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metaphorge
11-24-2008, 05:44 PM
So, apparently Triad toys is FINALLY going to have out their long awaited Evalution female bodies (http://www.triadestore.com/product_info.php?cPath=414&products_id=2016), which would seem to be a good start to doing a 1:6 Leia in chain mail bikini.

It seems unlikely that Sideshow will tackle this figure until they have a much better female body than the Buck, so it could be some time until we can add this to our Jabba displays.

I've considered trying to do a recast of the Gentle Giant statue (http://www.reelcollectibles.co.nz/images/starwars/gg/leia_slave.jpg)'s head, but this seems like an awful lot of trouble and we know some very good sculptors here at SSF, so maybe this is the time to finally get the ball rolling on making a 1:6 Slave Leia headsculpt? The Eva is not out til next July so we have plenty of time to work on this, maybe not getting seriously started until Jan/Feb, but just figured I'd bring it up.

Cryoguns
11-24-2008, 08:19 PM
Great minds think alike :D

After seeing the new Triad bodies last week, I was thinking about contacting Chris Howes for the possibility of a Carrie Fisher as slave Leia group commission. I'm betting there'd be plenty of interest in it, and the Summer Glau sculpt has been turning out great!

Only reason I haven't dropped him a line yet is because his message box is full, but I could certainly send him an email on it, or help to organize the commission if you'd like.

icruise
11-24-2008, 11:36 PM
I've never thought the Gentle Giant statue's head was that great, so I'd probably be interested in seeing a new sculpt done.

bwayne
11-25-2008, 04:02 AM
Great minds think alike :D

After seeing the new Triad bodies last week, I was thinking about contacting Chris Howes for the possibility of a Carrie Fisher as slave Leia group commission. I'm betting there'd be plenty of interest in it, and the Summer Glau sculpt has been turning out great!




Same here. Count me in as long as Chris is involved.

Sachiel
11-25-2008, 04:26 AM
What about the outfit?

Cryoguns
11-25-2008, 05:10 AM
What about the outfit?

Well, the idea I had was to do the head first, and then once the Triad EVA body is released, see if Chris would do a sculpted set of bits for her (boots, solid bikini parts). That way, all you'd have to do is paint it and add the loincloth.

My preference on waiting until the EVA is released for the bikini and boots is due to wanting to try and get something absolutely form-fitting for her :)

What do you guys think?

bwayne
11-25-2008, 05:12 AM
Sounds good to me especially considering Chris has several projects going right now.

Coorectghosting
11-25-2008, 05:14 AM
Triad Toys sure do like showing off camel toes don't they

Sachiel
11-25-2008, 05:33 AM
Sounds good.

icruise
11-25-2008, 05:42 AM
Triad Toys sure do like showing off camel toes don't they


Sounds good.

:rotfl :rotfl :rotfl

MaulFan
11-25-2008, 10:13 AM
You don't even necessarily need the outfit made. The outfit that came with the first Hasbro Slave Leia works just fine. I may upgrade my base body I'm using for my custom with this new one, but the outfit works fine.

Entropy
11-25-2008, 11:03 AM
Are you sure that the Eva body is the way to go here? :confused: The Alpha and the Otaku 2.0 both look like they'd be better base bodies. I think the Otaku 2.0 looks to have the best hidden articulation and lacks that ugly rib cage cut.

Cryoguns
11-25-2008, 11:56 AM
Are you sure that the Eva body is the way to go here? :confused: The Alpha and the Otaku 2.0 both look like they'd be better base bodies. I think the Otaku 2.0 looks to have the best hidden articulation and lacks that ugly rib cage cut.

Absolutely.

First reason is articulation - there is absolutely no torso/waist articulation in the Otaku 1.0, which means you severely limit her possible reclining poses on Jabba's throne. Otaku bodies also don't sit very well with the one I have.

Second reason against the Otaku 1.0 is the enormus bust it sports. Honestly, Carrie Fisher isn't anywere near that size and it would look rediculous for slave Leia.

The Alpha would be a fine alternative, but there is no word on when those might be released ("hopefully sometime" in 2009 is the only comment Triad made on it), and the EVA looks better with as much exposed skin as Leia has.

For the Otaku 2.0, it's a more anime-inspired build, and my last understanding from Triad was that it was only for use on certain licensed figures and was not going to be released separately. If the 2.0 is being released separately, Triad has given no timeframe on it.

Anyway, that's why my vote still goes for the EVA body :D

Regarding the Hasbro outfit, it's definitely not a bad alternative. I never really cared for the boots on it, and would like to see a higher quality sculpt for the whole outfit :) If there's enough interest...great! We could see about getting a set sculpted. If not, we always have the Hasbro one to fall back on.

