Sunday, 8 November 2015

Continuing the Cyclops sculpt

Pushing on with the Cyclops sculpt, receiving lots of positive feedback which is reassuring. Thanks also to Nick Hilligoss for the sculpting/moulding tips (e.g. using cling film to sculpt skin textures).

Thursday, 8 October 2015

College Project: Cyclops progress

I have started working on the Plasticine sculpture for the Harryhausen Cyclops stop motion 10" model. Here is my progress shots:

Myself sculpting the model. Shows the scale of the puppet.

 Simple aluminium wire armature.

Tie-down nuts to screw figure to the base.

The figure attached to the base. Milliput epoxy putty was used to secure the nuts to the feet and duct tape to strengthen the wire.

Sculpting started.

 6mm eyeball inserted.

Skin detail.

Stay tuned!

Monday, 28 September 2015

Personal College Project: The Cyclops from "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad" (1958)

For my final college project, I have decided to recreate one of Ray Harryhausen's most iconic creations, The Cyclops! The model will be 10" tall, fully articulated with an internal wire armature, and possibly cast in silicone rubber (a first for me!). So far I have done a few scale working drawings and detailed renderings of the creature and armature designs, and also a Plasticine maquette (see below).

Scale drawing by myself. Coloured in Photoshop.

Plasticine maquette sculpted by myself.

Photoshopped colour version.

Stay tuned!

Monday, 21 September 2015


I apologise for the lack of posts and updates here. I have decided to use my Facebook page as the main posting source for my work, but I will try and keep this page running as best as I can.

Facebook page

Cheers :)

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

My Facebook Page

Just thought I'd update on my new Facebook page!

If you are a Facebook user, feel free to give it a like!

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Pterodactyl armature

Made today, from aluminium wire with epoxy bones.

Meeting Ray Harryhausen - Edinburgh Film Festival, 2008

I finally found the photos! Chuffed to bits!

From left to right: Diana (Ray's wife), Ray and myself.

The original Ornithomimus model from "The Valley Of Gwangi" (1969)
A hard rubber copy of the Minaton from "Sinbad & The Eye Of The Tiger" (1977)
and the original Skeleton as featured in *"The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad" (1958) and "Jason & The Argonauts" (1963).

*Ray reused the skeleton model from 7th Voyage and made another 7 duplicates, so its hard to tell which one was originally in this film.

Getting my "Art Of Ray Harryhausen" book signed by Ray and Tony Dalton (author).

A little video I made which includes some video footage I shot, mind you the video quality isn't the best.