Jurassic Park Amber Chunk? How to make or WTB?

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by belloq, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. belloq

    belloq Well-Known Member

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    Amber chunk like the one they find in the beginning of JP- I've seen them in JP collections in the past but never found a source. Does anyone know if this is or has been offered? If not, does anyone have a connection to the original mold or sources for good reference photos? Thanks.
     
  2. KarlBud420

    KarlBud420 Well-Known Member

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    I remember Rylo (Chest Rockwell) working with another member a while back to offer the amber topped canes like the one carried by Richard Attenborough's character. Maybe he can assist you with further information.

    Bruce
     
  3. allosaur176

    allosaur176 Sr Member

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    I've never known of a run of these.. I snagged mine off of ebay as my first JP replica.. I see them from time to time up there
     
  4. Imahomer

    Imahomer Well-Known Member

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    The guy from Europe (Germany?) who sells the canes on Ebay also does the amber chunks. If you email him I'm sure he will knock one out for you.

    I got one of his canes from him some time ago and really liked it. Then I thought the amber chunk would be a nice prop to go along with it, so I emailed him. The next thing I knew, he hooked up with someone and they were going to do a run of them for some pretty good dollars. I don't remember what now. I saw him sell a few on Ebay too.

    Hope that helps.
     
  5. Mxlplx

    Mxlplx Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Well, I am the one who helped Rylo with the cane tops. My buddy has a mold ready for the amber chunk, but just needs to find time to pour it. I'll give him a kick in the * for y'all.

    BTW, Montagar gets the first pour, he's been waiting for quite some time for this one.
     
  6. allosaur176

    allosaur176 Sr Member

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    i wouldn't mind another for my collection :)
     
  7. KarlBud420

    KarlBud420 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for chiming in. I knew it was a joint effort (my favorite kind.) on Rylo and someone else's part.

    Do you have some more big honkin' bugs for that amber? :lol
     
  8. belloq

    belloq Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the tips. I haven't checked ebay for a while so that's a good bet. czjxm, I look forward to any further info regarding your friend's mold/castings. Thanks again.


     
  9. Montagar

    Montagar Legendary Member Community Staff

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    Speaking of Montagar... :lol ...thanks for the nod to my "place in line" so to speak. :thumbsup
     
  10. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Czjxm, Were you the one also responsible for catching those fine specimans of South Carolina's State Bird?. :lol
     
  11. allosaur176

    allosaur176 Sr Member

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    :lol
     
  12. Rylo

    Rylo Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Those things can fly off with your car keys.
     
  13. Mxlplx

    Mxlplx Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    :lol

    Yep, I caught some, and some fellow RPF'ers sent some to me. Some of those buggers were huge. And Joint effort is an understatement. My buddy did a good deal of the legwork, as far as casting and such, I just turned into the middle man it seems. But once Rylo set our tops into his canes, AAAAHHHHHH. It was magic. One hell of a product came out of it all. One of the best board collaberated projects I've seen in a while.
     
  14. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yes it was a perfect example of just what this Community can do.

    It was a beautiful piece... :)
     
  15. Reaper57

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    here in SC all Rylo and Czjxm had to do was walk down to the marsh when the sun was going down, remove his shirt for 5 minutes, then let some one wipe them off their backs into a bag. :p

    note: make sure you are chained to your car while doing this for saftey. :lol

    around here the joke is you hear the mesqu. flying over your head saying " are we gonna eat him here or take him with us for later" :angel

    john :cool
     
  16. Gojira61

    Gojira61 Sr Member

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    :lol

    Jim
     
  17. Mxlplx

    Mxlplx Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    OK boys and girls, give me a day or so and I'll upload the pics from my camera. We've got one hell of a prototype for you guy's to look at. The amber chunk is not modeled after the screen used piece, more of an artistic license was used, but fantastic none the less. Slightly polised on one side, so that the frankenbug is visible. This thing is too cool.

    Here's our prototype. What do you think?

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Mike J.

    Mike J. Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Screencaps:

    The one found in the amber mine:

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    The one drilled into by JP scientists:

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    Looks like the second one might have fake wings ... No veins.


    -Mike
     
  19. SurferGeek

    SurferGeek Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Here's one that popped up on Ebay awhile back... Odd, the wings look to be added as well. Scratch that... It appears that the whole insect maybe fake.

    [​IMG]

    Don't remember who the seller was. :(
     
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  20. Mxlplx

    Mxlplx Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Now looking at screen caps, ours is a bit more orange than the original. But, it does match our cane tops. I think the flash is overemphasising the color.
     
  21. Kylash

    Kylash Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    WOW. How did you ever do that without a seamline where the mosquito would be placed? Is that a real bug? lol
     
  22. Mxlplx

    Mxlplx Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    WOW. How did you ever do that without a seamline where the mosquito would be placed? Is that a real bug? lol



    The trisck was to build the mold around the peaks of the master. And yes, it is a real bug.
     
  23. Rylo

    Rylo Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Love it...should compliment any collection quite well.
     
  24. Mxlplx

    Mxlplx Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Here's a new pic, more subdued. The flash is still making it more orange than it is in person.

    [​IMG]
     
  25. KarlBud420

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    That's looking mighty fine. Great update on this. :thumbsup I never thought about collecting JP props, but this may convince me to jump into that area now.

    Bruce
     
  26. allosaur176

    allosaur176 Sr Member

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    looking great :thumbsup I think a run is in order here
     
  27. juno

    juno Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Agreed...
     
  28. temponaut

    temponaut Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'm interested, too. :)
     
  29. Fetthunter

    Fetthunter Sr Member

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    I might be interested, depending on price. :thumbsup

    Does anyone have screencaps of the entire cane? Or of any replica canes?
     
  30. trekkieb47

    trekkieb47 Well-Known Member

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    I'd be interested in this.

    Would look great with my incoming raptor claw and JP brochure, and a future JP hard hat.

    Berry
     
  31. temponaut

    temponaut Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Throw in a cryo-can and you're well on the way to your own little biological disaster. :D
     
  32. Mxlplx

    Mxlplx Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  33. Fetthunter

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    Wow. That's just wEIrD... I just got done sculpting a Raptor claw, and I'm painting a hardhat in my basement right now. :lol
     
  34. DrStranglove

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    Just an interesting FYI....


    As I recall, I remember SS saying in an interview that the first amber chunk is a real one that they got from the Smithsonian...
     
  35. KarlBud420

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    Interesting. I guess with all of his contributions to the American History museum collection they owed him a favor. That's very cool.

    Bruce
     

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