Thursday, February 23, 2006

Rodeo Figurine Update.

I haven't post any update about my Rodeo Figurine for a while, as Rene was very busy sculpting some beautiful horses, half size, which is amazing.
He kept me updated through the process of the making of the figurine, and I thought it would be nice to share with you all those informations, as it's very interesting to be able to see it beeing made from scratch.
I still can't believe that he managed to make it work in 3D without changing anything. My illustration was so graphical, I wasn't thinking about 3D at all, but Rene solved all the problems, balance was a major one.

You can check the previous stages here , here and here.
Original illustration here.

The process involve 8 different moulds as the figurine is quite complex, you can see below all the small parts beeing prepared.




Then the tin is poured in the moulds...



...after that, Rene has to cut and clean the parts.




And there it is! after putting everything together.




The making of the box.



And the final tin figurine in the box. The figurine is 2.75 inches tall (7cm).



Rene sent me this pictures of an old Mickey in tin next to those guys, and his lighter in the back to give you an idea of the size.



The figurines are not ready yet, they still need to be painted, by hand; eyes, nose, gun and few other bits will be glossy, and the rest, matt. Rene would like to make a limited edition of 100.
I'll have the first one to show you within the next 2 weeks probably.
As soon as we will be ready to sell some, I'll let you know on my blog.

21 comments:

Elliot said...

Stef - let me be the first to go turquoise with envy.
What a delight to see ones work translated to another medium.

Stef said...

yes, especially when the work is done so well, with respect to the original artwork. I'm so lucky that I met Rene almost 10 years ago and worked with him, he's such a talented artist and a beautiful person too! he loves sculpting so much, and he gives attention to the details and to the quality of the final sculpt.

AndyG said...

Im amazed! Brilliant!

Boris Hiestand said...

It's so wonderful when artists with different strengths come together to create something marvellous like this.
Delightful!

Matthew Cruickshank said...

It's all way too complicated for me, I thought they grew on trees!

Good joke!

Looking forward to seeing the finished piece painted in matt

matt

matt

Gabriele Pennacchioli said...

It looks very nice! Congratulation!

Alina Chau said...

This is TOOOOO COOOOOOL!!

willipino said...

very very cool.

eendar said...

The figure looks wonderfull, I will be looking foward to see more of it! :)

Smook said...

I never knew the process was as involved as this. Thanks for sharing, it turned out great! Rene did a beautiful job with it.

Virginia Valle said...

SO BEAUTIFUL :) MY CONGRATS!!!!!!THEY LOOK AWESOME!!!!

Yaxin said...

Magni-fique!!!

alberto mielgo said...

This looks really nice!

Boogervampire said...

AWE, it looks so FREAKIN' AWESOME!!! I can't wait for you to post the finished one.

=shane white= said...

I didn't know you could pour molten tin into urethane moulds. What do you use for a mold release?
Do you jiggle the mold to avoid airbubbles? What kind of set up time before you crack them open?
Details...please...I've been wanting to get back to this but all I worked with was gray metal epoxy and urethane molds.

Thanks.


=s=

Alessandro_PPG said...

THE BEST MY FRIEND! VERY! VERY! VERY COOL! BEAUTIFUL SCULPTURES!

Justin Ridge said...

Thanks for sharing the process with us! It really is cool seeing your 2-D image come to life like this. Rene is doing a wonderful job!

the doodlers said...

The sculpture is going to be amazing. Fascinating to see some of how it's done.

gur-B said...

It's going to be beautiful! I like the pictures with all the intriguing little things and shapes. Great post !

Stef said...

-Thanks Guys!

- Shinshark, I'll come back to you as soon as possible, I'll ask Rene the details you're asking for.

william wray said...

Very cool! I may be down for one depending on the price.