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Old 05-24-2012, 05:00 AM   #31
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looks way better than the real.
definitely. It looks a lot like him but the tension in the face is missing. And not just because he's hitting a shot. He just has a scrunched up face and skin that wrinkles up easily, like a shar pei dog.
I doubt his face is that relaxed even in his sleep.

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Needs more pictures of its butt so we can compare it with the real thing :P
No, it doesn't. Even from the front we can see... the ass is WAY TOO SMALL

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Me too This one is hotter than the real Rafa. There's one in Madrid that is terrifying
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:48 AM   #32
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New Wax Model of Rafael Nadal at Madame Tussauds of London

A wax replica of the Spanish tennis player, Rafael Nadal was put on display at London’s Madame Tussauds wax museum on Wednesday.

It took a team of stylists, sculptors, and artists four months to complete. The cost that went into it was about 236,000 US dollars.

[Liz Edwards, Madame Tussauds Spokesperson]:
"So it takes four months and a team of 20 people to make a wax figure at Madame Tussauds at a cost of about £150,000. The figure making process starts with a sculpting team looking at hundreds of photographs, they then create a clay sculpture of a figure and that takes four to six weeks, he then goes through molding, coloring, hair insertion, every single hair is individually inserted, and then the wardrobe team come in and look at his stylings."

The figure is of Nadal preparing to slice a shot with his racket.

[Liz Edwards, Madame Tussauds Spokesperson]:
"So one of the interesting things since being here is a lot of the coaches have commented that his iconic pose is actually a forehanded shot. And so what we decided to do is look at a shot where guests could interact easily with it. So though it's not an iconic shot for him, it's something that guests can replicate when they stand next to him so that's why we choose that shot."

But some argue that the figure could have been better.

[Henry, Will to Win Tennis Coach]:
"I'm just saying the stance is a little bit too upright. And in tennis you're trying to lean into your shot, so your weight's moving through the shot. I just think Rafael needs to be slightly forward and the shoulder kind of like dipping a little bit. Because you're slicing from a high to low shot, so you want to be coming down."

While standing at the nearby Regent’s Park, the life-like figure of Nadal in a tennis court brings a shock to onlookers.

Be careful not confuse who is the real ten time Grand Slam winner and Olympic gold medalist!
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I wonder why they made him play his GOAT backhand slice.
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Me too This one is hotter than the real Rafa. There's one in Madrid that is terrifying
That one looks more like Delpo when he had long hair than Nadal.
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Amazingly well done, especially in comparison to that Djoko-abomination we saw recently.
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The wax figure is actually good looking compared to the real one.
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I wonder why they made him play his GOAT backhand slice.
Me too. It makes more sense to have sculpted his over the head follow through of a whipping topspin forehand drive: his most recognizable figure. But I understand why - it was too difficult to sculpt accurately. I have been there once and from what I remember, I think most Madame Tussaud's sculptures are static celebrities in a well-balanced pose. This one at least has a knee bend.
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its the Madame Tussauds in London - they are amazing, people should go there when they visit - its great fun.

However I hope the upcoming heatwave melts this abomination. London -
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This looks like a gay neanderthal.
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I'll go down there on Friday evening and burn it, yeah?

Seriously though I really do want to go see this... I'm free Friday evening so will see if it's still there or what.
oh man if i lived over there i would go with a sledgehammer at night
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So which one can scare of children better?
that is freaking scary...looks more like almagro
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Ridiculous.
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that is freaking scary...looks more like almagro
Looks rather like a Ray Harryhausen's monster!
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Not bad, looks like he's gonna rip a single handed, left-handed backhand. That would be so awesome!
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The wax figure is actually good looking compared to the real one.
I know, right? It's too flattering. Rafa is not as pretty as that sculpture. They should have gone for more realism, imo. But I'm really impressed by how lifelike it is. At first I thought I was watching stills of the real Rafa practising.

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For the record, I do not agree with their decision to honour Rafa in this way. Surely there are many athletes more worthy than he is?

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Wow, that's just AWFUL!
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