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Title: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Mcdee on April 26, 2011, 07:44:48 PM
I just picked this up off of Ebay and was wondering if any of you guys know anything about it?
I've never seen it before ...It's solid Bronze...
(http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss74/FRANKENSTIEN53/KGrHqYOKj4E2BzBvv6hBNq1h6MIQ_12.jpg)
Any info on it's history would be Great!!!
Mcdee
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: monsterphile on April 26, 2011, 08:46:26 PM
Nope, but it's cool.


Rob
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: empty13 on April 26, 2011, 09:01:34 PM
mcdee - bronze paint or bronze bronze?
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Mcdee on April 27, 2011, 05:03:48 AM
Solid Bronze...the metal...I saw it on ebay, won it and it's just been posted to me, so it's not in my hands yet...The seller said he got it off of a guy who had it for years but that's all he knows about it ???.So I'm on the hunt for its' origin.
He says it weighs about 3lbs, but I'll get an accurate reading when it arrives...
The guy I bought it from is from Crown Point, Indiana, United States...
Mcdee
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: empty13 on April 27, 2011, 11:54:37 AM
... wow... now u need all 12 other aurora models in bronze, to complete yer set.
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: nemesis1 on April 27, 2011, 07:32:41 PM
It would be nice if it were the prototype made before the actual run of plastic, who knows?
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Scatter on April 27, 2011, 08:04:55 PM
Man, that is WICKED!! The only thing I know about it is..........I WANT IT.  :D
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: FACTO2 on April 27, 2011, 08:08:01 PM
This is interesting.  I've never heard of a bronze version of this being made.  From the photo, it looks like someone just painted it with bronze paint.  I guess it all depends on how much it weighs.  Please give us more info once you receive it. 
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Scatter on April 27, 2011, 08:15:43 PM
Well, if it's metal that will be easy enough to determine. I'm pretty anxious to find out about it myself.
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Scatter on April 27, 2011, 08:19:25 PM
Well, the seller flatly states that it is indeed metal..........molded from the kit itself in bronze.
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Wich2 on April 27, 2011, 08:54:17 PM
It could be a custom recast; I know a Captain Action collector who did that.
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Mcdee on April 27, 2011, 09:16:22 PM
This is interesting.  I've never heard of a bronze version of this being made.  From the photo, it looks like someone just painted it with bronze paint.  I guess it all depends on how much it weighs.  Please give us more info once you receive it.
Me either John and I've been collecting these Auroras since the Sixties
The seller says it is Solid Bronze...Bidding has ended on this item.
 
Questions and answers about this item
  Q: Dear Sir. Can you tell me if the model was painted or molded in bronze
A: molded, it is solid bronze. pure metal.
 
...as soon as I get it I'll weigh it and post results
Denis
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Scatter on April 27, 2011, 09:27:57 PM
Geez, just take a spoon and rap it on the thing. "Ting!" means metal. "Thunk" means "rip-off". :D
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Gillfan on April 28, 2011, 06:26:41 AM
I'm not a model maker, but I do know the molding process and manufacturing. One can't take a mold made for producing plastic models and simply fill it with molten bronze. You could do cold cast bronze, but the molds made for a plastic model would not withstand the rigors of molten metal casting.

I'm NOT saying that your piece isn't bronze, I'm saying it can't be from the original mold.

That said, they could have made a wax positive from the originals and then used the lost wax method to make yours, that would work.

I'm very eager to hear more once you receive it in hand!
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Anton Phibes on April 28, 2011, 07:17:24 AM
didnt people used to cover baby shoes in bronze? Maybe its similar to that?
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Wolfman66 on April 28, 2011, 08:50:43 AM
Hey Denis did you try contacting Andy Y about it?He worked for Aurora and might know something about this one.
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Gillfan on April 28, 2011, 09:07:56 AM
didnt people used to cover baby shoes in bronze? Maybe its similar to that?

Good thought, but they don't dip them in molten bronze, they paint them with bronze powder in a resin suspension. Also, it obscures the fine details. This item looks way too sharp to have been bronzed in that fashion.

Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Wich2 on April 28, 2011, 09:50:21 AM
>That said, they could have made a wax positive from the originals and then used the lost wax method to make yours, that would work.<

That's  my guess, Gill. I believe it's how the guy I mentioned did his brass Dr. Evil.

Great pics here:

http://www.rautystoyshop.com/brassdrevil.html (http://www.rautystoyshop.com/brassdrevil.html)

-Craig

Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Scatter on April 28, 2011, 03:47:32 PM


That said, they could have made a wax positive from the originals and then used the lost wax method to make yours, that would work.

