Saturday, March 26, 2011

His Unlucky Day comparison

Honestly, I've said it before on this blog and I'll say it again, this is the best Jason bust out there... period. Mine will finally be in the mail in a few days and I know it will be well worth the wait. Check out this comparison...

At left is James's prototype. When you are trying to create 1:1 accuracy on a 3 dimensional object from 2D photos there are a lot of decisions to make, as well as overall design decisions and its obvious here what James was going for when you compare with the original movie sculpt at right, and how it looked on Ted. Because of distortions in the prosthesis created by the dentures, the mouth as seen onscreen is different from what we see in the original sculpt. To capture the purity of the design as envisioned by James Kagel, James basically copied the original sculpt, line for line and opened the mouth to insert the dentures. That way we don't see any of the accidental distortions caused by Ted actually wearing the pieces, but a pure form of the design as it was intended to look. I have one word for this--brilliant!


  1. man, I'd drop a cool $1000 on this. too bad he won't make thwm anymore

  2. It's awesome, but it is ultimately invalid to think of the sculpt, which is based on Ted White's head, as the quintessential form of Final Chapter Jason's unmasked face given that it was always supposed to represent Ted White's head, and if actually applying the individual prosthetic pieces to his head caused the look of it to differ from the sculpt, it's the sculpt that was inaccurate. After all, Ted White didn't switch out his head between the time of the plaster casting and the time of the movie shoot.

    1. I think the question before James was: since I'm going for exacting detail do I create a sculpt of the character Jason as he was conceived, or a literal interpretation of a man wearing latex appliances? If he went with the latter, he would have had to sculpt not only the bloated lower lip, but also evident seam lines all over the cranium and face where the patching was done. I think he made the right call in making this a lifelike interpretation, rather than Ted White wearing rubber, which would have negated the finer details like the pores as well as the point of translucent resin.