Gobstopper - Willy Wonka (1971)

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  1. hcker2000

    hcker2000 New Member

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    So begins my first attempt at a screen accurate prop. The first post is reference images.

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  2. robs

    robs New Member

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    Watched at the weekend and thought the same. Would be cool to have
     
  3. hcker2000

    hcker2000 New Member

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    Keep an eye out I may make a mold and make some.
     
  4. zorg

    zorg Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    i'm sure a member here did a run of these a while back.

    i'm a sucker for gobstoppers.
     
  5. hcker2000

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    I know Ryan Nagata (not sure his rpf nick) did a run a while back. I contacted him but he does not have the molds any more. So I figured hey why not just do this as a first project. It should be straightforward enough and budget friendly.

    Most of the stuff I have done in the past has been original designs. So creating an accurate replica will be a bit different.
     
  6. zorg

    zorg Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    yeah thats who it was..........
     
  7. PhoenixVader

    PhoenixVader Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yes indeed, I have one of his and it is a treasured prop. You should have no problem selling a ton of them is they are half decent. Nick had a wait list a mile long ;)

    thomas;)
     
  8. hcker2000

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    I have some down time this weekend so I'm hoping to avoid the heat and get started on the sculpt.
     
  9. hcker2000

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    Just a quick progress update. Have not had a ton of time to work on this side project recently. One gobstopper looks to be made from these two basic parts. 4 x pentagons and 5 x rectangles.

    There seems to be another which is far more asymmetrical. This is the one seen on wonka's desk at the end of the movie. I might give that one a go if this comes out ok.
     
  10. suffecool

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    I wound up hiring a designer to model it in 3D, and then printed it in plastic at Shapeways. Once done, I made a rubber mold of the master, cast a whole bunch of resin copies, and hand-painted them with my daughter's fingernail polish. :)

    Here's the 3D model I wound up using:

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