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Apostle Action Figure


I've talked about this before and I'm totally going to attempt it. I have been researching for years on this topic and purchased a really great book called Pop Sculpture, which I read through front and back a bunch of times. It really dives right into it, shedding a lot of great information in great detail on how to develop quality statues and action figure prototypes.

Making prototypes of my creations has been a dream of mine since I was a kid.
My fascination did fade away during my high school years but came back to life when I bought my first Todd McFarlane toy.

Many years later, I finally began working on a raw sculpt of my character, Apostle.
He's currently sitting inside a protected vault in my room but I'm going to whip him out again to finish the job and create a wax cast to work in some of the articulation.
Yes, I'm working with Sculpey Firm here. I do have the Zbrush software and tried it, but it just wasn't for me. Maybe later. For now, I love working with Sculpey and prefer doing it the traditional way. emoticon


Here's a sneak peek which I did get to share on Facebook a while back.
These were taken from a short video clip I made when documenting the process.

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These were the more recent pics taken. I've since fixed a few more details around the head, muscles and removed the straps (because I'm redesigning them).

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Once I get through with all my current commissions, I will get back to this and finish the job so I can start on the other characters. emoticon

Have any of you tried making your own toys???

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Re: I want to make my own action figures...


You should message me on fb. Got something that may help more then your current [sign in to see URL] vague.
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Awesome, thanks buddy!
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Re: I want to make my own action figures...


For the record, you'd be better off doing statues/maquettes.

Separating the arms and legs for movable joints would be a travesty, IMO.

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Oh don't you worry! I'm casting copies of the final sculpt (the Sculpey figure) in toy wax (Azbro) and will be tooling the articulation points from the wax master as well as any necessary clean ups/final details. The actual sculpey sculpt won't be messed with, in case I want to not only cast resin statues from it, but also customize the body with a different head sculpt (Deadpool, Spawn, Diehard, etc).
Since it's painstaking, I'd like to get as much use out of this as possible.
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