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NECA Godzilla 1962 by TrevorGrove NECA Godzilla 1962 by TrevorGrove
This was a unique job. I was surprised to get the opportunity to work on this action figure with NECA. The 1962 version of Godzilla. Very challenging project! Randy Falk at NECA really guided me through the difficult aspects of it and it was a great learning experience. I worked on the sculpture up to this point and then handed it off to NECA's team of sculptors to finalize and fix for approvals.

Here's a look at their painted final prototype! news.toyark.com/2018/08/08/pho…

He was sculpted in castilene wax. These are about 6"-7" tall action figures, if I remember right.

Trev
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R-MAZE Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2018
wow
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
:) Thanks!
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Devil-Forgemaster Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2018
Did you use Castilene Hard or one of the others? ive used Hard for a LONG time, but ive always had a hard time polishing it with Goo Gone (though Goo Gone Glue and Tape Remover specifically is FANTASTIC since it flashes off ultra fast unlike the normal kind of Goo Gone) but lately ive noticed using soft to bulk it in, then making a waste mold of Silicone Caulk (Clear silicone 1, not 2. very important) mixed with water makes a FANTASTIC waste mold for little to no money, then i pour the hard Castilene mixed with more carnauba wax flakes (which turns it into a carve only material like TMS Wax, but a lot easier to carve, and not QUITE as hard, but flows off the pen just as easy) 
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome resourceful idea! NEVER would have thought to use caulk for a waste mold, but I love the idea. You can mix it with water?! amazing. That's part of why i avoid using waste molds, I don't like spending the money and time...but there are instances when I would really speed up my process if I did. It's much more fun to bulk something out in soft clay than it is harder materials.

I sculpted this little guy in medium, I think. I used to only use hard, but after trying some medium on a project I just much preferred it... It can be a little too soft sometimes, but I can always mix TMS wax in with it when i need more detail.

Thanks for sharing your methods, I love that waste mold idea.
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Devil-Forgemaster Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2018
Oh yeah dude, look up "The King of Random" on youtube and look for the video where he makes a mold with the Caulk. of course he uses Food coloring instead of just water, and he mixes corn starch into the silicone as well to make it like a putty, but he also tries it without the starch and it's basically a brush on mold at that point. ive been using it and it's literally a waste mold for PENNIES on the dollar, if even PENNIES. the only bad thing? the acidic smell of the silicone. but that's small potatoes lol. give it a try and let me know how it works for ya!
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2018   Filmographer
My favorite pre-90's Big G!!!!! ALL THAT TEXTURING....... holy mackerel!!!
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
He is one of the best Godzillas! Such a fun design and suit. Oh yeah, that texturing drove me crazy....It can be enjoyable when you focus in, but it take so much patience and time to get a result....I experimented a lot with it.
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gearfab Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018
That looks like it must have been insanely difficult.
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
:) It was really tough, but NECA guided me through a lot of it to try to get the best result. It was a fun learning experience for sure.
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Cissell Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Professional General Artist
good work!
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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GIGAN05 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Honestly, your a keeper for this line.
Would seriously dip into NECA's Godzilla's if they got you on board, because for a $20+ figure, this is amazing. 
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! That's great to hear. I found sculpting this one to be incredibly difficult, so I have an all new respect for the sculptors that represent all the various versions of Godzilla. They really put a lot of care into it.
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DavidWFisher Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That looks AWESOME!
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!!
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SkyPotatoFire Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018
Godzilla.
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
:) :thumbsup: Something I never thought I'd be asked to work on. Fun!
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IFUCKINGHATEROBLOX Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  New Deviant
actualy so epic i want to buy
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!!
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pointless-jackall Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
amazing
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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RdomGaming Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Nice!
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
:thumbsup Thanks!
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