John Woo’s “Hard Boiled” is one of my favourite flicks ever. The gunplay is insanely over-the-top stuff and still hasn’t been topped despite countless imitators from around the world. Just the INTRO action scene, a shootout in a Hong Kong teahouse, is better than the climaxes of most other action movies.
So, here is a figure of Chow Yun-Fat from that movie, dressed as he appears in the aforementioned teahouse scene. This figure happens to feature a lot of techniques I’m trying for the first time: Rabbit fur for the hair, Asian skintones, sewing of a complete article of clothing (the pants), and a lame attempt at weathering (the shirt).
I have to give special thanks to Alyasha; he brought the fur all the way from freaking China for me and wouldn’t accept anything in return. I really owe you one, dude.
Also thank you to:
* J Van Spronsen for opening my eyes to possibilities of fur applications.
* Dan Chung & his Crouching Tiger figure for reminding me that DML’s old Chow head has a lot of mileage left in it even among today’s modern super headsculpts.
* Rainbow Ave for posting his pants tutorial just at the right time. I’d still be trying to figure out how to sew the damn thing if it weren’t for his post.