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The Ralf Range

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Stage 1:

Well everyone here are the concept drawings and the first photos of the sculpt for the second of the figurines in the "Worlds End" range.

Here you can see the concept drawings for a full figure model of "Ralf", one of the main protagonists of the "Worlds End" graphic novel. Following this are the initial Wax sculpt turnarounds, whereby the sculptor is getting a feel for the character.

Ralf Turnarounds 01

Concept Drawings for the Ralf Full Figure Figurine - Design and Artwork - Tim Perkins

 

Stage 2:

The sculpt is by American sculptor supreme Jeff Meckley, whose work has been seen amongst the war gaming fraternity for some years now and for toy companies such as Hasbro, amongst others. Tim first heard of the sculptor's work and spoke to Jeff for the first time, only a matter of a few weeks ago, following a trip to the Figurine manufacturers.

This is the first of the full figure characters being produced for us here at Wizards Keep.

This work in progress is very different from the Gweldar one, as far as sculpting technique is concerned, Sean sculpts with clay and Jeff sculpts with wax. The work of both these guys is incredible and we feel ourselves very lucky here at the Keep to have hired their wonderful talents.

01 Ralf Sculpt

Ralf Body - Front POV - Sculpting - Jeff Meckley

 

02 Ralf Sculpt

Ralf Body - LHS POV - Sculpting - Jeff Meckley

 

03 Ralf Sculpt

Ralf Body - Three Quarter Back POV - Sculpting - Jeff Meckley

 

04 Ralf Sculpt

Ralf Body - Three Quarter Front POV - Sculpting - Jeff Meckley

 

05 Ralf Sculpt

Ralf Body - Front POV - Showing True Scale - Sculpting - Jeff Meckley

 

Stage 3:

The next photos to come through from Jeff showed the left leg and boot starting to take shape. The detailing will come later, but Jeff was continuing to bulk out the main physique of Ralf.

06 Ralf Sculpt

Ralf Body - Front POV - Showing Boots & Leg Progression - Sculpting - Jeff Meckley

 

07 Ralf Sculpt

Ralf Body - Front Three Quarter POV - Showing Boots & Leg Progression - Sculpting - Jeff Meckley

 

08 Ralf Sculpt

Ralf Body - Side POV - Showing Boots & Leg Progression - Sculpting - Jeff Meckley

 

09 Ralf Sculpt

Ralf Body - Back POV - Showing Boots & Leg Progression - Sculpting - Jeff Meckley

 

10 Ralf Sculpt

Ralf Body - Three Quarter POV - Showing Boots & Leg Progression - Sculpting - Jeff Meckley

 

Stage 4:

The next photos to come through from Jeff showed the right leg and boot joining the left leg and boot in starting to take shape. The detailing will come later, but Jeff was continuing to carve out the main physique of Ralf.

11 Ralf Sculpt

Ralf Body - Front POV - Showing further Boots & Leg progression + Belt - Sculpting - Jeff Meckley

 

12 Ralf Sculpt

Ralf Body - 3/4 POV - Showing further Boots & Leg progression + Belt - Sculpting - Jeff Meckley

 

13 Ralf Sculpt

Ralf Body - 3/4 Back POV - Showing further Boots & Leg progression + Belt - Sculpting - Jeff Meckley

 

14 Ralf Sculpt

Ralf Body - Back POV - Showing further Boots & Leg progression + Belt - Sculpting - Jeff Meckley

 

15 Ralf Sculpt

Ralf Body - 3/4 Back POV - Showing further Boots & Leg progression + Belt - Sculpting - Jeff Meckley

 

Stage 5:

With the next batch of photos from Jeff we could see the true beginnings of Ralf.

16 Ralf Sculpt

Ralf Body - Front POV - Showing Facial features, Hairstyle, Gloves, Waistcoat - Sculpting - Jeff Meckley

 

17 Ralf Sculpt

Ralf Body - LHS Side POV - Showing Facial features, Hairstyle, Gloves, Waistcoat - Sculpting - Jeff Meckley

 

18 Ralf Sculpt

Ralf Body - 3/4 Front POV - Showing Facial features, Belt & Pouches, Waistcoat - Sculpting - Jeff Meckley

 

The sculpt was finally coming together now with the above batch of photos.

The next job for Jeff with Ralf was the detailing.

Stage 6:

With the next batch of photos that Jeff sent over we were able to most of the finished details.

Ralf was looking every bit in 3D like Tim's vision in 2D.

Sean Green, the sculptor of Gweldar, was so impressed he rang Tim to tell him so.

That was before he has seen these next photographs.

The fantastic detailing on the Dragon Skin waistcoat and his hair had us all talking here at the Keep.

Everytime we looked again there was something new that we had not seen previously.

19 Ralf Sculpt

Ralf Body - 3/4 Front POV - Showing most of the final detailing - Sculpting - Jeff Meckley

 

20 Ralf Sculpt

Ralf Body - Front POV - Showing most of the final detailing - Sculpting - Jeff Meckley

 

21 Ralf Sculpt

Ralf Body - Back POV - Showing most of the final detailing - Sculpting - Jeff Meckley

 
22 Ralf Sculpt

Ralf Body - Back 3/4 POV - Showing most of the final detailing - Sculpting - Jeff Meckley

 

23 Ralf Sculpt

Ralf Body - Side POV - Showing most of the final detailing - Sculpting - Jeff Meckley

 

24 Ralf Sculpt

Ralf Body - Front 3/4 POV - Showing most of the final detailing - Sculpting - Jeff Meckley

 

Stage 7:

This next batch of photographs is the final one showing the last of the detailing, as if what we have seen already isn't enough...
Jeff's attention to detail on this 70mm Figurine is incredible and has to be seen for real to truly appreciate it.

The response we got at the Bristol International Comics Expo was wonderful.

25 Ralf Sculpt

Ralf Body - Front POV - Showing the exquisite final detailing - Sculpting - Jeff Meckley

 

26 Ralf Sculpt

Ralf Body - Front 3/4 POV - Showing the exquisite final detailing - Sculpting - Jeff Meckley

 

27 Ralf Sculpt

Ralf Body - Side POV - Showing more of the exquisite final detailing - Sculpting - Jeff Meckley

 

28 Ralf Sculpt

Ralf Body - Back POV - Showing the detail of the dragon skin waistcoat & haircut - Sculpting - Jeff Meckley

 

29 Ralf Sculpt

Ralf Body - Side POV - Showing the cheeky expression off to good measure - Sculpting - Jeff Meckley

 

30 Ralf Sculpt

Ralf Body - Front POV - Showing the exquisite final detailing of Ralf in all his glory - Sculpting - Jeff Meckley

 

31 Ralf Sculpt

Ralf Body - Top POV - Showing the exquisite final detailing & Ralf's great hairstyle - Sculpting - Jeff Meckley

 

Over the weekend of the Bristol International Comics Expo on May 10th and 11th the Figurines all went down a storm.

We are sure you will agree with us this truly is a great addition to the Worlds End Figurines range and is a wonderful complementary model
for Gweldar.

All that remains is to say a very BIG public thank you to Jeff Meckley, whose skills and professionalism enabled us to add Ralf to our Figurines range.

Ralf will be available for pre-order soon.

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