How It’s Done: Sideshow Collectibles’ Dr. Doom Figure!

Note: One of the most under-rated and creative fronts in the superhero world is that of collectibles, figures and statues. Sideshow Collectibles recently released this great scale figure of Marvel’s Doctor Doom, and they went all out in both the big picture and the smallest details. From the details on the armor plating to the belt and the fabric used here, this is really above and beyond what you’d expect from a piece. P:R reached out to Sideshow, who provided us some insight to the design and how it was made.  After all of that, if you want to know more head over to Sideshow’s page showing even more detail. – Chris A.

The full staff to complete this is staggering:

  *   Michael Norman (Design)
  *   David Igo (Design)
  *   Kris Anka (Design)
  *   Nathan Mansfield (Design)
* Matt Black (Sculpt)
  *   Nathan Mansfield (Sculpt)
  *   Andy Bergholtz (Sculpt)
  *   Michael Norman (Sculpt)
  *   Matt Beutler (Sculpt)
  *   James Lareau (Sculpt)
  *   Gabe Garcia (Sculpt)
  *   Anthony Mestas (Paint)
  *   Casey Love (Paint)
  *   Steve Riojas (Paint)
  *   Greg Mowry (Costume Fabrication)

Here’s what David Igo from Sideshow said about the design:

We originally did our first Dr Doom design with the original PF way back in the which later became heavily used for the modern Doctor Doom look, pretty fun having our design of him make such an impact within Marvel.  So we didn’t want to just re-visit that same design at 1:2 scale (we considered it) but do something new with it. While designing the suit separately, I did a bunch of pose studies a few years ago (I think 3) and we kinda settled on this piece of chicken scratch as the jumping point for the pose/composition. Michael Norman simultaneously was working on a redesign of the armor/suit.  Which the team was happy with. Once we got the approved pose and the costume design, I worked up a rough pose mock-up in ZBrush. From there Kris Anka worked the design over that 3d mock-up for official Marvel submissions – along with Michael Norman’s design artwork. Once that design was approved by Marvel, the sculpt team tackled it as a team, it was so big they had to split it up, one guy to the arms, one guy on the portraits, one guy on the legs, etc. Nathan Mansfield redesigned the base in development because we wanted to bring some more character to it.

see some of the behind-the-scenes preliminary artwork after the jump!

8 comments to “How It’s Done: Sideshow Collectibles’ Dr. Doom Figure!”
  1. I hereby nominate this post as the single greatest post in the history of Project : Rooftop. Absolutely. Awesome.

  2. Is anyone else here somewhat unsurprised that Kris Anka was involved in the design of this? It makes me like the finished product just that much more.

  3. That is a great design for a movie! I also liked how his tunic looks….well, like a tunic and not like a belted short dress, which is how Doom is drawn sometimes.

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