My totally unbelievable elm studios terminator

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by LEENEWSOME, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. LEENEWSOME

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    Hi Guys

    Just thought i would post some pics of the quite unbelievable Arnold T2 Statue that Bjorn & Annica at Elm-Studios has just finished for me. Now to say this is quite unbelievable is an understatement. The T2 head has been cast from the original Wiston Stage 5 Puppet mold used for the film & Bjorn has also created an endo skull which can be seen on the base, also from a winston endo kit skull that Bjorn owns. He has also installed a DVD player which loops the movie T2 and also has placed surround sound speakers in the base aswell.

    I simply cannot thanks Bjorn & His lovely wife Annice enough.This has been a long project for Bjorn & Annica & This is going to be displayed in my Movie Themed Cafe, HOLLYWOOD BITES which we open in the UK next month. (check it out on facebook & twitter).

    Bjorn has also just been taken ill & i hope you all along with me wish him a speedy recovery.

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  2. exetor999

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    GROOVY. :)
     
  3. Arkive Dave

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    That is Awesome !
     
  4. T2SF

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    I Love it. But he could use the correct M79 grenade sling used in the film. Also the correct belt. Both of which I could supply you with :) I especially love the way he made the mannequin. It really looks to be Arnolds figure. And I would go with a darker gray shirt.
     
  5. streetjudge79

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    Outstanding!!!!
     
  6. thegreatgalling

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    Unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
     
  7. J Scorn

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    that really is incredible.
     
  8. LEENEWSOME

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    THANKS GUYS for the great comments, I guess theres not many terminator fans on here then. over 250 views and only 5 comments.
     
  9. Brent M

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    Looks amazing. Very impressive work by Bjorn. :thumbsup
     
  10. dblank

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    Looks great. Where did you get the battle damaged leg piece from?
     
  11. john03834

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    that looks awesome, I am jealous
     
  12. MooCriket

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    Very well done! Talk about a conversation starter!
     
  13. bweapon

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    Absolutely perfect, looks EXACTLY as I remember it in the movie! excellent piece!
     
  14. aaronViolator

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    that is killer!
     
  15. LEENEWSOME

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    Thanks Guys, Bjorn sculpted the entire piece by hand.
     
  16. dblank

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    That's Bullcrap!!! Bjorn recast my battle damage knee sculpt.

    BJORN, Stop selling recasts!! You want to make Terminator statues then Buy the parts from the original sculptor or sculpt them yourself!!!!

    It's been years since I sent you anything but you just keep cranking out statues and busts.
     
  17. streetjudge79

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    oh boy, this is going to turn ugly
     
  18. LEENEWSOME

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    i contacted Bjorn & i asked where all the parts came from & Bjorn told me he bought them from dale DBLANK, I.E. YOU, & he has had them for 4 years. The battle damaged leg you see and chest armour are the EXACT ones BOUGHT FROM DALE, these are not recasts. The head was bought from howard senft and this has not been recast either. Bjorn does not now own any terminator parts.

    I think there has been a misunderstanding on my part, I have actually contacted bjorn today even though he is ill & he is not very happy at your stupid accuations. You need to be very careful what you are accusing people of on a public forum. I would suggest a public apology to Bjorn & Annica as what you are saying is libelous & can damage reputations.

    It is getting much cheaper these days to sue people for slander.
     
  19. swisscheese

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    I always loved the terminator. That looks awesome!
     
  20. GF

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    Awesome display!

    But the exposed metal knee section look a little too big, or the legs are too skinny, unless it's a illusion but overall it looks great

    GFollano
     
  21. Pro Mod

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    Brilliant piece. Your a lucky guy.
    I only live a short distance away and I look forward to visiting.
    Good luck with the opening.
     
  22. LEENEWSOME

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    Imagination-Just an illusion - YouTube
     
  23. LEENEWSOME

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    Would be great to see you there.
     
  24. Bubbaman

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    Amazing work on this Terminator !!! You are lucky !!!
     
  25. frosty

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    Very nicely done, not far from me either, may pop over for a visit
     
  26. Bloop

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    I hope I'm not fanning the flames or getting in the middle of something I shouldn't, but dblank did ask where they got the knee from and, LEENEWSOME, you did initially say Bjorn sculpted it by hand. So dblank was responding to that, which it seems in his right to call foul on (assuming he did the original sculpt, which in your follow up, you do not refute). Dblank did accuse Bjorn of recasting, but there's no real evidence presented either way, so that statement might be false.

