Dec 31 2008

My Fave pictures 2008

Entering the top ten with the places 10 – 6.

10. Alfred Hitchcock – “Psycho Clapper Board”

Hitchcock

this picture is based on a PR picture of Alfred Hitchcock. The text on the clapper board was done in postproduction. It was part of the original promotion photo. I took the picture in the office of the “Old Fashioned Room” set.

9. Quint – Jaws -”Little White Shark”

Qunt

One more picture of Quint on the beach. The sky was exchanged in postproduction, of course. The new sky gives a dramatic look to the scene.

8. Ed Wood -”Angora Sweater”

ed

This picture was inspired by the Ed Wood movie poster. The angora sweater was colored in postproduction. Good match of the mood I think.

7. Ray

ray

This was a sidekick of the Quint pier shooting. Its a Schleich animal. Doesn’t it look like a real ray? The shells in the picture are real little shells. The starfishes are made from Fimo

6. Ed Wood – “Plan 9 from Outer Space”

ed wood

One more Ed Wood picture, shot on the cemetery location. I like the use of the Bela Lugosi Dracula figure as Dr. Tom, pretending to be Bela Lugosi ;-)


Dec 29 2008

My Top 5 Customs 2008

This year I worked on 25 celebrity figures, mostly movie heroes and some music figures as well. Not to name a lot of extras and the kitbashes for the upcoming comic adventure. Here is my top 5 list of this year.

5. Elijah Price – Unbreakable

Elijah Price

It wasn’t easy to pick up a #5, but in the end Elijah Price alias Samuel L. Jackson made the race. I picked up the resin head on ebay US. I think it has a good likeness. For the set I used my street diorama and the garage walls in the background. Behind Elijah you can see David Dunn (Bruce Willis) following him and my MiniMe doin’ a cameo. ;-)

4. Don Vito Corleone – The Godfather

Don Vito Corleone

I was thinking of a Don Corleone/Marlon Brando figure for a long time, so I was glad, when I found this head on ebay Hongkong. The pictures of the opening scene were taken in the “Old Fashioned Room” set. I love the little cat.

3. Professor Henry Jones – Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Henry Jones

This is my version of the Sean Connery character. The resin head is again an ebay find. The head looks good I think, but it is made out of one piece, I would have liked a head with a removeble hat, but for now it’s okay. Well, the movie doesn’t take place in Cambodia, but this diorama is such a lovely place for archaeologists, so I couldn’t resist and took these images inside of my Khmer temple. See the silhouette of Indie Jr. in the background.

2. Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock

The head is my second Chan Ada commission and it’s really awesome. The location for the pictures was again the “Old Fashioned Room” set.

1. My MiniMe

Dunedin

And number 1 is of course my MiniMe. With this head a dream came true. The head was my first Ada commission. I took my first pictures of him in the travellers outfit and used the Khmer temple as location so the pictures celebrate my 2003 world tour as well.


Aug 23 2008

The Master Of Suspense

Mr. Alfred Hitchcock

Now he’s online. Alfred Hitchcock is one of my all-time favourite directors. I studied his work when I was in film class in university, fall in love with his style and he became one of my personal superheroes.
I commissioned Ada with the headsculpt and the result was marvelous.

Hitchcock

I used a Hasbro body, because it’s a little bit smaller and more compact. To bring him in the right shape I used the fat-man-body-suit from the Soldier Story Ariel Sharon figure. On ebay Hongkong I found the right suit for him.

fat man suit