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Jurassic Strike Force 5 “Spike” Action Figure Part 1

Welcome to the Jurassic Strike Force 5 Action Figure Sneak Peek, featuring the second character in the line: Spike! The figures are based on characters from Zenescope’s/Silver Dragon Books’ popular Jurassic Strike Force 5 comic book series by Joe Brusha. Action figure art direction by Clayburn Moore; sculpted by Josh Sutton.

“For Rex’s teammate Spike, I contacted Josh Sutton, who we’ve worked with before and who also has toy experience,” said Clayburn. “He’s experienced with articulation and mechanical details, so I felt he was a good choice. On seeing how the figure is progressing, he’s proven to be an excellent choice.”

ABOUT THE SERIES:
Jurassic Strike Force 5 begins with evil alien overlord Zalex and his army of highly advanced reptiles being awakened after 100 million years of entrapment within the ice of Antarctica. Having combined Earth’s Jurassic reptiles with alien technology, Zalex has created a seemingly unstoppable force of mutated dinosaur warriors ready to conquer the Universe.  But there is one thing that might be able to stop Zalex and his powerful army and that one thing is Jurassic Strike Force, another group of alien enhanced dinosaurs who have sworn to protect both humanity and the rest of the universe from Zalex’s evil plans.

In the first stage you see the figure shape blocked in. Stage 2 shows the figure further along in the sculpting process, with more detail and joints added in. In the next installment we’ll show finished, painted photos of Jurassic Strike Force 5’s Rex and Spike!

STAGE 1

STAGE 2

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Posted by on January 25, 2012 in Jurassic Strike Force 5

 

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Jurassic Strike Force 5 “Rex” Action Figure Part 1

Welcome to the Jurassic Strike Force 5 Action Figure Sneak Peek, featuring the first character in the line: Rex! The figures are based on characters from Zenescope’s/Silver Dragon Books’ popular Jurassic Strike Force 5 comic book series by Joe Brusha. Action figure art direction by Clayburn Moore; sculpted by Mat Brouillard.

ABOUT THE SERIES:
Jurassic Strike Force 5 begins with evil alien overlord Zalex and his army of highly advanced reptiles being awakened after 100 million years of entrapment within the ice of Antarctica. Having combined Earth’s Jurassic reptiles with alien technology, Zalex has created a seemingly unstoppable force of mutated dinosaur warriors ready to conquer the Universe.  But there is one thing that might be able to stop Zalex and his powerful army and that one thing is Jurassic Strike Force, another group of alien enhanced dinosaurs who have sworn to protect both humanity and the rest of the universe from Zalex’s evil plans.

In the first stage you see the figure shape and joints blocked in. Stage 2 shows the figure further along in the sculpting process, with more detail and added armor. In the next installment we will show a sneak peek of Spike, the line’s second figure, followed by finished, painted photos of both amazing action figures!

STAGE 1

    

STAGE 2

    

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2012 in Jurassic Strike Force 5

 

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Monster Hunter’s Survival Guide Action Figure Part 1: Sculpting the Monster Hunter

Monster Hunter's Survival GuideWelcome to the Monster Hunter’s Survival Guide Action Figure Blog!  This is an exciting series by Zenescope Entertainment that has led to what I hope you agree is a very cool action figure line co-produced by The CS Moore Studio and Zenescope.

Here’s the Monster Hunter Story:

“The Monster Hunter’s Survival Guide is the comprehensive guide every Monster Hunter must have! The guide covers the strengths and weakness of every known and unknown monster on earth or otherwise. Monster hunters will find it packed with tips on how to take down these creatures, or if they should steer clear of the beasts. Whether they are a weekend Bigfoot hunter or a hardcore Vampire slayer, this guide will help keep even a novice hunter alive.”

In choosing a sculptor for this project, I wanted someone who can sculpt the human figure well and who is also very accomplished with weapons and accessories. He also needed to know the tech behind toy articulation. Mat Brouillard was the perfect choice as he’s an experienced professional who delivers excellent work every time and on schedule.

In the first stage you see the simple figure being blocked out.  In the second stage, Mat has started to add the articulation points and clothing details like finished wrinkles and gear straps.  Next, we see MH coming along well, but we wanted a more covert look, so we dropped the military shirt and Mat gave him a pullover type garment. In the last set of pics, you see fully realized gear details and plus MH’s shoulder armor.

Stay tuned for next time when you’ll see some awesome weapons detail and the finished and painted figure!

-CSM

STAGE 1

Monster Hunter action figure  Monster Hunter action figure

Monster Hunter action figure

STAGE 2

Monster Hunter action figure  Monster Hunter action figure

Monster Hunter action figure 

STAGE 3

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Monster Hunter action figure

 
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Posted by on January 12, 2012 in Monster Hunter's Survival Guide

 

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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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