    But LEENEWSOME, you're not in any position to say that dblank should apologize and be sued for "libel" or "slander." Since I doubt anyone involved has a license to create products based on the Terminator franchise, the suggestion of suing dblank over libelous/slanderous statements would never even make it to court. And that's ignoring the fact that you stated that Bjorn admits to not creating the leg sculpt in question or even other parts of the piece. Whether he also recast parts is irrelevant at that point, since he seems to admit to using other people's work without proper consent. Also, Bjorn seems to live in Sweden, so suing internationally over "libelous" statements made on an internet forum concerning unlicensed movie props? Good luck to anyone that goes down that road.

    But regardless of all the "libel", it seems that using a piece created by someone else as part of a larger commissioned piece without the original creator's consent is disingenuous at the very least. Unless the original creators gave consent to use their pieces in this way, Bjorn and elm-studios.com are profiting from other peoples work and not being forthright in who created that work. From what I see on the elm-studios website, Bjorn doesn't outright say that they create everything themselves, but he says in his bio that he's a "well known artist around the world." So you would assume that whatever he sells is fully his own creation, not a cobbled collection of parts acquired from other creators. But that's my own two cents.
     
  27. dblank

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    Don't threaten me with your silly schoolyard "I'm going to sue you" threats. Yes, Bjorn did buy one from me many years ago. The problem is this isn't the first T2 statue Bjorn has made in the last 4 years! Bjorn has been making quite a few Terminators , Batmans, and Freddys but has bought any new busts.

    I know you're just Bjorn's client so I'm not going to waste anymore time argueing with you. I'll continue this with Bjorn.
     
  28. dblank

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  29. Lord of the props

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    Well Dale, I understand your frustration and respect your work but you still havn´t contacted me to find out the TRUTH in all of this. Instead you made a post in this thread before you even asked me or Lee.
    If I were to present this THREAD from the beginning, I would include yours and everybodys name that contributed in some way finishing this piece like I always do. True, I don´t mention anyones name on my new website because of many reasons. Interested and want to know why please call me:thumbsup

    THIS IS NOT FAIR!

    I guess I can´t take my doctors advice and stay home resting after a serious
    pain in the chest because of OVERLOAD OF WORK the past six months! I have not been online, but had to read this after several mails sent to me.

    Dale and to all of you who have doubts that I am a recaster, READ THIS!

    Yes I bought a set of T2 parts from you Dale many years ago. As well a Freddy busts and Batman busts made by Howard Senft (Chewie15). And yes I have made several statues after that. But that has been with OTHER PEOPLES RAW CASTINGS sent to me for completion, bought somewhere I don´t know. And they send it to me for a finished torso or statue.

    I have made a total of three T2 statues since 2006, all with a different finish. The first Terminator statue I made that you can find on the moviehelmets.com - movie helmets Resources and Information., was commissioned by a company in Sweden. The parts I bought from you Dale back then was NOT USED for the first statue. I have kept those parts all these years until now as I was planning on building one for my self one day, and you have MY WORD on this. I AM NO RECASTER!!!!!!
    I work for Sideshow as well, it would be pretty bad and nasty if I were to recast other peoples work.

    I am actually GETTING TIRED of this forum, since I have been having some bad experience lately with members jumping on my threads and writing FALSE INFORMATION WITHOUT ANY FACT BEHIND, about me and my company. For an example, when I sold 15 castings of my Christopher Reeve life mask a few months ago, I was suddenly attacked by several members and almost banned because I was offering extra castings, even though I was doing it legaly, told by FOX. Hmm strange, wonder WHY OTHER WELL KNOWN members and artists ON THIS FORUM can make molds of several Stan Winston busts etc, without any small comment OR WARNING??????? Weird don´t you think?

    I DON´T SUPPORT ANY FORM OF RECASTING, and if i were to know that the piece sent to me was a recast I would honestly just send it back to the customer. I have been a member here for over ten years and I can´t belive I am being accused for being a recaster.

    I honestly hope that talented artists like Howard Senft (Chewie15), Phil Robinson (Cyberman), Steve Scott (wilysteve), Richard Martin (fettster)
    Rick A (Hells Manik) and Steve (Streetjudge) can VOUCH FOR ME in this case
    I have NEWER EVER RECASTED ANYONES WORK!

    If you don´t believe me, then PLEASE call me directly on my phone: +46 70 239 5451, it´s more fair then posting some FALSE INFORMATION.
     
  30. dblank

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    I had a good chat with Bjorn. I believe him that he got the other knees from clients (who got them from recasters, as the resin was different) and we'll be communicating 1 on 1 more. No problems!


    original message:
    Bjorn,
    I will contact you later to further hear you out. I'm currently away from my computer and with limited resourses. Based on the information present in this thread and how many statues and busts I've seen you show here and other forums and how your clients show off the pieces (I got this from elm studios vs I had elm studios finish this for me) I don't think I made any false accusations. I can't go back and forth here so I will contact you soon.


