Posts tagged godzilla
Posts tagged godzilla
Finally I finished Godzilla!
Let’s recap.. Godzilla started out as a G1 So Soft pony. He had a green body, red hair, and a ribbon for a cutie mark. I removed all of that and added wire for a base for the tail, and then started to slowly build up his body with Apoxie Sculpt. Because Apoxie has a short working time, I had to make sure that I had 4 hours free to work on him at a time. Then I had to let him harden for a day before I could work on him again. I worked on him since late December, and finally finished him today. Good riddance! Any other full body sculpted ponies like this are going to be $150 bare minimum in the future!
Here is an update on Godzilla. I hope to finish painting him by Wednesday so I can give him to his buyer but we’ll see how well things go. Getting all the the white parts white. Gonna have to detail super careful. As many crevices as he has, the paint runs super easy through them.
Godzilla A shot of Godzilla from behind to show off his spikes better.
Godzilla I finally finished sculpting Godzilla. I’m not sad about how much I charged for him since it was to a family member, but given how much time and effort went into him, I know that I would charge a LOT more for him if I ever did another one.
So.. I sleep Allll day.. Have a normal day, sleep ALLL day.. am up 32 hours so far.. I have 5 Derpy Hooves painted grey. They need eyes, cutie marks, and hair. Three of them are sold, two of them will be for sale. $35 each +Shipping. Feel free to drop me an email if you are interested in speaking up for one. I don’t hold anything, so first come first serve.
Granny smith needs braids and a bonnet and she is done. Also for sale. Likely $40 if I sculpt her bonnet and shawl. $35 without.
Godzilla still needs toes and paint.
So many little things prevented me from working on Godzilla lately. Today I made a ton of progress on him though. I’ll need to let him dry all the way before I continue though. I’m looking to add more spikes down his tail and up over his head. Finish the skin texture. Add claws. Finish detail in the face… Dang. Now I feel like I didn’t make any progress at all. Oh, that’s Harry’s coat tails in the foreground, by the way. I add a little bit to him every time I work on Godzilla with Whatever is leftover.
I have moved on to detail work on Godzilla. Working with apoxie is time consuming and I have such a busy schedule it’s hard to find time. Luckily I have a wonderfully understanding customer who isn’t nagging me or rushing the creation process. I keep him updated on the progress.
I figure I am mostly done. Each time I work on him I have been cutting out spikes for his back and letting them dry. So once I let the details in his face (not pictured) dry, then I will be adding one more layer of apoxie, sculpting his claws and then be done. After he’s dry then I glue on the spikes and paint him up.
The longest part is letting him dry between phases. This is only supposed to take three hours to dry, but it does take longer.
Godzilla: Phase 1
I started on Godzilla a day prior to this picture, and spent time prepping the pony for apoxie. I used a 1st generation So Soft pony, Skippity Doo. I checked eBay first to make sure I wasn’t about to ruin a rare pony. All clear.
I used Goof Off to strip the flocking off of Skippity. He was so old that his head came off with ease. No knife needed. The hair came out with minimal effort. I just scraped the inside of the head a little.
I built a wire base for the tail and put a starting coat of apoxie down on the pony just to get things ready. I will add on to the tail to make it thicker. I wanted to work in steps so that I didnt ruin any details. As you can see, I have some spikes for his back that I have cut out of nearly dry clay. I will glue those on at the end.
I will probably work on getting the basic structure of his face down next, then flesh out the tail, and finally start on details.
Right now he isn’t much to look at. I hope you enjoy watching the transformation process.
I have Apoxie on the way, as well as new sculpting tools, which means I will begin starting work on Godzilla soon. I also have some old ponies on the way, a gift from a forum user from www.FearTheBoot.com So there is a chance I will find one with the perfect pose in there.
Then I found this while looking around the internet this morning. It’s a bit blurry, but you get the gist of it, I’m sure.
I had already intended to make my design very similar to this, with the tail as long as it needed to be to provide good balance, and possibly positioned differently. I had also intended to do the brow ridges.. But the snout and the mouth.. Never occurred to me. So here I am wondering if I can make something as awesome as this, and do I dare try? I’m not afraid to try.. But this is a custom order and the buyer has already agreed to the sketches.. I have no doubt that he would probably like this if I told him I could do it.. But I don’t want to disappoint.
So many decisions! Aaah!
(Source: Flickr / marikasurinen)
My first commission! Oh no! They say he has to go! Go Go Godzilla!
Godzilla is going to start with a pony as the base, and use Apoxie to build onto it to create the design you see. The smooth areas in the photo will actually have scales worked into the apoxie. The spikes on his back will have the main row all nice and flame shaped, and a smaller row on each side that are more like just general spike shapes. I will maintain a row of three as long as I can, then blend it into a row of one.
The super long tail will wind up posed whichever way works best to balance the pony. The buyer has requested the coloring to be done similar to this picture here.