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Julia Wertz Custom Statue / Bust

 
 
Custom #:56779  
Name:Julia Wertz
Custom Type:Statue / Bust
Toy Series:Independent Comics
Creator:Kevlar Palsh  
Date Added:December 26, 2013
Base Figure:Scratch Built
Height:8.00 inches
I stumbled upon one of Julia Wertz's graphic novels while loafing around in my local Barnes and Nobles. I was bored and thumbing through graphic novels when her book stood out to me. As soon as I started reading it I was glued in one spot for the next 45 minutes cracking up like a lone fool. Her books have such an honesty quality to them that it almost feels like she's channeling stand up comedy through her comics. I love her comics and highly recommend them if off beat independent comics are your cup of tea.

The actual "story" behind this piece is this: Julia has stopped making full blown comics for a little over a year and has since taken up other creative endeavors. She now explores abandoned buildings, mental hospitals/theater houses/theme parks etc.. She takes beautiful photgraphs of these places and has now amassed a large photo collection. The idea here with this sculpture was to depict her comic version of herself engaged in her current lifestyle of urban exploring.

This custom/statue was made using wire, masking tape, sculpey, apoxie sculpt, bossa wood, styrene and various types of paints.
Thanks for checkin it out!! ~ Kevlar


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bootleg buster toys - Friday, April 4, 2014
Brilliant
this sort of makes me want to make my own models as well !!
Kevlar Palsh - Sunday, May 4, 2014
Go for it Bootleg Buster!!!!
loosecollector - Friday, January 3, 2014
Very nice! I appreciate this figure set a lot as I know how much work it required you
and how well you finished it up .
Kevlar Palsh - Thursday, April 10, 2014
Thanks for the recognition loosecollector!! That means a lot coming from you sir!
MCollector - Friday, December 27, 2013
Really nice!
Davey Blaze Customs - Friday, December 27, 2013
This is another absolutely beautiful piece. I Love the way you've really translated a hand-drawn look so successfully into 3D. That's something I'd like to do at some point, paintwise, but definitely have not really tackled yet. I noticed in your description that you used Bossa Wood. Can you tell me a bit about that? I've never heard of it and am curious how you used it.
Kevlar Palsh - Friday, December 27, 2013
Thanks for the kind words Davey! Bossa wood is a real light soft wood. It.s mostly used by architecture students when making models for class but theres LOTS of other uses for it as well. I get sheets and strips of it at Michaels arts and crafts. You can score it with an exacto knife and then snap it. Or you can get a little fine tooth hand saw and that would go through it like butter. I prime it first then run smooth sand paper over it and it come out really smooth and paint adheres to it really well. They also sell very thin sheets of PLYwood but that is A lot harder to cut. ~ K
NeCrollector - Thursday, December 26, 2013
A MASTERPIECE! I LOVE THIS, bro!
firefly - Thursday, December 26, 2013
very artistic!
1andonly5711 - Thursday, December 26, 2013
Wow very cool
G Brand - Thursday, December 26, 2013
TicaL - Thursday, December 26, 2013
Wooohoooo Kevlar I love your work. Another Masterpiece!!!
panchopantera - Thursday, December 26, 2013
This looks great. But how about a little backstory? Is the character looking for a place to stay for the night? Cat burglar?
Kevlar Palsh - Thursday, December 26, 2013
Your right.. I do need to explain a bit. Im going to update in the description. Thanks!
panchopantera - Friday, December 27, 2013
That is quite interesting. Thanks for the update.
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