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Old Man Jones by TrevorGrove Old Man Jones by TrevorGrove
"What are you, like 80?"

Sideshow just posted a preview of the newest Indiana Jones Premium Format statue. Crystal Skull Indiana Jones! Here's their photo and video preview. [link]

I don't want to step on Sideshow's toes, so I'm only posting this one shot. when the gallery goes up during the preorder, I'll share some others.

I had a blast making this version of Indy. Crystal Skull was very disappointing for me back in May, but I've grown to enjoy its good and bad qualities. :) Harrison IS Indy regardless of age, and sculpting his older face was a joy. I also like how we tipped his hat back...I think that was a cool decision on Sideshow's part.

sculpted in 1/4 scale in waxes
Trev
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ticklishpaws Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Aw, man you NAILED it! You even got that signature scar under the lip! FLAW-LESS!
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gonpage Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Amazinnnnggggggg !
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LittleMissGloomy Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That sir, is an incredible likeness.
I'm a HUUUUGE fan of Indy and I can tell you right now that I'm in love with this here sculpture.
The detail is amazing, how time comsuming! But totatally worth it.
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alecuervo Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
amazing!!
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Harrym32 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Loved Crystal Skull. Loved Old Indy. Love this sculpt! :D
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InklingArt Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student Writer
Oh my God! That is amazing! I've only just come to appreciate sculture, as I've been spending the past few months on a life-size clay bust for my class. The likeness and detail you have here is phenomenal.
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The-Replicant Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
My eyes are shining looking at this masterpiece. :heart:
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:iconforcechild:
ForceChild Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Amazingg. I find sculpting is more amazing than pencil drawings because theres so much more depth (No pun intended lol) involved. ^^
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
cool! Thank you. I tend to find drawings and paintings more amazing. :D I think we all feel that way, it's whatever we don't normally do that amazes us.
Trev
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ForceChild Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Maybe so; :D Maybe its in the eye of the beholder. :meow:
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Jazzlednightmare16 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
OMG! AWESOME!
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wink21wraith Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
wow the detail on this piece is amazing how many hours did you clock up on indy if you dont mind me asking?
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AlexandrosIII Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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ahillesus Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010   Interface Designer
it is him! waht a detailed live portrait.
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Robo-Bug Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I purchased an Indiana Jones fedora and the details you've done just in that alone (on this piece) are so precise... Incredible craftsmanship... Beautifully done. :D
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sandaasu-fox Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009
Amazing work!
So much of detales:)
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks for taking a look!
Trev
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sandaasu-fox Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
You're very welcome:)
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fiendy Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
brillant work, so life like
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NyaahNatrix Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
by the way... what kind of materials do you use to sculpt?
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
For all of my Sideshow stuff I use hard wax. I have a little journal entry here on Deviant Art that goes into how I sculpt in wax if you are interested. it's a very popular medium in the collectibles field, because most of what we do is small and detailed. If you can carve in wood...wax would be cake! haha

Trev
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NyaahNatrix Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
hmm.. hard wax.. we use wax in the bronze foundry to retouch.. but you need an model to cast in silicone first.. :-?
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah, we just make the initial model in wax, because of how great the finish is, and how much detail you can pack in. Collectors LOVE detail, so we have to try and give it to them. (usually causing me to go blind from sculpting facial pores. heh)

I've heard about the lost wax process for Bronze. I don't know how the wax compares to what I use, but I would imagine it's quite similar.

Trev
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CamilleDionBolduc Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I have the impression I can touch it! D'8 :love: Amazing!
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sinnaminsun Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
Wow! :)
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luna-llean-jeanna Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Student
thats amazing! :O
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You really captured his character!
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Mari-ninja Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice! I quite liked Crystal Skull (espesh Shia LaBoeuf) but it was different cos he's older and aliens! aliens? what?
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, I would have been fine with the idea of the aliens if we didn't have to see the CGI alien at the end. that looked so bad to me...It's not like we saw some cheesy version of God come down when the Ark destroyed all them nazi stooges in Raiders. :) I guess the Grail Knight in Last Crusade borders on ridiculous, but I don't mind him at all.

Trev
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Mari-ninja Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, i know what you mean. Have you seen Knowing because that has the cheesy, CGI, Eden world/angel-aliens/god thingy. Graphics weren't great either ^^
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I heard about the end of Knowing having something pretty out there. lol! sounds like it certainly did.

I think Movies these days feel a need to go SO far that they go way too far. Maybe time to go back to the basics.
Trev
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Mari-ninja Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, they spend a bit too much screen time impressing us with special effects and forget that they need a credible, original plot :)
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firecrow78 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Dude I always look forward to seeing your work it’s astounding! The likeness you manage to capture is startling. Do you use texture stamps for the hat material, it looks so well described. If I was HF I would be made up to have something that looked so much like me. I always wonder about the actors who have toys or figures made of them especially if they look nothing like them. You captured his character so well. Bravo. :D
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like them!

The hat was achieved by stamping a sanding sponge to the surface. You just heat it up and you can create textures fairly painlessly. Works great for the Indy hat!

thanks again,
Trev
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firecrow78 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Oh right! cheers for that! I tried a similar technique using textured stamps I made on Super sculpey but it doesn't work at all well, the sculpeys to firm and you have to push like hell to get the detail to transfer after which the sculpts all bent out of shape. Working with wax is something I'd really love to try but I'm not sure where to begin. What type of wax is it you use, and where do you get it from?
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, stamping super sculpey can be difficult! If you brush the sculpt down lightly with some turpenoid, the clay will soften and you can texture it. Might be worth trying out!

I have a journal entry you can look at for wax sculpting. It really is a great medium for toy sculpting!

Trev
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ART3Designs Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
Amazing work!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope to see more photos when you can!!
A. :)
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compositron Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
Trevor The Harrison Ford Machine!! lolollol papo! you are pumping out HF faster than i pump out pituvisions! Awesome Work like always!! We need an Indy in Fridge Diorama!!!!
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
haha! I definitely get to do a lot of Harrison sculpts...thankfully he's got a great face for sculpture, even if it is hard to capture. I enjoy every one of them!

and yes, an Indy in fridge is necessary....with exclusive prairie dog. lol!
Trev
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patricktoifl Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BRILLIANT!!!
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
You have actually outdone yourself here mate. Like you I disliked Skull, but Ford is still Indy - no question.

As always your defies words. I only wish SS would make these available for purchase along with their painted options. I would grab this with both hands!
FAVE!
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
That would be kind of cool to just get the bare sculpt...Occasionally they do auction off unpainted castings of sculpts, but it's in support of a charity they have going for the family of one of their late employees, and therefore not everyone can afford it.

painting a likeness is such a tough thing to do well, especially in production...you really have to be careful, or it can look really weird.

thanks for the nice words, man!
Trev
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flightresponse Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
That's great and all but can you do it blind folded?;)
Seriously you're amazing!:)
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
lol! Well, maybe I ought to start practicing blindfolded for when my eyes go out...all this detail stuff is bound to cause my eyes to cross or something!
thanks
Trev
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dana-redde Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The scar on his chin really blows me away 0.o
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
ha! Yeah, that scar on the chin is always fun to add on...it's usually the last thing I do on a Ford sculpt, and it kind of 'closes' off the job. :)
Trev
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verulka Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
:worship:
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beekay84 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is totally astonishing! :wow: You're amazing at both the younger and the older Indy! :+fav:
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
It was really cool to get to sculpt Jones older...it's fun to see the progression in a person's face...all of the changes are pretty crazy and subtle1
thanks!
Trev
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MRX-II Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Great!
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