Sunday, December 31, 2017

"Pam 3D" Prototype Mounted

After a few weeks of trial and error, I figured out an effective mounting system for the Pam 3D project. Pictured here is the finished prototype. The first ten heads have been pulled and in a couple of weeks I'll have them successfully mounted on their stands like you see here. After that comes painting!

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Black 7 Mold Up For Sale

Mario Kirner is selling his Black 7 mold on ebay. A lot of mask collectors will remember a few years back when he molded the screen used part 7 mask to make the first ever authentic part 7 masks. Those of us heating frightstuff blanks over our stoves at the time rejoiced in never having to reshape a mask again.

Since the Black 7 first came out in 2010, Josh Ludemann brought a second direct mold of the part 7 mask to the public and made some great mass produced replicas, but the discerning eye will notice Mario's mold has a few features that were scrubbed from more widely available movie mold 7's out there. So this is a great item to have for any mask maker and I hope someone pulls the hell out of these.

Find the auction here:

Monday, December 11, 2017

Mrs. Voorhees heads in progress

In case you haven't seen these on Facebook, I have the first few heads. Currently working on getting the right stands so I can get them painted as a group as efficiently as possible. Below is my urethane prototype (middle) with the movie head (right) and the first resin copy.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Own a 3D Print of the Screen Used Pam Voorhees Head

The first copy!
I am officially offering a very limited number of resin castings of a high-definition SLS 3D print of the screen-used "shrine head" seen in Friday the 13th part 2.

I acquired the movie head in November 2015 from Lloyd Albin, who owned the summer camp that Friday the 13th part 2 was filmed at back in September 1980. As Lloyd explained, the head was left in a net hanging from a tree on his property after a wrap party attended by the film's cast and crew. Lloyd kept it for 35 years, taking it out occasionally to scare his campers.
As I explain in detail in this post, both photo analysis and the chain of possession indicate there can be no doubt this is the screen used head. It was in rough shape, so I had it restored by Tom Spina Designs.
LEFT: The first 3D printed copy. RIGHT: A frame from "F13 Part 2."
I'm offering a run of 10 copies pulled in black resin, painted using the screen-used head as a reference so they will be exact reproductions. No blanks will be offered. Each piece will come with a screen-accurate wig, styled to look like the original. Price is $475 plus shipping. Check out a few side-by-side shots with the screen-used head below (click any image to enlarge):
LEFT: A painted 3D print. RIGHT: The screen-used head
The finished prototype
I expect this run to fill up pretty fast, but if there is sufficient demand, I will do a second run of 10. After that, the mold will be destroyed, and the few lucky collectors who own one will have an exceptional piece of movie history in their hands!

Note: We digitally inserted a "pipe" into the base that will be attached to an acrylic disc to serve as a stand. This can of course be removed if you prefer the "raw" version of the head.

TO ORDER: Please email me at farrelljm1122 [at] hotmail [dot] com. Or leave your name and email address in the comments section below and I will get back to you with details. If you've already expressed interest, you will be hearing from me shortly.

  • Number of available copies: 10 (may pull another 10 next year).
  • Pre-order: $100 to reserve yours.
  • Price: $475 + shipping total. Shipping will be assessed individually.
  • Material: black resin.
  • Timeframe: 8-10 weeks from time of initial payment (I have a day job!)
  • No blanks!
  • Yes, it will come with hair!
  • Will not be foam filled (makes the head too heavy to stand up on the stand)
  • All buyers will get updates via email with progress photos

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Mrs. Voorhees 3D print has been molded!

She's going to be for sale very soon... details forthcoming...

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Pam 3D print has arrived...

And its gorgeous. The scan captured every detail of the movie head down to 0.10 mm, including the tiny steam holes in the forehead. Expecting to get her produced in about a month. These pieces will be opaque resin mounted on their own acrylic stands, likely foam filled, fully painted and haired by me to match the movie head. More info coming soon.

While I'm thinking about this, wanted to thank Bloody Disgusting and Dread Central, and 1428 Elm for picking up this story, had no idea you guys are checking out my blog. Cheers!
For anyone just learning about this, the SLS 3D print above was made from a high-resolution scan of the original screen-used head from Friday the 13th part 2...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Amy Steel & Steve Dash with Pamela's Curse II

This was really cool to see. Amy Steel and Steve Dash (in full costume) posed at Horrorhound with the "Pamela's Curse II" piece I sculpted last year. This copy was painted and haired by Shallow Grave FX, who owns the mold. Costume and shrine by Chuck Ryan.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Own a Part 4 Movie Mold Bust!

A "Bloody Ending II" from the original Part 4 mold cast in flesh-toned translucent resin.
Some of you guys that have been around for a while may know Ryan Bean, one of the best sculptors in the business and an absolute fount of knowledge about Friday the 13th masks and FX work.