EDIT: Added clarification on the Otaku 1.0 vs. 2.0.

mrhatrulez
11-25-2008, 12:29 PM
Well, Cryoguns, you get my vote for organizing a project with Chris for a Slave Girl headsculpt! You rock the Summer Glau one, so I'd totally be on board with one for Leia by Chris!

MaulFan
11-25-2008, 02:21 PM
Absolutely.

First reason is articulation - there is absolutely no torso/waist articulation in the Otaku 1.0, which means you severely limit her possible reclining poses on Jabba's throne. Otaku bodies also don't sit very well with the one I have.

Second reason against the Otaku 1.0 is the enormus bust it sports. Honestly, Carrie Fisher isn't anywere near that size and it would look rediculous for slave Leia.

The Alpha would be a fine alternative, but there is no word on when those might be released ("hopefully sometime" in 2009 is the only comment Triad made on it), and the EVA looks better with as much exposed skin as Leia has.

For the Otaku 2.0, it's a more anime-inspired build, and my last understanding from Triad was that it was only for use on certain licensed figures and was not going to be released separately. If the 2.0 is being released separately, Triad has given no timeframe on it.

Anyway, that's why my vote still goes for the EVA body :D

Regarding the Hasbro outfit, it's definitely not a bad alternative. I never really cared for the boots on it, and would like to see a higher quality sculpt for the whole outfit :) If there's enough interest...great! We could see about getting a set sculpted. If not, we always have the Hasbro one to fall back on.

EDIT: Added clarification on the Otaku 1.0 vs. 2.0.

Ya, not sure who makes it, but I got my Slave Leia body through Triad and it's an A-cup chest, fits just fine with the Hasbro bikini and looks right. The bodies on some other female figures look great but the chests often end up like D, double D and that's not right for most women, let alone Carrie Fisher.

As for joints and all, it's a matter of preference, I know people have made customs with seamless rubber bodies, I think they look silly, but it's whatever you like. To me, better to have many joints and get the best pose. The body I have doesn't look as anatomically nice as the new Triad one, so that's why I'm considering swap, but it can achieve poses like the old publicity images of Leia and she can lay back against Jabba.

Now, if Chris does a head, how will that work for attaching it to whatever body folks want? So far the heads I've seen him do have sculpted necks and glue onto an adapter. All the female bodys I know of have sculpted necks on the body with an articulated post coming out of the neck to connect the head and give it a range of movement. Could be tricky attaching a head if Chris' is sculpted solid materials.

nash
11-25-2008, 02:23 PM
wtf is up with the vag? :lol

MaulFan
11-25-2008, 02:26 PM
wtf is up with the vag? :lol

There's one on the body I got through Triad 2 years ago, full on nipples too, not sure why whoever made it felt the need to be so anatomically correct.

Cryoguns
11-25-2008, 03:25 PM
Ya, not sure who makes it, but I got my Slave Leia body through Triad and it's an A-cup chest, fits just fine with the Hasbro bikini and looks right. The bodies on some other female figures look great but the chests often end up like D, double D and that's not right for most women, let alone Carrie Fisher.

As for joints and all, it's a matter of preference, I know people have made customs with seamless rubber bodies, I think they look silly, but it's whatever you like. To me, better to have many joints and get the best pose. The body I have doesn't look as anatomically nice as the new Triad one, so that's why I'm considering swap, but it can achieve poses like the old publicity images of Leia and she can lay back against Jabba.

Now, if Chris does a head, how will that work for attaching it to whatever body folks want? So far the heads I've seen him do have sculpted necks and glue onto an adapter. All the female bodys I know of have sculpted necks on the body with an articulated post coming out of the neck to connect the head and give it a range of movement. Could be tricky attaching a head if Chris' is sculpted solid materials.

Well, the way Chris and I squared it aware for the Summer Glau head is to actually have a molded recess in the head. The vast majority of female action figure bodies use a small conical neckpost at the top of the neck designed to plug into a hole in the underside of the vinyl head. The resin heads have a recess and just needs a dab of an adhesive such as blue-tack to hold it in place but keep it removeable. Triad does the same thing with the resin heads included with their female DX kits.

Chris does it a little different with the male bodies since there's so many different ones out there...DML, BBi, HT, etc. etc.

MaulFan
11-25-2008, 04:02 PM
Thanks for the info, it's definitely an important factor.

Entropy
11-25-2008, 04:52 PM
Absolutely.

