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Spalko by TrevorGrove Spalko by TrevorGrove
Join me in my time machine, we're about to go back to (cue spooky music)THE PAAAAAST! ooooooooooooooooh

This is an old sculpt from 2008 for an unproduced Cate Blanchett from Indiana Jones 4. I did this one on my own, because while the movie did disappoint my little geek heart, I still thought she looked awesome. Sideshow did not produce a figure from this, and I doubt very much that they would now. :) Not to mention, this was sculpted so long ago, the scale is really out of whack compared to what I do today.

Just a little something before Christmas...because I aint got nuthin' else I can show. :)

Trev
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:iconcompo65:
compo65 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
breath taking work you do 
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:iconmiki714:
miki714 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Itīs fantastic..
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:iconshad85:
shad85 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Fantastic work,do you do commissions by chance?
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I rarely ever have the time, unfortunately. Sorry! I'm so busy these days. But thanks for asking!
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shad85 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
ok no probs and thank you for the reply
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cure4paint Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
all this sculpures are hand made, i mean the old fashion way?
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:) Yep, the old-fashioned way. Well...somewhat. I sculpt almost everything in hard wax.

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cure4paint Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
thanks
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:iconart-gem:
Art-Gem Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW. :wow:
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:iconstudiojsculpts:
StudioJsculpts Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Perfect once again!!You have a amazing talent my freind!!
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:iconjamesmarsano:
JamesMarsano Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
that likeness is dead on!! amazing trev!!
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:iconfree-falling:
Free-Falling Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
I have a question: those little painting stands I've seen artists use, do you make them yourselves? The ones that look like pieces of wire attached to the pieces... And if so, how do you temporarily affix them to the model?
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
hmmm, not sure I know the ones you're talking about, but I just tend to use dowels. Lately I like using clear acrylic dowels because they photograph better. To affix it, I just carve a hole into the bottom or neck of the headsculpt and lodge the dowel into place temporarily until I can take my photos. :)

Hope that helps!
Trev
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Free-Falling Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
You carve pieces out of the models to fit the dowels? o.o" And that doesn't affect the finished product?
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
ha! Well, as you can see the dowel is inserted into the bottom of the sculpture...not much to damage there. I just fill the hole after I take photos.
Trev
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Free-Falling Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh, I see. ^^; I've been wondering how to go about painting figurines; I've always had the worst time with fingers getting in the way. I was about to try hot gluing wire to less-than-noticable spots so I'd have something to grip XD
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J-Scott-Campbell Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
PERFECT!!
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Jeff! I would have loved to have gotten a casting to Adam Hughes, as I'm sure he would have built a pretty incredible custom figure for his collection...
Trev
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J-Scott-Campbell Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Ha! No doubt! And here I assumed you had! ; )
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, unfortunately back in the days I sculpted her, I didn't know how to make molds of my work. :) Otherwise I'm sure Adam would have had a bushel of them.
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J-Scott-Campbell Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Man, seriously though, I cannot wrap my brain around how you do what you do! I can cheat, exaggerate where I need to and use "style" to manipulate a likeness, but what you are doing... it's just so exact and yet, so natural at the same time. It's not fussy or stiff, but man... it's ALWAYS the likeness you're going for... SPOT. ON! Really amazing!
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Ha! Wow, I appreciate that so much! Thanks man!

I feel the same way about your work...I guess we all have that reaction to the stuff we aren't involved in! :D...I mean, your exaggerated likenesses are AMAZING to me, and I honestly wish I could do caricatured stuff in sculpture. That True Blood piece you just recently posted on here...I don't even watch the show and I recognized everyone. It's full of life.

Happy Holidays!
Trev
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PilcrowDesigns Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful work trevor!
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks man!! It means a lot from such talented artists
Trev
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JamieDMac Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Incredible work Trev! You've captured her perfectly. The paint up sure fooled me... never would have guessed it was photoshopped. Looks amazing!
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, I know! Adam is Adobe-Wan Kenobi. He can make anything look amazing with photoshop. :)
Thanks man! I really appreciate it from you,
Trev
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ChrisCrowell Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011   Traditional Artist
I have to say too-Spalko really did brace that picture.Cates gorgeous as well,and I would still add this figure to my Indy collection-whatnot with the lackluster Hasbro 3 inch Irina standing here by my little Stormtrooper hahaha! Perfect Trevor,such an interesting face to sculpt.:)
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Michael-RIDDICK Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
2008? Wow... You're such a talanted artist T_T
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Can you believe it's been that long since the 4th Indy? crazy.
thanks very much!
Trev
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TKMillerSculpt Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Artist
Brilliant, Trev!
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You AAAre,
(thanks man!)
Trev
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GoNickYourself Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
I hear you duder, I too still feel the pain of disappointment from KOTCS. BUT, I will say Cate Blanchett is one of the highlights of the movie itself. Spalko was great, "chewing her wubeyous" and all. Great work Trevor.
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, exactly! Of all the movie's numerous problems, Blanchett wasn't one of them.
Thanks!!
Trev
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Intervain Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
ooh great likeness Trevor! She's a stunner in real life and you totally captured the beauty...
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! So glad you feel that way.
Trev
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Bluudy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Gorgeous! Just like Cate :)
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Yeah, she's awesome.
Trev
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ASM-studio Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh my GOSH, this is amazing!!! You totally nailed her likeness!!!
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks bro! It means a lot from you!
Trev
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Your work is another level of awesomeness and this one is no different.
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks VERY much!
Trev
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MatesLaurentiu Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure. I'm following your post for quite a while now and I'm yet to find a modeler who gets the resemblance to such an accurate level.
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! It really means a lot
Trev
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zenreign Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Awesome, when are your going to do Galadriel? Thanks for the Christmas gift.
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I'd love to sculpt a Galadriel statue, maybe I'll get the excuse to do so for Sideshow some day. They've got a great line of LOTR statues going strong.

thanks!
Trev
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CheungKinMen Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wowza, Trev! LOVE IT! is it 1/6 ? *wink*wink* ^^
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks bro! She was probably overly big for 1:6 scale, as I used to sculpt EVERYTHING too big. :) I wish I had some castings, I'd send you some to paint!
Trev
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smacintyre Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You are scary good
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Ha, thanks man!
Trev
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Stitchfan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Student Filmographer
Perfect likeness as always. :D
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