I'm very eager to hear more once you receive it in hand!

My assumption based upon the item description on eBay is that a wax negative was made from an actual built Aurora model, then a mold made from that.
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Mcdee on April 29, 2011, 06:45:16 AM
...It was one of those 'rare' auctions that sort of slipped through the cracks...
a 7 day auction...I was the only bidder at $49.00 until the very end and someone tried to snipe it from me...I had put down $100.00 as my Max bid and the other guy must have bid $85.00 at the last moment... I figure getting it for $87.00 was a pretty good deal 
Denis
***Just got a lead that it was purchased 2 years ago from here...
http://stores.ebay.com/The-Black-Broom?_rdc=1 (http://stores.ebay.com/The-Black-Broom?_rdc=1)
I've asked them if they made it or if the bought it from another source...
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Monolith on May 01, 2011, 12:24:17 AM
A while back that same seller had a Marx Mummy in bronze. It looked exactly like the plastic Marx Mummy but it was cast in bronze.
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: empty13 on May 01, 2011, 08:45:47 AM
flat out amazing
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Mcdee on May 01, 2011, 09:12:20 AM
Hey Denis did you try contacting Andy Y about it?He worked for Aurora and might know something about this one.

Through another forum I asked if Andy knew anything about it...here was the response:
I spoke with Andy this afternoon and he said that he has no knowledge of anything like this having ever been done by Aurora or for anyone at Aurora. So best as we can tell, it was done by someone that had access to bronze casting and was a fan of the Forgotten Prisoner.
Tory

Other info I've recieved points to a method called the Lost Wax method of Casting...
As Gillfan said on the previous page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost-wax_casting (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost-wax_casting)
...Should have it in my hands this week...I'll post pictures of a comparison to an Original Aurora Forgotten Prisoner...
Mcdee
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: empty13 on May 01, 2011, 12:35:13 PM
i would check on someon with a connection to cinemodels. they did the FP also, about 20 years ago.
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Wich2 on May 01, 2011, 01:13:34 PM

>Other info I've recieved points to a method called the Lost Wax method of Casting...<

As Gillfan said on the previous page.
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Gillfan on May 01, 2011, 02:02:26 PM
Regardless of who made it, it looks like a great piece.
I'd love a Frankenstein like that.
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Monster Bob on May 01, 2011, 03:07:23 PM

IMO, this Forgotten Prisoner is a cast someone did off an original kit, and has nothing to do with the Aurora company. Yes, it is called a lost wax, or an investment casting. My Dad was a dentist, and he could cast like this. Artists and jewelers cast using this method, too.

Somebody did this for kicks. Here is a Wolfman spoon top figure done the same way...

http://cgi.ebay.com/WOLF-MAN-Vintage-Metal-Figure-/110679566109?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19c504271d (http://cgi.ebay.com/WOLF-MAN-Vintage-Metal-Figure-/110679566109?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19c504271d)

Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Mcdee on May 11, 2011, 10:00:09 PM
Got it in the mail yesterday and when you flick it with youy finger it Rings like a bell
.nothing looks braised it looks cast...
The part #2 is clear on the back of the model...It is identical to the plastic kit The Chest... pants and skull are hollow as if the Plastic kit had turned into Bronze...I wish you could see it in person, ...it is so solid that you can lift it up by any part with no fears of it breaking or coming apart...not a loose item on it at all...Here are some new photos...
(http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss74/FRANKENSTIEN53/BronzeForgottenPrisoner028.jpg)
(http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss74/FRANKENSTIEN53/BronzeForgottenPrisoner021.jpg)
(http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss74/FRANKENSTIEN53/BronzeForgottenPrisoner016.jpg)
(http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss74/FRANKENSTIEN53/BronzeForgottenPrisoner018.jpg)
(http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss74/FRANKENSTIEN53/BronzeForgottenPrisoner026.jpg)
(http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss74/FRANKENSTIEN53/BronzeForgottenPrisoner022.jpg)
(http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss74/FRANKENSTIEN53/BronzeForgottenPrisoner027.jpg)
(http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss74/FRANKENSTIEN53/BronzeForgottenPrisoner015.jpg)
 I took a few photos...Looks like someone ground off the Aurora logo on the bottom...
(http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss74/FRANKENSTIEN53/BronzeForgottenPrisoner002.jpg)
(http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss74/FRANKENSTIEN53/BronzeForgottenPrisoner007.jpg)
(http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss74/FRANKENSTIEN53/BronzeForgottenPrisoner003.jpg)
(http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss74/FRANKENSTIEN53/BronzeForgottenPrisoner004.jpg)
(http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss74/FRANKENSTIEN53/BronzeForgottenPrisoner010.jpg)
(http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss74/FRANKENSTIEN53/BronzeForgottenPrisoner005.jpg)