First reason is articulation - there is absolutely no torso/waist articulation in the Otaku 1.0, which means you severely limit her possible reclining poses on Jabba's throne. Otaku bodies also don't sit very well with the one I have.

Second reason against the Otaku 1.0 is the enormus bust it sports. Honestly, Carrie Fisher isn't anywere near that size and it would look rediculous for slave Leia.

The Alpha would be a fine alternative, but there is no word on when those might be released ("hopefully sometime" in 2009 is the only comment Triad made on it), and the EVA looks better with as much exposed skin as Leia has.

For the Otaku 2.0, it's a more anime-inspired build, and my last understanding from Triad was that it was only for use on certain licensed figures and was not going to be released separately. If the 2.0 is being released separately, Triad has given no timeframe on it.

Anyway, that's why my vote still goes for the EVA body :D

Regarding the Hasbro outfit, it's definitely not a bad alternative. I never really cared for the boots on it, and would like to see a higher quality sculpt for the whole outfit :) If there's enough interest...great! We could see about getting a set sculpted. If not, we always have the Hasbro one to fall back on.

EDIT: Added clarification on the Otaku 1.0 vs. 2.0.

Yes, Otaku 1.0 will not work without a bust reduction, that's why I was talking about the 2.0. Still need to see more pics of the 2.0, it may be unrealistically anime thin - hard to imagine it being any thinner than the Eva, but the articulation & aesthetics are the best of the 3.

Why not the Alpha? Just because it's coming out second? The torso cut under the breasts would be hidden by the bikini instead of the obvious rib cage cut on the Eva. That rib cage cut on the Eva is ugly on a practically naked figure and makes no sense why it wasn't moved to under the boobs. My only problems with the Alpha are the double hinge elbows and the cut above the knees. The ball joint elbows on the Eva and Otaku are less obvious.
The Eva would be perfect except for the stupid torso cut.

You really think the Eva torso would look better than the Alpha with a bikini on it? I just don't see it.

http://triadestore.com/newsletter/images/otk2ban.jpg

http://triadestore.com/newsletter/images/alphafemale.jpg

http://images.yuku.com/image/pjpeg/4b916712afe21d53fc90bd3ea790175decb35454.pjpg

BlueLeader
11-25-2008, 05:25 PM
A little bit excited me thinks:rotfl But overall I like the body layout. A new head sculpt for Slave Leia does sound like a good idea and the outfit from Hasbro works for me, for now anyway.


wtf is up with the vag? :lol

thenammagazine
11-25-2008, 07:15 PM
http://images.yuku.com/image/pjpeg/4b916712afe21d53fc90bd3ea790175decb35454.pjpg

Why would you sensor the bits and tackle but not the coin purse? :confused:

Cryoguns
11-25-2008, 08:12 PM
Yes, Otaku 1.0 will not work without a bust reduction, that's why I was talking about the 2.0. Still need to see more pics of the 2.0, it may be unrealistically anime thin - hard to imagine it being any thinner than the Eva, but the articulation & aesthetics are the best of the 3.

Well, given that all we have is one profile shot of an unfinished prototype of a body that is supposed to have anime-figure styling and proportions...no, I still disagree that it would be a better choice than the EVA at this time.



Why not the Alpha? Just because it's coming out second? The torso cut under the breasts would be hidden by the bikini instead of the obvious rib cage cut on the Eva. That rib cage cut on the Eva is ugly on a practically naked figure and makes no sense why it wasn't moved to under the boobs. My only problems with the Alpha are the double hinge elbows and the cut above the knees. The ball joint elbows on the Eva and Otaku are less obvious.
The Eva would be perfect except for the stupid torso cut.

I don't have any problem with the Alpha as a female figure body. I plan on getting several as a replacement for the CG 2.0, which is my current favorite body. But right now...no, we don't know when it's coming out - just that apparently Triad would like to get it out sometime next year. Since Triad routinely runs into unplanned delays, I'd rather not be waiting until possibly December 09 to finally have a body to begin working on this custom with. And definitely not when a fantastic and more realistic body should be available well before then.

As for the torso cut, I'd guess that it's because it looks like it was designed for realistic flow. While it might look nicer right under the breasts, I'm guessing most women don't bend right in the middle of their ribcage like that :p

This pretty much all comes down to personal aesthetic choices. The important thing to remember is that no one is forcing you to use one body over another. Chances are very good that a slave Leia bikini kit would have to be molded in several pieces, and you could make adjustments to have it fit the body you want. For my preferences? I don't care for the exagerrated thin proportions of the Otaku 2.0 as seen in the profile shot. And while the Alpha looks good overall, the EVA looks far more realistic for a figure with a lot of exposed skin and I like the joint design better.