A few years back, Ryan and James Mangrum (sculptor of the legendary "His Unlucky Day" resin bust) retooled a 1980's latex mask pulled from the original movie mold that produced the animatronic stunt dummy impaled at the end of the film.
Yes, this stunt dummy.
Actor Bruce Mahler with the original sculpt in 1984. This is the same sculpt that produced both the animatronic dummy from part 4 and the "Bloody Ending" bust.
Ryan's resulting resin head, the "Bloody Ending" remains the only commercially available work that descends straight from the original movie sculpt by veteran FX sculptor James Kagel. Given the poor condition of the surviving movie props, it will likely remain so.

Jason actor Ted White with a painted "Bloody Ending." He told the owner "I don't recall ever seeing one this good."

For anyone unfamiliar with the FX work on Friday part 4, there were actually two sculpts used in the film. The first, seen above, was used to create the impalement dummy for Jason's death as well as the cowl that White wore throughout the film. The second, somewhat more detailed version was created for the facial appliances used during the unmasking. The H.U.D. is a reproduction of the final appliance sculpt by Kagel, while the Bloody Ending is the initial design seen through most of the film.
The cowl came from this mold as well.
The source was a mask produced by members of Tom Savini's effects team from the original mold and sold in horror magazines back in the 1990's.

Only a handful are known to survive today, and thanks to current owner Aaron Lewis, Ryan was able obtain what is probably the largest and best surviving copy to recast. After some repair work and adding a closed eye that was molded directly from a "Mangler" (another piece from the same movie mold), he sold the initial run of resin Bloody Ending busts back in 2012.
The Mangler (left), a recast of a movie dummy used in the film, contributed the missing eye and the "stunt mask" (right) served as the primary source. Both were created and sold by Tom Savini's FX team about 20 years ago.

Left: the movie mold mask. Center: Recasted tooling master. Right: Final version.

The features were incredibly well preserved in the source mask and the Bloody Ending captured it all perfectly.
Obviously, the Blood Ending is a killer collectible. It's sole drawback is that the source mask was badly shrunk--down to child size--so the finished product was somewhat small (below middle, next to a H.U.D.)

But thanks to the sorcery that is 3D printing, we were able to fix that. Using measurements of both the H.U.D. and the original animatronic dummy for reference, we upscaled the master 11 percent, created a 3D print and molded the print in silicone to create the Bloody Ending II.  The final pieces are cast in a proprietary mix of flesh-toned translucent resins layered in a way that makes them look soft and silicone-like.
A H.U.D. from the first run with the second Bloody Ending II blank.

 The SLS printing process captured every detail in the original sculpt down to 0.1 mm, so there was virtually no detail loss during the reproduction. You can compare with the movie sculpt below (click any image to enlarge):
Left: Original movie head. Right: Bloody Ending II

Part 4 collectors know the H.U.D. is a coveted piece. It is after all, an absolute masterwork of recreation. But since there are only 27 in existence, selling for as high as $2,000, few fans will ever be "lucky" (heh) enough to ever own one.

So we wanted to create a reasonably priced alternative for collectors and fans without creating another fan sculpt. Since Ryan is planning on producing these resin blanks indefinitely for only about 10% of the cost of a H.U.D., Jason fans everywhere will be able to enjoy a real piece of film history.


***These are sold as translucent resin blanks only and will not be painted.

***If you're interested in owning this gem, Paypal $250 to Ryan Bean at Thedeathcurse (at) hotmail (dot) com. When your bust is complete (usually 2 to 3 weeks), Ryan will contact you for shipping charges, which will be assessed based on your location. Make sure he has your email.

***Any inquiries should be directed to Ryan's personal email at thedeathcurse (at) outlook (dot) com and on Facebook.

***Please DO NOT comment below with questions, the blog owner is no longer directly involved with this project. Thanks!


Thursday, July 27, 2017

The first two Bloody Ending II pulls are done!

UPDATE 8/1/17: To all who have a deposit with us, please paypal Ryan the remaining $150 ASAP. We are ready for production. Your shipping charge will be assessed before the heads go out. Thanks!

The "Bloody Ending II" 3D print has been molded and the first two pulls done. They are made of a proprietary mix of flesh-toned and clear resins layered in a way that gives the pieces a hyper-realistic, silicone-like appearance. For Ryan and I, a movie mold piece is best produced with movie-grade materials and our mold guy really knocked this out of the park.

Better photos are coming soon! This piece is ready for production... so we'll be in touch with those who have deposits in shortly. Thanks!

Update 8/8/17: Here's a few more photos of the first 3 pulls.