Maltese Falcon

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  1. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    But do you speak Hovitos?
     
  2. Feraud

    Feraud Bartender

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    I have one of the black resin model from years back and love it! It sits on my desk and I see it every day.
     
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  3. SGTROCK

    SGTROCK One of the Regulars

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  4. Ozymandius

    Ozymandius New in Town

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  5. SGTROCK

    SGTROCK One of the Regulars

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    Which bird did you use to make yours?
     
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  6. Ozymandius

    Ozymandius New in Town

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    The Milan bird based on the Christies auction photos and still frames from the movie.
     
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    Will Zach Practically Family

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  8. Ozymandius

    Ozymandius New in Town

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    The total count from all my reading is that there were 3-5 plaster casts used in the film and 1 18lb metal bird (not lead) that was used when Gutman scratched the enamel off. This is also consistent with my experience working props in the film industry.

    The 47lb lead birds were created long after the movie from the original mold and given as gifts by the studio head.

    Lastly, as an artist, it is clear to me that the original falcon sculpture was made by someone who knew what they were doing. We now know the name of the artist who was commissioned to make it. In contrast, the Risen bird from the 75 film is a hack job done by an amateur who was patching up a bad cast. No self respecting artist would ever render feathers that way.
     
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  9. sal

    sal One of the Regulars

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    What finish most closely match’s the original?
     
  10. Ozymandius

    Ozymandius New in Town

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    Black is the screen accurate appearance.
     
  11. Peacoat

    Peacoat Bartender Staff Member Bartender

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    Fascinating story, this Maltese Falcon business. Reminds me of Marlon Brando's jacket in The Wild One and James Dean's Jacket in Rebel Without A Cause.
     
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  12. redlinerobert

    redlinerobert One of the Regulars

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    I need one, to go with my Hirschfeld.
     
  13. JC225

    JC225 Familiar Face

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    What would be the turn around time for a Satin Black Solid Resin (5lbs) version?
     
  14. Ozymandius

    Ozymandius New in Town

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    I usually average a week or less. Just let me know when you need it by and I'll make sure it gets there on time.
     
  15. Ozymandius

    Ozymandius New in Town

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    Just delivered a custom job. Hot forged bronze falcon with secret compartment.

    Bronze Smuglers Bird 2.jpg Bronze Smugglers Bird.jpg
     
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  16. SGTROCK

    SGTROCK One of the Regulars

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    Nice, can you pm me a price quote for the same
     
  17. SGTROCK

    SGTROCK One of the Regulars

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    Got my order in for one just like this; looking forward to having it
     
  18. RMF308

    RMF308 Familiar Face

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    You are going to absolutely love it, the custom ordered one pictured here is actually mine (received it about a week ago).


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  19. SGTROCK

    SGTROCK One of the Regulars

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    Thank You
     
  20. Ozymandius

    Ozymandius New in Town

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    I just got an update from the foundry and solid bronze falcons are now available. Cost $1450. Won't know the weight until one is cast.

    And yes, I'm rather peeved about this because he's been telling me for months that it couldn't be done. :mad:
     

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