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Old 06-16-2011, 10:17
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Red face Maria from Metropolis (FINALLY ENDED!!)

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Hi everyone, I am new in this forum so I will like to share this project i will begin (as a therapy of stress).

It is about Maria character from the film of 1927 of Fritz Lang.

I will try to recreate her using as a base a sideshow "buffy" body from sideshow, this is how i got her from ebay:


and will ltry to transform it into this:


I am using bi component resin.
In the next days i will show some advance.
See you soon !!
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Old 06-16-2011, 10:22
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Re: Maria from Metropolis (custom figure)

I love the subject. Looking forward to more updates.

Welcome aboard.
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Old 06-16-2011, 10:25
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Re: Maria from Metropolis (custom figure)

Very cool subject- looking forward to seeing what you do.
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Old 06-16-2011, 11:46
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Re: Maria from Metropolis (custom figure)

This will be interesting, can't wait to see progress!
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Old 06-16-2011, 12:20
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Re: Maria from Metropolis (custom figure)

Great idea! Can't wait to see your progress!
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Old 06-16-2011, 12:32
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Re: Maria from Metropolis (custom figure)

Magnificent. Please show us...the first cyborg in film history, grandmother of 3PO and Terminator, at last in 1/6!!!
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Old 06-16-2011, 12:45
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Re: Maria from Metropolis (custom figure)

Can't wait to see how this turns out!
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Old 06-16-2011, 17:24
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Re: Maria from Metropolis (custom figure)

Great project! Good Luck!

I`ve considered doing a kitbash of Maria from Metropolis, but I thought it would be too much work, so I didn't bother!

Looking forward to see yours!

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Old 06-17-2011, 01:30
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Re: Maria from Metropolis (custom figure)

Fantastic project, I am a great fan of the movie (I completed a 1/6 paper model of Maria some time ago) and will follow the thread with much interest.


I wish you all the best for it !
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Old 06-17-2011, 02:43
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Re: Maria from Metropolis (custom figure)

Excellent project! I've considered it myself at sometime while looking at the 12" c-3po...

I actually have her tattooed on my right forearm.
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Old 06-17-2011, 06:06
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Re: Maria from Metropolis (custom figure)

wow great idea
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Old 06-17-2011, 06:08
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Re: Maria from Metropolis (custom figure)

Great idea, one of the best film robots of all time, still.
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Old 06-17-2011, 06:08
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One of the best projects in custom figures ever!
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Old 06-17-2011, 06:23
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Awesome!!!..can't wait till it's done take lots of fotos!!!
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:13
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Re: Maria from Metropolis (custom figure)

Hi, Wow, great expectations, jejeje, thanks to all for your comments.
Well, lets start, i had to take off the head from the doll using a hair dryer for about 1 minute.


There is something funny in maria´s head, it fits the face of the actress Brigitte Helm, and as you know she has a long head structure and my "buffy" model not, so the eyes won't match when the mask be removed.

I wanted to create a close similitude from the doll's face to the image when the actress is taking a rest from filming, so i sculpted again the front hair from the same plastic:


And i used a separated head image at 1/6 as a reference, there are the lines marked to follow:


Something funny in those images are that there are no eyebrows (as the commercial models mark...i couldn't find any image that showed me an eyebrow, it seems that there are only curves.
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:48
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Hi, well i have to tell that i started the head and i couldn't take photos since the begging because i had only about 20 min to model until it be no possible, in the next image are three sessions:

you can see the inner face of the original model

Maria is to shiny and resin doesn't, so the front photo doesn't show too much shadows, it have to receive the light from top:



I will add the ears and refine the shape of the top head, and see the mouth proportion before sanding.

i need to see a lot of images and the movie, because the ears are not clear to me.
Ok, that is all for now, thank you again for your comments and... see you in the next days.!!!
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Old 06-17-2011, 16:41
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Re: Maria from Metropolis (custom figure)

Welcome Maria - I am new too. Look forward to viewing your end result - sounds challenging!

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Old 07-06-2011, 23:30
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Re: Maria from Metropolis (custom figure)

A fast news, some work on the head






now to define the helmet.......
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Old 07-07-2011, 00:22
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this is coming out GOOD!!
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:25
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can't wait to see the final and complete version... looks like the Ultraman HS lol....
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:27
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Looking very impressive, I love that you're making the helmet/mask removable.
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:31
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Re: Maria from Metropolis (custom figure)

One day ill have to track down this movie...
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Old 07-07-2011, 15:36
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Re: Maria from Metropolis (custom figure)

Incredible thus far. I eagerly await more progress photos.
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Old 07-07-2011, 15:47
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Re: Maria from Metropolis (custom figure)

Wow some really nice work, from an outstanding film.

Although made in 1927, Lang really captured the differences in classes, which sadly are still prevalent today. The working and middle classes work all hours to get by, whilst the rich sponge off their hard efforts.
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Old 07-07-2011, 22:26
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Re: Maria from Metropolis (custom figure)

i forgot to add this new references, it shows the eyebrow and the ears:




(do i am the only one who thinks that the robot from the film changes a lot because of where the light is located?)

thanks for your comments, ... see you in the next days.!!!
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Old 07-07-2011, 22:36
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Amazing.... Can't wait to see this bash.
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:48
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Looks awesome. can't wait to see her done.

I love the movie. Professor Rotwang is my favorite character, even if he had a brief appearance.
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:55
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oh my goodness gracious! that is beautiful so far. Metropolis is my most favourite film!! Also I think you are right. Because the lighting changes in the shots, it's filmed in black and white, and the laboratory sequences are dark, moody and very atmospheric I don't think you get an accurate and constant image. I wrote an essay at university about the graphic similarities of architecture, plot and characters between Blade Runner and Metropolis.


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Wow! Great project! The head customization is looking great so far.
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Re: Maria from Metropolis (custom figure)

A fast update on the head/helmet







Because of the width i have in the resin, the scale is changing a little bit, now, i have to see how to adapt it to the body. see you in the next days!
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