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The Contaminated Cowl's cowl

Post by A. Pennyworth » Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:58 am

Perhaps discussed before or others might have been wondering but I was looking at the details of the pink contaminated cowl and noticed the linear exaggerated divot/crease in the top upper left (top right on screen) corner of the cowl where the black face meets the blue satin. Looking at the series at which cowl might have been painted to produce it, I noticed the cowl worn in "Fine Finny Fiends" which shows a similar crease in the same area. Could this have been the one repainted?
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Re: The Contaminated Cowl's cowl

Post by rickrickrick » Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:22 pm

That's an excellent observation. But if you compare where the seam at the left side of the face meets the bottom of the shell, it looks like it falls at a very different place. The bottom of the seam on the pink cowl looks like it hits the corner of the angle down the sideburn, while the seam on the blue cowl falls well in front of the corner. Hard to explain in writing - easier to see on photos.
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Not conclusive at this resolution, of course. You could totally be right. The shadow of the painted-over eyebrow looks right, too. But it doesn't look like the seams match up to me. Just my two cents.

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Re: The Contaminated Cowl's cowl

Post by Chuck Williams » Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:58 pm

Here's my guess...

The seam tucks in the corner near the sideburn, the ear shapes and the right ear lower, the slack on the right side, the way it tucks at the bottom of the right sideburn and the clincher for me is the notch at the top of the right eye cutout.

I think if you check out the Archer episode or there abouts, you'll see this cowl developing the wrinkle above the black paint...
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Re: The Contaminated Cowl's cowl

Post by Chuck Williams » Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:32 pm

From the first archer episode...
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Re: The Contaminated Cowl's cowl

Post by rickrickrick » Wed Dec 10, 2014 7:18 pm

There you go. Lots of compelling evidence from the most knowledgable source around here!

The little ding in the left eye (right side of the photo), and the tuck in the left sideburn clinch it for me.

Excellent sleuthing AP and CW!

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Re: The Contaminated Cowl's cowl

Post by Todd Grimes » Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:47 am

It's really fascinating to see the history in these costumes and the investigative work so many have done to learn more. It's almost like archeology! I'll bet the folks making those cowls never imagined that nearly 50 years later fans would still have such in-depth eyes on the details!

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Re: The Contaminated Cowl's cowl

Post by Ben Bentley » Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:43 am

Long live these types of threads!

Fantastic research and referencing as ever John and Chuck!

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Re: The Contaminated Cowl's cowl

Post by Joel Ross » Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:10 pm

The little divot over the left eye does it for me.
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Re: The Contaminated Cowl's cowl

Post by hobbybuilder01 » Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:13 pm

Next question what was it painted with ? Shows no creases in paint or wear .

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Re: The Contaminated Cowl's cowl

Post by Batfanman » Mon Dec 22, 2014 2:14 pm

hobbybuilder01 wrote:Next question what was it painted with ? Shows no creases in paint or wear .
No paint, just microwave on high for 3 minutes and serve! :)
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Re: The Contaminated Cowl's cowl

Post by wally wingert » Sat Jun 20, 2015 9:31 am

It wasn't painted. It was dunked in Pepto Bismol. :lol:

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Re: The Contaminated Cowl's cowl

Post by Yellow Oval » Sun Jun 21, 2015 9:27 am

Did anyone notice how much Adam's face shown through the pink cowl as pink as way closer to actual Caucasian skin tone? With no dark color contrasts to distract the eye wearing the mask is pretty much a moot point! Lighten it a bit more and he becomes a bald Bruce Wayne with devil horns! :lol:
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Re: The Contaminated Cowl's cowl

Post by Chuck Williams » Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:29 am

Yep, I just live near a nuclear power plant and go swimming in the lake near it.

The cost of the lead storage boxes are a pain though!

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Re: The Contaminated Cowl's cowl

Post by Lou Szabo » Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:38 pm

Just a follow-up, where is that cowl now? Also, could it have developed the crease due to an accidental smack during one of the fight sequences?
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Re: The Contaminated Cowl's cowl

Post by Chuck Williams » Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:18 pm

No clue where it is.

My guess is that it was recovered and reused.
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