Monday, July 6, 2009

New Scale, New Challenges - Terminator Salvation T-600 Endoskeleton

I've always intended to work on larger scale custom figures...it's been several years now but nothing had struck my interest enough to go forward...that is until I witnessed this massive beast of machinery that was introduced at last years comic con for the movie Terminator Salavtion. Now say what you will about the movie - plot holes, corney ending, whatever - you have to admit, this machine rocked! The machine I'm speaking of is the T-600 endoskeleton - and after about a month of work invested into this custom piece, I am asking myself....WHAT WAS I THINKING!!! This is no custom picnic! This guy will probably be the most challenging piece I have ever worked on...but challenging is the magic word and is the reason why I am very enthusiastic about completing not one, but two of these massive machines.




The figure will be inscale to that of the NECA T800/Terminator 2 figures recently released. Actually, I am using a dismantled NECA T-800 as the base work for the figure - casting each piece then manipulating the parts to fit the size and framework of the T-600 which, when finished, should be roughly 1.5" taller than the T-800 endoskeleton figure....and much more massive. I will be casting each new piece created for the T-600 in order to create a second...or even thrid version of the machine.


The first set of images below is work in progress of the T-600 Skull - Sculpted in Aves FIXIT, it is definately a must for using a magnifier! Want your eyes to cross, try doing this work without one LOL !

Now onto the torso - Each piece is being resized and resculpted so it's a major undertaking! Pictured below is the WIP of the skull, neck and torso. I hope when I complete the neck and make a cast from it, I will be able to segment the pieces and create a "bendy" spinal column leading from the skull to the torso :) The chest plate and back still have a lot of work to be done. Then will come the arms and legs...that's a while off.

Finally a shot of the finished T-600 skull primed with a dark gray acrylic paint. I'll probably finish the paint application to the skull before moving on with the torso. Hope you enjoy the pics!
As always - More images of the above T-600 WIP can be seen on my Flikr Photostream at

2 comments:

Road Warrior said...

Wow! Incredible work. Do you enjoy working in this larger scale Dayton? Man I so envy your skills bro.

Jim said...

Geeze Dayton! How much better can you get? Are there no bounds to your creative prowess???
I'm not even into the Terminator stuff that much & I gotta tip my hat to you sir. Yes Indeed!