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Alice Action Figure Part 2: The finished figure & color photos

As I mentioned in the last post, I used Eric Basaldua’s beautiful artwork on Alice for the costume. I also used that reference for the hairstyle. The costume was sculpted in Super Sculpey mixed with black Sculpey III to get the gray color. I didn’t use a metal armature for the skirt, but instead built up a thin layer of skirt and baked that. I then had an anchor to sculpt the rest of the skirt onto. For adherence to the figure, I brush a thin coating of Vaseline onto the figure and I then mix the Super Sculpey with a small amount of Vaseline to soften it and make it a bit more sticky.

The rabbit and accessories I also sculpted in Super Sculpey.

Michael Measles molded the figure and James Rowell then painted the master prototype you see here.  He’ll also paint the Chase figure of Alice we’ll post soon.

Thanks for reading!

CSM

PS – You can see Alice in person at booth #4920 during Toy Fair in New York, February 12-15!

 

 
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Posted by on February 8, 2012 in Alice Action Figure

 

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Alice Action Figure Part 1: Sculpting the Body and Head

I really hadn’t planned to do action figures again. There are many steps in the process and it’s definitely a more complicated process than resin statue production, and that’s difficult enough! Still, Joe Brusha at Zenescope Entertainment had talked to me about giving it another try for some time and if not for his persistence, I don’t think this would have happened.  It also helps that I like the Zenescope characters’ looks and I had enjoyed sculpting the Alice/Calie statue very much.

We went with a classic pose and I sculpted her using a stunning Eric Basaldua drawing for the look of the costume, with minor modifications. The face is a composite of several artists’ interpretations, including mine and Eric’s.

So here she is so far. In the next update we’ll show the figure complete with hair and costume. Hope you like her!–CSM

This first set of photos show the figure taking shape:

Alice Action Figure  Alice Action Figure

Alice Action Figure 

The following photos show the next stage of sculpting, with more smoothing/finishing, some costume lines and right hand.

Alice Action Figure  Alice Action Figure

Alice Action Figure  Alice Action Figure 

 
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Posted by on January 4, 2012 in Alice Action Figure

 

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