new Licensed Kurgan Helmet with major changes...

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  1. irishamericanlad

    irishamericanlad Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    hey gys and gals... i have been in works with Davis/Panzer productions for a few months and have been awarded several licenses to produce and the first, of course, was the kurgan helmet... after talking with Peter davis i took my helmet and my screen used one and went to town on making changes... i changed the texture of the helmet, adding more spongey bone to it, i added more texture and lines to the back and completly redid the spine bones... i think its a much more menacing helmet now... i also changed the process.. with help from a good friend and prop maker i am now making the helmets excatly how they did in the film.. using powders in teh mold and fiberglass laying... its super lightweight and stronger than my original... i am redoing the hair mounts now but this is a quick post on the helmet.. all helmets will be numbered, the insides will be lined with a light felt and will have the official placard attached... anyway heres a few pics to compare the old with the new... ill be posting in differant threads all that i am making for DP productions but i want to start here because you guys were here with me the entire time i redid the first one...
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  2. Ozymandius

    Ozymandius Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very nice work. The texture and detailing really make it pop.
     
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  3. irishamericanlad

    irishamericanlad Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  4. kwalsh0000

    kwalsh0000 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wow very nice man, very very nice!
     
  5. Nobby

    Nobby Sr Member

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    oh, that is sweeeet! :D
    any idea as to costs at present?
     
  6. irishamericanlad

    irishamericanlad Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    thats all based on what Davis productions decides.. i was selling the first ones for 4-500 depending on situation...
     
  7. madmax

    madmax Sr Member

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    There can only be one,i wish i could afford it
     
  8. KevVader

    KevVader Sr Member

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    Looks awesome...even better than your first! I'm in!:thumbsup
     
  9. Clutch

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    I'm lost. Why not just cast the original?
     
  10. nick daring

    nick daring Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I was thinking the same.

    Awesome work none the less! Can't wait to see it all come together.

    Nick
     
  11. irishamericanlad

    irishamericanlad Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    why not cast the original? its the original, one of a kind, only 4 of them left that im aware of, and how many screen used things are used for official props? this is something that is not the original but maintains the spirit of it...
     
  12. BlueHarvest

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    Looks awesome!
     
  13. Indy Magnoli

    Indy Magnoli Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Looking good! I like the bronze finish too.
     
  14. Clutch

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    EFX comes to mind... :)
     
  15. irishamericanlad

    irishamericanlad Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    i have alot of screen used stuff and if i make copies of them then the original looses its excitment.. dont get me wrong, the original kurgan helmet is a masterpiece but i was hired and paid to make something that wasnt the original but was just as sexy lol..
     
  16. nick daring

    nick daring Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The original may loose a little of the excitement for the original buyer but then that little bit of excitement gets passed onto hundreds of fans everywhere. A worthwhile tradeoff in my opinion.

    Prop collectors freak out and open there wallets when something is cast directly off an original. It's almost like owning an original. A little bit of the original magic, ya know. Who wouldn't want that!?

    Prop collectors LOVE screen used cast pieces.

    Nick
     
  17. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Congratulations well deserved!

    Did you show them your Armor?
     
  18. Stormshadow

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    It looks awesome, so are these being sold? or already spoken for?
     
  19. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    They are Licensed pieces and I am sure we will be the first to know when they go on sale


     
  20. byrdy

    byrdy New Member

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    hi im currently building a custom motorcycle known as a streetfighter with the highlander as the theme i would love to purchase one of these but seems ive missed the boat so to speak anyone know where i can get one they are amazing i tried to build my own but just couldnt get it right
     
  21. irishamericanlad

    irishamericanlad Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    sent you an email
     
  22. Chris Fields

    Chris Fields Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Irish has put a ton of work in making this helmet available, he doesn't want to cast the original. I wouldn't either. It kinda defeats the purpose of all the work he's been doing. Plus, as an artisan, I'm sure he'd rather sell his own work, rather than casts of some one else's work, even if it's the original piece. I feel the same way. If you like this helmet, then get one. I wish I could, Irish has been putting out some fantastic work. But don't complain when he doesn't want to cast his own collection pieces from other makers.
     
  23. falken108

    falken108 Well-Known Member

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    I know this is a really old thread, however, I just noticesd it.
    Was the helmet that was used for the production run, a completly new sculpt ?
    Or was it the reworked helmet you bought from me.
    If the reworked one was used, I hope the original sculptor, Pete Mander was also at least credited for his work.
     
  24. irishamericanlad

    irishamericanlad Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Everyone knows that he was the original sculptor, i give him props at every turn.. And it's good to know that I changed more than 50 percent of the helmet into a completely new thing..
     

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