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A few new Gremlins 2 restorations...

Discussion in 'Production Made Costumes and Props' started by TomSpinaDesigns, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. TomSpinaDesigns

    TomSpinaDesigns Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Seems like the Mogwai got into the Thanksgiving turkey leftovers!

    These two were completed some time ago, but we've finally gotten around to getting them on the site. Both were in fair condition, but with some pretty concentrated damaged areas. Mike Thomas quarterbacked the restoration of these and, as always, did a really great job making our work blend seamlessly with the original sculptures. As always, we barely did any paintwork... limiting any touchups to the confines of the repairs, keeping the props as original as possible.

    Both suffered from badly torn necks (especially in the back), which is common for these props. Often, they are left on stands which only support the head. We filled each with archival materials and our own special set up which takes the weight off the head and puts it on the torso, which is much better for the puppet's long-term outlook.

    Onto the pics!

    GREMLIN #1: Needed cleaning, repair to the back of the neck, legs and face.

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    GREMLIN #2: Needed heavy cleaning (you can see he was very dusty on arrival!), repair to the back of the neck, repair to the big tear in the front of his neck as well as some other minor fixes. The client on this one also requested we seal him with a glossier finish, as he wanted to capture the glossy/slimy look of the film.

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    Like these little monsters? Be sure to visit our Gremlins restoration page for more like these! Gremlins Movie Props and Puppets Restoration, Preservation and Display


    Also, if you haven't yet, head over to Facebook and hit like on our page there. You'll find lots of behind the scenes photos and updates as well as other exclusive pics and info! Tom Spina Designs | Facebook


    thanks for looking!

    best regards,
    Tom
     
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  2. Bince

    Bince Member

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    Tom, it's an amazing work!
     
  3. Arkive Dave

    Arkive Dave Member

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    Oh WOW !!!...Awesome work !
     
  4. Spoons

    Spoons Well-Known Member

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    Top notch!
     
  5. stevieboy1

    stevieboy1 Member

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    love love love it fantatic workmanship on the restore.

    regards
    Steve :)
     
  6. mbmcfarland

    mbmcfarland Sr Member

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    Fantastic work as always, Tom!
     
  7. Maelstrom

    Maelstrom Sr Member

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    Man you guys do great things!
     
  8. Onlyalad19

    Onlyalad19 Active Member

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    Great job on the restorations. So good, that you can't even see the repairs... well done.
     
  9. Burnsy

    Burnsy New Member

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    That is amazing work.

    Very well done.
     
  10. Burnsy

    Burnsy New Member

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    Amazing website aswell Tom.
     
  11. Jayce

    Jayce New Member

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    Good work.
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2011
  12. TomSpinaDesigns

    TomSpinaDesigns Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks all!

    And thanks specifically for that wonderful comment :) It's always our goal and we're limited by the condition and nature of the original pieces, but it's great when we can achieve that and very kind of you to notice!

    best,
    Tom
     
  13. Dutchman

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    I think it's great so many puppets from this movie are taken care of in such a good way.
    Is it true most from the first movie got lost? I know you did a restauration on one Gremlin, beautiful job on that one as well :thumbsup!!!

    Does anyone know what happened to the 1984 Gizmo puppets?
     
  14. Hairyloft

    Hairyloft Well-Known Member

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    Amazing work as always, the one thing I tune in to see these days!
     
  15. .:MirrorminD:.

    .:MirrorminD:. Sr Member

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    Amazing work like always
     
  16. TomSpinaDesigns

    TomSpinaDesigns Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks guys!

    Working on some new Gremlins now. Have another pair from Part 2 and are just starting a Gremlins 1 style Gremlin!

    Head over to Facebook and hit like on our page there to follow along! Tom Spina Designs | Facebook

    best,
    Tom
     
  17. zorg

    zorg Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    i don't know how you do it tom, i can never find any thing that i would change or say you could have done better here or there, your work is pretty much perfect.

    thanks you for looking after all these creatures, gremlins or otherwise

    -z
     
  18. benjyfrog

    benjyfrog New Member

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    Incredible job on this one!
    Wish i could have this prop in my room :p
     
  19. Dirty

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    I have wanted one of these guys sense I first saw the first one..... One day I will add one or two I hope. Once again you guys have restored a piece of history for the future. Can't wait to see future restores
     
  20. Madeye

    Madeye Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Glad to see a fond memory is in such capable hands.
     
  21. jgallo

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    Tom

    As always top notch work. It amazes me what you can do and repair without any hint there was ever damage.

    Best work around.

    James G
     
  22. swisscheese

    swisscheese New Member

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    Amazing work! I love the Gremlins movies and its good to know that the little guys are taken such good care of. Again great work!
     
  23. evildeadpayton

    evildeadpayton New Member

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    awsome love the gremlins stuff!!!!
     
  24. TomSpinaDesigns

    TomSpinaDesigns Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks guys! Credit to Mike Thomas who's really taken the lead on our last few Gremlins restorations... Mike's the best!

    best,
    Tom
     
  25. digisloth

    digisloth New Member

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    Awesome restorations, and I know it's been said previously but it's amazing that you can't even tell it was ever damaged...great work!
     

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