Superman - Volume XI

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  1. Lars Keymaster Staff Member

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    So who's signing?
     
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  2. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Lars wrote 4 minutes earlier »
    So who's signing?

    Good question. Both Christopher Reeve and his wife have passed away. The only other credible alternative would be Richard Donner as director of Superman I, or the sculptor, or George.
    Sounds like a question for AM!
     
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  3. DJ Divain Little Miss Chatterbox

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    Lars wrote 7 hours earlier »
    So who's signing?

    The artist of the sculpt maiby
     
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    "assholeage"
    Love it great word, oerfect description :lol:
     
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    Maybe then if it "will blow pred out of the water" we are talking a flying supes or floating, or that the sculpt and costuming is just that good or maybe he was refering to the next release
     
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    Enzucho wrote 5 hours earlier »
    Maybe then if it "will blow pred out of the water" we are talking a flying supes or floating, or that the sculpt and costuming is just that good or maybe he was refering to the next release


    A floating pose is not beyond the realms of possibility, but CM will need to be quite ingenious to engineer something that looks cool and authentic while not being gimmicky.
     
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  7. Enzucho Opionated

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    Well to me magnets could work, I wouldnt want to see an acrylic post that spears into his chest or crotch
     
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    Enzucho wrote 4 minutes earlier »
    Well to me magnets could work, I wouldnt want to see an acrylic post that spears into his chest or crotch

    Acrylic posts are bad, and never look that convincing.
    How would the magnet thing work in practice? I heard about this sort of thing a while back but never saw it used on any statues.
     
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    I have seen a delorean form back to the future done this way, it looked really cool cause it actually floats, I believ though you need a very powerful magnet on the top and on the bottom for it to work correctly, I guess it is the negative charge on the magnets that make it hover
     
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    Ahh, I understand - like polar opposites repelling against each other?
    Hmm - I suppose this could work if the base was magnetised, and there were magnets in the feet - but there would need to be something to hold him in place to stop him toppling foward. :hmm:
    Are there any pics of that DeLorean piece anywhere Enz?
     
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    HHmm I dont know where I saw it, but the delorean didnt seem to have anything in front or behind it just on top and bottom
     
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    Enzucho wrote 5 minutes earlier »
    HHmm I dont know where I saw it, but the delorean didnt seem to have anything in front or behind it just on top and bottom

    This might have been to do with the size and shape of the DeLorean... it is fairly flat, so I could imagine it working.
    Supes however would be top heavy if he was floating in a standing type position. Not sure I would like to see him in a horizontal flying pose because the base would have to be very close to his body for the magnets to work.
     
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  13. Enzucho Opionated

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    Yeah I guess you are right, but it was a good idea and would be really unique
     
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    Back off hols, just been reading through a few of these posts.
    I actually like this pose but it would be impossible to manufacture for obvious reasons.
    My other query is I wonder how they will manage to pull off Reeve's classic forhead hair curl that hangs down?
    Looking at previous CM's, the recent Godfather piece included, the hair always tends to look a little, dare I say, fluffy and wayward, like it needs a touch of hair gel or something.
    It will be very intersting to see how CM work round this issue.
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    RobotOnLine wrote 19 minutes earlier »
    Back off hols, just been reading through a few of these posts.
    I actually like this pose but it would be impossible to manufacture for obvious reasons.
    My other query is I wonder how they will manage to pull off Reeve's classic forhead hair curl that hangs down?
    Looking at previous CM's, the recent Godfather piece included, the hair always tends to look a little, dare I say, fluffy and wayward, like it needs a touch of hair gel or something.
    It will be very intersting to see how CM work round this issue.
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    Stunning picture Kev, that's a really, REALLY nice find. :king:
    Would it be possible to manufacture this pose if the arms could be attached at the shoulders or elbows and glued in place after the jersey has been pulled over the torso?
    The look of the hair will be crucial, and for this CM will need to gel tightly in place. This is something they managed with great success on the Indy piece where the hair was virtually solid.
    Are you a Supes fan by the way?
     
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    I didn't realise Indy's hair was like that....it can be done then.
    I'm surprised they didn't do that for Brando?
     
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    RobotOnLine wrote 33 seconds earlier »
    I'm surprised they didn't do that for Brando?

    There is some gel in it. I think what caused the fluffiness was the overall length of each hair. For example, the hair that is rooted in the temple has to be long enough to stretch all the way to the back of the neck. During shipping it just all gets very loose. I just think CM underestimated the level to which the hairs would separate during shipping. This wasn't a problem with Indy since the hair was far more cropped.
    The GF just needs a lot of love and attention to sort the hair out and get it looking neat.
     
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  18. Mirak Verbal Diarrhoea

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    This would indeed be one hell of a pose !
    NO HOTLINKING PLEASE
    I don't know how they will do the hair but they will probably have to use
    some sort of strong hairgel to keep it in place !
     
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    Mirak wrote 2 minutes earlier »
    This would indeed be one hell of a pose !
    I don't know how they will do the hair but they will probably have to use
    some sort of strong hairgel to keep it in place !


    Ok, Karim, you managed to surpass yourself this time!
    Christopher Reeve's hair looks almost sculpted in that picture. CM would indeed need a lot of gel, and need to apply something to give it a shiny/wet look.
    That IS the pose! That would be fantastic. Sums Superman up effortlessly. If anyone can find a way of creating that pose, CM can.
     
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  20. Mirak Verbal Diarrhoea

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    jet_force_juno wrote 2 minutes earlier »
    Mirak wrote 2 minutes earlier »
    This would indeed be one hell of a pose !
    I don't know how they will do the hair but they will probably have to use
    some sort of strong hairgel to keep it in place !


    Ok, Karim, you managed to surpass yourself this time!
    Christopher Reeve's hair looks almost sculpted in that picture. CM would indeed need a lot of gel, and need to apply something to give it a shiny/wet look.
    That IS the pose! That would be fantastic. Sums Superman up effortlessly. If anyone can find a way of creating that pose, CM can.

    Thanks Steve !
    I tought about it and I think that it would in fact be very easy to
    do this pose:
    - If they make one or two hands removeable before complete assembly,
    they can put the suit on and then afterwards they can glue the hand(s) on
    again , then pull the suit towards the hands so you don't see the
    seamline and that's it !
    - the suit will probably be stiched together on the back and then covered by the cape.
    the upper and lower part of the suit will be made out of 2 pieces and where they
    come together they will be covered by his red brief and belt !
    what do you think ?
     
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