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World of WarCrafts: Father sculpts son's character


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Dang -- I never got anything as cool as this for my birthday. When Wolfgar of EU Aggramar-H hit the teenage years recently, his dad decided it was time to whip up something special. We'd say he managed quite nicely, wouldn't you?

"My son is a huge WoW fan, and as he has turned the dreaded age of 13, I decided to do something unique for him," explains Wolfgar's dad, who goes by the not-so-fatherly in-game moniker Ripyernutzof. "I decided to go with as realistic an interpretation as possible of the subject matter while still keeping the flavour of the original toon. (I sometimes wish he'd chosen a gnome character as it'd take a lot less material to complete!)"



The Wolfgar sculpture measures about 6 inches square, sculpted from Super Sculpey over a wire and tin foil armature base. Ripyernutzof did all the sculpting and painting himself, including creating the Lightning Shock effect with a bent paperclip and fuse wire.

Sculpting is completely a recreational joy for Ripryernutzof. "I've kind of always been artistic but never really pursued it," he admits. "Haven't had any formal training, and I've been sculpting on and off for about 12 years after being less-than-impressed with some garage kits (unlicensed, limited-run, fan-created models of SF characters) that I saw back then. It's not a constant thing, and I don't always get the time to do the stuff I want to do -- but anything I sculpt is a labour of love, so I try to get the end result as impressive as possible."

Mission accomplished. (Oh, and happy belated birthday, Wolfgar!)

[Thanks, Purrh!]

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