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Monday, July 06, 2009

Stop Motion for Mind Rip

The story of Mind Rip involves comic book monsters that are brought to life through psychic means. One such monster is "Boil Head," a slobbering hot rod driving fiend. Inspired by the legendary Big Daddy Roth's "Rat Fink" designs, the Boil Head will appear on screen as a stop motion puppet.

John began with a ball and socket armature, and now he's applying oil-based clay over the top of it. Eventually, when the sculpt is perfect, he'll make a mold from it.

It barely looks like anything right now, but I insisted we take some pictures for comparison purposes later. Also in these pics, you can see the original sketch and the hot rod model that Boil Head will be driving.