“THE BRIDE” 1/4 scale bust
Just finished painting this 1/4 scale Bride of Frankenstein bust, sculpted by Jeff Yagher. It’s likeness to Elsa Lanchester is quite good, one of the main reasons I had to have it!
It’s also from one the most classic Universal horror films of all time. I painted it in Liquitex and Vallejo acrylics, mostly airbrushing and some pastels. Her lips are base coated in black primer, then a mix of scarlett and Adikolor blood red to give it more intensity.
David Bowie-Aladdin Sane 1/4 Scale Bust
Recently found this wonderful David Bowie – Aladdin Sane 1/4 scale bust from Studio Switchum. Based on one of the most iconic album covers of all-time, photographed by Brian Duffy the image itself is one of the most compelling of all the Bowie album covers. I had seen this bust a few years ago, in a magazine, but availability seemed non existent. I HAD to have it! – David Bowie is by far my favorite all around artist, and there’s hardly anything (accurate to his likeness) available, anyway the casting finally showed up on Ebay and the search was over!
It’s quite a good likeness and the quality of the casting itself is excellent! couldn’t wait to get started! The bust is painted in a variety of acrylics, several colors I had not used before, and was actually quite a challenge. Except for a couple of very small areas, there is no flesh showing, all make-up. So, painting it, took a completely different mind-set from painting the usual skin tones.
Starting with a light grey base, I then added some Createx fluorescent Raspberry in various amounts. The lower portion of his chest was painted in a straight white, and areas like the lips and eye lids were painted in Deco-Art metallic Berry mixed with Createx pearl white to give it shimmer and glam.
1/6th NOSFERATU Bust
Just finished up painting this 1/6th resin Nosferatu bust sculpted by Mike Good for Jaguar models. This silent 1922 film classic Directed by F.W. Murnau is considered the one that stated it all! -“A Symphony of Horror”
I used a combination of ‘textured’ and acrylic paints, airbrushing, satin, matt and gloss clear varnishes. The great coat is actually Krylon textured charcoal, and then shaded with an airbrush.
Father Lankester Merrin from THE EXORCIST 1/4 scale bust
Just finished painting this beautiful, great 1/4 scale bust of Father Lankester Merrin from “The Exorcist” played by the great Max Von Sydow. I was really looking forward to this release, after painting the other two 1/4 scale busts from The Exorcist (my fav film!) -The figure is sculpted by Jeff Yagher.
The figure did not come with the spectacle-glasses as seen in the film, so I scratch made a pair out of very thin .015 brass wire, and soldered it together, then added two clear acetate discs. I think they added a lot to his overall iconic and dignified look.
The base is quite unique in that it depicts Fr. Merrin’s early dig in Northern Iraq when he finds the ruins of an old statue of Pazuzu the demon and antagonist in the film. The white demon face “Captain Howdy” (as Regan nicknamed him) early on in the film is depicted here, and a nice final touch.
The bust is painted in a combination of Vallejo, Cel-Vinyl, and privateer acrylics. A combination of air brush and hand painting. I also incorporated the use of pastels, always helpful in these larger scales.
Father Karras 1/4 Scale Bust from The Exorcist
Recently finished this great 1/4 scale resin bust from The Exorcist. This gorgeous sculp is by Jeff Yagher, and depicts the late, great, Jason Miller as Father Damien Karras. He is not only a true hero of The Exorcist but one of cinema’s great hero’s. A priest who sacrificed himself to save a young girl he hardly knew. I painted this figure in Vallejo & Privateer acrylics.
REGAN from The Exorcist 1/4 scale bust
Recently finished this beautiful resin 1/4″ scale bust of REGAN from The Exorcist, (my all-time favorive fim!) — sculpted by Jeff Yagher. The base depicts the demon “Pazuzu”a nice touch to already great bust. I painted the figure in mostly Vallejo and Privateer acrylics.
Oliver Hardy 54mm
Just for fun, a 54mm Oliver Hardy figure painted in acrylics.
66″ NAUTILUS from 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
Polidor attack Submarine from Voyage to the Bottom of Sea
Another screen used miniature from my friend / client who a big collector of Sci Fi T.V. movie props. This is the Polidor from Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea as seen during the enemy attack sequence in the 1961 feature. This footage was also re-used in the pilot of the television series “Eleven Days to Zero”
The display base was created out of thick wood and a sculplting material called Sculptamold . The large rock formations were started with floral foam, sculpted, and then covered with Sculptamold. The Polidor (or Skipjack) as it actually started life as, needed some restoration work such as cracks repaired, paint touch-up, and a propellor added that had previously gone missing.