Weighs in at 1.5 lbs...or 0.7kg
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Gillfan on May 11, 2011, 10:22:40 PM
Looks great. If they did a Franky I would be all over it, or a Creature.
Sweet Jebus...imagine if they did a Big Franky!
oooooooooooooo.......
I want a bronze Big Franky!
I NEED a bronze Big Franky!
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Scatter on May 13, 2011, 06:25:45 PM
That is freaking outstanding!! What a find!!
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: charp13 on May 13, 2011, 06:38:31 PM
Ooooh McDee- That is insane! The 5th picture in the line up-blew my mind!! You can really appreciate the beauty of the bronze in that picture. How heavy is this sculpture? When you say "braised", what does that mean?  I have an extremely heavy bronzed Ursula candelabra and it isn't as smooth as your kit looks. That's why I was wondering if there is more than one type of bronzing.  Either way, I adore this type of metal look!
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Unknown Primate on May 13, 2011, 06:41:51 PM
That is extremely cool!
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Mcdee on May 13, 2011, 10:25:11 PM
Ooooh McDee- That is insane! The 5th picture in the line up-blew my mind!! You can really appreciate the beauty of the bronze in that picture. How heavy is this sculpture? When you say "braised", what does that mean?  I have an extremely heavy bronzed Ursula candelabra and it isn't as smooth as your kit looks. That's why I was wondering if there is more than one type of bronzing.  Either way, I adore this type of metal look!
It weighs in at 1.5 lbs. and braised is sort of like welding, using flame and solder...
I'm not too sure about the different types of Bronze...but I'm trying to find out all I can.
...and I feel the same way you do about  this type of metal look!
Cheers!
Mcdee
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: toysoldierman2001 on May 14, 2011, 01:26:11 PM
Denis,are you thinking about painting it at all?
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Mcdee on May 14, 2011, 02:01:47 PM
Hell Tom...I'm afraid to even look at it  ;D
No I'm leaving this one as is
Denis
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Scatter on May 14, 2011, 11:22:05 PM
If you paint it I'll form a posse to find you and kick your ass.  ;D
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: empty13 on May 15, 2011, 08:06:53 AM
"brazed" or "brazing" are the normal spellings. heavy compared to soldering, or light compared to welding. another "joining" process. for this "model" to look this good, looks like quite the precision job.
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Mcdee on May 17, 2011, 07:23:41 PM
Just got this Quote to replicate what I bought for $87.00...
(http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss74/FRANKENSTIEN53/image001-1-1.png)
[/color]$2,250.00 to have one made...
Hmmm good investment
Mcdee
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: zombiehorror on May 17, 2011, 07:57:49 PM
What an extremely killer piece!  Very cool indeed.
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: charp13 on May 17, 2011, 09:04:38 PM
I'm happy for you Mcdee!  :)  You have a wonderful piece of art and I have to say- I love the way you photographed it!  The picture of the bronze against the blue sky background is stunning!!
Thanks for the info on the brazing technique- empty13. I'm pretty impressed by bronzing! I only have the one piece, but I love it to death!
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Gillfan on May 18, 2011, 06:08:21 AM
McDee-
I don't want to sound un-American, but if you had it done in India or China it would be around what you paid for it.
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Mcdee on May 18, 2011, 06:48:38 PM
McDee-
I don't want to sound un-American, but if you had it done in India or China it would be around what you paid for it.
You mean to tell me that The same item out of Asia would be $2,180.00 less than right here in the USA...What do they have ...slave labor or guns pointed to their heads??? ;D
Mcdee ;)
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Gillfan on May 19, 2011, 06:30:02 AM
Its kind of like manhole covers. They used to be made mostly in PA and now virtually all covers are made in India, where iron workers are barefoot with no safty equipment and such. Its a truly uneven playing field.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/26/nyregion/26manhole.html (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/26/nyregion/26manhole.html)

(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2007/11/26/nyregion/26manhole.xlarge1.jpg)


Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Mcdee on May 19, 2011, 06:53:18 AM
WOW...Those poor souls...I can't believe we support this standard of living :o
I like the statement made by Mr Modi (resident Slave Master)
At the Shakti Industries foundry, “there are no accidents, never ever. Period,” Mr. Modi said. “By God’s will, it’s all fine.”

 .... What a Crock...