     
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  31. LEENEWSOME

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  33. frosty

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    Its a great statue, and to me sounds like someone got the wrong end of the stick, Def, i know you live for drama, but this is not the thread for it, let the man show off his statue in peace
     
  34. LEENEWSOME

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    My bad for using the word SCULPT, I MEANT BUILT. THERE'S NOTHING TO SEE EXCEPTTHIS GLORIOUS STATUE PLEASE MOVE ALONG.
     
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  36. Lord of the props

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    I just had a great conversation over phone with Dale, (dblank) and we have now cleared things out, that it´s all a missunderstanding from everyone side, and that I have not been involved in any form of recasting what so ever.
    Nice talking to you Dale take care.

    Bloop;
    On almost every statue and bust we made we included a metal plaque where it sais who it was sculpted and painted by. Although I don´t mention this on my website since I don´t have the space to cover all the names included in every piece. It´s like when you buy a Lambogini, you don´t see all the guy names who actually made it, unless you look in the book and certificate.

    Here a few examples of our plaques we made for each piece.
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    Lee, I am very happy that you got the statue and that you like the finished result. I hope it will fit perfectly in your fantastic cafe, and wish you and Donna a good luck.
     
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  38. Brent M

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    Glad to hear this whole thing got cleared up and that Bjorn was vindicated. Some people on this forum are so quick to jump to conclusions and create drama that it makes me almost not want to even be a member of the RPF anymore. It just seems to be getting worse on this forum every day and that's a * shame!
     
  39. T2SF

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    *assembled and marked up by

    Didn't you sell one of these for 7-8K?
     
  40. Brent M

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    Why are you concerned with how much he paid for the statue? It's his money and he's free to do what he wants with it.
     
  41. T2SF

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    Sorry no meant for Elm.
     
  42. Stormtrooper

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    Ooooohhhh....kkkkaaaaayyyyy.... let's all get back to discussing this excellent T2 lifesize piece....

    I absolutely LOVE it.... kudos to Bjorn for the overall composition and execution of this great display. :thumbsup
    Certainly, the looping T2 movie playing on a small LCD screen in the base, is a first, for me anyways... certainly very, um.... innovative. :unsure
    I love the 'reveal' of the endoskull on the damaged face... all too often with Terminator displays like this, the maker chooses a basic half 'n' half steel 'n' flesh, which can look really fake. But this lifesize actually looks like the endoskull is underneath the flesh, and has been exposed through damage... rather than being carefully-planned. :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup

    To Lee.... you do realise, right.... that you're going to have a whole heap of people coming to your cafe just to enjoy the eye-candy, right?
    ....taking 30 minutes, to eat a bacon buttie! :lol

    And I predict you'll have a TONNE of people posing beside 'Arnie' to have their photographs taken!
    I dunno... maybe you should print your Menu onto a T-shirt that Arnie can wear over his biker-jacket??? ;)

    Anyways, congrats on a GREAT piece, that's sure to make your new cafe a runaway success!
    Just a shame, that I can't quite justify calling in for my "ten o'clock tea" as I'd have to cross The Irish Sea, to do so! :facepalm
    Not so much a case of 'Hollywood Bites', as 'Northern Ireland Sucks' I suppose?! :lol

    Cheers,
    John
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  43. LEENEWSOME

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    Yeah Brent this T2SF keeps emailing me through different forums trying to sell his grenade belt.

    NOT INTERESTED.
     
  44. DarthLuumzl

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    To be honest:
    That is the BEST base I ever saw!!! Outstanding work on the complete statue without any doubt but the base ist so awesome!!!


    Bjorn did my Emperor statue and when I talked to him, he gave me all information to the guys ho worked with him on the statue and I believe he is a very correct guy!!!
     
  45. Brent M

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    I've seen pics of your Emperor statue and it's the piece that made me contact Bjorn to have him do a couple projects for me. :thumbsup
     
  46. LEENEWSOME

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    yes Bjorn is without question one of the top sculptors & artists in the world today. he is doing another piece for me at the moment and later in the year he is going to do another massive project piece for me which will challenge him even further and i cant wait to see how he tackles this new project.

    Bjorn...........YOu Da Man.
     
  47. gypsycatcha

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    I have this as a torso bust and your pictures really dont show off just how good the paint application is on this.

    Man I love the base too. Really is one of the best bases to a 1:1 iv ever seen!
     
  48. DarthLuumzl

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    Glad to hear that!!!

    May I should ask Bjorn for a brokerage?! :lol
     
  49. Macjedi

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    What an awesome Statue, I can't imagine what that will cost. Nice score. Totally loved it with the DVD player and surrounds.
     
  50. CessnaDriver

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    I love heavily damaged Arnie terminators, they remind you yes... there IS an endo inside. With a star like Arnie in the role it's easy to just have another oh there is Arnold statue, rather boring now. The exposed endo bits really forces you to see it for what it is, a machine.
     

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