Model: (Click to see more) 99999: Misc.
Status: Extra info
Date: 29-Oct-2004
Comments: 28
Share this model:

Here she is ……WILD WENDY….. This little lady is an idea I have had floating around in my head for some time. Wild willy is one of my favorite Tamiya cars and of course the main reason is the figure. The classic Willy figure is simple but so effective, so to honor it I wanted to make a figure that was different but fell in to the style of the original figure. So my concept is this, Wendy is Willie’s girlfriend, who has “borrowed” his precious jeep.

I sculpted her in sort of a Manga/Anime style to pay homage to the Japanese company we all know and love TAMIYA!!! I have sculpted her the same way I would an actual action figure, I made a rough clay to get the proportions (bosom etc HAAH!!) and make sure she will fit in the jeep as the original figure did. Then I made a mold of the clay and cast her in wax. The wax is were all the finish work goes in. The head gets it detail and the body gets its clothes etc.
When this is done then I double check the fit, then get the wax parts ready to be set into molds. This model required four molds, 1 for the head, 1 for the body, and one each for the arms. These molds were made in silicone, and then I made resin castings of the parts.

I then took the castings and cleaned them removing the flashing and filling any imperfections. Then it was on to priming for paint. I painted her using citadel acrylic paints (games workshop). I painted her t-shirt in Homage to the beautiful camo scheme that was used in the wild Willy that we are all entering the competition to win(hats off to you Fabrizio!!!!). I have about forty hours of work in this figure, from clay to final paint. Overall I am pleased with this figure. So out of my head and now for all of you to see.

I hope you all enjoy it and look forward to hearing your comments….
Now I have to go buy another WW2 so she can have her own jeep!!


i will be posting some pics that I took as I sculpted her, so please check my showroom for these:)>>>>>>>>CHECK MY TRADEROOM FOR INFO ON PURCHASING YOUR VERY OWN WENDY ;););)
















that classic wheelie!!!!!!!!!!!!! while being sculpted

Comments

Rothmans Racing Team

14-Nov-2004

You sure this isn't a cross-dressing Willy? What's that hanging down in the second pic? Very original!

toymkr73

14-Nov-2004

HAHAHA!! that the seat belt for the five point harness LOL!! It wont look so 'strange' whenin the seat !! But hey you can have it be whatever you like!!!!!!!!!!!!!

fabrimtb

14-Nov-2004

Wow, pretty driver... my willys driver 'Sgt. Joe' would like to meet Wendy... Ciao!

GAZA

14-Nov-2004

YOU'VE GOT MY VOTE

california

15-Nov-2004

IS THERE A CHANCE TO GIVE YOU ALL MY 3 VOTES ? SUCH A BEAUTYFUL WORK. YOU ARE A REAL ARTIST. GO ON AND MAKE MORE DRIVER FIGURES, MAYBE FOR THE 3 SPEED MODELS, I AM SURE MANY WANT SUCH A DOLL

cant_get_right2005

15-Nov-2004

you got my vote too thats awesome

Drewboyaus

15-Nov-2004

SEEXYLENT!! Got my vote!

15-Nov-2004

That is a cool willy....ahh...willyess!!!!!! Very Nice!!!!

Rothmans Racing Team

15-Nov-2004

What a great finished product! Does Wendy have a Rothmans racing suit? She's pretty hot. Willy really has is good: she does't spend all his money, she doesn't talk back, and she's got a great body!

kaindi

15-Nov-2004

Where is the surfboard?
What for a beautiful california girl!
I hear the 'Beach Boys' song in the radio!

tamiyamc

15-Nov-2004

Very original, your name is very fitting

Flerbizky

15-Nov-2004

Holy Crap man.. She is HOT ! That's my vote in the WW contest - Nothing will be able to beat this !..

Bluefoot

15-Nov-2004

What's her phone number?

toymkr73

15-Nov-2004

thanks so much for the comments guys, it made staying up late all worth it

RC-Rudi

15-Nov-2004

A very cool lady, does Willy know that she tooks his jeep for a ride? But driving without a Helmet?! Not really safe!

Igottamiya

15-Nov-2004

I think Chris should end the competition. It's obvious who has won. Great job!

Neil_S2000

15-Nov-2004

You have a real talent - fantastic work, gets my vote!

fabrimtb

15-Nov-2004

Yeah! Finally this is Wild Wendy... Awesom job!!! Very nice T-shirt in leaf camo. Ciao

Tamiyamandan

16-Nov-2004

This Has my vote!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!AWSOME!!!!

petercabrio

16-Nov-2004

you certainly lived up to your name matt!!! if tamiya made this as a limited edition, they would sell loads .
PS the wendy driver figure was missing out of the jugg i bought from you

toymkr73

16-Nov-2004

HAHAA!! thanks peter Well i may be working on some other figures, so who knows????

Volksrod

18-Nov-2004

Excellent work mate! I think i deserve one for keeping quiet about it Work of art, definitely gets my vote. Well done Matt.

mr_pushrod

21-Nov-2004

Awesome work, got my vote for winner!

19-Apr-2005

Wow! She is driving in high heels! Great job.

toymkr73

19-Apr-2005

actually they are sandles LOL!! That was the last part I had to sculpt, and I wanted it to go as fast as possible

dinodog

26-Mar-2007

Is Wendy an urban cougar? She looks young but is that cellulite on the back of her thighs? What a stunner!

toymkr73

26-Mar-2007

shes as smooth as butter sure theres a little jiggle in her wiggle but its in the right spots

mongoose1983

4-Apr-2008

Just one word: INCREDIBLE!


Want to leave a comment?