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crue-leader

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Pat Newman GS Frankenstein Blank
« on: March 25, 2016, 07:42:56 PM »
Hi  Everyone,
I am brand new to mask collecting.  One of my all time favorite masks I always wanted was this Don Post Glenn Strange Frankenstein mask, but I want to be able to wear it.   I picked one up off of Ebay awhile ago. Based on what I have read the reissue calendar masks are thick latex, and not meant to be worn, where as these blanks offered on Ebay are thinner but I haven't read anywhere that they can't be worn.

If this is a recast of the old Don Post release, weren't those masks at that time designed to be worn? I just want to verify before I go and slit the back of it.

Luckily for me, I don't have a giant head , so I am hoping I can indeed wear it. I really appreciate any info you can give me.

Thanks,
Crue-Leader ;D

The Maskahuna

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Re: Pat Newman GS Frankenstein Blank
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2016, 08:46:25 PM »
If this is a recast of the old Don Post release, weren't those masks at that time designed to be worn?

Welcome to The HMA, crue-leader.
Yes, they were originally meant to be worn but if what you bought off eBay is a recast,
it is likely shrunken. Whoever sold it to you will probably assume no liability if you get
hurt while wearing it so make sure it is properly trimmed for vision and respiration
before trying to squeeze it on.

crue-leader

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Re: Pat Newman GS Frankenstein Blank
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2016, 09:07:57 PM »
Thanks a lot for the info. I am just kind of confused what you mean by shrunken? If it's a recast shouldn't it be the same size as the original?

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Re: Pat Newman GS Frankenstein Blank
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2016, 09:56:56 PM »
Latex shrinks as it cures, so when a mask is recast the resulting blanks that are produced will be noticeably smaller than the original mask.

The Maskahuna

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Re: Pat Newman GS Frankenstein Blank
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2016, 01:23:03 AM »
nowonmai is quite correct but the confusion here may be over
the difference between "recast" and "repop". I never really use
the latter term but I've always known recasts as unauthorized
castings from amateur molds made off production masks.
Recasts lose a generation of size and detail every time they're
molded down from an original.

Kidagain

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Re: Pat Newman GS Frankenstein Blank
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2016, 07:42:49 AM »
Hi crue-leader, I also purchased a GS Frank blank from ebay not to long ago. This blank is being made by Darren Perks who resculpted some of the reissue masks for Don Post Studios.Mine is a thin pull but can still stand on its own. I didn't try to put it on before painting and hair being afraid it might rip. So it was left unslit up the back.

Here's mine next to a Karloff reissue for size comparison.
IMG_3240_zpsdb39e928 by Jeffrey Allen, on Flickr
« Last Edit: July 19, 2017, 08:17:21 PM by Kidagain »

crue-leader

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Re: Pat Newman GS Frankenstein Blank
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2016, 08:43:16 AM »
Thanks for the clarification,  I guess I'll just paint & hair it and have it for a display piece. A real shame no one offers a real authentic looking GS Frank mask for actually wearing.
You would think for as popular as this particular mask is some talented sculptor would produce and offer this as an affordable wearable mask. Maybe someday? ::)

Kidagain

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Re: Pat Newman GS Frankenstein Blank
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2016, 03:22:55 PM »
Hello Trick or Treat Studios !!! How about a Glenn Strange Frankenstein mask!!!




crue-leader

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Re: Pat Newman GS Frankenstein Blank
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2016, 07:25:34 PM »
Yeah, as much as I love Karloff,  seems like every one who is non educated on all the different actors who have portrayed Frankenstein,,, people seem to gravitate to anything with GS likeness.

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Re: Pat Newman GS Frankenstein Blank
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2016, 11:44:17 AM »
Hello Trick or Treat Studios !!! How about a Glenn Strange Frankenstein mask!!!

I second that!!  ;D

Kidagain

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Re: Pat Newman GS Frankenstein Blank
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2016, 01:32:33 PM »
Hey,what happened to my pic? Have to check it out that never happened before.

Kidagain

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Re: Pat Newman GS Frankenstein Blank
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2016, 01:41:50 PM »
Here it is again.
IMG_3240_zpsdb39e928 by Jeffrey Allen, on Flickr
« Last Edit: July 19, 2017, 08:18:51 PM by Kidagain »

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Re: Pat Newman GS Frankenstein Blank
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2016, 01:44:08 PM »
I must be losing my mind now the first photo is back! I think I'd better go lay down and take a nap.

crue-leader

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Re: Pat Newman GS Frankenstein Blank
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2016, 09:09:27 PM »
Just out of curiosity was there ever a Don Post GS Frankenstein mask produced that was designed to be worn?

Gory Glenn

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Re: Pat Newman GS Frankenstein Blank
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2016, 12:44:57 PM »
Just out of curiosity was there ever a Don Post GS Frankenstein mask produced that was designed to be worn?

Welcome to the HMA crue-leader! The original calendar masks were wearable but if you were to find one now it would be expensive and you probably wouldn't want to wear it because of it's value as a collectable. As Kidagain was saying if TOTS made one I'm sure it would be a great seller and you wouldn't mind wearing it since it would be new.