TOYS- GALACTUS-THE WORLD DEVOURER: GALACTUS LACKS GALS ?

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    GAEA, THE EARTH MOTHER GODDESS, REJECTED GALACTUS OUT OF HAND AFTER HE HAD DEVOURED ALL LIFE ON HER WORLD, "I WOULDN'T MARRY YOU IF YOU WERE THE LAST BEING IN THE COSMOS !!!"

    GALACTUS ACCEPTED HER CONDITIONS, "DONE."

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    This attempt to put the "Gal" back into "Galactus" was way too tricksy. I shot the very large action figures (around 40 to 45 centimetres tall apiece) seperately just so I could keep them in focus, then isolated them in photoshop, where I also painted the devastated Earthscape.

    The somewhat tedious bit was putting the straw and feathers back into Marilyn's headdress. Lots of feathery fun.

    The lighting provided lots of amusement. I set the figures up on a light box so I'd get a nice soft glow coming from beneath them. Used a super bright L.E.D to highlight the Big G's face and a masked off torch to light up his hand. Simon Imberger, a filmmaking chum, has supplied me with some black foil and a good selection of cloth scrims to help grade the lights with.

    I didn't mess with Ms. Monroe much lighting wise, just a bit of scrim over the bulb to soften her already creamy features a bit. I had to rig her gown with a fair bit of invisible thread to get that swirl on the hem.

    The Galactus is the Marvel Legends composite action figure, and Marilyn is my partner Gail's most excellent Franklin Mint doll.

    The concept of Marilyn as a giant personification of Gaea comes from John Varley's epic Science Fiction trilogy (Titan/Wizard/Demon) which I think is one of the jewels in the crown of the genre.

    Except, now I've seen Galactus in "The Superhero Squad Show" with the amazing George Takei doing the character's voice this probably takes a whole new, even more bemusing meaning! Good on you George, hilarious performance!

    moleratsgotnofur, Dan Zen, and 19 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. bootsartemis 106 months ago | reply

      cherchez la femme

    2. zero g 106 months ago | reply

      The spirit of Alexandre Dumas salutes that comment bootsartemist!

    3. lensjockey™ 106 months ago | reply

      the lighting is really otherworldly here - fitting - great job on that, and the work you put into this is impressive. even small in a thumbnail it's so glowy.

    4. zero g 106 months ago | reply

      Cheers lensjockey! Ta for the commenty fave.

      I'm fair dinkum proud of the lighting which I tried hard to render luminously, if dementedly apocalyptic. I'm quite chuffed that it registers well in the thumbnail...more a matter of serendipity I reckon.

    5. cybermanikan 106 months ago | reply

      ^_^ this is really an awesome image

    6. zero g 106 months ago | reply

      -Ta for the awed fave cybermanikan!

    7. zero g 106 months ago | reply

      ta for the fave elDave!

    8. HaggisVitae 106 months ago | reply

      ZG, this is one hot couple. They look like stars ready to grace the covers of say, "People" magazine or...erm...something like that. I think Gaea is one hot momma and Galactus looks stunning and sooo John Travolta in blue! Nice capture of a joyful moment.

    9. zero g 106 months ago | reply

      Gaea and Gal at the Galactic Disco Inferno....

      Ta for that HaggisVitae...just at the moment I'm 'specially keen to capture joyful moments!

    10. zero g 106 months ago | reply

      Thankee kindly, bVince, for the fave!

    11. zero g 104 months ago | reply

      ta for the fave library_mistress!

    12. addamaddam09 103 months ago | reply

      I thought that galactus was bigger!

    13. zero g 103 months ago | reply

      So did Galactus addamaddam09, but Marilyn...er, Gaea...has a way of cutting men down to size!

    14. NMCIL 99 months ago | reply

      Can't wait to see the new film -

    15. zero g 99 months ago | reply

      Absolutely NMCIL ortiz domney!

      The trailer is bloody marvelous..... :)

      The Surfer looks terrific in CGI, and Doug Jones (veteran of so many alien and monster movie roles) is the perfect person to provide the motion cpature template.

      Actually, I've been pondering what kind of Galactus photoshoots I can play off the film. My thoughts are starting to crystallise around the concept of actually having the Big G on a filmset....he's agreed to participate because he wants a bit of positive publicity for once, instead of everyone running around screaming and pointing at him....

      ;)

    16. zero g 98 months ago | reply

      Thanks again for the fave sdobie!

    17. zero g 85 months ago | reply

      Ta for the fave cecild1966.

    18. zero g 82 months ago | reply

      Thankee kindly for the fave Teslagrl !

    19. LOOKIN @ 79 months ago | reply

      good one sooo lovely!!!!!!!!

    20. zero g 78 months ago | reply

      Ta LOOKIN @

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