This thread is mentioned in an ebook: Robot Ecology and the Science Fiction Film (Routledge Focus on Film Studies), by J. P. Telotte
This book offers the first specific application in film studies of what is generally known as ecology theory, shifting attention from history to the (in this case media) environment. It takes the robot as its subject because it has attained a status that resonates not only with some of the key concerns of contemporary culture over the last century, but also with the very nature of film. While the robot has given us a vehicle for exploring issues of gender, race, and a variety of forms of otherness, and increasingly for asking questions about the very nature and meaning of life, this image of an artificial being, typically anthropomorphic, also invariably implicates the cinema’s own and quite fundamental artificing of the human. Looking across genres, across specific media forms, and across closely linked conceptualizations, Telotte sketches a context of interwoven influences and meanings. The result is that this study of the cinematic robot, while mainly focused on science fiction film, also incorporates its appearance in, for example, musicals, cartoons, television, advertising, toys, and literature.
My latest commission, Cameron Phillips from the Terminator TV show ‘Sarah Connor Chronicles’, is a reprogrammed Terminator sent from the year 2027 to protect John Connor and his mother, Sarah Connor.
Cameron was made from a ML Wasp base, fodder hands and guns, Ms Marvel head, and sculpted jacket details. Her belt is floss, and she was wrapped up is several shades of black, flat, gloss, and matte. Enjoy!
Well, I started with a Cameron Phillips 1:6 head sculpt which I shrunk down. I love hydro shrink! Gives me so many more options for figures. Anyways, I then took a Bella figure from Twilight and started sculpting. I sculpted the shirt, boots, sleeves, hair and modified a few other things. I then primed and painted. I would probably change a couple things if I were to do it again but am still happy with the result.
As per my previous customs, I am sticking with the Terminator franchise, and thought I would make one of Cameron Phillips from the Sarah Connor Chronicles. No figure was commercially produced of her character. You can see in the pictures the look I was going for.
I started with a Heroes Niki Sanders upper body and Stargate Vala lower body. I firstly sculpted over all the joints, a personal preference, then proceeded to sculpt the shirt, jacket, zippers, and pants pockets. From there a dremmeled off her left hand and put another on that would allow for a gun to be held in each hand. For the head itself I tried something different. I got one made from That'sMyFace. I think it turned out quite well, though the lines from the 3D printer can be seen from up close. Once assembled, everything was primed and painted. I am particularly proud of how the gloves turned out.
Hey guys, long time lurker who decided to finally post here and resurrect an old thread. Huge fan of TSCC and I was never happy with the custom action figure heads that were made available, so with the help of a sculptor friend, I designed my own:
The metal Endoskull portion is much shinier in person, since that part is hidden from light in that photo, and so is the red eye for that matter. As for the hair, there's not much I could do since I'm sharing the hairpiece with a non-Battle Damaged head, which I'm currently painting now.
I always wanted the Trevor Grove head, but I missed out despite contacting him directly. I also have the Numo heads, but the sculpts are serviceable at best. Now don't get me wrong- these two artists put TREMENDOUS effort into their work but those were over 5 years ago. I believe with a good sculptor to do the renders, I could bring out all the details and nuances that were missing from previous sculpts.
In any case, I'm still working on getting her outfit made and finishing painting the "regular" head, I'll certainly try and post more photos some day.
# 56 Utterly gobsmacked!! the action figure is remarkably pretty cool. Certainly done yourself proud, keep up the good work Ryan
Thank you so much robbo!
I really have to thank you for the shout out, it really made my day. I'm working on a "regular" Cameron and I'm in the process of applying rooted hair, or miniature wigs until I'm ready to post some photoshooot-quality photos but since my Japanese buddy "accidentally leaked" his own images online, I guess the secret's out.
I'm utterly obsessed with the show and I've worked long and hard to get these right, from the sculpting by the talented Sean Dabbs (look him up, he's nuts!), tailoring and painting by myself. I'm a perfectionist on getting my craft as good as it could so until then, here is a work-in-progress, or a sneak peek if you will, of the regular Cameron:
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Holy..! That is insane! I just hope in the end we'll get something official from companies. Custom figures are absurdly expensive, and in an ideal world someone will take note and realize that there is demand for these and raise the bar of what customizers have already worked on. It happened with Firefly, where finally high end action figures are being released after companies realized fans had made unofficial figures of the crew.
I'm glad to see all these collectors and talented sculptors being fans of Summer Glau's Cameron.
OK my custom Terminator Summer Glau (2.0) Cameron Head 1/6 is finished. Well for the ones who misunderstand me i bought it on a forum. By Sean Dabb en painted by GDBrent. Because of positive criticism about the big boobs and body color i went to a suntan center and to a plastic surgeon for a boob job. So what do you think ?
Hey guys, I was wondering if I could get some advice here, TSCC collectible related. It will be quite a long post, so thanks in advance fr bearing with me.
Well, basically I won an auction for the TSCC Safe Deposit box promo item which includes the pilot disc and keys. Pretty cool, right? Unfortunately the box wasn't sufficiently padded and labelled with Fragile Items warning and it arrived with quite a dent on the upper and lower portions.
I messaged the seller and he could only offer a full refund instead of a partial refund. His reasoning was that the auction ended at a lower price than he'd expected and he spent a lot on postage, neither in my opinion is the fault of the buyer.
So my question is, should I take up on the refund and send it back or just leave him a negative feedback instead? I know it's nearly impossible to find one, so I'm a bit contemplated here.