Nightcrawler in 3D

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Barbera de Jong

I had been playing around with the idea of making a statue using a hobbyshop-bought plastic skeleton as a base. Superheroes are easier to draw and sculpt because they traditionally wear spandex. This saves the artist from complicated draped fabrics. And this was my first attempt, so I needed it as easy as possible. Nightcrawler has a simple costume, is photogenic and kinda cute. Besides,in my knowledge no commercial full-body figure has ever been done of this character. (Bowen Designs did a rather nice bust though) This figure was based on a 1:6 scale plastic skeleton, brand Airfix. It was put together with a lot of stiff thin wire, and posed on an old cd-box. the flesh was made with simple air-drying clay, and the tail was made from an old underwired bra's wire. (sometimes it pays to be a chick). I used a simple book on anatomy as reference. The fine detail on the hands, ears and tail was made with Milliput two-component clay. After that, I didn't sand it as much as I should have, and painted the thing with acrylic paints. This design and character is of course the property of Marvel, and this figure was made for entertaining purposes only.


Published More than a year ago

Category Fan art



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