I spent part of my Memorial Day weekend helping to erect this incredible full-sized figure of Lon Chaney's Phantom of the Opera. It was created by my very talented friend Clayton Sayre for the collection of another good friend, Robert Withrow. I had no part in the creation of this figure, I only helped install the steel support pole that is bolted to the base and runs up the figure's left leg to help him stand up straight.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Thursday, May 03, 2007
I really like how this Engineer head turned out, especially the mustache. My cousin, Travis Morton, who works for me, did the covering work on this head and decided on this style of mustache, which gives the character a real macho look. Visit my cousin Shawn's tribute blog to the mustache at Viva Mustachio!
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Here are some more shots of that White Vader costume from the San Diego Comic Con. I'd like to include the gentleman's name who made it but I have no idea who he is. I particularly like the first shot of the black and white Vaders facing off. This also reminds me of an old episode of Battlestar Galactica where Starbuck & Apollo are waylaid by these angel-like beings in a crystaline ship. While in the custody of these beings their normally brown uniforms turn snow white. So my first thought was that this Vader had been overtaken by these angelic beings while trying to make his way back to the Imperial fleet after the destruction of the first Death Star. They then tried to turn him back to the good side of the Force but he rejected their attempts, so they let him go on his merry way.