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Gaston Lagaffe


For a friend's birthday, Peter, I created his favourite character from a comic: Gaston, or Guust Flater in Dutch. Gaston's mostly a clumsy and lazy office boy working at the editorial office of a weekly comic magazine, but sometimes inventor of the stangest apparatus. He's the creation of the Belgian artist André Franquin.

I made it after the comic book pictures I found, and, like Spaceman Spiff, it was again hard to create a 3D model of a 2D comic character. But I think it worked out pretty good.

The armature was done with iron wire, and for the first time I used Super Elasticlay, clay that stays flexible after baking. That way, you can bend Gaston into different positions, sitting, walking, standing, or, as above, relaxing.

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