Monday, September 27, 2010

ULTIMATE 'Dick Warlock' mask, first photos...


I have to finish up a few odds and ends like adding a glossy coat to the blood drip and setting snaps in the cheeks, but he's basically done! This is by far the best mask of this style that I've done and I didn't make a mark on it without being able to match it to a photo of the original. Every scratch, every dot, every bit of paint is matched to the screen used with the highest degree of faithfulness that I could manage...




Of course the original is now owned by veteran stunt man Dick Warlock, hence the name. It was made in 1982 during production of Friday the 13th part 3 and painted by set designer Robb Wilson King. It is the only Jason mask to be seen in FOUR films, notably, the end of part 3, all of part 4, and the hallucination scenes of part 5, which is the final version seen here. It is also seen in the prologue sequence of part 7 (which features part 4 flashbacks). Even the part 5 and 6 masks are believed to be recasts of this one piece. Its reuse throughout the series makes it THE hockey mask of the genre, so I wanted to do it as much justice as possible. I will have more comparison photos and a finished version in the near future.

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