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Scared Silly
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I recently finished a little adventure in sculpturally restoring a sad looking casting I believe to be descended from the original Haunted Mansion molds.


If you're interested in an in-depth look at how and why I brought it from here to there, head on over to my blog (it's a three-parter, and a bit long to repost the whole thing).

http://chickenhaunt.blogspot.com/2015/08/my-hatbox-ghost-part-1-sculpting.html


Started with this clay pour:



And brought back all the detail seen in the original photos:

 

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Oh my god I am so impressed AND jealous. Maybe you could make yourself an Ezra hitchhiking ghost, too... they were made from the same mold!
 

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Your hunch must have been right. That is the most spot on Hatbox Ghost/Ezra head I've seen. Wonderful Job!
 

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Looks great Jasper! As always first class!

I'm curious; Do you or anyone else know the story behind this version?

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I prefer it over the black and white version. The eyes are much more realistic and there is great shadowing around the eyes.
 

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Thanks folks!

SavageEye, that's the prototype version seen in the promotional photos with Yale Gracey. I'd like to take a crack at that version sometime, too. Not sure why they changed it before it went in the ride, but my guess is that they hoped the bolder strokes paint job would work better with the effect (which is thought to be blacklight)
 

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Excellent work so much character. Im curious in regards to you forum name, is there something interesting behind it?

"How about heading out to Highway 6 for a Checkpoint Chickie"
 

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Awesome work MC - as usual!!

I also read the 3 Hatbox Ghost blogs and I have to say WOW!!! The history and your process was so interesting; really well done!
 

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Excellent work so much character. Im curious in regards to you forum name, is there something interesting behind it?

"How about heading out to Highway 6 for a Checkpoint Chickie"
The clue's in the avatar ;)

Awesome work MC - as usual!!

I also read the 3 Hatbox Ghost blogs and I have to say WOW!!! The history and your process was so interesting; really well done!
Glad it was worth the read!
 
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