Works in Progress: Robocop jewelry + Babynaut

I finished a few new molds today and quickly popped out the first items from them. I have to apologize because I dusted a bit too much graphite into the molds so there are some surface imperfections (like the mottling most obviously). Maybe I’m jumping the gun a bit because this problem will not be in anything else I pull out of the mold, but I’m stepping away from this for a few days and I wanted to post the work before melting down these test casts.

Let me start by showing you the Robocop jewelry, being done in a variety of forms, that I’m doing on commission. Unless I get a C&D from the good folks at Orion Pictures I’d like to do a limited run of ten and put them in my soon to be released webshop (which I guarantee you will be up before the end of this September. Here’s the ring version:

The actual commission was for Robocop pendants, not rings, so here is that same design but for a necklace or keychain. In part to make it lighter and more convenient, and in part as a learning exercise, I made it hollow with a screw-on plug (which you may have noticed has the Omni Consumer Products logo) so it also serves as a mini-stash for cash or recreational medication or whatever. I made it by getting some PVC 1/2″ irrigation pipe fittings and mounting them in the clay master.

Can I just say what a headache it is to try and carve “OCP POLICE 001″ in itsy bitsy 1.5mm high lettering? Yikes!

Finally, there is also a no-helmet version of Officer Murphy (i.e. Peter Weller). Before people compliment me on my portraiture sculpting skills, I should admit that I was provided with a model kit to use as a basis. It had lots of problems and shortcomings and I put in a solid ten to fifteen hours of work on this project. Because the model expects a body, I added a gristly stump.

Gosh, that makes me unable to resist the urge to post “Murphy It’s You” from the sadly fictional Robocop: The Musical.

In addition to those, in my series of “character rings” that you’ve been seeing, I also finished off the mold of the Astrobaby/Cosmobaby sort of guy. Same thing — this is the quickie test cast I made today. The final one has gemstones in the eye of course. This is currently in a size 7 I think, maybe smaller, but I made it small so that it can be fitted for any size from that on up to probably a 12 at the most, meaning it’ll fit most women and essentially all men.

Stay tuned for some more traditional jewelry that I’ll post later tonight.

2 Comments

  1. emdotdee wrote:

    Love the musical but not as impressive as the 10 minute RoboCop Rap. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUnMF7dV86k

    Friday, September 2, 2011 at 9:59 am | Permalink
  2. Orwell wrote:

    I’m surprised no one has offered to “buy that for a dollar” yet…

    Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 8:56 am | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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