Well having said that ....I 'm pretty sure the Bronze FP wasn't made under these conditions (at least I hope not) If it were , there would probably be plenty of them availible, but after checking here and on other forums...no one seems to know anything about this kit or its' origin....
The quest continues...
Cheers
Mcdee
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: BijouBob8mm on April 22, 2015, 03:01:28 PM
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now u need all 12 other aurora models in bronze, to complete yer set.

Or, if you want to keep your costs down, just get a bronze copy of the companion kit, The Ghost of Castle Mare, and call it a day.
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Gory Glenn on April 22, 2015, 04:46:40 PM
This thing is amazing!! This was one of my favorite Aurora models when I was a kid and to have one in solid bronze for that price is outstanding! Totally blown away!!  :o
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: tidroplane on April 22, 2015, 05:02:08 PM
How cool is that? Congrats on an awesome find!
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Mcdee on April 25, 2015, 11:44:39 AM
Thanks Guys!  :)
I'm  hoping it makes print in James Burrells' ( Rue Morgue) book he's producing.
I'm still trying to find the origins on this Bronze Beauty...
(http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss74/FRANKENSTIEN53/BronzeForgottenPrisoner005.jpg)
Mcdee
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Anton Phibes on April 25, 2015, 12:16:12 PM
It used to belong to Perseus of ancient Greece. It was given to him along with the helmet of invisibility and the shield he was supposed to guard well, because it would guard him. Only the Forgotten Prisoner survived. It was discovered in a warehouse by James Warren and Forrest Ackerman during the late 1960's. Next to the Ark of the covenant and an ancient fertitlity idol. Placed there by one "Dr. Jones". First name illegible.

Seeing that Aurora was making models at the time, those two rascals went to the company to talk with Bill Silverstein. Aurora reverse engineered the bronze beauty into a plastic model mold. The original bronze was then stolen and taken by Mercury. It resided on Mt. Olympus until recently.  Bubo the mechanical owl became tired of everyone giving the metallic skeleton all of the glory that belonged to him. He was still wounded from being relegated to joke status in the Clash of the Titans remake. It was just too much. So, late one night, he took it an hid it deep within the Maze of the Minotaur. The Minotaur found it, and bit into it. Unfortunately, Minotaur has sensitive teeth. Upon breaking a molar, he threw the thing in a fit of rage. It circled the earth for quite some time. Then, due to the forthcoming end times prophecied in Thundarr the Barbarian,  (its 2094, not 1994 as originally suggested), it lost its orbit and landed at a flea market. Once there, a Johnny Cash impersonator who also sells occupied japan era porcelain on the weekends discovered it. He polished it up with Eye of Agamotto cleaning fluid...and promptly put it on ebay.

McDee--you acquired it as cheaply as you did because those in the know realize Bubo is a force to be reckoned with when irate. Thats why so few of us were willing to bid. So, while you may think you have acquired something wonderful....beware. Bubo has Cthulhu and a Rancor on speed dial. I can end this curse for you. All it requires is a sacrifice. If you are willing to sacrifice your Retro Resin Fly Monsters fo the Movies kit....I can make the whole thing go away and keep you safe. Think it over. 8)

Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Mcdee on April 26, 2015, 06:08:56 PM
 ;D ;D ;D
     Well that's the Best story I've heard yet....(and the only story)
Although it does sound probable I think I'll keep looking... Whoever made this did an excellent job of it and obviously must have had the desire to hang on to it...Unless the person is deceased and someone inherited his or her estate and didn't realize what they were looking at,...... but still, you don't make something like this and not show it off.
It sure looks like it came straight out of the Aurora molds and if I were to hazard a guess on its age, I'd guess 40 + years...

Oh... Anton..I've been married twice so don't tell me about being cursed  :o ;D
I keep the Bronze Forgotten prisoner right beside the Retro Resin Fly Monsters of the Movies kit.... to keep the curses in check lolol
Cheers
Mcdee
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Mark McGovern on April 26, 2015, 09:00:26 PM
Hiya, Mcdee!

I remember your mentioning this piece over on the HobbyTalk Modeling Forum.  In my work at the Toledo Museum of Art, I've learned a little (very little) about the lost wax casting process and can offer some insight into how your Forgotten Prisoner might have been made.  I think the artist who made it cast the model pretty much this way:

I noticed how finely the details of the model were reproduced; there's a little bit of flash evident on the front rib cage, for example.  If someone had cast the kit as a buildup, I would think he'd have had to fill in the voids like the inside of the skull and hollow chest.  Your model looks like it was assembled from individual parts, and  a high quality assembly job at that.

