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Making my own Don Uggie Apelino!
« on: 09 August, 2015, 06:32:49 pm »
Howdy folks. Fresh from my success with making my own Gronk and Sensitive Klegg, I looked at my leftover wire and clay, and wondered if I had enough for another figure.

I played with the wire and found I could do a basic humanoid figure, so decided to go ahead with one of my ideas for another project - Don Uggie Apelino.

I bloody love Don Uggie, partly 'cos I have a thing about apes and monkeys already.  I was particularly pleased to see him reappear in the recent Dredd/Mars Attack.

However, it is this rendition I'm aiming for:



You may have seen a bit of the process on my FB page already, but I'll go back to the start.

So here goes - wire frame Uggie!



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Re: Making my own Don Uggie Apelino!
« Reply #1 on: 09 August, 2015, 07:06:49 pm »
Well I never hide my love of the ape, so I reckon you know I'm pleased about this one. Can't wait.

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Re: Making my own Don Uggie Apelino!
« Reply #2 on: 09 August, 2015, 07:27:15 pm »
However, it is this rendition I'm aiming for:


I'm going to hazard a guess that's from the Games Workshop RPG, but I'm outside keeping an eye on the BBQ so can't pop in and check...

That's a first world problem, right?

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Re: Making my own Don Uggie Apelino!
« Reply #3 on: 09 August, 2015, 07:36:07 pm »
That is from the RPG, but I believe it's a panel pinched from Prog 39 (Monkey Business? The Ape Gang? Something like that), though may need someone else to confirm that?


Anyway, filling the wire frame with foil:


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Re: Making my own Don Uggie Apelino!
« Reply #4 on: 09 August, 2015, 08:36:01 pm »
First layer of skin:


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Re: Making my own Don Uggie Apelino!
« Reply #5 on: 09 August, 2015, 11:17:43 pm »
Working in some basic detail:


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Re: Making my own Don Uggie Apelino!
« Reply #6 on: 10 August, 2015, 07:53:09 am »
Looking a bit more recognisable:


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Re: Making my own Don Uggie Apelino!
« Reply #7 on: 10 August, 2015, 10:09:12 am »
One or two adjustments then he's going in the oven. I had to use a large safety pin for the finer detail.




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Re: Making my own Don Uggie Apelino!
« Reply #8 on: 10 August, 2015, 12:26:08 pm »
He's out of the oven.  As you can see, he's a bit smaller than Gronk and SK.


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Re: Making my own Don Uggie Apelino!
« Reply #9 on: 10 August, 2015, 12:35:27 pm »
That's fantastic.

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Re: Making my own Don Uggie Apelino!
« Reply #10 on: 10 August, 2015, 02:12:48 pm »
Thanks Richmond! I'm quite pleased with him, particularly getting in the detail with the safety pin.

I may have time to add a lick of paint at some point this week, but in the meantime here he is with my other guys.


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Re: Making my own Don Uggie Apelino!
« Reply #11 on: 10 August, 2015, 04:59:43 pm »
Seems about the right size to me, comapred to the Klegg - Don Uggie's relatively small as the members of the Ape Gang go.  He sure ain't no Joe Bananas.

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Re: Making my own Don Uggie Apelino!
« Reply #12 on: 10 August, 2015, 06:25:02 pm »
The scale was a happy accident really, due to lack of wire and clay.

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Re: Making my own Don Uggie Apelino!
« Reply #13 on: 10 August, 2015, 07:29:45 pm »
Wow - came back from work to this! You're a fast worker SM - beautiful job!

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Re: Making my own Don Uggie Apelino!
« Reply #14 on: 10 August, 2015, 10:13:24 pm »
Cheers CFM!

Painting this guy Ida massive pain in the arse - so fiddly!