My entry for the Resident Evil :Envision the Executioner contest.
Let me start off by saying this was the most challenging thing I ever had to make.
Mostly because of the time limit, I started about 1 and a half weeks ago before the deadline and employed every technique I had every learned about sculpture and painting.
I used welding for the axe which is an actual metal blade, who claimed its first casualty during production. (me, index finger while sharpening – doh).
The Axe weighs about 1.43 lbs, I took it to a meat market and had it put on the food scale. My sculpture can hold the axe using his hands without having it being attached permanently.
His body and Apron and cowl are all separate pieces. Then made a stand out of scrap metal, welding rebar and 1/2'' gauge steel rod.
The meat hooks were forged out of steel rods, by bending them using a vice and a hammer and anvil to get the right bend. Then sharpened to a point using files. Everything save for the chain was hand made by me. Progress shots can be found on my website [link]
I first looked at the character, who is this executioner, a giant who wields an equally immense weapon. So I thought about real life people who reminded me of him, I looked at actor, Nathan Jones and Eric “butterbean” Esch, who is a big guy and can really knock people out and also sumo wrestlers who are immensely strong athletes. I studied their physiques I began to get an idea of his physical characteristic. Using the ecorché method I created the body, a hybrid of a strong man who had a lot of mass. I looked at the video game images and also the toy, I noticed that the NECA’s version of the Executioner was a bit off. The forearms were really scrawny, and I felt that if someone that needs to wield such a big weapon, his legs were too small, so I decided to create what I think is more a more adequate body type, someone with huge latissimus dorsai and trapezius for lifting and pulling and also strong calves and quads from always having dead weight around him.
So I hope you enjoyed this sculpture.
For a 360 view of the piece.[link]
To see the apron and cowl removed[link]
Figure measures 12 inches approx, Axe is 18 inches in total length.
Figure: Mesh, Steel Epoxy, Aluminum, Tin Foil, Super Sculpey and Sculpey III mix, Resin Epoxy (Magic Sculpt)
Axe: Steel blade, Cedar mallet, Super sculpey. Steel accents on mallet. Resin Epoxy for Handle.
Stand: Welded Rebar, Hooks made of steel. Head/arm made with Super Sculpey/Sculpey III Mix.
Chopping block: Casted concrete.
Paints: Acrylic paint.
Thank you for your time.