Just wanted to show you guys this piece I'm painting and attaching to a mannequin torso for one of our members. Now before any heated debates start with Chewie15 about this, I'll just come out and say it.
He apparently believes that this is a recast of his bust. This wasn't brought to light until after I painted it up. The owner thought it was a legit piece. He bought it from someone other than Howard. I just wanted to show off the paintwork, not looking to get in an argument with Chewie15. This happened to be my best Chris Reeve paint up and pretty proud of how it turned out. It's unfortunate if it is a recast, we aren't 100 percent sure. The casting was pretty much identical to Howard's. I've painted at least 4 of his heads before and all the same mold lines and resin goobers were present in this as well. I didn't suspect a thing, had no reason to.I had no idea when I got it until he said something.
The owner of this assured me he won't be buying from the guy that sold him this head again and I believe him 100 percent. Anyway, here's the piece.