Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Kong Bust WIP Photos

I've been asked by Mr. Paul Gill of Gillman Productions to create a new Kong bust. You folks may remember my original bust (B&W photo) that I recently sold on eBay.

The new bust is too be somewhat smaller in size to make casting it in resin easier. I was also asked to redesign the shoulders of the bust so it sits in a more aesthetically pleasing way.

In my original piece the native was being munched on in a face up position. In the recreation the native will be face down.

Mr. Gill also asked me to give the fur on the recreation a bit more detailing than the original sculpture had.

After seeing wip photos of the new bust it was thought the creases I utilized to detail the brow area of the original sculpture looked too stark. So we are going with a more veiny, wrinkly type look on the brows.

To achieve this look tiny strips of clay are positioned using a 0000 detail brush. Then after melding them in place the brush is again used to carefully remove the tool marks. Finally a larger brush is used to blend the wrinkle in with the surrounding brow area.

I have one brow finished and I have to say that I do like the veiny look better than just creases alone!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Charity Curly Perm

Well I promised to get a curly perm on St. Patrick's Day if I could raise $250.00 for the St.Baldrick's Foundation for childhood cancer research. I recently passed the $300.00 dollar mark - and yes I got the perm.

Here is my participation page on the St.Baldrick's website in case anyone would like to donate to support this crucial research:

The curly do definitely takes some getting used too! Its like having permanent bed head. Anyway onwards and upwards! My next hurdle is to raise $1500. at which point I'll dye it before shaving it!

Diane and I were pretty busy this morning. I was sculpting and restringing my guitar and Diane was making a huge batch of sausage, meatballs and spaghetti sauce.

Its hard to believe an Irish gal makes such a killer sauce! Oh did I mention she was Irish?

And tonight when the rest of the family is having corned beef and cabbage I'll be having salmon. I hope my Irishman in good standing card doesn't get revoked.

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Tenth Annual Rondo Hatton Awards

Voting is underway for the 10th Annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards! For those unfamiliar with the Rondo Awards it was created in 2002 by David Colton and Kerry Gammill at the Classic Horror Film Boards . The awards are fan-based, and have no connection to any commercial sponsor. Anyone in fandom can vote or propose nominees.

Nominees for the Rondo are selected from suggestions by horror fans, pros and enthusiasts offered all year at the Classic Horror Film Boards . Each year's nominees are finalized by classic horror fan David Colton with the help of more than 20 classic horror fans from around the world with expertise in all parts of fandom.

You can see this years ballot by visiting the Rondo Hatton Awards . I voted for my friend Peter Kollarik for "Monster Kid of the Year". Peter is a passionate monster fan and a veritable mine of information on the stop motion work of Willis O'Brien and Ray Harryhausen!

If you'd like to visit Pete's pages on Facebook here are the links: Péter Kollárik Facebook ... Pete for "Monster Kid of The Year"!

As for myself I've been busy sculpting a new Kong bust. Here is a wip photo of what I've gotten done so far.

There is still a tremendous amount of skin detailing and fur work that needs to be done. The native in his mouth also needs to be completed.