Besides, if there really is enough interest in a bikini kit, we could always put it to a vote as to which body people would want it tailored for.



You really think the Eva torso would look better than the Alpha with a bikini on it? I just don't see it.

Yup, I do :) The EVA looks just fine in a bikini IMHO.

http://webpages.charter.net/cryos/images/triad.jpg

p!tu
11-25-2008, 08:15 PM
Why would you sensor the bits and tackle but not the coin purse? :confused:

:mwaha:mwaha:mwaha:mwaha:mwaha:mwaha:mwaha

Entropy
11-26-2008, 03:25 AM
But right now...no, we don't know when it's coming out - just that apparently Triad would like to get it out sometime next year. Since Triad routinely runs into unplanned delays, I'd rather not be waiting until possibly December 09 to finally have a body to begin working on this custom with. And definitely not when a fantastic and more realistic body should be available well before then.


The preorder for the Eva says July 09. A couple more months doesn't seem like that much longer to wait, assuming they get the Alpha out in 09 as well.

And the Eva is an awesome body, best one available so far, with the one thing I'm not wild about being the torso cut. I think it works much better for the guy than the girl. Still, that's the only thing I like better on the Alphas. The arms and legs are both the best on Eva. We'll probably see molded shots of the Alpha well before the Eva ships, so there will be a better comparison then.

Cryoguns
11-26-2008, 09:55 AM
The preorder for the Eva says July 09. A couple more months doesn't seem like that much longer to wait, assuming they get the Alpha out in 09 as well.

The preorder for the EVA was deliberately pushed very far out per Triad. They've had plenty of delays while trying to get this body produced, but at least we're finally seeing some finished samples. The impression I've gotten from posts by Louie from Triad on their forums is that they're not actually expecting it to be July 09 before these are released.

We'd still be quite a ways off for the bikini kit commission since we'd want to have whichever base body in-hand for a form fitting sculpt. We can always look at it again and decide which base body will work best when we're at that point in time. If the Alpha isn't anywhere close to production when the EVA has been released, then I'd say it'd really be a non-issue about which body to chose. If you'd rather wait and use a different body - again, I'm sure you could customise the bikini kit to suit your body of choice if you want to go that route.

C.Howes_Sculptor
11-26-2008, 01:09 PM
Hey guys,

Slave Leia is a must! I would love to put her on an Eva. Best looking fig I've seen so far, I think, in terms of realistic proportions.

Anyone have a connection at Triad? I thought perhaps I'd offer to show off the new upcoming bodies if they would care to give me or even just lend me a preproduction sample. Since my commissions are taking off like wildfire and I've got a lot of female sculpts as well as male coming up it would be nice to showcase them on such nice bodies. Plus they would get a lot of exposure to their key demographic.

I'm looking at my River Tam version of Summer Glau on an S1 body, which is nice, but I'm thinking how much better she would look on an Eva...

And If I had one in hand it would be much easier to sculpt her slave-kini!:D

Mooncat
11-26-2008, 01:45 PM
Good luck contact Triad and getting a response they are reknowned for the incredible amount of time they take.

1. to reply
2. to get a decent answer

Great product lousy postage prices and customer service

lerath666
11-26-2008, 05:53 PM
Odd. I never have any problems with Triad. Everytime i send them a question, I get a response within a few hours, and I've never had anything but good Customer service from them.

Cryoguns
11-26-2008, 11:05 PM
Triad's had some previous issues with their email servers dropping emails. I'm not sure if they ever resolved the issue...thinking they have by this time though. I usually call and leave a message with my order info if I need to make a change, and ask them to email confirmation to me. That's worked out OK so far.

As for contacts, I know Triad is pretty much Louie Tran's company.

metaphorge
11-27-2008, 09:09 PM
Well, the idea I had was to do the head first, and then once the Triad EVA body is released, see if Chris would do a sculpted set of bits for her (boots, solid bikini parts). That way, all you'd have to do is paint it and add the loincloth.

My preference on waiting until the EVA is released for the bikini and boots is due to wanting to try and get something absolutely form-fitting for her :)

What do you guys think?

Once again, great minds thinking alike (http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1294055&postcount=21). ;)

We should let Chris's schedule free up a bit on this, but I'm totally up for working on this with you guys starting in January or February.

Regardless of which body we'll each decide to use, and regardless of whether we end up getting a new version of the outfit done, a lot of us are definitely going to want a head sculpted, and any of Triad's bodies (or, for that matter, the Soldier's Story or BBI Perfect bodies) accept the same head connection. We can then mess with the outfit once the body/bodies start to become available.

If this project all turns out well maybe we should do Oola as well?

