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JRtherealJR
06-27-2013, 11:17 PM
Madame Tussauds did a short tour of Korea recently and when I saw the pics I was quite impressed with their model of The King in full Aloha regalia. It's certainly an above-average likeness and for a change they have actually got a pretty decent costume on the figure (and with a correctly matching ALOHA pendant).

The Korean figure is way better than the one they have in Madame Tussauds, Vegas which they dress in 2 shocking jumpsuits- the black one they use is just like a Halloween costume you can buy for 20.

Anyway, enjoy these great pics of "Elvis in Korea":


http://i39.tinypic.com/2s9ra53.jpg

http://i44.tinypic.com/2pqqnuu.jpg

http://i39.tinypic.com/2wbrct1.jpg

KPM
06-28-2013, 12:02 AM
Really is pretty impressive and lifelike(y)

King Of The Whole World
06-28-2013, 01:32 AM
I like it!!! (y) Thanks for posting.

I might be weird but I would love to have something like this in my collection.

Turbo
06-28-2013, 01:47 AM
The figure looks a little Korean to me.

Winston
06-28-2013, 06:07 AM
For me it looks like a tribute artist and not like Elvis in the Aloha-Special.

Teddaking
06-28-2013, 07:40 AM
I think it looks pretty good.No tribute artist looks like that,c'mon man,lol

Turbo
06-29-2013, 09:35 AM
For me it looks like a tribute artist and not like Elvis in the Aloha-Special.


I agree with you, Winston.

The waxworks experts can't even capture Elvis. Amazing, really, as they should be able to, and to me, they didn't.

poor boy
06-29-2013, 11:47 AM
For me it looks like a tribute artist and not like Elvis in the Aloha-Special.

Sorry but i disagree. I think it is excellent. I think if you look at the second pic it shows they really got his profile right. I tell you one thing i dont like tribute artists in general but if they looked this close to Elvis i would go see them. I really dont know what you are expecting, its a wax work not Elvis. How close do you expect them to get to the real thing.

elvia7
06-29-2013, 12:12 PM
I might be weird but I would love to have something like this in my collection.

Me too!! Me too!(y):)


The figure looks a little Korean to me.
So they look like
http://i44.tinypic.com/2pqqnuu.jpghttp://i39.tinypic.com/2wbrct1.jpg Koreans :lol::supriced:?


For me it looks like a tribute artist and not like Elvis in the Aloha-Special.
Winston, I understand you. I know how difficult it is to create a good portrait of Elvis.
Sometimes I think that this is impossiblehttp://www.tcb-world.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=56678&d=1372504987. So ...Let us respect this work is not the worst!(y)

I think it looks pretty good. No tribute artist looks like that, c'mon man,lol
(y)(y)(y)(y)(y)(y)(y)

elvia7
06-29-2013, 12:15 PM
Sorry but i disagree. I think it is excellent. I think if you look at the second pic it shows they really got his profile right. I tell you one thing i dont like tribute artists in general but if they looked this close to Elvis i would go see them. I really dont know what you are expecting, its a wax work not Elvis. How close do you expect them to get to the real thing.

Agree with you Gerry!http://i44.tinypic.com/2pqqnuu.jpgAMAZING ELVIS SMILE:wub:(y)(y)(y)

cibetty
06-29-2013, 12:18 PM
For me it looks like a tribute artist and not like Elvis in the Aloha-Special.

I agree absolutely!! I didn't like it at all either. I also think it doesn't look like Elvis in the Aloha show.

Turbo
06-29-2013, 12:52 PM
I agree absolutely!! I didn't like it at all either. I also think it doesn't look like Elvis in the Aloha show.


I agree, the face on the wax figure is younger than from Aloha, also a finer chin, the raised part on the chin is missing, too. The cheeks aren't right, nor the eyes. The mouth isn't quite right. The masculinity, charisma and vitality persona, is also missing. The figure looks unsure somehow. What can be seen of the wax figure's body, too, the dimensions aren't right.

The wax figures are usually superb. Perhaps as the wax people couldn't take actual measurements in person, they couldn't be as accurate as they can be.

Elvis is just too unique, it can't be done.

http://b.vimeocdn.com/ts/334/499/334499622_640.jpg

http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/5845/hounddogalohalaugh.jpg

Snake Eyes
06-29-2013, 01:04 PM
This is a pretty close likeness, although not perfect by any means.

The usual methods of face measurements for other waxworks don't guarantee a carbon wax replica either. It is what it is, an artistic impression of Elvis.

Winston
06-29-2013, 03:01 PM
Yes it is an artistic impression and I respect this work but if the artist ask me I say: "No, I do not think this looks good!"

JRtherealJR
06-29-2013, 03:16 PM
but if the artist ask me I say: "No, I do not think this looks good!"

