Pyro from Team Fortress 2
Quasimodox did hell of a job with this custom figurine modelled after Team Fortress 2's Pyro. Coolest thing was, he even modded his figurine into a one-of-a-kind candlestick! Check out how he executed this piece from Super Sculpey clay as well as our interview with him.
Pyro looking proud with his kickass candlestick-flamethrower
Backview of a very detailed flame thrower
Super Sculpey - a sculptor's best friend
Some Sculpey III for colours
Parts of the flame thrower, pre assembled
Bulking up on foil to make the body
Here's what Quasimodox has to say when we asked him about his custom figurine:
What an awesome figure! Why did you choose to model Pyro of all characters?
-I always love Valves games. Their games are always creative and revolutionary. After I finished the Alyx figure, I found Team Fortress 2's art style quite interesting, yet nobody made any figure based on it. With the candle holder idea in mind, I chose Pyro as my next project.
We understand that you work with clay, what brought you into the world of clay sculpture?
-I always find working in 3D gives me more freedom. I used to work with ceramics back in college. I love making sculptures but I had to drop the hobby since I don't have a kiln. Then I discovered Sculpey, which allows me to make sculptures without buying all the professional equipments.
The parts look extremely detailed, especially the flame thrower. How long did it take, and how much effort did it involve?
-I am not sure how long did it take, I easily forget about time when I am focusing on something. There were surely a lot of sanding and gluing though.
What does it feel like, to put the finished figurine on display?
-It's awesome, especially when people give me compliments. Yes, I love those attentions, there, I admitted it.
That looks like the toilet. What a place to put your sculpture! Any reasons for that choice of location?
-I actually put the figure on my book shelf, I just took the picture there because my bathroom has the best lighting.
Any words for people aspiring to follow in your footsteps - is it difficult to pick clay modelling up?
-It's easier to do things you enjoy doing. Practice and be patient.
You might want to check out his blog over at Gametrailers, he has a few customs up, including an Alyx Vance figurine.
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