Ok. I'm back and here is the first set of pictures.
This the frame for the neck and shoulder area. This is essentially the beginning of the Corruptor. I can't wait to finish and see how it's changed.
neck shoulder frame.JPG
This next picture shows the frame sitting parallel to the table, but when it's built it will have one corner of the frame pointing straight down. The head, then, will come straight out from the neck area rather than up and out.
I was orginally going to use the Talos body as the Corruptors body and build a frame around it with Plasticard, but it was way too small. So now it's the head.
I also used a razor saw to cut off the uppermost corner of the frame and glued a long piece of plasticard to serve as the shoulder girdle; basically it's where the shoulder plates will attach.
shoulder girdle and head.JPG
Since gorillas have big muscle-y necks, I needed to construct some trapezius muscle plates. Sticky tack was used to hold them in place for shaping and gluing. I will be green stuffing the spaces around the base of the head later. At this point, the head is not attached. It still needs a lot of work and I don't want to glue it down until I get it close to how I want it to look. So, it's just sticky tacked in there.
Here is the first attempt at shoulder plates. I didn't like how they looked and ended up shaping them a little (next picture)
shoulder plates 1 unformed.JPG
shoulder plates 2 unformed.JPG
Here are the formed shoulder plates. They are still stickied at this point and need to be glued and filed smooth.
shoulder plates formed.JPG
That's all I've got for now. Next step is to form the other shoulder and get them both glued down. Then I will probably start working on the head.
EDIT: Finished the other side of the shoulders
shoulder plates 2 formed.JPG