Just for Fun....
Came across this tonight -something very different. It is 1/12 scale and made by a company called CLC Models. Very expensive 420 Euros.
I loved watching their movies.
Not a bad likeness of these two iconic comedians and that Ford is well represented. I can easily see where something like this would have strong crossover appeal. A very unique piece in a kind of "folk-artsy" way. That price point of c.$450.00, however, might find few takers; time will tell. Thanks for posting Ken.
...it's also available in kit form for 220.00 Euros:
The accompanying text reads
"Designed in collaboration with the amazing team of ZetaKit, this model features the components with the greatest details (figures, chassis and floor) made of resin, the functional parts (doors, hood and trunk) made of mold injected plastic supported by metal hinges to ensure perfect opening, rims and suspensions again made in mold injected plastic with elastomer tires. To complete the whole work, there are a series of very detailed accessories in photoengraving, among which stand out the records and the gramophone inserted in the hood . An unmissable piece for any modeller worthy of the name. ATTENTION: The model requires assembly and painting. Glue and colors not included"
The SECRET to any model such as this is: One MUST BE SKILLED as a painter, color & contrast, shading & shadow will ALL play roles on just how the finish result will be judged. "You BETTER be good!" 🤨 🤨
@chris Figure painting is definitely an art form and requires both the proper mediums and technique, I use a combination of acrylics, enamels and pastels with brush and spray. Some work their magic in oils because the necessary blending is easier and there's more working time. If there's a decent hobby store near you, there's many soft cover books by some of the more famous artists and dioramists. Just learning techniques to replicate the human eye requires techniques. Also, oddly, the colors you use will vary with scale.... realism in this art is artificial.... you're not replicating a human, but rather a scaled miniature to look human.
BTW: the model as well as the kit look top notch.
The transcription of the flesh tones to a sepia tinged black and white mimicking the old movies is absolutely inspirational. I also like the way Ollie's hands were modeled splayed. It's very much in his character.