Cryoguns
11-27-2008, 09:30 PM
I'm definitely game! :clap I had suggested February to Chris in an email as well...I think it'd be great as it'd allow him to catch up on his current projects. Also, he had mentioned in another thread that February tended to be a slow month for him with his business clients.

Oola wouldn't be bad...outfit might require a bit of work, but I wouldn't think it'd be that bad for a seamstress to do. A slave Leia is just about essential though, and I shudder to think how Sideshow's version would turn out of they churn one out on the female Buck :yuck

Anyway, this should be an easy project to find interest for...SSF, MWD, OSW, Triad, Rebelscum, etc.

DarkArtist81
11-27-2008, 10:23 PM
I'm in... I've been waiting for this body to come out for just THIS reason. :duff

Memnoch
11-27-2008, 10:31 PM
I'm in too. All I would ask is perhaps something worked out with the ponytail so we can have display options.

lerath666
11-27-2008, 11:56 PM
just a though. how about since her hair is one long braid, what if someone could come up with a ball jointed sculpt for her hair? eache braided section having it's own joint?

C.Howes_Sculptor
11-28-2008, 12:33 AM
just a though. how about since her hair is one long braid, what if someone could come up with a ball jointed sculpt for her hair? eache braided section having it's own joint?

If a posable ponytail is what you want, a somewhat easier approach ( not to mention less expensive) would be to cast the ponytail from a flexible urethane or silicone with an embedded bendable wire. This is the standard technique used when manufacturing a "bendy"


In fact, one of my commercial clients makes bendy arms and hands like this that fit onto rotocast vinyl body. The hands can be made to grip things like pens and pencils.....cute.

thenammagazine
11-28-2008, 12:37 AM
I'm in too. All I would ask is perhaps something worked out with the ponytail so we can have display options.

Wouldn't be too hard to have the braids interchangeable like Dragon did with the ponytail/bun on their 101st Airborne MP Jennifer figure.

wookielovin
11-28-2008, 09:27 AM
im in for this one also

lerath666
11-28-2008, 10:26 AM
If a posable ponytail is what you want, a somewhat easier approach ( not to mention less expensive) would be to cast the ponytail from a flexible urethane or silicone with an embedded bendable wire. This is the standard technique used when manufacturing a "bendy"


In fact, one of my commercial clients makes bendy arms and hands like this that fit onto rotocast vinyl body. The hands can be made to grip things like pens and pencils.....cute.


Neet... so if you doa leia figure head for us, would you be willing to go that appriach?

C.Howes_Sculptor
11-28-2008, 12:52 PM
Neet... so if you doa leia figure head for us, would you be willing to go that appriach?

Sure! we can work out the details once we get closer to actually starting.

jason2885
11-30-2008, 09:15 AM
I would definitely love to get in on this as well. I need a good Slave Leia for my Jabba display.

superdoug
12-01-2008, 06:17 AM
i'd probably be intrested too.

wofford29
12-01-2008, 06:23 AM
Didn't the guy that made these bodies (I believe it was Callous on these boards) make a Slave Leia custom and post it on here a while back?

MaulFan
12-01-2008, 06:24 AM
Didn't the guy that made these bodies (I believe it was Callous on these boards) make a Slave Leia custom and post it on here a while back?

I'm not 100% on the user, but yes a custom was posted with a nice base body, but I believe it was a custom one, not even the Triad bodies, not totally sure on that though.

wofford29
12-01-2008, 06:26 AM
I'm not 100% on the user, but yes a custom was posted with a nice base body, but I believe it was a custom one, not even the Triad bodies, not totally sure on that though.

Yeah, just found it. The guy's name was Liquidisk.

Cryoguns
12-01-2008, 11:59 AM
Didn't the guy that made these bodies (I believe it was Callous on these boards) make a Slave Leia custom and post it on here a while back?

As was noted..that was Liquidisk's. However, Callous DID design the EVA body for Triad that I think most of us are intending to use :)

Artoo
12-13-2008, 12:02 AM
Put me down for one of these! Got a couple of the Eva's on order, and this sounds like a perfect use for one. :chew

mikeap001
12-24-2008, 04:56 AM
Delurking here, I'd be interested in a Leia headsculpt.

JustinLuck
12-24-2008, 05:19 AM
The female body looks fantastic, but $40 a piece makes the :monkey2

Matt S
12-24-2008, 09:07 AM
I would be interested in a Slave Leia on this body...no way SS will release a body equal to this particular triad....its really actually that impressive looking...

