sculpture

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This fantastically detailed sculpture of Doom II‘s final level was created by artist Jason Hite. He made it from old circuit boards, bits of action figures, and all sorts of random stuff. Now it’s going up for sale for $6K. Jason talked about the design process on his blog, saying:

Over the years, I have collected circuit boards from computers and odd devices. The panel on the right of the demon’s head was sitting in a cardboard box in the back of my YMCA getting rained on, before I “liberated” it. The guns are from the Quake action figures by ReSaurus Toys that came out back in 1998. At least they are accosted with Doom. I would have loved to make a BFG, and still might do so, but I ran out of time. I’m actually kind of surprised that no one has made one by now. The Doom Guy figure and zombie behind the Cyberdemon are slightly augmented from HorrorClix figures…and the dozen bullets are dummy .30 ammo that is epoxied them tightly into the piece.

It will be on display in Santa Monica, California at the Copro National Gallery where you’ll also be able to buy it if you’ve got the cash.

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If you have access to scrap metal, why not give it a second life by turning it into art? That’s just what Old Steel Art in Thailand does, and they’ve created everything from Transformers to Thor to this amazing Hulk from leftover metal pieces. I can’t get over how detailed the Hulk sculpture is – there are folds in the fabric and you can see muscles and veins on his skin. He looks gigantic, and I can’t imagine how he’ll be moved when/if he’s sold. Maybe they can build a Helicarrier to transport him.

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groot

After seeing Griffon Ramsey in action, I’m fascinated with chainsaw art.

Ramsey created a sculpture of Groot using a variety of chainsaws and Easter Red Cedar along with her skills and plenty of imagination.

Then she went and filmed the work in progress so we could all see Groot come to life.

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You know, in your head, that you would be the most fantastic superhero to ever walk the planet if you had powers. The folks at You Kick Ass get that so they’ve launched a kickstarter for a line of custom superhero action figures that have your face. Each head is 3D printed to look just like the customer and then attached to one of several available bodies like Armored Man, Man on Fire, Kicking Girl, or Running Woman.

You even get to decide which powers you’ll wield and get a comic strip with your origin story. It’s already fully funded so supporting the campaign now will have you turned into a superhero when figures ship next month.

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These lovely paper craft sculptures are all the work of Jodi Harvey-Brown who sells them on Etsy. She carefully creates each character or object from the pages of its book, sometimes using paper mache or wire to make sure they’re secure. Each is one-of-a-kind and requires up to a month to make but will be well worth the wait.

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cthulhu cute monster

There are times when Cthulhu isn’t terrifying. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it’s usually because the monster is in some sort of toy form. This adorable sculpt by Cassia Harries isn’t exactly a toy, but it is a collectible figure! She sculpted it by hand, cast it from resin, and painted all the little touches. At just over three inches tall, he’s a tiny bite-sized piece of art. An army of these tiny Cthulhus will be on sale soon!

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This incredibly realistic Predator face was carved by deviantArtist simondrawme. It took him over 90 hours to complete the project and it looks amazing! Can you just imagine the reaction of trick-or-treating kids if you left this sitting by the front door?

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This is heart-breaking. I’m all for art, but this sculpture by artist Andrew Vickers was made by destroying $20,000 worth of comics. Here’s the official description of the piece from the Heroes: Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary exhibition at the s1 Artspace in Sheffield.

Stoneface Sculpture – Andrew Vickers will display a piece of his latest work, ‘The Paper Boy’, inspired by the artist’s fascination with the mystical and made from a rare collection of recycled comic books. His work embarks on a change from his usual media of natural stone, using metals and reclaimed stuffs, but revisits the familiar female form in the unveiling of a new sculpture ‘Earth’, and a reworking of ‘Naked’, a stone sculpture war memorial re-displayed on canvas in digital print form, alongside a number of more recognisable superhero facades, timelessly captured in stone.

What the artist didn’t know was that the collection of comics, which he found in a dumpster, included some very rare and collectible gems. He only found out when comic fan Steve Eyre saw the sculpture and recognized the value of some of the titles.

“First of all I thought ‘Fantastic’ as, visually, it is a beautiful thing, but then as I walked round it, certainly on the inside right leg, there was a cover of Avengers number one. I’ve got a copy of that, which was published in 1963, that is worth well over £10,000. Then I started looking and there are six comics on this that together would be worth, even in the condition you can see, £20,000.

Hear that? It’s the sound of collectors everywhere screaming, “No!” at the thought of those issues being glued to a bunch of chicken wire.

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Although Cthulhu may not be real, the bones used in this sculpture are real animal bones. We’ve seen an amazing alien facehugger from Forgotten Boneyard but I think this combination of mink, raccoon and beaver bones may be even scarier.

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Some sculptors are exceedingly talented at creating busts that capture the likeness of the subject. Steve Scotts did it with a freakishly real Ellen Ripley sculpt, and Jordu Schell has done it with this Spock sculpture. It was made with silicone, hair, fabric, and carefully applied paint. He looks like he could start talking about logical things at any minute.

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