Cyberman Bust by Edge Sculpture

£316.67

Cyberman Bust EDWHO01

Edge Sculpture

by Matt Buckley

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18.9" High x 12.5" Long x 9" Deep

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Cyberman Bust by Edge Sculpture EDWHO01

“The only caveat from the BBC was that the bust was one of the latest variants of the Cybermen as initially introduced in the episode ‘A Nightmare in Silver’, which made perfect sense because at this particular time they had already began the series 8 World Tour whilst I was building the armature and throwing on the clay.

It really did not take long for me to get the shape of the piece working and it after a couple of comedy ‘selfies’ to demonstrate the scale of the piece, I nailed my feet to the floor for a couple of weeks until I felt the Cyberman had come to life and he had been sculpted to virtual completion.

Even though this is a very stylised piece of work the intention was that you could still appreciate which variant it was, so I even made sure that the heavily chiselled handles still contained the correct number of grooves and slats of the superbly designed actual cyborg. I have to mention that you really do get a firm sense of how well something is designed when you are constantly observing images and certainly with the latest Cyberman Variant there are so many mathematically beautiful lines that have been so carefully balanced that when they shroud such an emotionally desolate and soulless being it becomes even more eerie in its form.

This now completed piece has been cased, moulded, cast and painted. He is larger than life and officially licensed by the BBC.”

– Matt Buckley

Each sculpture has been originally sculpted from clay, which allows the sculptor to be freer, giving the pieces the dynamic and organic fee, stylised by Edge Sculpture. The finished clay sculp ‘masters’ are then taken to be moulded, and each subsequent piece has been carefully hand cast from this mould using ceramic polystone, which allows for faithful reproduction of detail and texture applied to the original sculpt. the finishing touch is the skilful application of hand painting and finishing, which brings the sculpt to life. The end result is a centre piece and talking point in anyone’s living room!

Matt Buckley started off his sculpting career over 20 years ago having been afforded the opportunity to hone his craft by following in the footsteps of his step father, Robert Harrop, by working on the ‘Country Companions’ and later named ‘Doggie People’ range which have resided successfully to this day within the ‘giftware’ and ‘collectible’ industry for well over 25 years themselves.

Licensed figurines that Matt has both sculpted personally and directed include the Beano and Dandy, Camberwick Green, Roald Dahl, Bagpuss, 2000 AD, The Magic Roundabout, Mr Benn and Gerry Anderson’s Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and Stingray, with many pieces being continually produced to this date.

Matt remains the Creative Director of Robert Harrop Designs LTD and indeed the skills and ability to manufacture quality figurines from within their family run company in Shropshire has enabled this very new collection of work to become a reality and Edge Sculpture to thrive.

This is a very new collection and very much at the beginning of its creative evolution and Matt indeed looks forward to designing, sculpting and producing many new concepts well into the future.

“You are inferior.

Man will be reborn as Cyberman,

but you will perish under maximum deletion”