ELVIS
12-24-2008, 11:48 AM
I hope to see more info on this in the future, I am interested too!

mikeap001
12-24-2008, 12:35 PM
so, to summarize the consensus on this thread, for a Slave Leia custom we'll need:

1) clothes from Hasbro
2) an EVA body from Triad
3) a custom head sculpt from ????

Artoo
12-24-2008, 01:59 PM
a custom head sculpt from ????
Chris Howes.:frank

mikeap001
12-24-2008, 05:49 PM
Or should we go with ADA Chan. C Howes has had a lot of commissions of late....

bwayne
12-24-2008, 07:46 PM
Or should we go with ADA Chan. C Howes has had a lot of commissions of late....

Chris all the way. I won't do business with Ada anymore. Poor quality and terrible customer service.

Cryoguns
12-24-2008, 09:49 PM
Chris all the way. I won't do business with Ada anymore. Poor quality and terrible customer service.

Yup, Ada's feamle sculpts are always very dissapointing in person. Usually profile problems - they look pretty good straight on, but really suffer from the side. Check out the Scully pics on her website for a good example.

I'm hoping Chris hasn't bitten off more than he can chew, but we've got a few months before this body is even availible :)

C.Howes_Sculptor
12-25-2008, 04:30 AM
Yup, Ada's feamle sculpts are always very dissapointing in person. Usually profile problems - they look pretty good straight on, but really suffer from the side. Check out the Scully pics on her website for a good example.

I'm hoping Chris hasn't bitten off more than he can chew, but we've got a few months before this body is even availible :)


I'm chewing, I'm chewing!! :rolleyes: Don't worry, my mouth is very large! :D Keep in mind, this is what I do for a living and have done quite successfully for 20 years. That's longer than some of you have been alive. Suddenly I feel old.....

Last photos of last commercial job I needed to clear up will go out for approval Friday....... then look out! There will be a flurry of projects finished up, round 1 closed, round 2 opened.

As far as Leia is concerned, the Eva's won't be available until summer, so this is just speculative at this point. We won't even work out the details until Spring sometime, I would think. Consider her a round 3 project. But I have some ideas about making her ponytail posable. :)

Check out this website! (http://www.leiasmetalbikini.com/slaveleiapictures.html)


:santa MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!! :santa

mikeap001
12-25-2008, 10:07 AM
Okay. So, to summarize the consensus on this thread, for a Slave Leia custom we'll need when available:

1) an outfit from Hasbro (got mine already)
2) an EVA body from Triad (coming this Spring 2009)
3) a custom head sculpt from C. Howes

The point about Ada Chan by bwayne and cryoguns is well taken--- I have that Scully sculpt. And, from the front view it is a good likeness. The side views show a few workable flaws especially after an undercoating of acrylics... but nothing that can't be fixed with a little cutting, grinding, filling putty and light sanding!

On the right side of her face, the crease on the temple and the dimple at the lower eye sack are too deep; on the left side, the lower nasal, zygomal and buccal areas need to be built up and the crease between the moth and cheeks defined; and the bulge below the eyebrow ridge line and above the upper lid is a bit prominent on both sides for some who aren't into the Neanderthal look which can be fixed by some grinding and sanding. While some might be tempted to rework the lips and mouth... all you'd have to do is saw the lower jaw and pull angle it backward and down a few millimeters... I think, the pouty lips and protruding jaw fit the character giving the Scully sculpt the skeptical look--- a bit of filling putty to blend in the vermilion border, the frenulum and rest of mouth below the nose work fine for me.

So with a few mods you'll have something that people will recognize as Scully next to a Mulder figure...

Cryoguns
12-25-2008, 10:13 AM
I'm chewing, I'm chewing!! :rolleyes: Don't worry, my mouth is very large! :D Keep in mind, this is what I do for a living and have done quite successfully for 20 years. That's longer than some of you have been alive. Suddenly I feel old.....

Last photos of last commercial job I needed to clear up will go out for approval Friday....... then look out! There will be a flurry of projects finished up, round 1 closed, round 2 opened.

As far as Leia is concerned, the Eva's won't be available until summer, so this is just speculative at this point. We won't even work out the details until Spring sometime, I would think. Consider her a round 3 project. But I have some ideas about making her ponytail posable. :)

Check out this website! (http://www.leiasmetalbikini.com/slaveleiapictures.html)


:santa MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!! :santa

It's all good, Chris...I got faith in you :D

Mike - you could go with the Hasbro one, or we're also keeping in mind the option for Chris to do all the sculpted parts of the bikini as a separate pack. I'm sure that one will depend a lot on pricing & interest to see if that one will be the best route to go. The huge plus here is that you'll get something even more detailed than the Hasbro set, and made to be form fitting to the EVA!

drakEP3
12-26-2008, 07:14 AM
i cant wait to see what chris does with this project

Artoo
12-26-2008, 01:29 PM
Consider her a round 3 project. But I have some ideas about making her ponytail posable. :)
I hate waiting, (as he grumbles-damb MTV generation), but a posable pony tail? I think I can wait for that. :D
So there is also possible sculpted bikini parts? Wow this keeps getting better.

