New Chakrams with license... cats out of the bag lol

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  1. irishamericanlad

    irishamericanlad Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    After acquiring the license and rights to produce the Kurgan helmet through Davis/Panzer

    http://www.legendaryheroes.com/store/product/special-edition-kurgan-helmet/

    Peter Davis approached me about making an ultimate Xena chakram; he wanted something like none other… so I made all three versions. I was waiting to post my work until the end of the month but DP already posted on Legendary Heroes and face book so what the hey.

    http://www.legendaryheroes.com/store/product/limited-edition-xena-chakram-with-booklet/

    These are 99.999 percent made America… the last .0001 are the abalone shells we import into the US from NZ  each chakram is cut on a multi axis lathe from a solid block of aluminum. No sand casting… ever. These are all done in house, no sending out to other companies; even the machine shop is family. Each one is hand polished, hand painted and each shell fitted by hand. I designed a relative easy stand, as to not distract from the actual charkams, no fancy boxes or stuff like that. Each one is numbered and a COA comes with it… they are also offering a picture booklet of the design and process. I spent SOOOOO much time taking measurements from screen used props, no private companies like Todds costumes or Icons were used. My Chakrams have small differences in them… thickness and detail width and depth and so on.
    Each of the chakram of balance has its divits done by hand file and dremell. That way each one is a little different.

    Any way here are some pics…. Enjoy. ill post more of the process later..

    Chakram of Darkness
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  2. Kerr Avon

    Kerr Avon Master Member

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    Very cool!! What will they run? Does the Chakram of Balance come apart?
     
  3. Funky

    Funky Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'm not a huge Xena fan but those are gorgeous!!! :love
     
  4. Indys brother

    Indys brother Active Member

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    I was about to post the same thing, VERY nice.
     
  5. Bandit-Jedi

    Bandit-Jedi Sr Member

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    Sweet! Great job!
    I am always getting calls from Davis-Panzer productions (sales) about new things in the works and the great deals on new items. Wonder when I'll get a call about this?
    :)
     
  6. irishamericanlad

    irishamericanlad Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    thanks for the words of encouragement guys...

    Kerr.. the Chakram of balance pictured does not come apart, but i am making them as we speak.. they will fit together and secure with earth magnets. same paint scheme and all...
     
  7. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yeah that is really beautiful work.

    Very well done!!
     
  8. irishamericanlad

    irishamericanlad Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  9. Kerr Avon

    Kerr Avon Master Member

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    Any idea when you'll have a price on these? Or approximate price point?
     
  10. irishamericanlad

    irishamericanlad Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Davis has prices on the legendary heroes site, thats for numbered orders.. I am working with him on costs for non special order... Ill post them when I get a solid number...
    But thanks guys for your support and compliments..
     
  11. ARKM

    ARKM Sr Member

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    Very nice Xena chakrams.
     
  12. xena10ares

    xena10ares Well-Known Member

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    So, as probably one of the very very FEW EXTREME XENA fans on this site, I would first like to say congratulations on getting the license for the chakrams.

    The original chakram looks very good! and I hate to say it, but the yin yang chakram just isnt doin it for me... the paint needs some help
     
  13. irishamericanlad

    irishamericanlad Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    and being an extreme xena fan.. what would you suggest the paint be changed to?
    i am all about making changes to to make a better prop :)
    please email me with your ideas also

    als_dlk at hotmail dot com
     
  14. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Looks awesome!!!!

    Have you thought about getting em plated instead of paint?

    Honestly, not a huge Xena fan but those look amazing.

    Great work on em!
    Chris
     
  15. irishamericanlad

    irishamericanlad Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    we looked at plating but the cost for such a large order was crazy, plus its kinda cheating haha instant color... we were going to powder coat but it didnt look nearly as good.
     
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  16. irishamericanlad

    irishamericanlad Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    i went to xena10ares profile and found this chakram of balance... i like it but, its used and worn, what do you guys think?
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  17. xena10ares

    xena10ares Well-Known Member

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    The chakram in the top pic is actually a VERY EARLY attempt at the chakram from Toddscostumes back in 2000-2001.

    The thing with Xena's chakram is, even new, xena's chakram was battle worn, eroded, and grungy. Here is a pic of the chakram from the episode Legacy.
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    In that pic you can see how un-perfect and un-clean the chakram is. I don't mean to compare you to toddscostumes(former holder of the legendary heroes xena chakram) BUT the reason his chakrams sold sooo well, and still go for a high price on ebay, is because he truly truly captured that chakram in the paint.
    Here is a picture of Toddscostumes xena chakram.
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  18. irishamericanlad

    irishamericanlad Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    sinc eyour email I have taken into consideration what you sent me and with the pics.. i will do a test paint and see what you think...
     
