Batman BEGINS chest sculpt. Some Pics..

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I guess when you get the BEGINS bug it doesnt easily go away. :)

These are pretty old. Much has changed so I dont mind posting them now. Total is about 5 days work to this point.

Based on the information publicly known about Bale, we sourced someone who 'more or less' fit his size, weight and body form. Full life casts were taken of this guy and when complete, pics will follow of him wearing it too.

croppedone.jpg


The details on the Begins suit are deceptive at best. Not an easy form to decipher, but a straight forward sculpt once things look clear from all angles.
It's getting there...but I dont expect to finish it for a long time.

croppedtwo.jpg


Feedback welcome.
Stay tuned....more to come....

Enjoy.

David
 
I thought you had finished this a long time ago David. You've been at it for over a year, haven't you? Just wonderin'.
 
Actually this is the 3rd one now.
How time flies. I remember the collaborating efforts by many here to help me get it right the first time...and this now my the 3rd attempt. We had some fun back then.

David
 
Third attempt? Very cool. Yes it was a lot of fun, especially when we had no real clue as to what the suit actually looked like, I enjoyed all the different speculative sketches, (some of which were eerily accurate) of the costume.
BTW David, I was wondering, did you ever come up with your own original design for a Bat-costume?
 
Bathead said:
Third attempt? Very cool. Yes it was a lot of fun, especially when we had no real clue as to what the suit actually looked like, I enjoyed all the different speculative sketches, (some of which were eerily accurate) of the costume.
BTW David, I was wondering, did you ever come up with your own original design for a Bat-costume?


Oh yea....Some of the speculative sketches and simple remarks turned out to be pretty darn close. Fun times. Looking forward to it all over again with the next movie.
I've been so busy that any custom work I've been wanting to do for myself has all be shelved. This one I want to finish up and get out of the way asap but other custom suits and stuff are going to have to wait until we get a whole bunch of current contracts dealt with and out the door.
With some luck I'll have more progress pics here to show. Got a lot done this weekend on it so more to come...:)

David
 
Little more work done here. Might be hard to see from the pics. You be the judge.:)
I forgot to remove the fishing string so ignore that, and by the looks of these pics I have to reduce the cod area....ouch!

bothsides2.jpg


bothsides3.jpg


bothsides1.jpg


bothsides4.jpg


Getting there....SSSSLLLLLOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWW.
:)
David
 
keeping secrets is not very nice David. lol
looks good man:up:


you still got the nomex suit in the works?
 
batsone said:
keeping secrets is not very nice David. lol
looks good man:up:


you still got the nomex suit in the works?


Secrets? Me?..."Nevah!"
...that was my best Alfred voice by the way. :)

Seeing as this stuff only gets done in spare time it's not easy to say what and when I'll do more but I'd like to do the Nomex suit too. We'll see...:)

David
 
Man, I just wish we live in the same town, David. Seeing as you would help me know how to make my own suit. Seeing as I don't know how to do scuplting suit & the fact I know you can't sell these because of legal issues. Darn. If only I was a Canadian or you're a American. :( :(
 
All you need is a bit of drive and patience. Give sculpting a try. You never know what you'll be able to do unless you give it a shot. It's not like I woke up one day and was able to do things like this, none of us were. Trust me, if you want to learn....and you have passion....it will come. It's only as complicated as you make it. Heck, I still run into all sorts of problems on a daily basis.
In any case, I appreciate the vote of confidence. :) Hopefully you'll dig the final piece when complete.
Sure feels good to be seeing some of the familiar faces around here.
I think we're going to have a lot of fun as the hype builds up for BatsII.

David
 
DAVIDYR1 said:
I guess when you get the BEGINS bug it doesnt easily go away. :)

These are pretty old. Much has changed so I dont mind posting them now. Total is about 5 days work to this point.

Based on the information publicly known about Bale, we sourced someone who 'more or less' fit his size, weight and body form. Full life casts were taken of this guy and when complete, pics will follow of him wearing it too.

croppedone.jpg


The details on the Begins suit are deceptive at best. Not an easy form to decipher, but a straight forward sculpt once things look clear from all angles.
It's getting there...but I dont expect to finish it for a long time.

croppedtwo.jpg


Feedback welcome.
Stay tuned....more to come....

Enjoy.

David

F**k me, you made that?

You're a genius, I'm so jealous, I want one.:up:
 
DAVIDYR1 said:
All you need is a bit of drive and patience. Give sculpting a try. You never know what you'll be able to do unless you give it a shot. It's not like I woke up one day and was able to do things like this, none of us were. Trust me, if you want to learn....and you have passion....it will come. It's only as complicated as you make it. Heck, I still run into all sorts of problems on a daily basis.
In any case, I appreciate the vote of confidence. :) Hopefully you'll dig the final piece when complete.
Sure feels good to be seeing some of the familiar faces around here.
I think we're going to have a lot of fun as the hype builds up for BatsII.

David

I'd love to be able to try something like this, it's just that I'd have no idea where to start. Would you ever consider creating some kind of tutorial for people with practically no experience in this type of thing? Perhaps a video of you creating one or something? That would be amazingly helpful.
 
Another quick update...

Some WIP back pics..still some lumps in the clay but they'll get tooled out...

wback8.jpg


wback3.jpg


Front is pretty much done...some little tweaking but he's just about ready to be made uber smooth..

wback.jpg


The light off to the right plays a funny effect on this pic...amkes it look as if he's walking forward with one arm forward and one back..:lol

wback6.jpg


wback7.jpg


wback5.jpg


wback4.jpg


A little bit of time and this week he could be done...time time time...
Critiques always welcome.

David
 
thedarks0ldier said:
what clay do you use?

I use 2 different types of clays when sculpting. Tuckers Water Based clay...water based meaning it needs to stay moist or it will dry up and crack into pieces...

OR as in this case, I use Chavant NSP Soft Clay. I exclusively use Chavant oil clays. They are by far the best, with more options and types of clays to suit anyones needs or use. Not to mention they are a great company to deal with.

This is the back of their cataloge. I was extremely pleased (and even more greateful:up:) to see that they added a pic of my Predator head sculpt on their catalogue...right under the Batmobile no less....:)

catalogue.jpg


If you guys are scuplting...or wanting to give this stuff a try I suggest contacting Chavant for a distributer near you....their clay practically sculpts itself.
:)

David
 
Happy to say I'm at the finishing stages now...Begun evening out the clay..free from lumps and getting it smooth...here are some close ups..


sm4.jpg


SM3.jpg


SM2.jpg


Seriously looking forward to this being finished. :spidey:
Enjoy.

David
 
It's beautiful!
I think it looks even better than your first suit.
 
Thank you,

Would you recomend the soft clay for something like; making a jointed action figure prototype?
 
Thanks Cobblepot :)


thedarks0ldier said:
Thank you,

Would you recomend the soft clay for something like; making a jointed action figure prototype?


I use soft clays because I started over 20 years ago with water clay and that is really soft stuff, so the transition to oil clays for me meant the softest possible.

I dont know how well a softer clay would work for an action figure and fine details like that. You may want to try Y2Klay from Chavant for that. However, try contacting them and see if they can send off some samples to you. You then could decide what clay is best to start with.

Good luck!!!

David
 

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