WORKS IN PROGRESS PAGE 1

This page is for things that I'm currently working on. Here you can see how funky this stuff looks before it gets formally photographed, retouched, airbrushed, liposuctioned and otherwise enhanced...


05/04/97- Back on the planet Mongo, Emperor Ming and Dale Arden enter their wedding gift preferences at Foley's.

Ming hisses..."You are sooooo...beautiful. And I will be too, once Jimbob gets off his ass and finishes me."

Meanwhile, the Priestess is in slow recovery... Once I began working on the legs, I realized that the torso was out of scale-- major hassle to fix, and I'm still working on it. (Thanks, LuRae!) It didn't help that her face got impaled on a box's lip when she fell over, either.

Dr. Zarkov has grave concerns...

05/03/97- Here's first glimpse of my "Priestess of the Whip" from The Magic Christian. It's a very sixties-ish comedy starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Star, with guest appearances by John Cleese (when he had more hair) and Roman Polanski (before he was branded a lecher), and music by Badfinger (before they became unfamous). Racquel graces the screen for about two minutes near the end, but her outrageous outfit made it a memorable two minutes for me!

This one's roughly 1:6 scale, and not very far along. The headress is made of wire, zag'd ("zap-a-gapped"-- sorry, Ant!) together. It would probably be a nightmare to mold. Like an idjit, I didn't make an armature...

05/01/97- Jeez! I ran out of olive-colored clay!!! So...whaddya do? You go back and work on unfinished stuff, or if you're desperate enough, you use whatever clay you've got. So... here's an updated Priscilla Lawson as Princess Aura & a preliminary Charles Middleton as Emperor Ming the Mirthless. (Hey! If everyone worked for me, nobody would ever get fired!)

I just realized that these guys are scaled like 12" GI Joe dolls... hmmm... Next: Jean Rogers as Dale Arden or Racquel Welch as the Priestess of the Whip or...?

04/27/97- Princess Aura is giving me lots of trouble. Since makeup isn't sculpted on, it's difficult to see when things "look right". I've been working on this face for hours and haven't seen the faintest glimmer of recognition. Now all my doom-faced fems are starting to look alike, and it feels like the mashed potatoes scene in "Close Encounters". Gawd, I hate it when that happens...


Last modified: Saturday, January 6, 2001 6:20 PM