Thursday, January 30, 2014

Ultimate Wolverine vs Hulk Sculpture WIP #9

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to post up the latest WIP of the Hulk vs Wolverine figure.

 I am really enjoying the chance to sculpt a bigger figure and the arms are one of the fun parts to sculpt, especially with the Hulk. You can see from the photos that I can really get into his musculature and texturing on the skin.

 I spent extra time on the veins on this part, because it is such a dominate feature in the art, I wanted to make sure to reproduce the ferocity and power in his arms that the veins add to the piece. I also added some more underpinning to his face, particularly his jaw line, but I may reduce that again when I get to his head.

 So here he is:

Monday, January 27, 2014

Moving Forward and New Releases

Hello Everyone,

It has been a busy few weeks and I hope things continue to be busy.  As always, we are moving forward with filming and we have several courses in the editing phase. I am hoping to have a few uploaded onto our classroom platform the end of this week, or the beginning of next week.  With every stage, there have been a few hiccups as we worked out the best possible way to get the highest quality on everything.  The good news is that, while it means slow going at the beginning, once all the parameters are set in place, everything will move much faster.  Before the end of February, we are hoping to provide you with weekly releases of the courses.

In addition to the news about the first courses, we have added some new sculpting supplies to our online store at  The supplies are the F4E Pro Tools that I will be using throughout the courses. Some of the tools are in the sculpting kit so if you have purchased a sculpting kit, you will have many of the tools available.  

The new items are available immediately and are not preorder sales.  They are:

And, as already mentioned, the sculpting courses are available on the store for a preorder price.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at



Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Ultimate Wolverine vs Hulk Sculpture WIP #8

So I am really excited about the WIP of the Ultimate Wolverine vs Hulk Sculpture. He is coming along really well and I have moved into the torso area of the Hulk.  At this point, you can really start to see how he is going to look when it comes to the overall size and shape.  I still have a lot of detail to add to the figure but that will be done at the end, once all the rest is done on the figure.

As with everything, bulk is added with the final layer of putty.  I play around with how much I add, some areas get less, some areas get more but what I am focusing on is creating the superhero anatomy that is needed for the Hulk.  He is what is known as a brick so the anatomy is slightly different than what you would do for other "regular" and "superhero" anatomy.

I'm also trying to get it as close to the art as possible so I am following the anatomy and details that the artist has in the illustration.  So check out how he is turning out and please feel free to comment with any questions.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Fire For Effect Store has Launched

It has been a very busy month with the holidays, the kickstarter and setting everything up for the company. It has been crazy how much needs to be done still but I am hard at work with sculpting and filming the courses.  And I have a bunch of posts planned for this month that includes some much anticipated WIP shots of the Hulk!

But today, I wanted to announce that the Fire For Effect Studios store is now live.  We are offering all of the courses for a reduced cost, for a limited time.  For those of you who missed out on the kickstarter, this is your chance to get in at a reduced price.  Over the next few weeks, I will be releasing a line of sculpting tools on the store as well so make sure you keep an eye out to see what will be available.

So check out the store at and thanks for all your support as we launch the studio.