V For VENDETTA: The movie props

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by JediCarl, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. JediCarl

    JediCarl Well-Known Member

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    I know that Rubies made some replica V masks for convention promotions and that DC Direct is offering a high-end Limited Edition mask from the film molds. But as I am working on a 1:1 V costume I was hoping somebody here might have a line on some of the other pieces, in particular the stylized knives and the belt buckle.

    Here are some reference pics:

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    The posters would be pretty cool to reproduce as well.

    Anyone?
     
  2. bladefans

    bladefans Well-Known Member

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    I have been trying to find someone on this board that could identify the daggers and no one helped me. Here's hoping you have more luck.
     
  3. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    they look a LOT like the dagger harry was going to stab peter with in spiderman 2. the sheath is less stylized, but the dagger portion (blade and handle) look to be * near close to identical.

    chris
     
  4. Prop Runner

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    From the Quicktime trailers:

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    So is it just me, or do others expect Patrick Stewart to jump out from behind the mask instead of Hugo Weaving? :lol

    - Gabe
     
  5. Wayne R.

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  6. JediCarl

    JediCarl Well-Known Member

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    PropRunner, thanks for all of those additional reference photos. Great stuff.

    Wayne R, that Main Gauche dagger from ancientedge.com is indeed VERY close. But ouch at $155 a piece. (You need a total of 6 to complete the costume). :unsure

    And you're British but thought that Guy Fawkes was French? :confused

    Anyway, hoping this thread transpires into some good revelations and hopefully some great replicas. Perhaps things will heat up once the movie opens here in the States in a couple of weeks.
     
  7. Wayne R.

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    Yep, no idea why. I think I was misinformed as a child. We'll blame just about anything on the French if we think we can get away with it, though.
    Nowadays, I tend to think he was probably the last man in Parliament with any integrity.
    Anyway, I'm still digging. Nothing closer than the £155 one yet, though.
     
  8. JediCarl

    JediCarl Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. Do let us know if you find anything else.
     
  9. JediCarl

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    BTW, some of us are also looking for a line on where to locate the hat, suit, cape, etc. So if anyone knows of where to look it would be much appreciated.
     
  10. Prop Runner

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    I'd bet you guys anything that the hat was made by the same company that made Jim Carey's felt hat from The Mask:

    http://www.baronhats.com/

    And even if they didn't, this is right up their alley. Just be prepared to pay through the nose. :p

    - Gabe
     
  11. dkwd

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    Interesting - I've not read the books (yet). But for some reason the mask reminds me of a grinning Timothy Dalton - mostly around the nose and cheeks.

    I had been so-so aout seeing the movie, but those clips certainly catch they eye, don't they?

    David
     
  12. Scarecrow

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    If anyone can make a detonator or a badge, I'm sure we could get a list of buyers started.
     
  13. Vandark

    Vandark Sr Member

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    Just got the DC Direct mask, it's INCREDIBLE.... but kind of limited (500) get one whilst you can, most online stores are sold out.

    Picked up the book last year, before I even knew about the movie. I've been kind of obsessed with it ever since. It's full of plot twists and turns and leaves loads to the imagination.....
     
  14. Prop Runner

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    PICS... :D

    I could whip up the detonator, belt buckle, and badge in 3D CAD and see about having a leather folder made for it, but I think we should wait for the DVD or at least a bootleg of the movie so we can get all the best details before we start talking replica projects.

    - Gabe
     
  15. JediCarl

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    V's image (including the mask, wig, and hat) is meant to be an homage to Guy Fawkes, for reasons that are very obvious and clear in the graphic novel (and the film).
     
  16. JediCarl

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    Agreed. I really think the movie is going to blow some peoples' minds (and open eyes). I've been a fan of the book for years, but I'm actually glad it will finally get its due thanks to the film. I anticipate I will be one of many folks costuming as V at Dragon*Con this year.

    Oh, and I just ordered the DC Direct prop replica mask as well. Can't wait.
     
  17. Vandark

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    I'll post some photos tomorrow (it's nearly time for my bed.)

    The only problem (if you can call it that) is that this mask is made from some sort of porcelain, but the mask in the movie was made from fibreglass, so in one respect it's not movie accurate.

    I imagine it would break quite easily, so I wouldn't reccomend it for trooping, it might be best to get one of the Rubies masks for this purpose.

    One cool feature, is that the eyes and mouth are gaused out, just like in the move. I wasn't expecting this.

    I'm very surprised nobody has posted photos of this mask yet, it's been available for a week or so.

    BTW, i LOVE this mask...
     