So you would tell the talented artist who created this excellent Aloha Elvis figure that you think it doesn't look good? What about showing a little respect for all the obvious hard work and money that went into creating it?

It is clearly one of the best Elvis waxworks which has ever been produced. Of course to the trained eye it is not a perfect likeness, but then whenever has any waxwork been a 100% likeness?

So for you to say it does not look good is frankly bizarre.

If you think that the Korean figure "doesn't look good" I dread to think what you will have to say about these beauties:

http://i40.tinypic.com/2134qqt.jpg

http://i41.tinypic.com/2qsqewz.jpg

http://i41.tinypic.com/2wok6bo.jpg

http://i43.tinypic.com/35057kp.jpg

JRtherealJR
06-29-2013, 03:38 PM
The wax figures are usually superb.


No, they are not. They are usually disasters- please refer to my post above.

Winston
06-29-2013, 05:30 PM
... No tribute artist looks like that,c'mon man,lol ...
OK! No tribute artist looks like wax, but sometimes I think they do. ;)

elvia7
06-29-2013, 05:44 PM
http://www.tcb-world.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=56679&d=1372524138I do not consider it appropriate to judge the work for which we do not have a clue.
As I have indicated above, it is very difficult and even (according to me) it is impossible to show the beauty of beauty Elvis.
So, I'm thinking if someone has something nicer to show ...PLEASE!;)

elvia7
06-29-2013, 05:55 PM
This is a pretty close likeness, although not perfect by any means.

The usual methods of face measurements for other waxworks don't guarantee a carbon wax replica either. It is what it is, an artistic impression of Elvis.

You're right! Jen impress me very much you know about this technique!

Winston
06-29-2013, 06:54 PM
... showing a little respect ...
Why should I say something that I do not mean? Because that was hard work? Because it cost a lot of money? When someone tell me he don't like my work, I ask him why. If he has a good reason I learn, if he had not it's OK. But I don't think that this thing has something to do with respect.


... They are usually disasters ...
Hey, what about respect for the work and money? You see, it is the same with you what you criticize on me.

Winston
06-29-2013, 06:57 PM
... I'm thinking if someone has something nicer to show ...
I knew someone that have really great drawings of Elvis. :bye:

elvia7
06-29-2013, 07:07 PM
I knew someone that have really great drawings of Elvis. :bye:

Thanks!:notworthy Winston! But not the sketches or pictures I'm talking about ...
I think that much more difficult to create a sculpture of Elvis.

JRtherealJR
06-29-2013, 08:11 PM
Hey, what about respect for the work and money? You see, it is the same with you what you criticize on me.

The wax figures I criticized by calling them "disasters" were plainly that- disasters; they looked horrible and cheap.

The wax figure you criticized by saying you would "tell the artist that it doesn't look good" when it is one of the best waxworks of Elvis ever made and is complemented by a decent costume and show accurate jewellery. I stand by my assertion that your remark was bizarre.

elvia7
06-29-2013, 08:44 PM
The wax figures I criticized by calling them "disasters" were plainly that- disasters; they looked horrible and cheap.

The wax figure you criticized by saying you would "tell the artist that it doesn't look good" when it is one of the best waxworks of Elvis ever made and is complemented by a decent costume and show accurate jewellery. I stand by my assertion that your remark was bizarre.


There's nothing to fight! I think that Elvis is so IS!!
Still too delightful phenomenon right to be well carvehttp://www.corbisimages.com/images/Corbis-42-16471904.jpg?size=67&uid=b81b7d79-876d-44c3-bd1b-c71714bbc406 or portrayhttp://www.tcb-world.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=56582&d=1369934932.
Do not criticize our efforts! Each of us is trying to do what can.
Elvis certainly not delighted squabbles among his fans ...
What do you think?

asian1
06-29-2013, 09:00 PM
From certain angles in the photos here, it looks a lot better than what I have seen and certainly a large improvement over the wax figure at Tussauds in New York City.

elvia7
06-29-2013, 09:08 PM
From certain angles in the photos here, it looks a lot better than what I have seen and certainly a large improvement over the wax figure at Tussauds in New York City.


Do you know? There is a saying - "every artist is entitled to their own interpretation".
I think that it is no stupid.:hmm:

Turbo
06-29-2013, 09:56 PM
[QUOTE=JRtherealJR;424440]

If you think that the Korean figure "doesn't look good" I dread to think what you will have to say about these beauties:


The look like impersonators.

People don't need to agree, everyone has their ideas, that is why we are all different.

Turbo
06-29-2013, 10:24 PM
No, they are not. They are usually disasters- please refer to my post above.

You are right, after seeing your examples, they are absolutely terrible. Gee, one figure made me laugh, I don't want to say what I think it looks like.

The wax figures I have admired in the past, of other well known people, have been so very clever, and would have been measured properly, as they said they did with the figures I admire. These artists are truly talented.