C.Howes_Sculptor
12-26-2008, 01:36 PM
I hate waiting, (as he grumbles-damb MTV generation), but a posable pony tail? I think I can wait for that. :D
So there is also possible sculpted bikini parts? Wow this keeps getting better.

Sure, bikini could happen..... how good are the Hasbro bikini bits, I haven't seen them in person? And are they readily available or not? And will they fit an Eva bod? These are the burning questions that will help determine if we need to make our own. :D

Yeah, posable ponytail should work out OK with the right materials. Only issue I worry about is the flexibility of the paint on the ponytail. I don't want it flaking off. Of course I can color the flexy resin it would be cast from.....

Cryoguns
12-26-2008, 08:42 PM
Yeah, posable ponytail should work out OK with the right materials. Only issue I worry about is the flexibility of the paint on the ponytail. I don't want it flaking off. Of course I can color the flexy resin it would be cast from.....

Was thinking about this on the drive home from work tonight. My concern with a ball -n- socket style ponytail is that the paint could eventually wear off, plus it'd require some pretty specific sculpting and have a bunch of small bits.

I gotta agree with Chris, the bendy ponytail molded in brown sounds like the best option.

Artoo
02-22-2010, 10:47 PM
Anyone else willing to tackle this, or is it time to move on? :date
Eva's are still not available, but possibly small breasted Alphas?

thenammagazine
02-22-2010, 11:36 PM
Anyone else willing to tackle this, or is it time to move on? :date
Eva's are still not available, but possibly small breasted Alphas?

I think the length between the last post and yours, and the "sculptor" involved, should tell you everything you need to know.

Artoo
02-23-2010, 07:26 AM
Figured as much. :monkey2 Hoping somebody out there might be interested in trying again?

Mookeylama
02-23-2010, 11:13 AM
yeah i sold my Jabba setup, much as i loved it, just because there wasn't any really good Slave Leia out there. the Gentle Giant reclining Leia looked great if you could whittle it off that base

Kronet
09-13-2010, 04:14 PM
Bump!

I'm not sure how long the Eva's have been out for but I just got the shipping notice from BBTS.

But I see C.Howes_Sculptor has been banned?

icruise
09-13-2010, 04:36 PM
He is a thief.

jediknight120
09-13-2010, 08:09 PM
Oooooooooooooooooooo boy.

Artoo
09-14-2010, 09:16 PM
I've still been thinking about this, got my Eva's coming in too. Sunohc has taken over the reigns as custom head maker, maybe when he has time. :wink1:

galactiboy
09-15-2010, 06:28 AM
Are there any Leia heads that would work with modification?

lerath666
09-15-2010, 11:23 AM
depends on how good you are at customizing. you MIGHT be able to get the boushh head to work with some work.

galactiboy
09-15-2010, 01:36 PM
Its a great likeness... but I'd think far to bobble headed for a mostly nude figure.

lerath666
09-15-2010, 04:02 PM
just give her a big butt and enormous breasts, and no one will ever notice :lol

Brinn 71
09-16-2010, 11:47 AM
just give her a big butt and enormous breasts, and no one will ever notice :lol

Notice what...?


;)

EVILFACE
09-16-2010, 12:08 PM
He is a thief.

BS.

It was all a ploy by Russian spammers to destroy him.

mah45
09-16-2010, 12:24 PM
how about the Hasbro Hoth Leia sculpt. It looks pretty decent and the hair isn't sculpted. Face just needs to be repainted.

LoneWolf
09-16-2010, 12:49 PM
I'm not a full-blooded Star Wars fan, but I'm down for a 1/6 Slave Leia if a custom will be created :)

I wonder if that figure will be mass-produced at all by Sideshow, as a lot of people want to see it:

http://mydisguises.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/slave-leia-group-photo-1.jpg

JustinLuck
09-27-2010, 11:40 PM
For those that are interested, the Eva body is definitely a possibility to consider for your customs.

http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/9675/img0256f.jpg (http://img409.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img0256f.jpg)

dragonsleeper
09-27-2010, 11:53 PM
Oh my goodness that's a fantastic pose.

thenammagazine
09-28-2010, 12:07 AM
For those that are interested, the Eva body is definitely a possibility to consider for your customs.

