Here is a shot of my Paradise Baragon, 50 cm of pure kaiju vinyl goodness which I built and painted. He is my buddy Barry. I was happy to see I was able to put him on the base and have him stand with is tail off the base, it makes him look more in movement I think.. So, he finally made it on to that base which he wanted to get on so badly the last few weeks. YAY!
Barry the Baragon is a friend I made He's cute but he's ugly so he'll never get laid When I'm missing other friends who have no time to talk I will jabber at Barry 'cuz he can't walk! His big ears will have to listen cuz he can't get away So I can blabber on and on until the end of the day In the movie he eats a coop filled with hens But in this diorama he fights army mens! Barry's made out of vinyl with a touch up of clay He is hollow so I filled him with plastic bags one day But his feet and his butt took a bit more study Those I filled up with Durham's Water Putty! And I painted him with care using many colored layers My airbrush died in spite of my prayers So he is painted by hand and I hope you can see A comment on my friend would mean the world to me! If you like him and you fave him I may post more pics Maybe then Barry would score some actual chicks His overwhelming fame could be the talk of the town And Baragon and me would not be ABLE to frown! Well, in Baragon's case he is like that already His smile is molded on so it stays pretty steady Sharp teeth and goopy drool on a perpetual grin There's a loogy in his maw and slobber on his chin! So please give some love to my new friend Barry He is really pretty nice, and not so scary And me, I could use a little love now and then My name is Jon, I hope you'll be my friend!
Here is a model kit by Murakami I just finished of the 62 Kong from Godzilla VS King Kong. It was really hard to build and paint, especially paint because of all the intertwining of dry fur and slimy tentacles. I made 4 little natives and some pots full of Soma berry juice, which is what the monsters are competing for.. Seems like a while since I posted a Kaiju model. The base I sculpted out of foam with a hot knife.
This is one of the model kits I won at G-Fest, a Murakami 1967 Toho Kong. I redid some parts, the hands were not posed for grasping so I repositioned the thumbs and resculpted the palms (as you can see he now can grasp my thumb!) I also repositioned his right arm so it is not close against his body as the sculpt was originally, I moved it out so I had to sculpt his bicep and inner forearm in since they were tight together before and had no detail that way. The reason I wanted to do that is so I can sculpt a Sea Serpent like in the scene from King Kong Escapes that will be wrapped around him and he will be holding it. I also want to try to sculpt the hovercraft trying to get away to the submarine. look here: [link] At about 1:19 you can see the serpent and the hovercraft scene, but I will put him on the shore, and I want to make the serpent look a bit cooler, but still sort of like the one in the movie..
Yay, I got done in time for G-Fest! ^^ Look for a journal soon with a list of name entries so far, and a call for YOUR entry to Name this Diorama! And win a prize! See if you can find all 7 sailors! Hope you like it, and wish me luck in the Model competition at G-Fest in Chicago next week! This will be my Scratchbuilt Model entry.
I sculpted a Sea Serpent to go in the arms of my Murakami 1967 Kong from the Toho movie King Kong Escapes. I made him so he fits right up against kongs fur on his arm and Kong's hands support him, so hopefully I will not need to glue him on and will be able to take him off if I decide to. As an afterthought, maybe I should have just sculpted a head coming out of the water going for the hovercraft, but I guess then Kong would have looked like he was chasing butterflies or something. I took this picture on top of a print out of a movie still I used as a reference. I used iridecent paint on the hide of this creature, so he looks closer to the color of the picture depending on how light hits it. I do not like this movie design, so I tried to define the skin a bit differently, and made it have more prominent brows, etc, without departing too far from the thing from the movie. Next I will attach him to Kong, Kong to the base, and do touch ups. Then I will show you the final diorama.
The great thing about LeGrandzillas is, when they feel lonely and need a friend, they can always build their own! Here is a 30 cm scale Pao Baragon kit I built and painted for G-Fest. I did make a base for him, it is a simple one that looks like he is digging his way up to the surface. I will show that soon, but it still is drying. I liked this pose and view because he looks like a happy puppy that is just glad to see me. It makes me smile to look at him and I can pretend he wants me to pick him up or shake his hand. I may to a quick dinosaur diorama next, and I will show all the pieces I am bringing to G-Fest in a future journal.
Day 11 and we have King Kong, from the movie Godzilla vs King Kong. The idea started as a pitch from Willis O'Brien, the special effects animator of the original King Kong. His idea though was for King Kong to fight Frankenstein. After being turned down by many movie studios Toho picked it up after O'Brien agreed to change Frankenstein's Monster to Godzilla. The look of Kong was more like that of an orangutan than of a Gorilla. He looked at his best when fighting so I reflect that in the painting *************PRINT AVAILABLE HERE: [link] ****************