Unfortunately, your examples, you are right, should be thrown in the bin if they are on display as representing Elvis.

Art is subjective, and I respect everyone's point of view; however, if asked, there isn't anything wrong with hearing people's points of view, that is why this board is available.

If something is put forward as a replica, and one can see straight away that it isn't, it is natural for one to see the differences, and of course, if one thinks an awful lot about the subject, as a person, one can't help but be particular and protective.

Winston
06-30-2013, 05:57 AM
http://www.corbisimages.com/images/Corbis-42-16471904.jpg?size=67&uid=b81b7d79-876d-44c3-bd1b-c71714bbc406http://www.tcb-world.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=56582&d=1369934932
The face on this one looks IMO more like Elvis as the one in the start topic.

elvia7
06-30-2013, 09:45 AM
You're right Winston, you can not force anyone to admire someone's work.
Criticism is necessary and desirable. I like when someone tells me what is wrong with my work. I meant only that the carve (wax or stone) our AMAZING ELVIS is very difficult:doh:

JRtherealJR
06-30-2013, 06:17 PM
The face on this one looks IMO more like Elvis as the one in the start topic.
http://i44.tinypic.com/2mfygxz.jpg



Really? Here is this figure from another angle- without the benefit of a carefully placed microphone.......what do you think now?

How much do you suppose they spent on that Halloween costume.....$20 max?

Are you really saying you prefer this figure to the Aloha From Hawaii figure in Korea?

http://i43.tinypic.com/2gv3q11.jpg

http://i41.tinypic.com/2u8wlck.jpg

JRtherealJR
06-30-2013, 06:36 PM
You are right, after seeing your examples, they are absolutely terrible.

Thank you. All I have been saying on this thread is that the Korean Aloha figure is a very pleasing representation of Elvis.

It's just a shame that other people dislike it for no apparent reason.

Winston
06-30-2013, 06:49 PM
http://i41.tinypic.com/2u8wlck.jpg
OK, in the first picture his face looks very young. Maybe 1969. And the second picture looks clearly like 1977. It looks like they change the suit from the second picture.

I do not understand why you are so pettish about this silly thing. If you painting or drawing you must accept any critic. That is the thing with all in your life what you do. Where is the problem? Must I like something because you like it? Critic is a fine thing. We can learn a lot! IMO. Thread for me is over!

Snake Eyes
06-30-2013, 07:23 PM
The four monstrous waxworks on the previous page are terrible. The second one looks a bit like a young Ronald Regan and the fourth one looks like the guy from the X Files.

Evi, I love that sketch of Elvis drinking. Absolutely gorgeous!

elvia7
07-01-2013, 07:46 AM
The four monstrous waxworks on the previous page are terrible. The second one looks a bit like a young Ronald Regan and the fourth one looks like the guy from the X Files.

Evi, I love that sketch of Elvis drinking. Absolutely gorgeous!

Thank you Jen:hug::flowers:. Thank you very much!:notworthy:notworthy:notworthy

Brian Quinn
07-03-2013, 11:52 AM
The Korean Waxwork, although not perfect, is the best I have seen so far. Thanks for posting.

Brian (y)

elvia7
07-03-2013, 01:03 PM
Thank you. All I have been saying on this thread is that the Korean Aloha figure is a very pleasing representation of Elvis.

It's just a shame that other people dislike it for no apparent reason.



Do not worry, I think some people have a tendency to prove their point. :D
No matter what. This is the forum.

franny
07-04-2013, 06:22 PM
The Aloha ones' are okay, but I think Elvis' face and body were a little fuller at the time. The details otherwise were nicely done. I'm not crazy about waxworks, but I have seen worse. Thanks, for sharing JR.

Diane
07-05-2013, 02:37 PM
Personally I like the one of Elvis in what appears to be a light blue suit and the Aloha. I find that Madame Tussauds' works quite good, not as accurate as in Evi's drawing but then I have seldom seen anyone who can portrait him as accurately as our Evi does...(y):notworthy

elvia7
07-07-2013, 10:05 AM
Personally I like the one of Elvis in what appears to be a light blue suit and the Aloha. I find that Madame Tussauds' works quite good, not as accurate as in Evi's drawing but then I have seldom seen anyone who can portrait him as accurately as our Evi does...(y):notworthy

I agree with you Diane, I don't think wax figures Madame Tussauds' are completely unsuccessful!

By the way, thank you for your very kind words about my sketches.:notworthy

Diane
07-07-2013, 03:18 PM
I've done a few clay sculptures so I can imagine how difficult it would be to get an accurate figure of Elvis. I don't know if wax would be easier to work with as I've never tried it, but I do know how hard it is just to draw Elvis. For a person who had such distinctive features it is very hard to portrait him accurately.:doh: