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Chrome Dome Custom Statue / Bust

 
 
Custom #:50391  
Name:Chrome Dome
Custom Type:Statue / Bust
Toy Series:Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Creator:G Brand  
Date Added:June 4, 2013
Base Figure:Scratch Built
Height:7.00 inches
I cannot get away from this series. I love finding new concepts of the familiar TMNT characters, so I was stoked to run across the art of Tom Kyzivat, AKA MurderousAutomaton.

I started with a wire armature and did the majority of the sculpt work with Aves Apoxie Sculpt. I used Super Sculpey for the big shoulder piece and the swords. I used resin cast hands and feet with some sculpting modifications. And blister packaging for the helmet blades and sash.

I had all kinds of drama trying to paint this. I researched for a couple of months to find a way to chrome this piece. Closest thing I could come up with was this spray paint, which looked great... in some spots. After all of the layers I sprayed to get it all even, you couldn't make out any of the detail. So I decided to scrap the paint and hosed it with paint remover. I followed the instructions and let it sit for approx. 20 minutes. By that time the chemicals had completely eaten away all sculpt work except for the Aves. It destroyed all of the super sculpey pieces... so that set me back a bit. I asked around for some advice here and there and finally settled on Game Color Silver Plata.

So, a little over a year working on this guy, on and off. I'm glad to finally post him.

Please, let me know what you think.


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User Comments
Davey Blaze Customs - Saturday, September 14, 2013
This is terrific, Looks so great! It sounds like it was a rough road getting this one made, but it really paid of. Very impressive!
blaynescott - Monday, June 10, 2013
Fantastic work man.
G Brand - Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Thanks Blayne!
HopefaKtory - Saturday, June 8, 2013
Fantastic as usual my friend! I love it!
G Brand - Saturday, June 8, 2013
Thanks very much.
Jin Saotome - Thursday, June 6, 2013
Wait, what, that's the new Chrome Dome?? WOAH. And you sculpted that!! Amazing..
G Brand - Thursday, June 6, 2013
Hey, thanks Jin.
ZoltanMotherwell - Thursday, June 6, 2013
That´s another fine custom G, VERY impressive!!
G Brand - Thursday, June 6, 2013
Thanks very much friend. Can't wait to see your next sculpture!
NeCrollector - Tuesday, June 4, 2013
UNBELIEVABLY AWESOOOOOOME!!!!!!
G Brand - Thursday, June 6, 2013
NC Thanks.
Wolverhulk Iron Spideysurfer - Tuesday, June 4, 2013
I've started over after a late trip to the thinner bucket as well. hope it was still fun for ya. looks superb!
G Brand - Thursday, June 6, 2013
Yeah, it was more of a psychological set-back than anything else. I dreaded having to re-sculpt pieces that I spent a lot of time on the first go-round. But lesson learned.
Darththomas - Tuesday, June 4, 2013
AaaaaaaaMAZING!!! as always bud!!
G Brand - Thursday, June 6, 2013
Thank you kindly.
RatedR321 - Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Dude you have amazing sculpting skills ,this is true art
G Brand - Thursday, June 6, 2013
I appreciate the kind words.
Nsp - Tuesday, June 4, 2013
very kewl I have been a big fan of toms work for yrs u really did a great job on em have u any plans on doing more of his concepts
G Brand - Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Thank you. And yes, I do plan on sculpting more of his designs.
PackRatStudios - Tuesday, June 4, 2013
spectacular sculpting!
G Brand - Thursday, June 6, 2013
Thanks! Always enjoy your work brotha.
NickyHavok1 - Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Very clean.
G Brand - Thursday, June 6, 2013
Thanks. Took a lot of patience... and sanding
pock63 - Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Very cool!!!!
G Brand - Thursday, June 6, 2013
Glad you like it. Thanks.
G_Rantula - Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Despite the setbacks, this turned out AWESOME.
Excellent work as usual.
G Brand - Thursday, June 6, 2013
Thanks G brotha.
Lobão - Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Very impressive...amazing sculpt abilities!!!
G Brand - Thursday, June 6, 2013
Thanks. You've got super impressive work yourself. Can't wait to see what's next.
pulpyfiction - Tuesday, June 4, 2013
slick sick G! These were difficult proportions to replicate, and you did it like a champ!
G Brand - Thursday, June 6, 2013
Thanks for always supporting me pulpy. You're right, the proportions were challenging, but it's what drew me to the piece.
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