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Matthews Tribute project - WIP

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by 4StarCustoms, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. 4StarCustoms

    4StarCustoms Cheesehead

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    Matthews Tribute project - Updated pics 1/4/11

    The thread I started to showcase my Packer's figure collection got moved to the classifieds section: http://www.packerforum.com/f17/custom-packer-sports-figures-24315.html

    However, the intent was not to solicit sales. All those figures are part of my collection and I had no intention of selling them. Yes, I do sell figures when one is commissioned but my reason for posting was to show off some Packer stuff!

    I don't think everyone fully understood how I made the figures so I thought I'd show you guys as I start a new project.

    McFarlane makes 6" sports figures. Here is there entire list of figures going back to their first series: SPAWN.COM >> TOYS >> FOOTBALL

    The simplest change is a repaint like this one I did of Warren Moon:

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    For Matthews, we're going completely custom. I want to make a 3-figure tribute of him Sacking, Flexing and Posing (Predator style).

    The hardest will be the Predator pose.

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    There are no good base figures to start from so I'll mix and match and sculpt the rest.

    So, I'll take the legs from an L.T. figure, the torso from McNabb and the arms from a Ray Lewis figure:

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    After a lot of cutting and dremel work, the basic form starts to take shape:

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    Same process for the the Flexing pose:

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    Just a few different parts:

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    So, that's how my process starts. Hope that explains better how I make my figures.

    These are super rough at this point. I'll take close looks at the pictures and determine were there are anatomical issues. I can already tell the arms seem a little long on the Predator pose - or the legs too short.

    Once joints line up correctly and the poses are corrected, I can start filling in the gaps and get to more detailed sculpted.

    More to come!
     
  2. Mr. StyleZ

    Mr. StyleZ Banned Banned

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    lol @ Cutler with no head!
     
  3. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    In my defense your thread started off fine..But then talk of charging and etc was brought in..That is why it was moved
     
  4. FrankRizzo

    FrankRizzo Cheesehead

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    Those are AWESOME!!!!
     
  5. SpartaChris

    SpartaChris Cheesehead

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    LMAO, good catch!

    RE: the figures, not bad work man.
     
  6. 4StarCustoms

    4StarCustoms Cheesehead

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    No sweat - and I completely understand the reasoning. I didn't want to got that route but the question was brought up a few times. and I didn't want to ignore. No worries!
     
  7. 3irty1

    3irty1 Fear the Dreads!

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    So you got the predator pose, the sacking pose, and the "cutler effect" for after the fact?? :p
     
  8. Kitten

    Kitten Feline Cheesehead Staff Member Super Moderator

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    That is awesome!!! I can only imagine the hours of hard work and dedication you put into these and the results are stunning! Thank you for sharing them and sorry if I caused any trouble.
     
  9. The Drew

    The Drew #packergang

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    I am buying one for sure!!!
     
  10. 4StarCustoms

    4StarCustoms Cheesehead

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    Exactly!

    I just finished a Gilbert Brown for a charity auction. I'm working on the custom base that Gilbert will be signing and I'm going with a "Grave Digger" theme.

    I sculpted a tombstone that will have Gil's name and years he played for the Packers too (maybe sack total). I was thinking of having it look like a freshly dug grave (with dirt) and have a Bear's QB coming out of the dirt. Might be to macabre for charity though!
     
  11. ilovemypackers

    ilovemypackers Cheesehead

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    Do one like this :Cheerful:
     

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    4StarCustoms Cheesehead

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    Got a little more sculpting work done this weekend to start filling out the shape more. Already see a couple of problem areas. It's a long process, the apoxy has about a 1 hour work time before it gets too hard. I like to work sections at a time and build up and then start to take away where needed.

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