Snake Plissken 3D Model
So I started working on a model that I've been meaning to create for quite some time now. Being a huge John Carpenter fan, it only seemed natural that I'd eventually model Snake Plissken from the "Escape from New York." I absolutely adore that movie! Snake's quite possibly one of cinema's most iconic characters.
The process behind capturing Kurt Russell's likeness was simple enough, finding a ton of reference. In practice, however, he definitely was definitely one of the more complex likenesses that I had to work with. Russell definitely has "one of those" faces, where he can look completely different depending on what angle you are looking at him from. Here are a few screenshots of what he looked like early on in the sculpting process:
Once basic sculpting was done, I decided to add some Polypaint to see whether or not my proportions were correct . I always find it a lot easier to gauge how far off I am with a bit of color added. I also decided that I did not want to stick with sculpted hair. So I started incorporating Fibermesh in Zbrush to get a more pleasing result.
Below is the current state of the mesh. I plan on adding his gear, refining his detail, and potentially rigging him for animation in the near future. Stay tuned!!!
3/15/2015 01:18:44 am
Great job! You're very talented.
3/15/2015 01:19:46 am
Thank you! :)
3/21/2016 03:20:19 am
Wonderful! I want to buy it!
9/4/2016 07:13:53 pm
what are the chances of getting an obj,stl version of this, so I can 3d print it? It's the best likeness I can see on the internet :) and I would love to have it printed to hang on my shelf. cheers - I wouldn't share the files and I wouldnt sell the model.
11/2/2016 12:00:24 pm
Fantastic so far! Please keep us posted.
12/30/2017 09:08:33 pm
Hi! I'm looking to acquire a Snake Plissken head for a mini conversion of mine, because it'd be totally awesome to make it. Yours is truly the best I have EVER seen...would it be at all possible to create this as a 3d model that can be printed on shapeways or something of that nature?
4/6/2018 11:22:46 pm
Woow!!! A want too this 3d model for 3d printed!!!
10/2/2018 12:21:57 pm
Hi Ralph, hope you are well, looking for a 3D print of Kurt circa 1982 of you are able to assist 1/4 scale?
10/2/2018 02:03:16 pm
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