"That's some rig, alright!"
Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:57 AM
Posted 15 March 2013 - 10:40 PM
Posted 16 March 2013 - 03:42 AM
Any update yet???
If it will turn out realy close to real one I could purchase one for me.
Posted 16 March 2013 - 04:14 AM
VERY INTERESTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have wanted to build that Western Star ever since seeing the movie!!!!! I had a friend that was a master sculpter and model builder that I was going to ask to make the goblin head for me but he passed away before I could. I think this would be a VERY good selling item. I know a few casters that would probably be very willing to cast it!!!!!
It's really looking great so far!!!!!
Posted 16 March 2013 - 02:01 PM
I'll be watching indeed... and you can bet I'd be in the market for a Green Goblin head. I'd love to see somebody do the Happy Toyz decals for it as well...
Posted 20 March 2013 - 11:39 PM
Posted 21 March 2013 - 08:53 AM
I think casting the ears, tongue, and teeth separate would be the way to go. I wouldn't mind building a copy of the truck myself!
Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:06 PM
Don't get me wrong, I think that the mouth is to big & and the jaw goes down too far. Of course pictures don't do it justice but I did a litlle comparison between your pics and shots from the movie and I found that the lower section of the jaw is lined up to the lower edge of the front bumper. You can see that clear when first time the truck apears in the movie just arriving to the Dixie boy.
The goblin face of this truck is an item that I always wanted but I din't dare to built. I am very happy that someone else is doing it. Keep us posted with as many pictures as you can about this challenging build you have started.
Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:31 PM
Yeah. When I made my aluminum foil base I was a bit too generous in the jaw. You can see a bit of blue tac on the hood in the second pic. That was actually there to hold on a bumper I was using for reference. I'll definitely be addressing the jaw a bit later, because I know exactly what's wrong and exactly how to fix it, but I'm focused on the topside for now.
Critiques are more than welcome, but be assured I'm not accepting anything less than 100% replication of the source. I've seen this movie, I would wager, more than anyone. I really wish I would have kept count, but I never thought after twenty six years I'd still be watching this movie religiously. Not too long ago I watched it back to back three times. I'm well versed in how this thing should look. As a child I dreamed of owning a truck just like it. This is truly a labor of love for me. I could, more likely than not, reproduce this thing from memory, but to make absolutely sure I'm using plenty of reference material. Movie stills, promo shots, behind the scenes pictures, etc.. If there's ever an area I'm not 100% satisfied with I know exactly what scene to go to to confirm my suspicions. For a perfect profile shot of the face in full view the best scene is where Camp and Brett arrive at the truck stop and the truck tries to run them down for the first time.
No need to worry, guys. That jaw will be fixed, and that unflattering picture makes the jaw look way longer than it is even when it's already longer than it needs to be. Thanks for all the feedback.
Posted 23 March 2013 - 04:43 AM
I'm interested too. Want to build this rig as much as the other guys who reacted on this topic. I already bought two Western Star's, one for this and one might be out of the box.
Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:30 AM
Did a bit more work. Still focused on the left side, so the rest is still pretty rough. Ear and teeth are placeholders. Attacked the nose a bit tonight. I've also marked a couple of places that will be taken out on the jaw.
Also threw on a quick bit of colour in photoshop to give a better idea of what it's looking like.
Edited by Tyson, 25 March 2013 - 05:37 AM.
Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:39 AM
Posted 15 April 2013 - 02:04 AM
this is so wierd. I just saw this thread right now but watched that movie yesterday lol
Posted 28 April 2013 - 09:29 AM
sweet only seen the movie once and know its a western star not a kenworth