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Old 18-04-2011, 09:35 PM   #1
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Hi, I`ve been working on the attached for ages, its a Mike Mercury puppet head sculpt. Never attempt a puppet head sculpt before, favour for a mate, gentle feedback appreciated;


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Old 18-04-2011, 09:39 PM   #2
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Hi, I`ve been working on the attached for ages, its a Mike Mercury puppet head sculpt. Never attempt a puppet head sculpt before, favour for a mate, gentle feedback appreciated
Gentle feed back my ass.....

Get it cast up. I want ONE.!!!!!! Pleeeeease

I would love a complete set of puppet busts, I can't afford the whole puppet and don't have the space for them either (one day I will convince myself that's a valid excuse)

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Old 18-04-2011, 10:45 PM   #3
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It looks great from where I'm sitting, Chris. The one problem I find with these things is to actually gauge the shape of the head that you usually just see under under all the hair......if that makes sense. I'd like to see more of this!
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Old 19-04-2011, 09:05 AM   #4
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It looks great from where I'm sitting, Chris. The one problem I find with these things is to actually gauge the shape of the head that you usually just see under under all the hair......if that makes sense. I'd like to see more of this!
Eddie

I`m pretty sure the shape of the head is correct, most of it is covered by a wig anyway!!

The most difficult thing with resculpting a head is that nothing is straight, unlike a vehicle replica. I tried to capture the character and didn`t get too hung up on mm accuracy, initially anyway....
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Old 19-04-2011, 09:19 AM   #5
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I just read the bit about this is my FIRST attempt

He's perfect

Me see, me want
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Old 19-04-2011, 05:38 PM   #6
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Well I think you've done wonders so far, Chris. It's almost impossible to get 100% accurate resculpt, but capturing the essence is very important. I think you've done darn well near both! ONce it is wigged you'll get a better idea
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Old 19-04-2011, 06:00 PM   #7
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anyone tell me what colour marina's eyes are thanks in fact what about doing a list of eye colour for each puppet maybe with pictures just an idea thanks fellas .steve
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Old 20-05-2011, 03:47 PM   #8
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Here is Mike
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Old 22-05-2011, 08:57 PM   #9
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Who sculpted them?
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Old 22-05-2011, 08:59 PM   #10
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No idea
I bought them from a fella in the states whose dad died & he was the bloke who made them
I haver Beaker. & Popkiss too
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Old 23-08-2011, 10:03 AM   #11
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How is the head coming along, Chris??
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Old 23-08-2011, 02:35 PM   #12
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i have a mike murcury head here i do not know where i got it from but it up for sale if anyone is interested
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Looking good
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Old 27-07-2012, 08:13 AM   #14
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mike mercury as a person is a bit of an ugly fella
otherwise chris youve made a fantastic job looks like its cast from the original
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Old 27-07-2012, 01:23 PM   #15
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Mike Mercury is looking very good
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Mike Mercury is looking very good
Thanks Barry
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Old 21-05-2013, 11:10 AM   #17
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I think this is the clossest resculp I have seen and I think I am in the best position to judge as one time owner of the original head sold at Phillips. Very good.
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It looks great Chris!

I see I have a doppelganger on the forum as regards to names...
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Old 17-06-2013, 09:11 AM   #19
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Hi Mike Mercury
As you was a 1 time owner of Mike, did you body & costume the head ?

We all would love to see a pic
Did you sell to someone not in Britain ?
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:31 PM   #20
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Just noticed some of the kind feedback re the sculpt, many thanks, might actually build it one day....
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