Repro/Sticker: Sculpt-bots Head thread

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Sculpt-bot, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. Sculpt-bot

    Sculpt-bot So waddya want, a medal?

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    TO ANY AND ALL INQUIRIES: I HAVE PUT THE HEAD PRODUCTION ON HIATUS. THINGS ARE IN MOTION TO START UP AN EVEN BETTER PRODUCT LINE. PLEASE STAY TUNED, AND THANKS SO MUCH FOR ALL PAST SUPPORT AND INTEREST! Hey all!
    Hopefully this will help as resource to all of you folks that ask me: "What heads do you have available, Mr. Sculptbot?" I will post what I have pics of right now, and be adding to this as I make more, or as I make new molds of some of my old sculpts that have disintegrated. To make these guys, I now use Alumilite 4 hour molding compound, and Smooth-On brand fast setting plastic resin. Anybody who picked up some of my very first self-casted heads may know that the resin quality didn't always stay consistent. After a lot of experimenting, I have found that the above combination yields the best results (for me anyways!), and that the molds hold up a lot longer. I have found ways to eliminate bubbling and miscasts, and my sculpting continues to get better with time, so hopefully this thread will have a long and prolific life!
    On with the pics!
    Some of the first ones!
    Cliffjumper, Sideswipe/Red Alert, Bumblebee, and Brawn
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    Brawn (again), Gears, and Beachcomber
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    The Stunticons
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    Arcee, Cyclonus (from my Cyc Sculpture)
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    These were cast from originals but modified to look a little different;
    Blurr, G2 Hero Megatron, Razorclaw (from Grimlock), and Ratchet (from Prowl)
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    These are straight molds and casts from existing heads:
    Hoist, Rodimus, Swerve, Grimlock
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    Here is Kup, Wheeljack and a better angle on Arcee:
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    This shows a larger mold/cast and custom in progress
    Supreme sized Starscream, a casting from my mold, and my Sludge in progress
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    3 that are soon to be re-sculpted and re-cast:
    Scourge, Soundwave, and Ultra Magnus
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    Some examples of other commissions I have done:
    G1 Mirage
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    Bludgeon
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    and a "classics" Smokescreen
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    Trailbreaker and Hoist classics:
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    New Deluxes:
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    Ironhide, Ratchet, Trailbreaker, Cliffjumper, Hound.
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    CJ, Hound, Jazz, Prowl/Smokescreen/Bluestreak, and Bumper (yeah thats right!)
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    Bombshell in progress, will be a 2 piece casting (Alternator size):
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    Pricing varies, but if I have a mold/cast made already the heads are $10 shipped in the US.
    A custom one-off tends to run $17-$25 depending on the complexity, or work involved.
    A head that is the size of Screamers here would be $15, simply because of the amount of resin involved.
    This is just a general guideline, and I do change my prices based on how easy/hard the job is. Ask anyone who has worked with me: I tend to be very collaborative to get the best result for you.
    Thanks all!
    Will post more very soon!
     

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  2. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    those are very nice and accurate. props to your skills sir.

    in case some of you didn't know, typically, when sculpting a figure, it's originally sculpted 3 times the final prototype size. Meaning ; you have a lot more flexability on the sculpt. Sculpting 1:1 heads, is near impossible.

    When sculpt is done, it's shipped to Japan, where a scanner creates a 3D rendering on a computer. That rendering is reduced to 33%, and then spit into a casting mold. That product is shipped back to the sculpters/artists, where it is painted accurately. That painted product, is then shipped BACK to japan, where they apply color to the manufacturing process, and then mass-produced.
     
  3. Darkhawk79

    Darkhawk79 TFWM SUCK!!!!!

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    Do you make head sculpts in Classics size as well as Alternators size???
     
  4. Sculpt-bot

    Sculpt-bot So waddya want, a medal?

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    I would love to have the resources to do that. I know the larger heads that I have sculpted are much easier and more detailed than the small guys, but as it is I am just doing this as a hobby out of my basement studio right now. My full time job literally has nothing to do with art, so sculpting is my one creative outlet!
    I have done one off sculpts for the classics line, but have never mold/cast anything in large quantities.
     
  5. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    That's what I'd really like to know. Those are very well done and I'd love to get ahold of a few for some Classics projects I'm working on and planning.
     
  6. Optimus Scourge

    Optimus Scourge Arcee's boy toy Veteran

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    Awesome, man!
     
  7. Darkhawk79

    Darkhawk79 TFWM SUCK!!!!!

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    Well if you ever decide to do classics size head scuplts for Hoist, Ratchet, Ironhide, Gears (scout size), Arcee, Blurr, and the Stunticons let me know as I would be very interested in them.
     
  8. SonRay

    SonRay Banned

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    Great work. How do you do it? What materials do you use?

    I just got done sculpting my own CJ head for an alternator size project, since its my first ever attempt at such a thing it looks a bit rough but it gets the job done.
     
  9. Ford Magnus

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    How much do you charge for them?
     
  10. NotFastEnuff

    NotFastEnuff I'm a smartass...

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    BUMP for a good thread. This outta be stickied.
     
  11. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    Yeah, pm me some prices sir. Also,
    have you made a devastator head?
    how's about UM?
     
  12. SonRay

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    I second this.
     
  13. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    I agree. I've always seen comments regarding Sculpt-bot's heads, but I'd never seen them until now. Sticky this PLEASE.
     
  14. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    I'll second this... or third it... or however many people said this before me. :) 

    I love my Alts, but I'd love to have more heads for Deluxe-sized figures.

    Though I guess with you sculpting them 1:1, the process would probably make it a bit harder to include the same level of detail.

    zmog
     
  15. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    THIS is why I keep posting the equation:

    TFs + Sculpt-bot = FULL OF WIN

    :wink: 
     
  16. Rodr-Evil

    Rodr-Evil Lucifer's children TFW2005 Supporter

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    I love the Cyclonus one, looks evil.
     
  17. Sculpt-bot

    Sculpt-bot So waddya want, a medal?

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    Thanks so much you guys! I appreciate all the kind words! I updated the first post with new pics, as well as a general guideline for pricing!
     
  18. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    awesome man thanks so much. this needs to become sticky now. it's a great resouce for us all.

    so, when's devastator head coming??
     
  19. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    also, can you custom insert a ball into any head for ball/socket?
     
  20. Sculpt-bot

    Sculpt-bot So waddya want, a medal?

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    The Starscream head is an awesome base for the combiner heads. I could very easily see that being modded into a Devastator, or a Defensor. Add a visor and he could become Computron! (runs off to cast a bunch more 'screamer heads!)
    You can pretty much drill any sized post hole on any of the heads. The important thing is to take your time and test fit often!
    Thanks for everyones interest!
     

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