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Old 03-15-2017, 12:44 PM   #1
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Custom Cortana statue WIP

Hope this is the right forum! This is my first ever custom statue attempt (although I have done a few NFL Mcfarlane custom player conversions recently) and this is my WIP so far.

I've always wanted a good quality Cortana statue, unfortunately ever since the Sideshow one got cancelled there haven't been any. The WETA statue is very nice (and expensive) and has a good concept, but I don't like the figure, it's not detailed enough for me, the face, etc etc. Anyways, after watching tons of Vincevellcustoms on youtube I finally got inspired to try my own and convert a statue and customize it into Cortana. After scouring the internet for a possible candidate I found one in a Captain Marvel statue that had the right look and pose for Cortana.

My first step was removing the red sash she had around her waist which cut nicely, however she had a groove around her waist that I would have to fill in later and sand down smooth. Next I trimmed her hair down, as I will sculpt my own hair. Since Cap. Marvel had gloves with indentations and boots. I spent considerable time carving and sanding so it was flush with her skin but even then I'll have to fill in the seams with Aves.

After many weeks of sanding, I had her primed, but I saw imperfections, so I will probably sand it more again and then prime the areas I sanded. Once the body is fully primed and perfected to my satisfaction, I will begin tackling the base color schemes + intricate patterns and eventually a better base (I'm really liking the gloved concept of the Weta design).

Being decent in Adobe Illustrator my plan is to create the intricate designs for Cortana on Illustrator and print them as decals in several patterns, which i think will be very time consuming. I've been working on this for months as I'm by no means a pro and learning on the fly. I realize I jumped into the deep into in terms of difficulty but it was something I've always wanted. Anyways, thanks for the read!
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Old 03-23-2017, 11:54 PM   #2
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Nice! This line is made for customs. I'm excited to see more working with them.
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Old 03-24-2017, 01:09 AM   #3
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Cool! I had the Weta Cortana a long while back, but my opinion of it was the same - great concept, but crap representation of her. Excited to see your progress.
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Old 03-24-2017, 06:40 PM   #4
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I'll watch to see what you come up with. I'm still disgusted by Sideshow's nonsense of announcing Cortana and getting nothing...
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Old 03-24-2017, 07:39 PM   #5
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I'll watch to see what you come up with. I'm still disgusted by Sideshow's nonsense of announcing Cortana and getting nothing...
When did they announce that? That's annoying.
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Old 03-26-2017, 06:45 AM   #6
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Wow thanks for the kind words everyone. Have progressed a tiny more, despite many more hours poured into it.

Since the last post, I've sanded the body more, primed it again and sanded again. Added some Aves for her hair but wanted more defined strands, so sanded it down and added another layer of Aves and made straighter lines while it was still soft. I'm still refining the hair as sculpting hair is quite difficult I've discovered.
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Old 03-26-2017, 11:12 PM   #7
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When did they announce that? That's annoying.
A few years back.

http://www.statueforum.com/showthrea...hlight=cortana
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Old 03-27-2017, 01:33 AM   #8
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Strange, I'm surprised I missed that thread. I used to have the Weta Cortana, but would love a proper 1:4 Cortana.
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Old 03-27-2017, 02:07 AM   #9
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Strange, I'm surprised I missed that thread. I used to have the Weta Cortana, but would love a proper 1:4 Cortana.
I didn't get the Weta Cortana because of the closed eyes or something with the facial sculpt. But overall I love the look of that statue. I wish I got it back then but I assumed we would see a bunch of Cortana statues. Kotobukiya also teased one that we didn't get...
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Old 03-27-2017, 09:55 AM   #10
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I didn't get the Weta Cortana because of the closed eyes or something with the facial sculpt. But overall I love the look of that statue. I wish I got it back then but I assumed we would see a bunch of Cortana statues. Kotobukiya also teased one that we didn't get...
I've heard about The Kotobukiya tease, but haven't ever seen a pic of it. Is there a pic of it anywhere?
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