  18. JediCarl

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    Here's an official pic of the DC Direct porcelain replica mask:

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  19. Prop Runner

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    VERY nice. :D :thumbsup

    - Gabe
     
  20. Betamin

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    Buy a brown womans wig, cut it up, and you have Natalie Portmans hair from the cutting scene. :p
     
  21. JediCarl

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    The plastic mask made by Rubies exclusively for promotions at Comic-Con and WonderCon is actually pretty screen accurate and will work well for costuming. It will take a little tweaking and converting, though... and I have begun that process with mine. I'll share "before and after" pics here once it is complete.
     
  22. Aegis159

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    Is it me or does that DC Direct mask look too "worked"? Like it has too much shading/weathering compared to what we see in the trailer and stills???

    EDIT: correction of a humourous typo....
     
  23. JediCarl

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    It does indeed appear to be a bit idealized from the photos we've seen so far, but I have yet to see one in person. Hopefully, Vandark will post pics of his today.
     
  24. Probe Droid

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    My bro got one of the free masks at Comic-Con. I'll ask him for pix.
     
  25. Vandark

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    I'll take some tomorrow in natural daylight, I can't get the photos to look how it looks in person, they just come out looking bad. I don't want to put you off it.

    Here's a few pics of the mask in person from E-bay yesterday, to tide you over.

    The colours are slightly brighter in person. To me, it looks identical to the movie mask in almost every way, although the mouth slot looks a little different, see what you think.

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  26. JediCarl

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    Very nice. I like it.

    Thanks for the pics.
     
  27. Probe Droid

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    The Comic-Con giveaway mask. Not too shabby for a freebie.
    [IMAGE]http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/1454/vmasksmall1jk.jpg[/IMAGE]
     
  28. JediCarl

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    Yeah, it's not a bad piece at all (especially considering it's made by Rubies). I got one off eBay for about $15 about a month ago.

    Like I said before, it just needs a bit of tweaking, touch-ups and modding in order to make a very passable V mask for costuming.

    My focus now is on trying to locate the daggars, belt, hat, gloves, etc. Or at least find a talented artisan who can help.
     
  29. Wayne R.

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    Just went to the website, the press release stuff says they're 'handmade throwing knives'.
    *.
     
  30. JediCarl

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    Hmm... So does anyone on the RPF make affordable custom daggars? B)
     
  31. Aegis159

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    Check with Durasteel or Kropserkel...
     
  32. JediCarl

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    I would ask Durasteel... but he seems awfully busy these days. And Scott (Kropserkl) has about a zillion projects in the works, too. But thanks for the suggestions.
     
  33. Ketzer.com

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  34. aliensarchive

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    Just saw that, there is also a model.
     
  35. Vandark

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    Better late than never, here's some photos of my DC Direct V mask.

    Looks just like that screen used mask in the above post.

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  36. jonnytrooper

    jonnytrooper Well-Known Member

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    Seeing how the dc direct one is porceline, couldn't you vacuform it?
     
  37. jonnytrooper

    jonnytrooper Well-Known Member

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    Also, how well does the dc direct one stay on your head?
     
  38. Vandark

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    It holds on with string, you gotta tie it on, elastic would be better.

    BTW Can anybody notice the fault with my mask???? I've only just noticed it myself..
     
  39. jonnytrooper

    jonnytrooper Well-Known Member

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    the goatee
     
  40. Vandark

    Vandark Sr Member

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    why? what's wrong with it????? ;o)

    HAHA. why do i ALWAYS get the damaged products???????

    First Rocketeer, then Vader, now this.

    The question is............to paint or not to paint?
     
  41. jonnytrooper

    jonnytrooper Well-Known Member

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    It isn't painted completely
     
  42. Vandark

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    I'm gonna try to paint it.

    with me luck.
     
  43. JediCarl

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    I wouldn't worry much, vandark. That looks like a fairly easy fix.

    Very nice mask, BTW. :)
     
  44. Durasteel Corporation

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    In point of fact....I make my own arms and armor in my own workshop.

    Indeed Ive recieved a handful of emails.

    I can do these, undoubtedly. However, I do have a waitlist. If youre still interested, feel free to email me through the website link.
     
  45. morpheus13

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    Easy Drew...He just said you were busy. Nobody ever accused you of not making your own stuff.
     
  46. Durasteel Corporation

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    Im fine. :)
     
  47. morpheus13

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    cool...



    Jedicarl

    Im probably going to have some original pieces in my hand in the next few weeks. I can look into how much interest there is in these after the films comes out and maybe do a run. obviously these would be as perfectly matched as I can get produced. Please be aware that it might take a little time. If youre interested in taking a different road, no hurt feelings on my end.
     
  48. Durasteel Corporation

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    Sounds cool. What types of pieces?
     
  49. morpheus13

    morpheus13 Well-Known Member

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    Well, the knives for one. Beyond that I keep most of my collection quiet. Once in a while I show some stuff off but not often. Screen used collectors understand why.
     
  50. Durasteel Corporation

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    I hear ya. ;)

    Sounds nifty.
     

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