as promised in my introduction post I am knocking on your door to try to get as much information as possible about a certain piece being in my possession for a couple of years now. From time to time I search the internet for workshop footage of Steve Johnson and his crew. This time I came across this thread over here and thought I could hijack it a bit to go a bit deeper into the Slimer pre production process and sculpts.
I have started another thread (different Forum) a couple of years ago and the most feedback I've got was that my scuplt is propably a garage kit being cast from an original maquette. Nobody could ever show me pictures of this garage kit nor does my maquette look in any way being a cast of something. So here we are... I am pretty convinced that the dark resin cast from slimesquare in the first post is exactly what I was told being produced in the underground market.
While the cast looks like it has been made out of resin... my sculpt is made out of a plaster like material. It is highly detailed (imagine this one is only about 3,2" tall) down to the teeth and tongue and looks hand painted. The arms being part of the sculpt and not seperated. This doesn't look like a cast at all. It was sold once to me as original production piece. Nevertheless... I had my doubts over the years but never lost the faith. There is very minor production material circulating. Making it hard to track down any evidences. This thread here gives a good start as I for myself see the cast of the garage kit the first time ever. @ slimersquare... would you mind taking a few more shots of your Slimer for reference? Is there any detail inside the mouth? What does it look like on the bottom?
I've set up a small comparsion sheet to check for similarities. Actually...there are quite a few spots which match up somehow... down the road it is no perfect match. So mine isn't the master for the garge kits out there. I like seeing a few similarities as scuplting is a process and at a certain stage only minor changes to the sculpt are made leading to the final approved version. So whatever those 2 sculpts are...they look being made by the same artist.
we have the Steve Johnson "Get Slimed" complitation containing pre production notes from Steve himself. In this video at 2:22 he points at the small Slimer sculpt which was made by Mark Siegel http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0796878/
. Take a look at his history... that dude did it all
In the background you can see another small Slimer sculpt. Looks a bit more like the garage kit master with seperated arms for easier casting?
In the post of slimersquare2 you can see a wonderful page of another small Slimer sculpt being held by a woman's hand. Again...a few parts match up... but it doesn't look like mine or slimersquare's either.
So what you guys think? What does this maquette need being proofed as original? Is it a custom sculpt by a fan referring to the garage kit or any reference photos? Does anybody else have any information about those sculpts? Down the road it would be nice to get in contact with the maker Mark Siegel himself. To be honest... I don't have a clue how to contact him. But it looks like he is still working for ILM these days.
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Really looking forward seeing you guys participating