  19. xena10ares

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    GREAT! i would love to see it!!!

    oh and by the way, the chakram on the floor in the backround of those pictures is the chakram I painted, the copper colr is a little too light...it probably needed a little more orange to it.
     
  20. irishamericanlad

    irishamericanlad Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    its a good job :)
     
  21. irishamericanlad

    irishamericanlad Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    started working on the Splitting Chakram of balance... i am using small powerfull earth magnets to secure them i was told one of the issues with the other brands was that they came apart to easy.. i am thinking about reworking it and adding a small channel lock system to the inner part but i want to see how JUST the magnets work.. these are in work progress pics..
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  22. weberjam37

    weberjam37 New Member

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    Hey I just bought one of your chakrams off legendaryheroes. I saw this blog and wanted to know if you were still making those chakrams that can split apart? I've been dying to buy one! Let me know :lol
    anthony21502 at yahoo dot com
     
  23. irishamericanlad

    irishamericanlad Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Sure :) how was the one you got?
     
  24. weberjam37

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    I just ordered it yesterday. Should get it soon. So when will the Splitting Chakram of Balance be in production?
     
  25. irishamericanlad

    irishamericanlad Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Bout a month... Let me know how your new addition Looks :)
     
  26. weberjam37

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    Hey so I got the super chakram today. I first wanna say the weight is perfect, another I bought then returned was too light, this has a real nice feel to it. I also really like the fact that the edge is pretty narrow, it feels like it could be sharp, which is very nice.

    I do have to say however, I'm pretty disappointed in the coloring. I'm a diehard fan of Xena and the original coloring is the best by far. I get what you were doing by the different shades of color to reflect the light and dark aspects, but the dark and gold colors of the original are just too beautiful to not follow. Would you consider staying true to the original coloring on the super chakram?

    The pic attached is the coloring i think work's best for this type of chakram.
     
  27. irishamericanlad

    irishamericanlad Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    yes i am already working toward that original coloring scheme... im glad youa re happy with the orher ones :)
     
  28. Xenajo

    Xenajo New Member

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    Nice work! And I do like Xena! :) Should do as I have been a professional Xena lookalike since the show! :D
     
  29. irishamericanlad

    irishamericanlad Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Bold statement but must be backed with photos
     
  30. acid3

    acid3 New Member

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    Hi

    they look amazing both of them

    i wonder how could i buy the dark chakram?

    Thanks
     
  31. acid3

    acid3 New Member

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    Hi
    they look amazing both of them
    i wonder how could i buy the dark chakram?

    Thanks
     
  32. xena10ares

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    When are those CALLISTO SWORDS COMING!!!! now that is something I have to get my hands on!
     
  33. irishamericanlad

    irishamericanlad Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I've been asked that a few times lol ill start working up a guard and pommel, any good pics of it lets post some
     
  34. weberjam37

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    have you finished the splitting chakrams??? any updated pics :)
     
  35. xena10ares

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    I have some great pictures of it...as soon as i get home from work i will send them
     
  36. weberjam37

    weberjam37 New Member

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    still curious about the spitting chakram you gave a preview for a few months ago...
     
  37. Xenajo

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    38a.jpg sorry for not replying sooner I didn't get a notification, photo as requested :)
     
  38. Nicho120

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    I would like to order these, if it's not too late. Im a really big Xena fan and i have no chakram :(

    Is it possible to get the split chakram?
     
  39. irishamericanlad

    irishamericanlad Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It is possible but due to budget restrictions put forth by the production company I have to change the process from lathe to sand casting so will take a little longer
     
  40. Crowley

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    Will the splitting super chakram's be available through legendaryheroes?

    I also have a production used aluminum stunt prop of Callisto's sword. Will be happy to take pictures and post them if that will help with Callisto's sword. Just let me know what you need me to focus on.
     
  41. irishamericanlad

    irishamericanlad Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'm going to IM you
     
  42. Kabeiroi

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    Hey, any updates on this? Are you still working on this project? If so, it'd be great if you could show some pics :)
     
  43. irishamericanlad

    irishamericanlad Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yes ... I am hoping to have a few tests done Ina few weeks
     
  44. Kabeiroi

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    No news yet? On the chakram or the Callisto sword?
     
  45. irishamericanlad

    irishamericanlad Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yes pics to follow, I had to do some major changes... But I will have a few for sale soon, and I have you on the top of the list already


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  46. Kabeiroi

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    Looking forward to it! :)
     
  47. xena10ares

    xena10ares Well-Known Member

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    Have you attempted to make the callisto sword yet?
     
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  48. Nicho120

    Nicho120 New Member

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    what's happening so far on the splitting chakram?
     
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  49. irishamericanlad

    irishamericanlad Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I was supposed to get a screen cast collisto but that never came to fruition..


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  50. irishamericanlad

    irishamericanlad Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    They are going great so far :)

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