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I made these figures while making drivers for the TR 4 I was building and thought I would post the photos of them here as well.





















I look forward to any and all comments.

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WOW!! I'm impressed! I wish I had that kind of talent...little people are expensive. What is the process to do something like that?

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Dennis, thanks very much for your comments!

I used to sculpt everything from scratch using plastic and clean clay. For these figures I was in a bit of a rush so I did the arms, hands, torsos, feet and legs from scratch and altered heads from military figures.

The next step is to mold and cast them so I can have more than one crew.

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John,they are impressive......what stands out for me apart from the obvious modelling ability is the "empty open hands" that many figures have.
They look like they are arguing about something...one guy is quite upset.

I too would be interested in seeing how you have gone about creating these figures.
 

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Munter, thanks very much for your very kind post!

The hands take some time (I think the fingers look a bit elongated, but I don't want them to break) and practise but make a difference.

I don't know if you can see the driver figure in the blue TR 4, but I made the left hand to grip the steering wheel as well.

All of the hands start as a round pebble on the end of the arm. I make a groove between the fingers and hollow out the hand.

The size of the pebble determines what the hand will be doing.

Thanks again for all of the comments, I really appreciate them.

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Hi Kitman
]do you do vintage drivers as well cos if oyu do I,d be interested

cheers tony
 

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Tony and Bill, thanks for your posts.

I do create drivers as well.

Here is the driver I'm working on for the red TR 4:









This one is a "quickie" as the legs are scratch built but the head and torso are a re-pop of a figure I had lying about.

Here are some "upgrades" I did to my '67 Lotus and Eagle:









Dan the man:



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Love them! We want more! And probably production runs. Good figures are so hard to come by.

Originally I was concerned that the pit crew were a wee bit too intense. I mean, at least one of them seems to be sealing divine guidance and another is having a bit of a sob to himself over the unfairness of it all. But then it's the melodrama in the group that helps give it so much character.

More figures please.

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What wonderful comments.

Thank you so very much for the great feedback!

Mgmike, what a great compliment, thanks!

Gokartride, yes the driver is supposed to be Denise! Great spotting!

Ember, they are going into production. When making them I tried to give the figures unique dramatic poses. Having been in the pits during races, I noticed that crews tend to get passionately involved in the work they do.

Happy, thanks for your comment, at times I do feel like the great doctor with a head from here and leg over there!

Thanks again

John
 

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QUOTE (kitmen @ 14 Jan 2012, 11:30) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>... at times I do feel like the great doctor with a head from here and leg over there!
Just make sure you don't get the two mixed up you should do well.
 

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Your figures look wonderful! Seeing your work done I feel the itch to do something alike! I'm still gettting used to sculpting and casting, hope to be in high standards as yours soon!
keep 'em coming!


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Ember, thanks very much for your advice. My wife is also constanly reminding me of where each appendage should be placed.

Leo, your work is phenomenal. If you can build as well as you do, molding and casting are simple by comparison. Your work is very very good.

I am so very pleased and motivated by the comments posted and the support they give.

Thank you

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These are very cool, John! So osten figures are put in a neutral pose to ease molding, so everyone ends up kinda standing around. Love the dramatic poses! Something profound mut be going down with that little TR
 

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QUOTE (Datto @ 14 Jan 2012, 19:18) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>These are very cool, John! So osten figures are put in a neutral pose to ease molding, so everyone ends up kinda standing around. Love the dramatic poses! Something profound mut be going down with that little TR

totally agree, brilliant, one of the guys is definately looking for devine inspiration on how to get the tr4 started, whilst the others are moaning at the driver for going to heavy on the throttle and running out of petrol 3 laps before the end of the race.
 

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WOW! Those are some of the best figures ever!!! You've got some awesome carving skills.
 
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