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thundergod
07-08-2012, 11:33 AM
I'm planning a Gene Simmons ( KISS bassist ) bash and I'm looking for a suitable existing headsculpt to base it on . The hairstyle doesn't matter , as I plan on using real(ish) hair , but I need a long and slim face shape . ( I'm doing an early Gene , from 1973/4 ) .

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g55/thundergod_photos/gene74b.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g55/thundergod_photos/gene74c.jpg

I'm not looking for a "tongue-head" , but smiling/grinning (pic F or K ) would be cool . Any suggestions ?:dunno

dwing
07-08-2012, 06:55 PM
What about the Neca ones.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mcfarlane-Two-Kiss-12-Gene-Simmons-Figures-/160840304485?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2572d44765

thundergod
07-09-2012, 07:45 AM
The McFarlane figures are closer to 1/5 scale than 1/6 and therefore too large . ( They are also a pretty poor likeness , strange as that sounds !)

thundergod
07-13-2012, 08:28 AM
Is that it ?? No more suggestions ???

mrpsychopath
08-03-2012, 02:49 AM
dont use the mego ones the likeness is even worse lol.

thundergod
08-03-2012, 09:44 AM
I was using a headsculpt for paint practice and once the "make-up" was on , it looked pretty good so if push comes to shove , I'll use that one . ( The project is still in very early stages , so there's no rush ).

SirGor
08-04-2012, 05:36 PM
Can you take a pic of the one that you used for practice.

thundergod
08-04-2012, 06:07 PM
Here you go . Please bear in mind the paint IS practice and it will be completely re-done ! I must have spent 30 years drawing Gene's make up on everything from schoolbooks to denim jackets , but each year/era has its own distinctive look .( I can probably tell you the year a photo was taken just from a close-up shot !) The head is from a 21st Century figure , I would prefer a more animated one , but I think I could get away with using it . I plan on using rooted hair .
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g55/thundergod_photos/DSC04455.jpg

SirGor
08-04-2012, 08:27 PM
Looks good man looking forward to seeing him done I'm a KISS fan too.:rock2

thundergod
08-05-2012, 05:42 AM
Thanks , I've the body I'm going to use and I'm just getting my materials together for the outfit .:wink1:

ali032373
08-05-2012, 05:47 AM
Theres a guy on ebay named the farrow who does great KISS stuff. And he does many eras and sculpts as well.

He did my KISS set and they're probably my favorite piece. He's also on Facebook and has posted some of his work.

Here's one of his Genes.

http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac79/ali032373/IMG_20120804_211620.jpg

thundergod
08-05-2012, 05:50 AM
Wow , that's pretty damn good ! I'd like to know how he did the hair .