View Full Version : 9" Jiminy Cricket (Completed)
11-15-2009, 05:51 PM
Well, I got a 9" blank finally, and at a pretty good deal. The seller messed up the cost and I got it for $24. Right after I bought mine he realized his mistake and changed the price, lol. So I have the first coat on and I had to change the layout a little bit. Now his whole head will be the night sky and I changed my mind and won't paint the back of the umbrella on the back of his head. The left ear will now be the moon with a large star in the right ear and several smaller stars all over his head. I haven't started painting jiminy yet, have to get some more paints tomorrow. I couldn't get the arms off, they just felt like they were going to tear, so I am painting around them which is really kind of a pain in the butt. Well here are the first pictures, I will post more tomorrow when I get the second coats on.
Tell me what ya'll think, it's my first one!
11-15-2009, 06:01 PM
that looks like its gonna be amazing!!
11-15-2009, 06:06 PM
Wow! I am impressed already... can't wait to see the finished product :thumbsup:
11-15-2009, 07:02 PM
That's coming along great! Can't wait to see the finished product!
11-15-2009, 07:06 PM
Nice work! This looks really good.
11-15-2009, 08:32 PM
That looks really nice, what kind of paint did you use?
11-15-2009, 08:47 PM
This looks amazing! I can't wait to see the final product
11-15-2009, 08:49 PM
Can not wait until it is done!:cheshire:
11-15-2009, 08:52 PM
That looks really nice, what kind of paint did you use?
I use vinyl paints disney princess, you can get them at wal-mart or at craft and art stores.
11-15-2009, 09:52 PM
love it so far!!!
11-16-2009, 01:32 AM
This is going to turn out amazing!
Looks great so far! Can't wait to see it finished! :thumbsup:
11-16-2009, 08:36 PM
Well guys, here is the latest. I will let him dry thoroughly for a couple of days and then sand him down with some really fine steel wool and recoat then move to the finer details.
I still have some reshaping to do for some of the features; i.e. the star and I got some detail lines out of place on jiminy and the umbrella. Hopefully next post will have him coming together a little better. Thanks for all of the compliments!!
11-16-2009, 08:38 PM
Wow that looks amazing! GREAT job!
11-16-2009, 09:06 PM
Love it! Such a great design! :thumbsup:
Looking awesome! :thumbsup:
11-16-2009, 09:12 PM
Wow, looks amazing so far!
11-16-2009, 09:42 PM
Wow, it looks really nice, and has a lot of detail!
11-16-2009, 10:29 PM
This is coming out REALLY well! Incredible job!
11-17-2009, 10:07 AM
Whoa!! :eek: This is GREAT! He is positioned perfectly on the figure. Almost like he's sitting on Mickey's foot. :thumbsup:
11-17-2009, 03:00 PM
Looks cool! Cant wait to see it cleared!
11-17-2009, 10:20 PM
Amazing, looks great so far!!
11-17-2009, 10:30 PM
This Jiminy fan says "awesome"!
11-19-2009, 05:40 PM
Ok, here is stage 3. I had a heck of a time getting the head back on, and damaged some of the paint doing so, but even with that I don't think I have but a few more touch up sessions left. I plan to do one more sanding and a final touch up before clear coating it. My hands aren't quite as steady as I would like them to be so the finer detail lines are a little shaky, but overall so far I am happy with it. Enjoy!!
Yep, that is a hidden mickey on the back :)
11-19-2009, 06:35 PM
Dude. he is seriously awesome! For saying you don't draw or anything you certainly are artistic! Amazing job :thumbsup:
Very awesome! Nice touch on the hidden Mickey! :thumbsup:
11-19-2009, 10:43 PM
11-20-2009, 12:19 AM
11-21-2009, 08:45 AM
WOW! Thats amazing! My favorite Custom yet!:happy::thumbsup:
11-21-2009, 08:29 PM
11-22-2009, 11:08 AM
Ok guys, here are the final pics!!:happy::happy: I made some adjustments on the large star in the ear, it just seemed a little too large and out of place, so I thinned it up some and added some accents. I clear coated it this morning with some folk art high gloss spray. I would have rather got some brush on clear coat, but they don't have any locally, so I gave this stuff a try. It seemed to work well and I think it turned out pretty good, no flat spots. I think I gave it 4 or 5 coats total. Thanks again for all of the great comments!! Enjoy!! (P.S. Sledge do I need to send you a pic for the customs page, or can you use one of these?)