Since it does appear to have been assembled like a model, I would advise against picking it up by anything other than the base.  In fact, I suggest you have it mounted on a solid trophy base so it doesn't need to be handled at all.  It'd be a pity to break a part off, and an expensive job to repair the model.  Your bronze Forgotten Prisoner is clearly the result of a lot of skill and labor; I think you've gotten the deal of a lifetime in its acquisition.  Congratulations!
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Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Anton Phibes on April 26, 2015, 09:31:27 PM
;D ;D ;D
     Well that's the Best story I've heard yet....(and the only story)
Although it does sound probable I think I'll keep looking... Whoever made this did an excellent job of it and obviously must have had the desire to hang on to it...Unless the person is deceased and someone inherited his or her estate and didn't realize what they were looking at,...... but still, you don't make something like this and not show it off.
It sure looks like it came straight out of the Aurora molds and if I were to hazard a guess on its age, I'd guess 40 + years...

Oh... Anton..I've been married twice so don't tell me about being cursed  :o ;D
I keep the Bronze Forgotten prisoner right beside the Retro Resin Fly Monsters of the Movies kit.... to keep the curses in check lolol
Cheers
Mcdee


The only way the Curse of Bubo can be averted is by sacrificing the Retro resin Fly M.o.M. kit.... to me. >:D. Seriously though, I hope you are able to find out everything you can about this unique little gem. The sacrifice can be diverted if you can find me one of those kits at an affordable BIN as well. So, there is some hope for us both, lol.
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Mcdee on April 27, 2015, 12:35:23 AM
Mark I believe you hit that nail right on the head. I often wondered why the head and chest cavities weren't solid, but your explanation of the parts being cast while still disassembled makes sense. That must have been some undertaking (pun not intended, but in this case, very apropos )  That's why I can't understand how it has remained unknown, even the seller hadn't a clue as to any history on it...I do keep it in a glass case and has only been handled by myself when taking photos. Mind you it is not what I'd consider fragile either, built very well and strong....but no sense in tempting the fates  ;)....
Anton I will indeed keep my eyes open for any Retro Resin Fly kits that happen to buzz into view!
Cheers guys,
Mcdee
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Mark McGovern on April 27, 2015, 07:25:27 AM
Mcdee,

Yeah, I'd be tempted to think that this might have been some metal working student's class project, except that the bronze model looks to have been as well assembled as a plastic one made for an IPMS contest.  It looks to me as though the artist had a great affection for the Aurora kit and therefore put a lot of work into his bronze recast.  No doubt about it, you have a real treasure there!
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Mcdee on April 27, 2015, 09:54:21 AM
Thanks Mark and by the way...
Welcome to the UMA ! Great to see you here !
Lots of Monster goodness in these Forums.
Mcdee
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Mark McGovern on April 27, 2015, 07:07:39 PM
So I've noticed.  When's somebody gonna show me the secret handshake??  :)
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Mike Scott on April 27, 2015, 08:55:27 PM
When's somebody gonna show me the secret handshake?


(http://metaldetectingforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=176378&stc=1&d=1348663601)
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Mark McGovern on April 28, 2015, 08:16:34 PM
Thanks, Mike...I was afraid it was going to go something like that.
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: ChrisW on April 28, 2015, 08:27:48 PM
I'll extend a welcoming laurel and hardy handshake as well...on one condition: leave the micro-gauger at the door, thanks.
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Wich2 on April 28, 2015, 08:36:29 PM
>In my work at the Toledo Museum of Art<

Mark, a hearty welcome from this Defiance native!

Very fond memories of the museum, which I led little mini-tours through as a High Schooler. It's a world-class place, that I was just speaking to another actor about last week (she's from Toledo.) Special faves of mine there were the mummy case, the El Greco paintings, the Franklin bust, and the Lincoln "Council of War" statue.

Best,
(ex-OotMah) Craig
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: Mark McGovern on May 03, 2015, 05:12:45 PM
CeeDub,

Thanks, but - "micro-gauger"?  I think you might be suffering from hysterical amnesia, having seen the Dremel MAGNGOUGER at work.  I must admit, it can be a little hairy to watch...  :o

WICH,

Yes, the TMA is awesome.  The works you mentioned are all still there.  In fact, the Lincoln bronze has pride of place in a current special exhibit, "The American Civil War: Through Artists’ Eyes "http://www.toledomuseum.org/exhibitions/americancivilwar/ (http://www.toledomuseum.org/exhibitions/americancivilwar/).
Title: Re: Bronze Forgotten Prisoner ...Info???
Post by: BijouBob8mm on May 07, 2015, 12:35:25 PM
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When's somebody gonna show me the secret handshake??

It's been repeatedly posted but, for those who are impure in heart, it only appears as an image from the Simpsons.   ;)