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by Chuck Williams
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Wayne manor Hot line phone
Replies: 148
Views: 189551

Re: Wayne manor Hot line phone

Hey Guys,

We're dealing with some family health issues right now so it has slowed new projects a bit while we focus our time to fulfill orders.
The prototype of the guts of the phone are being worked on as we speak and the molds are at the ready.

Hug your loved ones...

Chuck...
by Chuck Williams
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: The Shakespeare Bust is about to give up it's secrets!
Replies: 161
Views: 208984

Re: The Shakespeare Bust is about to give up it's secrets!

I think I'm calling it done!
I used a red/brown primer just to get a fresh look and know better how it is reading.

Into the mold it goes!
by Chuck Williams
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: The Shakespeare Bust is about to give up it's secrets!
Replies: 161
Views: 208984

Re: The Shakespeare Bust is about to give up it's secrets!

A bust this size and quality is expensive. For a prop maker to copy and modify would have been less costly.
by Chuck Williams
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: The Shakespeare Bust is about to give up it's secrets!
Replies: 161
Views: 208984

Re: The Shakespeare Bust is about to give up it's secrets!

I love that clip!!!

Thanks guys!!!

Closer and closer! I took one with a flash and it helps to see the similarities to the real deal.
Working on that crazy beard today...
by Chuck Williams
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Wayne manor Hot line phone
Replies: 148
Views: 189551

Re: Wayne manor Hot line phone

Not yet but they will be available. :)
by Chuck Williams
Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: The Shakespeare Bust is about to give up it's secrets!
Replies: 161
Views: 208984

Re: The Shakespeare Bust is about to give up it's secrets!

And Scott... it's a whiskey and soda... ;)
by Chuck Williams
Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: The Shakespeare Bust is about to give up it's secrets!
Replies: 161
Views: 208984

Re: The Shakespeare Bust is about to give up it's secrets!

Thanks Guys!! Much is the difference between a matte white and a reflective finish and one is flash and one isn't. The eyes are actually the same size but the finish makes a difference. I have an advantage because I can see the depth of the things you point out that will pop when painted with na met...
by Chuck Williams
Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: The Shakespeare Bust is about to give up it's secrets!
Replies: 161
Views: 208984

Re: The Shakespeare Bust is about to give up it's secrets!

It IS a blast to see every morning!

The beard is taking forever because there is no attempt to make it look like hair !

Here is a side by side with a shot I took of the real deal... It's getting there!
by Chuck Williams
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: The Shakespeare Bust is about to give up it's secrets!
Replies: 161
Views: 208984

Re: The Shakespeare Bust is about to give up it's secrets!

Thanks for clarifying Lou! The base is the same size but the proportions look different because they cut it a bit shorter, just beyond the curve. The area below the bust currently has the name "Schiller" that will be filled but the "design" is actually wrinkled gel coat and air b...
by Chuck Williams
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: The Shakespeare Bust is about to give up it's secrets!
Replies: 161
Views: 208984

Re: The Shakespeare Bust is about to give up it's secrets!

The button holes are marked! I don't know about the other comments. Design pattern?

The base matches my measurement of the original. It looks a bit different because they sanded quite a bit off the bottom of the base
by Chuck Williams
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: The Shakespeare Bust is about to give up it's secrets!
Replies: 161
Views: 208984

Re: The Shakespeare Bust is about to give up it's secrets!

Well I struck a deal with the artist that made the replica dials and I scored a matching number of vintage knobs... It's in the final tweaking phase of the sculpture. Just need to decide if I'm going to do the neck insert as part of the sculpture or keep it as an attachment like the original. They a...
by Chuck Williams
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: The Shakespeare Bust is about to give up it's secrets!
Replies: 161
Views: 208984

Re: The Shakespeare Bust is about to give up it's secrets!

GREAT EYE AP!!!

I didn't see your comments on Facebook. Can you send me a link?

I thought the same thing about the markings. Odd for an "open or close" function.
by Chuck Williams
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: The Shakespeare Bust is about to give up it's secrets!
Replies: 161
Views: 208984

Re: The Shakespeare Bust is about to give up it's secrets!

Thanks Guys!! It will be a prop like the original. Resin and fiberglass. Right now the base is solid plaster and the shoulders are hollow cast plaster and burlap. The front frills were sanded off and thankfully there were just a couple of areas that needed filling. Just waiting for some more epoxy c...
by Chuck Williams
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: The Shakespeare Bust is about to give up it's secrets!
Replies: 161
Views: 208984

Re: The Shakespeare Bust is about to give up it's secrets!

First test fit of the head into the body!!! WOO HOO!!! Kinda looks familiar now...

As I work through the process, if I wasn't trying to match an existing piece, the edits to make this Shakespeare would have taken about two or three days.
A walk in the park for a pro prop person.
by Chuck Williams
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: The Shakespeare Bust is about to give up it's secrets!
Replies: 161
Views: 208984

Re: The Shakespeare Bust is about to give up it's secrets!

Quite the size difference with the plastic version...