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This Spock is a "movie" Spock (hence the wrinkles...) He was done for a line of Playmates Toys 12" figures--their "Masterpiece Collection", c. late 90's.
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martinjohnborja Featured By Owner May 21, 2015   Traditional Artist
I am amazed with the skin texture Spock has. How do you achieve that on wax?
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yuisama Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
amazing!!
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Aware-Of-The-Vacuity Featured By Owner Edited Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing detail for a sculpture so small. If all toys were this realistic we would have the coolest action figures ever!
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greysummers610 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!!! Who chopped off spock's head, shrunk it, and painted it gray?
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Harkon72 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Wow... he came out looking great, likeness is dead on!
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russvossler Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!! :)
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AngryLittlePhoenix Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconspockplz: :heart:! That is damn amazing.
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russvossler Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, thanks Unimatrix-One!! :)
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AngryLittlePhoenix Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're most welcome. You've got some mad talent!
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russvossler Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're too kind! :)
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ONyeN Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
beautiful sculpt, did you do the body as well?
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russvossler Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:) Thanks OnyeN!! No, this was for a Playmates Toys 12" doll, part of their "Masterpiece Collection", some years ago. The bodies were stock, and only the heads were unique.
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ONyeN Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
what type of clay did you use? and tools? i'd like to learn more about sculpting in small scale.
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russvossler Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
The medium here is wax. The company I worked for then had its own proprietary blend (they vary the types of wax to adjust its consistency), and it might include beeswax, micro crystalline wax, carnauba and other types, plus other ingredients to improve flow. There are good waxes you can buy off the shelf tho, such as Azbro wax, available from [link] The tools used were mostly modified dental type tools, and various loops (with can be made from brass tubing with wires inserted, or with loops of guitar wire, etc.) Heat is useful, and there are electrical heating elements, such that dental technicians use. An alcohol torch is a handy thing, too! (Also available thru dental supply resources). As are solvents, like Turpenoid, and lighter fluid. But there are other mediums. Castilene is a proprietary name for a substance that combines attributes of clay and wax. Sculpey is another common material. I've seen amazing things done with clay (the oil based type--"Chavant" is a good brand). Right now I'm trying an epoxy like material called "Magic Sculp". And you can go digital! If you are interested in doing commercial work, this is favored these days (but my experience in it is scant, and I prefer "traditional", hands-on type sculpting).

I hope this helps! Have fun!! :)
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ONyeN Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
great information! thanks so much!
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russvossler Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! :)
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SuddenSketcher Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D OMG IS DR. SPOCK
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russvossler Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, SuddenSketcher!! :)
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SuddenSketcher Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Np. But thank you for the enthusiasm!
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russvossler Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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SuddenSketcher Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THIS VULCAN!
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russvossler Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, SuddenSketcher, that was a fast response! Thanks! :) I thought I was uploading a full slate of sculpts (I'm a DA newbee), but only Spock came up! Back to the ol' drawing board!
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SuddenSketcher Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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