http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/9675/img0256f.jpg (http://img409.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img0256f.jpg)

Yup, this is the body I'm using for mine. I'm not a fan of genetalia on figures, but the body works, articulation-wise and doesn't look that bad with the exposed joints. I'm also using a Boushh head and Hasbro Slave Leia parts. I really need to get back to finishing this. :(

DarthNeil
09-28-2010, 03:53 PM
For those that are interested, the Eva body is definitely a possibility to consider for your customs.

http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/9675/img0256f.jpg (http://img409.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img0256f.jpg)

Just getting a red X.

lerath666
09-28-2010, 04:26 PM
pulled down for "terms of use" violation no doubt

" NO NOODIE PICS ON OUR SITE GOSH-DARNIT!"

:lol

JustinLuck
09-28-2010, 07:34 PM
That's funny. The pics are still available in my other post. You can check them out here in the customs section:

http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=83232

hunnipot85
10-09-2010, 07:32 PM
I have the Hasbro Slave Leia outfit if anybody is interested....

I was going to put it on a doll but never did it. :lol

wax murderer
10-10-2010, 05:47 AM
I have a slave Leia in the works as well. I've got an Alpha-Eva hybrid for the body(small bust Alpha torso ,Eva limbs), which has great articulation and proportions as well as being almost short enough to be in scale. There is a problem using the Boush head as is; it's 20% to big for the body(I measured). We need to check into the reducing casting materials that I've been told about on another thread...PS

lerath666
10-10-2010, 09:26 AM
you mean hydroshrink?

thenammagazine
10-11-2010, 06:56 PM
I have a slave Leia in the works as well. I've got an Alpha-Eva hybrid for the body(small bust Alpha torso ,Eva limbs), which has great articulation and proportions as well as being almost short enough to be in scale. There is a problem using the Boush head as is; it's 20% to big for the body(I measured). We need to check into the reducing casting materials that I've been told about on another thread...PS

The head is to scale with the other Sideshow figures. The difference is fairly negligible and if you did reduce it, the figure, overall, wouldn't be to scale with the rest of the figures she's displayed with.

sithlord13
10-13-2010, 04:17 AM
The head is to scale with the other Sideshow figures. The difference is fairly negligible and if you did reduce it, the figure, overall, wouldn't be to scale with the rest of the figures she's displayed with.

If you look at an image of the body and head naked - like the loose one toy anxiety have the head does look massive so on a nearly naked figure like slave leia it may make the difference

thenammagazine
10-13-2010, 07:42 AM
If you look at an image of the body and head naked - like the loose one toy anxiety have the head does look massive so on a nearly naked figure like slave leia it may make the difference

Looking at my WIP on the Eva, it's not as bobbly. The main thing wrong are the unrealistic proportions of the Sideshow Buck. There's a night and day difference between the Buck and it's exaggerated proportions and a more properly proportioned Eva body.

wax murderer
10-13-2010, 07:59 PM
I've set the Boush Leia head on my hybrid Alpha, and it's pretty ludicrous. Trust me , it needs shrinking. Are photo's really necessary?...PS

thenammagazine
10-13-2010, 08:09 PM
I've set the Boush Leia head on my hybrid Alpha, and it's pretty ludicrous. Trust me , it needs shrinking. Are photo's really necessary?...PS

Personal preference I guess. She doesn't look that pinheaded on my Eva and more to the point, looks consistent with the other figures she'll be displayed alongside, vs. pinheaded and underscaled. :huh

metaphorge
11-11-2010, 01:17 PM
Has anyone given any thought to beheading the Gentle Giant Slave Leia bust and using that head?

metaphorge
11-11-2010, 01:18 PM
Personal preference I guess. She doesn't look that pinheaded on my Eva and more to the point, looks consistent with the other figures she'll be displayed alongside, vs. pinheaded and underscaled. :huhYou have pictures?

icruise
11-11-2010, 01:52 PM
Has anyone given any thought to beheading the Gentle Giant Slave Leia bust and using that head?

That bust turned out pretty badly. I don't think that would work very well.

jkno
11-12-2010, 12:57 AM
Has anyone given any thought to beheading the Gentle Giant Slave Leia bust and using that head?

Maybe the GG Slave Leia statue, that has a cool face, the recently released Slave Leia bust is ugly as hell. But that means you'll destroy a beautiful statue...

wax murderer
11-12-2010, 10:29 PM
Not necessarily; I should think a motivated artist could pull a mold of of her without damaging the original piece. Not easily, but it could be done. The question is, would it be in proper scale with the available bodies...PS