All good, Lou.Szabol wrote:Hi gang,
Can one of you keep an eye out for the Previews issue that has this in it. That way we can order from our comic shops. I hope that's within the Merchandise rules.
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He's painted more and researched the details more than anyone I know. Just hearing his analysis of the costs would make this a very limited market for a super high end replica.
As much as I wish the owner would let his be scanned, I do understand the "why not".
After seeing some of the original costume parts I think what makes these things so unique are the weird flaws and "why did they do this? " that everything seems to have and also makes replicating well just from photos almost impossible.
When you sculpt something you just naturally want to make things symmetrical and smooth and when you try and make something wonky, it tends to looks forced.
These things were taken to a "good enough" stage and they ran with it.
Trying to match where another artist said "enough" and stop is really hard for me!
I agree there is probably another copy somewhere BUT the seam line may have been from a plaster waste mold off the original clay.
If I was making a cheap one off or trying to keep the cost down, I'd make a plaster mold from the clay, clean and seal the plaster and laminate the fiberglass in it for the one bust I need.
It may survive the casting process because the details are soft.
But back in the day they made waste molds or multiple part plaster molds for everything.
Wireless is the way to go! I have a wireless switch for my vacuum pump that is under the edge of my work bench so I don't have to fumble under a dirty bench to turn on the pump.
This looks like a nice piece and at the very least it should be a fantastic point of departure model for someone to take it to the next level.
I'd like to know if the original was cast just for the show, reused from another set, or readily available on Hollywood and Vine.
Could easily have been a found item made for set dressing that was altered.
I always wanted to retrofit a switch into a bust of the Bard that the TV show bust was inspired by.
https://hankwhittemore.wordpress.com/20 ... -own-bust/
https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/49 ... peare-bust
Auction of original
http://mods-n-hacks.wonderhowto.com/how ... s-0140617/
Nice pictures and write-up
Apparently he sold a lot of these back in his day.
I always preferred the Roubiliac terracotta bust and the marble copies.
Put a switch in one of those and it's fun without being too literal.
Either one of these is a far better sculpture than what they used but hey, it's TV not an art museum!
Publisher: DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
A Diamond Select Toys release! Quick, to the Bat-poles! Okay, so you haven't installed those Bat-poles yet, but if you keep your spare change in this vinyl bank, you'll save up for them in no time! Based on the bust of Shakespeare that unlocked the moving bookcase in the Batman Classic TV Series, this life-size vinyl bank features a working neck hinge, so you can tilt the head back to reveal a dial and button, as well as a real, working coin slot! With a coin access door hidden in the base, no one will suspect that this realistically painted bust is secretly a bank, or that you're secretly Batman. Packaged in a full-color box. Sculpted by Paul Harding!
Item Code: JUN162388In Shops: 10/26/2016SRP: $85.00
You certainly can post links to suppliers/retailers. Mentioning pricing of licensed merch is fine, especially in the context of tipping people off to a good deal.johndeblasi wrote:There are others who have it at lower prices. Not sure if I can mention them here.