Ultimate 1:1 Progress…

A timely update from the workshop of artist John May – the images above show the first ‘dry-fit’ of the amazing custom glass-eyes from Tech-Optics.com for adjustment to achieve the perfect placement. As you can see, apart from filling of the tear-ducts they are almost there. If you look closely at the top shot you …

Ultimate 1:1 Progress…

A long-overdue update for this project but worth the wait as an amazing discovery has surfaced in the interim. Courtesy of Jim Bowers at CapedWonder.com is a special photograph showing a comparison between the handcrafted bust used for the project (far right) next to a recently unearthed genuine lifecast of Christopher Reeve! (centre). Of particular …

Ultimate Reeve Superman 1:1 Progress….

As mentioned in previous posts, running concurrently with John May’s work on the Superman mannequin is an ultimate costume project headed by SuperFan Sebsatian Columbo. Still in development as a result of hard research (with thanks on my part to Chris King who provided the early mockup of the costumed mannequin pictured top) and all-new …

Ultimate Reeve Superman 1:1 Progress….

More updates from John showing the progress of the full-scale figure. Look closely and you’ll spot the signature of Greece-based sculptor of the head on the rear left shoulder. Precious few castings were made of the original sculpt and those that were are apparently somewhat fragile. Fortunately SuperFan Chris King had the foresight to have …

Ultimate Reeve Superman 1:1 Progress…

More progress images of my full size Superman display from the Super-Talented John May. This dry-fitting of the head to the body is vital to establish correct proportions in the overall figure to correctly capture Reeve’s unique physique. The six/six mannequin was a true find as its muscular without being bulky and with its long …