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Luts Cane makeup by scargeear Luts Cane makeup by scargeear
Luts Cane makeup - Cloud Strife

Well, some people are too crazy. Including me.
He was purchased as a practice head more than a year ago and was buried in a box in a far corner of my room. I was mastering my skills on another heads))

But one day I took him out, looked at him intently and decided to mod him to Cloud Strife from FFVII. I already had Sephiroth, this is no joke!

Lower part of his face is resculpted. Face shape, lips and nose are totally redone. The eyes are made smaller with Apoxie Sculpt. He has less similarity comparing to Sephiroth but I didn't want exact face, 80% likeness was enough for my purposes.
You may see the original sculpt here: [link]

Makeup is also by me. I tried to present Cloud as a cadet who left Nibelheim to become a SOLDIER in the army of Shin-Ra corporation. So, the guy spends a lot of time outdoors and has a slight sunburns on his cheeks and nose. Also I painted a tiny, almost invisible freckles, because it suits him and because it's fanon))
My Cloud looks very angsty, he is determined to put all his strength and skill to become an elite soldier. It's hard, do you see those bags under his eyes?
I'm also very happy about his eyebrows because painting light eyebrows is always a hard task. Finally I have a nice acrylic to manage it.

Phew, never wrote such an extensive comment to my work))
Cloud Strife (character) belongs to Square Enix. But this prettiness belongs to me)
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Zetahadrian Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Some questions from a curious 'cat'.

- Did you file the chin? I was thinking of opening up the eyes for my doll *he has sleepy eyes*. I think filing is the only option but I am worry about the control. Also the eyes might look weird since the original design is a pair of sleepy eyes. :P

- How do you control the colour of the Apoxie to the cane's mold so well?
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scargeear Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, the chin was sanded too. Not the tip of the chin but sides.

The best way to open a sleepy eyes is to use the knife or drilkling tool (but knife holded in your hand has more control). If the job is done nicely the modded area requires minimum or even no sanding afterwards.
The control is hard, but you should remember: take a small steps, do not push the knife too rough. It's better to take out small portions.
You also may draw a desired shape of opened eyes with pencil, this will help you to decide how to open them. Then you can clean the marks with alcohol, brush cleaners etc. - what is safe on resin.

Apoxie here is used only in the corners of eyes and covered by makeup so I don't need to think of color difference at all. This is true with white Apoxie only...
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Zetahadrian Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
OIC.. It seems easy from your narration. I hope it is that easy :D
Well, I will give it a try in small baby steps. Thanks for your tips! :)
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scargeear Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome!
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Zetahadrian Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
This mold didn't link me to Luts cane at all! As expected if it is from you.
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scargeear Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I wonder if sculptors can recognise their doll in this guy...
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Zetahadrian Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
In my opinion, the eyes bear some resemblance. But the rest is totally different. It is not easy for the scruptor to recogise his work. If Luts produces this mold, I think I would have bought it. Cane is one of my spotted dolls but I just don't like his chin (esp the sides).

Btw, he is supposed to be a SSDF, did you put him on a SDF body?
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scargeear Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You can sand the sides of Cane face anytime.
He is on Soom Supergem body (65 cm high) and the hybrid is perfect in my opinion. The head is blushed to match colors.
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Zetahadrian Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Yay! :)
I can understand you didn't get the luts body. I don't really like Luts body too. Soom Supergem is a better choice. Is Simon also on Soom's body?
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scargeear Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Actual reson is Luts body is 70 cm high, and SG is 65 cm high so there is a proper difference in height between Sephiroth and Cloud.
Sephiroth is on Dream Realm body.
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