Kong Gas Grenade

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by moffeaton, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The hardest part was making peace with the fact that I'd have to paint the wood - it was beautiful.

    I just painted great replica that Prop Runner offered - took all of 20 minutes (not counting the time it took for the black paint to dry).

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    Will look fantastic next to the upcoming Sideshow Armature..
     
  2. Prop Runner

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    WOW. Looks real nice, Jason. Thanks for posting. :D

    Compared to the original:

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    And their cameo appearance in the Peter JAckson 2005 remake:

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    These are still available if anybody's interested. Contact me for more info. :)

    - Gabe
     
  3. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks.

    I'm probably going to weather it... it's just sandable black primer with silver Rub 'n Buff. Easy peasy :)
     
  4. Prop Runner

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    I think on the original the silver paint spills over the edge to make the grooves seem narrower. They probably added the black afterwards with a brush and didn't quite make it up to the edges.

    Don't forget to share the "after" photos. :)

    - Gabe
     
  5. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Love it...

    Markus
     
  6. Prop Runner

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    I wonder if the gas bombs in the Jackson Kong were originals from Forest Ackerman's collection or recasts? Wouldn't be the first time recasts props were used as heroes in a movie. :p

    - Gabe
     
  7. PHArchivist

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    Nice touch to leave the wood grain visible, like on the originals. Fun little prop.
     
  8. kdawg1

    kdawg1 Sr Member

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    Yep These are great . Here is s photo of mine. Prop Runner is a great person to deal with also the whole transaction was flawless just like these gas bombs.

    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/tn_Kong3_1.JPG[/image]
     
  9. Prop Runner

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    Keith, you're too kind. :$ Yours turned out killer too. :)

    I just noticed that in the screen capture, the ring is unpainted, but in the photo of the hero prop, it's black. I don't have a copy of the film yet, but could anyone check and find out if any of the other bombs have black rings?

    - Gabe
     
  10. kdawg1

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    I did notice that also, I may scratch up the paint some what on mine to give it that vintage look.
     

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