! I created an armor to support the sculpture by inserting aluminum paper and cardboard inside a Rubies helmet, to try to give it a more or less correct measure and save on the plasticine! I'm using a product called plaxstin, of medium hardness that does not harden, and to sculpt I use my hands and some tools that I stole from my mother in the kitchen! For the shape I'm relying on photos and screen from the ESB film, but I'm not sure of the result, so I wanted to ask if anyone knows the original helmet size! I would be interested in the width and height of the triangle of the snout, and maybe the width and height of the nose measured inside! I attach some photos of the project, I'm still at the beginning, and I foresee a lot of work in front of me, but I give myself a lot of fun for now! :toothy

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 Post subject: Re: Vader Sculpture
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:34 pm 
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Pretty great looking sculpt already. Looking forward to seeing more.


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 Post subject: Re: Vader Sculpture
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:17 pm 
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Hi guys, today I worked a little on the neck and on the eyebrows! :thumbsup

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 Post subject: Re: Vader Sculpture
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:20 pm 
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with a little patience you see the first improvements! :toothy
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 Post subject: Re: Vader Sculpture
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:27 pm 
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Added the pipes on the left side, I made them rolling the plasticine, and then fixed with pins! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Vader Sculpture
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:45 am 
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Very nice progress. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Vader Sculpture
PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:05 pm 
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Hello everyone! In general it starts to take a good shape, I have to work a lot more in the eyes that do not convince me! :banger

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 Post subject: Re: Vader Sculpture
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:29 pm 
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hi guys, I made some small improvement, here are some pictures! I'm really enjoying it! :wink: if someone is welcome to give some advice, an external opinion is always useful! :thumbsup

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 Post subject: Re: Vader Sculpture
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:49 pm 
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Coming along nicely. Currently I'm not seeing anything that needs much suggestions, as your pictures shows improvement going in the right direction, so I'm just enjoying watching your progression. Shape is really good, details are good and you can definitely see "the look" in your sculpt, even in this stage. Keep up the great work. :)

If you need any reference and specific angles, please don't hesitate to ask.


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 Post subject: Re: Vader Sculpture
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:43 am 
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Absolutely agree! I'm enjoying your progress photos as well. You can really see "The Look" as we say.

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 Post subject: Re: Vader Sculpture
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:47 am 
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thanks guys for the nice words, very kind! :wink: I'm waiting for more precise sculpting tools that I ordered, so I can finish the whole thing and carve the holes in the chin! :thumbsup


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 Post subject: Re: Vader Sculpture
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:47 pm 
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I noticed that the triangle of the mouth is slightly crushed, and the nose I think a little tight and tall! someone knows the internal width and height of the precise cast nose like TM for example? :rolleyes


Edit: sorry I read only now in the forum that the information I requested on certain helmets like TM could be private, I was not aware and I apologize! :thumbsup


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 Post subject: Re: Vader Sculpture
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:27 pm 
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Hey, don't be sorry. It's okay to ask for these things, people may just not be able to post about it. Sadly, I don't have measurements.

I'm not sure what you mean by the triangle of the mouth being crushed.


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 Post subject: Re: Vader Sculpture
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:01 pm 
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ok thank you I misunderstood, I thought you could talk about this in the private section alone! I explain better with a photo, I tried already to modify it, I widened the nose and raised the height of the mouth, and so reflects more the original, the photo on the right is the result after work! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Vader Sculpture
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:17 pm 
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There is no private section anymore. It has been opened up to all users to view and post in.

But yeah, the new version looks better. Btw: the nose indent should be the size of Brian Muir's thumb, so if you can get measurements of that it would help a great deal. If not, you could always just use your own. :thumbsup


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