11-22-2009, 11:17 AM
Wow, he's fantastic. And he sure is glossy, we can even see you taking the picture :)
11-22-2009, 11:26 AM
:worship:Great Great work of art!!!!! Love it. I could hardly do the paint by number, maybe some gloss on mine might help. :clap:
11-22-2009, 11:35 AM
wow that is great!
11-22-2009, 12:31 PM
Great job, I really like how this one came out...When I saw some of your first pictures I was wondering if some of the lines and stuff where going to be cleaned up, but after I saw the completed piece I really liked it. Great job!
Just an fyi, There are some brush on type varnishes that will work similar to those clear coat spray cans. Liquitex creates a "Matte Varnish" and a "Gloss Varnish" that I have used before. The biggest thing with any "brush on" paints/varnishes/etc is brush strokes and that is the beauty of the clear coat spray (Krylon, etc). The one big problem with any spray cans is that they utilize a lot of alcohols and acetone which when you spray too much on at once you may see some bubbling of the paint. Too cold and hot weather can do something similar so make sure you always read the instructions on the can. Light coats with spray cans will always work best...One other thing is if you ever decided to mix paints with markers (sharpies for example), you will want to use the brush on matte varnish or gloss varnish to cover the sharpie marker areas first and allow to dry. Then after the sharpie areas are dried you can then use the clear coat spray. Sledge showed a perfect example of what happens with sharpies on his tattoo figure (I think that was it, and I am sure its in the customs), but the stuff runs really bad. Hope this helps...
Oh, Here is the pictures of their paint or brush on varnishes...They can be picked up at AC Moore or Michaels, or any art & supply store...
Web Page - http://www.liquitex.com/Products/varnishes.cfm
11-22-2009, 12:53 PM
wow that looks really good. the detailing is perfect. Great job and i hope you continue to make more.
11-22-2009, 03:47 PM
that really is amazing.. great work!!
11-22-2009, 03:49 PM
This came out amazing! I love it! I'm really liking the glossy coat too! Kudos! :thumbsup:
11-22-2009, 04:02 PM
Wow that is amazing :D
11-22-2009, 04:17 PM
11-22-2009, 04:19 PM
I love it! great job!
11-22-2009, 04:26 PM
Wow that's amazing. Love the shiny-ness of it :)
11-22-2009, 05:33 PM
Love it with the clear coat! Great job! :clap:
11-22-2009, 05:36 PM
It looks sooo great! im jealous!
This came out great! You should be very proud of yourself. It's is one of my favorite custom 9" vinyls. :thumbsup:
11-22-2009, 08:40 PM
This looks GREAT! One of the best 9" customs I've seen yet! :worship:
11-22-2009, 09:21 PM
Wow, this is really quite good. I love the attention to detail! Amazing, Can't wait to try my hand at one.
11-22-2009, 10:33 PM
Glad we got to see a work in progress.
Thanks for sharing :thumbsup:
11-23-2009, 06:20 AM
this came out amazing!! great job!!
11-23-2009, 12:50 PM
I really love your work, can wait until your next one.
Looking good so far! Can't wait to see the final product.
11-26-2009, 04:06 PM
Looks amazing- Great Job!!! The design is so good it could be an official realease! :)
11-26-2009, 06:06 PM
love the work!
11-27-2009, 01:20 AM
Wow, that's amazing! I love it.
01-01-2010, 04:37 PM
Well, I FINALLY got to give Jiminy to my stepmom today! She absolutely LOVED it!! I was watching when she opened the paper, at first she just saw the top of the box and she started to smirk because, while they are Disney fanatics, she hasn't fallen into the Vinyl trap yet. She was thinking that I had just bought her one to get her started, but then she finished taking the paper off and looked in the box, her eyes got huge and she could just say wow! LOL Thanks again for all of the comments! Hope everyone has a Happy New Year!!
01-01-2010, 11:35 PM
I am very happy and glad she like it!!!
04-28-2010, 10:40 AM
this looks awesome i could never do that
05-01-2010, 07:57 PM
i cant wait to see it finished!
05-01-2010, 08:00 PM
Never saw this custom, really looks great, you are a great artist that jiminey looks great
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