Jurassic Park John Hammond Cane

awol007

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Working on version 3 of my John Hammond Cane. It does seem like there might be two different canes in the movie. The "stunt cane" seems to have much more weathering especially between each bone segment.
Examples A and B:
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Whereas the "hero cane" seems to not have any weathering between the segments.
Example C:
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Example A I got from the site that recently auctioned off the prop from the movie. One of the clearest images I could find. I wonder if Example C is indeed the same cane but that scene was shot before the outside shots. Maybe when they started shooting in natural light it looked better with heightened color between the segments. Maybe it looked like a single piece without the dark coloration so that altered the prop from Example C? Anyone have any thoughts on that?

Here is my progress pics on my version 3. It is hardwood, turned on a lathe and feels nice and solid. It can take all my weight too. I like this one way better than my previous versions that I'm made.

Progress pics from turning, staining to weathering:
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I'm finishing up polishing some amber eggs then I'll post those and it all together. Would love feedback.
 

Apollo

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They were probably different canes, I like the heavily weathered version myself

Your latest versions are looking nice! (y)
 

awol007

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Amber pics:
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Real crane fly inside. Haven't tested it yet for Dyno DNA.

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I personally like the detacted leg look of that one. I like the realism of it. I mean if a bug was going to be rolling around in amber those legs aren't staying on. lol
 

awol007

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Can you share your process for the Resin Eggs?
Sure. It's pretty basic really. I made a mold of an egg with a stem on it. I use a poly resin. I don't vacuum it or anything. I've never felt like bubbles were an issue. Afterward I sand it with 400 to remove the mold edge. And then I polish it first on a lathe with a wet polish and I also have a three step polishing wheel attachment for my lathe. If you have a specific question let me know.
 

scampa123

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Sure. It's pretty basic really. I made a mold of an egg with a stem on it. I use a poly resin. I don't vacuum it or anything. I've never felt like bubbles were an issue. Afterward I sand it with 400 to remove the mold edge. And then I polish it first on a lathe with a wet polish and I also have a three step polishing wheel attachment for my lathe. If you have a specific question let me know.
Very cool! Great work making this reproduction!!
 
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