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Posted by Stephen Donaldson on July 28, 2011 | 1 Comment
Yesterday we showed you Kotobukiya’s new Marvel statue sculpts and earlier today we showed you Yamato’s new Fantasy Girl statues. Now, you may be wondering to yourself, what do these two have in common? Yamato has an exciting new announcement: sculptor Erick Sosa will be joining the Fantasy Girl line of sculptures with many original sculpts! Erick had a whopping 4 new sculpts on display at the convention as well with the pieces Discovery, Her Garden, In Search For Kolob, and Space Host Girl. Discovery depicts an Amazonian-esque woman and her dinosaur companions, and Her Garden is a stunning winged woman in a serene pose. Both of these pieces were inspired by the work of Boris Vallejo and both are equally impressive.
Also on hand were the two completely original pieces In Search For Kolob, which has a woman leaning on a large blue turtle creature and is much more mythical in nature, and Space Host Girl, which takes us into the future with a cyberpunk girl and her alien-invaded arm. I’m incredibly excited for all of these releases, they show a wide range of styles and their sculpts reflect this beautifully. I can’t wait to see the finished versions of these pieces and to see what’s next, so for now, take a peek at the gallery below to see Erick’s amazing work thus far.
Posted by Stephen Donaldson on July 27, 2011 | 4 Comments
Not a whole lot in the statue world really catches my eye; details get muddled, things start to look blobby, and paint overlap is so common that it’s expected. But when walking by the Shiflett Brothers’ booth at San Diego Comic Con, I saw absolutely none of this, instead, I saw two brothers making use of the extra detail that can exist in resin and metal casts that were so intricate and elaborate that they could be miniatures for a movie. The original designs that Brandon and Jarrod create really bring about another world of monsters and for hire gals with sass and are truly a marvel to behold. Everyone that came by the booth from age 5 to 70, and even George R. R. Martin of Game of Thrones fame, stopped to take a look into this other world and couldn’t look away.
On hand at the booth were quite a few works in progress of some demons and a large mechanical robot with mechanics. It was amazing to see their sculpts progress over the 5 short days of the convention as well as Brandon and Jarrod worked on them all little by little each day. Also on hand were bronze casts of their sculpts of Komodo King and Deal with the Devil, both of which were also available as unpainted resin kits, and were truly a sight to marvel in either incarnation. Other original sculpts such as Ol’ Scrappy and a rendition of Wayne Barlowe’s Thype appeared as resin kits and showed the Shiflett Brothers’ mastery of anatomy that well… doesn’t exist! Last, but not least, were the two quirky, hard-working gals Chloe: Aviator for Hire and Lulu: The Destroyer, both of which mix girlish charms and fashion with a steampunk style, all while being wrapped up into some very expressive poses.
If you want to be blown away by Brandon and Jarrod’s amazing work too, be sure to check out the gallery below of their sculpts that were on hand at San Diego Comic Con, and if you want to add any of their unique creations to your collection, be sure to check out their website as well.