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This profile was last updated on 7/15/14  and contains information from public web pages.

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Local Address:  Charlottesville , Virginia , United States

Employment History

  • Sculptor
    Paquet Figure Works
  • Sculptor , Sculptor
    Statue Forum Gallery
  • Sculptor
    ReelArt Studios
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Dedham Pond Designs introduces Eva by William Paquet | Resin the Barbarian [cached]
Charlie Coleman painted and photographed the first Eva bust for Dedham Pond Designs. The kit was sculpted by William Paquet, inspired by Dick Smith's makeup effects for the 1981 movie "Ghost Story".
The kit was sculpted by William Paquet, inspired by Dick Smith's makeup effects for the 1981 movie "Ghost Story".
William Paquet's photo of Eva, left, and Alma together shortly after he completed both busts in February 2010. Alma has been available from Dedham Pond Designs since 2010; Eva just joined the kit catalog.
Dedham Pond Designs was created in early 2010, shortly after sculptor William Paquet first contacted me with an offer to work together on a project that turned out to be a bust called "Alma", inspired by the effects work Dick Smith did on the 1981 movie "Ghost Story".
William, a very busy guy, read my message and replied quickly, before looking at the photos.
William kept me regularly updated on his progress with the Alma bust. Somewhere along the line, he said he was going to go ahead and do another sculpture inspired by the same film, this one of the ghost of Eva Galli as she appears to Douglas Fairbanks Jr. in the moments before his character's death. That scene has haunted me for years, ever since I first sat in a theater and watched it in 1981.
So, Alma would launch Dedham Pond while William would, eventually, produce Eva himself.
However, lucky for me, William Paquet is a busy guy. Very, very busy. Check out some of what he's doing for Quarantine Studio to get an idea of how busy he is.
A couple of months ago, William unexpectedly offered a deal to make Eva part of the Dedham Pond catalog. Much as she frightens me, I quickly took him up on the offer.
‘The time has come to tell the tale’ | Resin the Barbarian [cached]
Introducing Alma, a new kit by William Paquet and Dedham Pond →
Sculptor William Paquet was one of those people. After seeing it, "I was actually afraid to go into my folks' dark house, having to go in the back door amid the shadows and loneliness of their cavernous backyard," he wrote in an e-mail.
William is a longtime fan of Dick Smith, famous for his work on movies such as "Amadeus", "The Godfather" and, of course, "The Exorcist".
Almost 30 years after "Ghost Story" debuted, William happened to browse the Clubhouse modeling community's sculptors' forum and saw I was considering my second garage-kit production.
William suggested the possibility of working with me, an unexpected and, yes, thrilling prospect. I'm a fan, have been a fan since becoming involved in the hobby in 2001.
Sculpted by William Paquet
I'm grateful to William Paquet for that. Within minutes of getting his first message, I knew I was going to be a garage-kit producer again.
We started discussing possible projects. I said in an e-mail that I enjoy the over-the-top ghosts I've seen in some movies and attached a few photos, including a collage of Smith's work on "Ghost Story". William, a very busy guy, read my message and replied quickly, before looking at the photos.
William put Alma on his "to do" list, I started checking into molding and casting.
William read that, too, and offered to help me do the job properly myself. He took photos of the mold he made of Alma, spoke with me on the phone about the process, and even ended up selling me the mold he'd made. In doing so, he once again lit that fire under me, and once again I'm grateful for it.
I'd only had a handful of contacts with William Paquet before the last several months, and so I can't adequately express my surprise and thanks for all he's done to help me out. And he did it with a fascinating combination of courtesy, intelligence and humor unlike anything I've ever encountered.
Introducing Alma, a new kit by William Paquet and Dedham Pond →
William Paquet’s Nosferatu | Resin the Barbarian [cached]
William Paquet's Nosferatu
• Sculpted by William Paquet
That piece and the others pictured are the work of sculptor William Paquet. William's name is one of the first I learned when I got interested in garage kits, because he's the creative talent behind some of the most sought-after kits ever produced. Of course, I've been watching for an excuse to contact him to do an e-mail Q&A ever since I started doing these profiles.
William, 41, lives in Virginia. He's got a wife, Laurie; daughter, Valerie; a border collie named Rex; and two cats, Clovis and Vincent. Considering the frightening nature of much of his sculpture, I had to ask if there were any tell-tale hearts beating in his home. "No corpses under the floorboards," he told me, "but a decent collection of animal skulls, including a crocodile and a bear."
Paquet\'s monsters
Resin the Barbarian: Wasn't the Nosferatu sculpture originally intended to be a very large, full figure piece? If so, why didn't that work out?
William Paquet William: Time. The piece as it originally was intended is about 80 percent complete, but finding the time in my schedule to complete it has been difficult,
RtB: Does this bust represent a specific moment in the silent movie "Nosferatu"? If so, what is the character doing at this moment?
William: There is a scene where the vampire is walking through a courtyard. At first the camera shows a long shot, and then the view pulls into a close-up of him. He stands there and slowly turns his head as though listening to something. The portrayal is so stiff and creepy that his look there always struck me as very unsettling.
William: I have some horror anthology books with a few decent images which I did use, but most of the reference was straight off a DVD on still frame.
William: The first sculpture I made was a zombie stormtrooper from a movie called "Shock Waves.
William: There is certainly a lot more money to be made from creating sculptures for the prepainted statue market than from garage kits.
William: I got a package one day, that contained semi-nude pictures, a pair of old boxers, and a tube of lipstick.
William: I wish I had a juicy story for you but I don't. Are there oddballs around?
William: Absolutely ... I'd like to thank anyone out there that has liked my work enough to lay down their hard-earned dollars to buy it.
Reelart Studios [cached]
Also in the works is a new line based on Bill Stout's art for the cult film Return of the Living Dead (sculpted by film special effects designer Mark Robinson), Mr. Hyde by sculptor William Paquet, and a 30th-anniversary piece for Batton Lash's Supernatural Law characters Wolff and Byrd, Counselors of the Macabre.
His newest projects are the crime ... [cached]
His newest projects are the crime anthology Beat to a Pulp, Round Two, the film book Warner Brothers Fantastic for McFarland, the graphic novel SAGA OF BILLY THE KID with artist Mike Gagnon, and the screenplay LEGEND OF BELLE STARR, with has been optioned by Instinctive Management.
Sculptor WILLIAM PAQUET plays with clay for a living, like Michael Jordan plays with basketballs.
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