Who made this 7 Faces of Dr Lao latex snake mask/puppet?

Discussion in 'Sculpture and Makeup Effects' started by madmartian, May 20, 2012.

  1. madmartian

    madmartian New Member

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    I am trying to identify the origin of this mask/puppet. I got it in a trade many years ago from someone else who got it in a trade and he didn't know the origin.

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  2. Tom Kinnee

    Tom Kinnee New Member

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    This Snake Puppet from "7 Faces of Dr. Lao" was made by Wah Chang of Projects Unlimited (an effects company that also made creatures for TV's "Outer Limits"). Side note: The stop-motion-puppet version of this hand-puppet was animated by Jim Danforth who was Wah Chang's partner at Projects Unlimited.

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  3. madmartian

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    Yes, but is the one I am holding an original prop or is it a replica? And if a replica, who made the replica?
     
  4. lulu

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    It's a replica from the original movie mold. Great get!
     
  5. madmartian

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    How do you know it's from the original mold?

    The latex is in pretty bad shape at this point. I wish I had foam filled it years ago.
     
  6. lulu

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    It looks very similar to a casting that Forry had...

    But come to think f it, I do remember that FX artist David Ayres sculpted his own version as well.

    Can you post a side angle of the piece as well? That may help ID it...
     

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