Friday, May 20, 2011

Jordu Schell: Grand Moff Tarkin

Jordu Schell recently finished this bust of Peter Cushing as Grand Moff Tarkin from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

Remember... this is all silicone, hair and paint. More on Jordu HERE.

Edit: I just called Jordu's studio, and it appears I had some information incorrect. Although he typically uses latex for his monster masks (of which I am most familiar), this bust is made of silicone, as many of his hyper-real figures are. Silicone being more translucent than latex, adds to the sense of realism. Additionally, the eyes in this piece ARE glass eyes (custom created by David Hoehn), something which Jordu typically doesn't use in his monster masks either. Each hair was individually punched by hand, and the clothing was custom made. Thanks to Michelle for taking the time to answer my questions.

© Jordu Schell

©Jordu Schell


48 comments:

  1. Jeezzzzzzz....this is AWESOME !!!!

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  2. Absolutely incredible

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  3. You have to be f*&%ing kidding me. Phenominal!

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  4. The first words I spat out were "you are f***ing kidding me..."
    I'm sat by myself with no one to hear me or see this!
    Simply amazing.
    J. x

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  5. Please let this be a personal piece and he brings it to IlluXcon!

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  6. This is one of the reasons why anyone who can, should go to Monsterpalooza. I saw this in person and it was awesome

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  7. this blows me away everytime I see it!

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  8. Holy sh-. That's AWESOME! I remember seeing Jordu's sculpting demo at the first IlluXCon. The man is a sculpting demon. Great job!

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  9. Not to be a stickler but I believe it is Silicone, not latex.

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  10. I thought it was a frame from the movie when I first saw it. It's a freaking sculpture? Unreal.

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  11. whats the sale price? :)

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  12. @anonymous:
    I just called Jordu's studio, and you are indeed correct. Although he typically uses latex for his monster masks, this bust is made of silicone, as many of his hyper-real figures are. Additionally, the eyes in this piece ARE glass eyes (created by David Hoehn), something which Jordu typically doesn't use in his monster masks either. The post has been amended to reflect this new information. Thanks for the heads up.

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  13. I don't usually comment, but I must for this work. WOW!

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  14. Christopher MorganMay 20, 2011 at 3:16 PM

    His work never ceases to amaze me.

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  15. more alive than most lifecasts

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  16. This is truly amazing. Wow!

    http://tinyurl.com/3obnzov

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  17. @anonymous:
    The piece has already been sold, but Jordu does plan on making more. Purchase inquiries can be sent directly to Jordu at: jordu95@hotmail.com

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  18. Whoa! I thought for a moment that you actually brought in the real Peter Cushing...this is BEYOND cool!

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  19. That's seriously insane. Kudos to you!

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  20. Move over Madame Tussaud!

    This is just mind-blowing!

    And when I got to the end I realized "oh, this is that sculptor guy who was on the IlluxCon trailer"!

    Oh that I could go and meet him in person and shake his talented hand!

    -Will

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  21. This is incredible to the degree of creepy! Awesome job!

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  22. So FREAKING Good. Unbelievable, I think I had a heart attack when I saw this.

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  23. Wow you should work with Adywan !!!

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  24. How is it that this bust is more animate and lifelike than any of the actors in the Star Wars prequels?!

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  25. just fuckin nuts. it must be creepy being in the same room with that thing

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  26. The dedication - the commitment - bravo.

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  27. You should enter this in ArtPrize, then I can see it in real life ;)

    $250,000 cash prize. Grand Rapids Michigan.

    http://artprize.org/

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  28. That is incredible! Amazing stuff.

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  29. That is awesome and really well made!

    I can't help but wonder who would want that in their living room/bedroom though?! Tarkin wouldn't be my first choice as a bust figurine.

    But, as I've said, great craftsmanship and talent on show here!

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  30. Peter would be honored beyond words. He was so cool.

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  31. Fantastic! I want one.

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  32. Wow, that's really creepy. Great job!!

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  33. Astounding. Definitely falls on the OMGWTF side of the uncanny valley.

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  34. This is so beyond awesome you should be embarrassed at how much you're making literally everyone else look like completely untalented hacks. Seriously, F@#king bravo.

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  35. This is absolutely phenomenal!

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  36. Unbelievable work! Such a talent..
    Too bad he's the biggest tool/s-bag stuck up yuppy jerk that there is. Well maybe not the worst in industry but close. Typical Hollywood fake person that thinks he is a higher level of human. Kiss his but and he is a sweet heart for sure. Cross him at all and he becomes paranoid and crazy. Rather than just tell you what he thinks to your face he hides and spreads rumors. How many times can you befriend someone and be called a close friend and literally in front of people he thinks are VIPs, he asks what your name is again or just pretends he doesn't know you. Sissy

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  37. Congratulations! Your work is outstanding! It leaves me breathless. I´m big fan of Peter Cushing and would never ever believed if someone would have told me that this is a sculpture. You deserve a chair in the sculptures throne room.

    Solo

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  38. EPIC work! - How Madame Tussauds should look like! - Two thumbs up!! - Sends shivers just looking at him - Looks like he can turn his head and say "Where is the rebel base?" and THAT'S when i would scream like a little girl!!

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