Heavy/Scratch: Five Faces of Darkness

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  1. odeean

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    I have wanted to buy an Impossible Toys Quintesson Judge for ages now but just can't seem to get one. I thought I would try one myself. I can't get it as perfect as them but I think it will suffice for a Masterpiece Grimlock Scale diorama. At the same time I am going to make a Sharkticon figure to be minions. I will mold these to get multiples.

    Updated 19 June 2010
    These are mostly done now. I just need to find a suitable material to make the tenticles from. I have made two and started a third.

    The faces are finished. The body is also done but I could not show it today because it is embedded in RTV while the mold dries.
    I want to acknowledge Frenzy Rumble for some inspiration. His improved Impossible Toys Quint-01 was what I have been looking at a lot.

    My motivation for this custom was that I could not get Quint-01. As it turns out I found it last Monday but I have invested so much time in this I will finish it anyway.

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    The size is pretty close to what the cartoon portrayed Quintessons to be.
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    In a couple of days I will update with the body. I still have to make the tentacles, energy beam and Sharkticon arms and tail.
     

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  2. asphalt

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    Lego's as a base for working with sculpey, that is a great idea. and those two heads look great. I look forward to seeing this progress.
     
  3. Venksta

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    Nice work with the sculpting. They look great!

    Btw, Impossible Toy's Quintesson is being reissued very soon. But that shouldn't stop you from your awesome work. :thumb 
     
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    Dude, these are bad ass!
     
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    you sir, have talent!
     
  6. SergeantJack

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    I may be missing the obvious here, but why use LEGOs? I'm curious.
     
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    those r awesome mate
     
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    Some people use Lego blocks to build walls around the sculpture then pour rubber silicone in it. It is less expensive way than using cardboard and hot glue, because you can reuse Lego blocks over and over again.
     
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    I just got the season 3&4 dvds, and man those look great, after seeing the Five Faces of Darkness for the first time in forever, I say this has a 100% probability of awesomeness.
     
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    Awesome work dude!
     
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    I was referring to his using the large lego plate to hold the sculpey in place while he worked on it in addition to using the lego walls. The way I mold I cant use lego walls, I mold under pressure and it forces the silicone in between the joints in the brinks. Not a huge deal but it makes for rubber loss and very strangely textures molds. But using a lego plate as a base to help hold the clay in place could work quite nicely.
     
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    I do not understand why you make the mold under pressure. Could you describe the process? I know about making the cast under pressure to force out the bubbles and help fill odd cavities but as far as the rtv curing is concerned, for me it makes a near perfect reproduction of the surface without any pressure. Even extremely fine marks on the original are carried through to the duplicate. For me by far the biggest issue with the surface on the final piece is getting the sculpt as smooth as possible (as you can see I don't get it that smooth ).

    As far as why I use the lego, there are a number of reasons. In this instance I want each face to be within a certain size. Having all the bases be exactly the same size makes this easier. Also when I make my mold it will be much easier to make a box around the base because it is lego. It is correct that the rtv has a low viscosity, but without added pressure it cannot penetrate the bricks. I also use the lego enclosure to evenly clamp the finished mold together when poring the urethane.

    The sharkticon mold shown is not a typical example of my molds as there is no split line made. Instead I just pored in rtv until it was half way. I had to do this because the sculpt is plasticine not a rigid medium. Because I normally make the split line in plasticine it would have stuck to the original wrecking it. For a look at a more typical mold you could see my post on Arcee.

    I would really love to read how someone makes a mold suitable for pressurized casting. I have seen pictures of molds used in centrifugal casting and the sprue lines seem very thin. I want to know what resin would be used to have a lower enough viscosity to pass through such thin lines and if the rtv silicone is something other than what I am using.
     
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    Really great sculpt work man! For whatever reason, I've always found the Quint Judge's faces to be really hard to sculpt. All those weird curves and lines and points. You're doing great so far. I'm looking forward to seeing more.
     
  15. odeean

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    bump - updated 14 May 2010 see first post.
     
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    lookin' good! :thumbs2: 
     
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    awesomeness! i specially liked the sharkticon head!
     
  18. destrongerlupus

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    SO love how these are coming out!!!

    If you do end up casting them, sign me up!!

    D/L
     
  19. bellyboy

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    man those r the real deal!!!


    love your clean work , details r awsome.

    is that super sculpy ?
     
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    These are rally coming along excellently. Can't wait to see the finished product
     

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