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Jang Dong Gun by Kaduflyer Jang Dong Gun by Kaduflyer
About three years ago I was hired to sculpt some film stars for a Museum of film that was being built in south Korea. This guy is Jang Dong Gun, who I'm told is like the Korean Tom Cruise, perhaps any Korean Deviants can confirm that?

I'd like to make it clear that I only sculpted this, the paint and awesome hair work are by someone else (if you look at my Sydney the Cyclops you'll see the limits of my hair work!!).

Sadly the project fell through and I never got to sculpt the Clint Eastwood that was next on my list!!
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EBENEWOOD Featured By Owner May 3, 2013   General Artist
A perfect talent combination.....:clap::sun:
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks
:)
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foreverstrange Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so intricate and beautiful. You recreate people, it blows my mind.
I would love to see you sculpt Choi Siwon; He's from my favourite Korean music group "Super Junior".
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks very much...had the project continued maybe we would have gotten round to Korean musicians as well....who knows??
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mac2010 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Brilliant work, Your not to bad at this stuff!!! :D
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I try my hardest...:P
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mac2010 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hehe, You should do it for a living!!! :D
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Filmographer
What!!!...and not a get a proper job????
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:iconmac2010:
mac2010 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yeah ya layabout...Get a proper job...All this doodling will get you nowhere!! :D ;)
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Jeeez...you sound like my dad!
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:iconmac2010:
mac2010 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Lol :D
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barbaramj Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! this is better than Mme Tussauds! ;)
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
The gy who painted and haired these has worked for Tussauds...and we were trying to show the clients that actually we can do it better!
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IJS-Creations Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional
Just curious... what's gonna be done with these works now that the exhibit fell through? Do you just keep 'em! :(
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
They are now the property of Millennium FX the company that hired me and the other artists to put this stuff together. Because I'm a 'gun for hire' none of the work I do for film, TV or similar is 'mine' per se. I have the right to use it for personal promotion but cannot use it commercially.
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IJS-Creations Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional
Yeah, I completely understand how that goes... I just wasn't sure how you roll!
Wasn't too sure what/who the exhibit was for too. Either way, it's FANTASTIC work,
and I sure hope it goes to some use. Hell, maybe if they decide to blow-up
Jang Dong-gun in a future action movie, they can use the "dummy" you made,
and it will look hella real! :D
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I think Millennium FX lost money on the project so they own the figures now and use them for self promotion, to show clients the standard of work that can be suppled if required. It's not often we in the movie industry get the opportunity to really flex our artistic muscles, time and budget restraints mean we rarely feel we are showing people what we could REALLY do given half a chance. The industry has some mind bogglingly talented people in it and you'd be amazed at what they are capable of when fully unleashed!!
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IJS-Creations Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional
AGREED! :D
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IJS-Creations Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional
I think you should do Choi Min-sik, so my head can explode! ;)
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I'm sure he would have been on the list of 'to do' guys had the project flourished.
:)
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IJS-Creations Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional
Oh, definitely! He's certainly one of the top-dogs over there(as well as here)! :D
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Psyartista9 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Excellent sculpt work! Even without the paint and hair it looks quite lifelike. I love the skin texture on him.
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks
:)
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IJS-Creations Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional
Damn, man... you nailed his likeness!
I'm a HUGE fan of South Korean cinema, and I KNOW what he looks like... one of my top Asian actors for sure!
He did star in his first American production a couple years back. He was the lead in 20th Century Fox's "The Warrior's Way".
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I think both the guys I did were in a movie about two Chinese soldiers who ended up fighting for the Japanese and then the Germans in WW2, that got quite a wide distribution...though I still didn't see it! I vaguely remember Warriors Way, but again never saw it!
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that is awesome!!!
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you
:)
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Bloody hell you are good! I say that having no idea who this is BUT you are friggin awesome. That skin texture is just bada bing!
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Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I actually think it might have been an advantage not knowing who they were...I had no preconceptions of how they should look...so just followed the reference!
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