Author Topic: DPS Boris Karloff Frankenstein!!! Finished by The Tharps  (Read 230 times)

theshape1188

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It's alive.... it's alive, it's alive....IT'S...ALIVE!!!!

I'm very excited to share  one of the most special pieces to enter my collection thus far.

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         Boris Karloff
F  R A N K E N S T E I N

Finished by Rob & Cathy Tharp!

We decided to use their stipple paint technique, which uses several washes of paint that give the mask a more realistic life like appearance. The color I chose was a faded greenish gray, which many believe was the authentic color to the original makeup done by Jack Pierce at Universal Studios for Frankenstein (1931). Also eye inserts were added to the mask for the life like display of the monster.

Thanks for looking & hope you enjoy the picture.

A big thank you to Cathy & Rob.

Take care,

Jimmy

























I thought he deserved the royal treatment :)










































The Maskahuna

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Re: DPS Boris Karloff Frankenstein!!! Finished by The Tharps
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2017, 01:56:10 PM »
Even with thirty, you can never show enough images of
such an exciting new score. Congratulations, shape1188.

Gory Glenn

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Re: DPS Boris Karloff Frankenstein!!! Finished by The Tharps
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2017, 02:32:50 PM »
Even with thirty, you can never show enough images of
such an exciting new score. Congratulations, shape1188.

LOL! I was going to say "more pics please".  ;D All kidding aside that's one beautiful Frankie Jimmy! One of the best I've ever seen. Can't go wrong with a Tharp finished piece. Congrats on such an awesome score!

Kidagain

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Re: DPS Boris Karloff Frankenstein!!! Finished by The Tharps
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2017, 03:49:50 PM »
Fantastic piece to have in a collection ( sorry it's not in my collection )! Thanks so much for letting us see this beautiful mask Jimmy.

theshape1188

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Re: DPS Boris Karloff Frankenstein!!! Finished by The Tharps
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2017, 07:39:43 PM »
Thank you guys, I really appreciate the nice comments :)

Rob really did a fantastic job on this Karloff Frankenstein. Cathy was beyond helpful & her communication was perfect throughout the entire process. As for the amount of pics, I usually only do 4 or 5 good shots to showcase the angles of the mask but I couldn't hold back on this special piece.

I actually have more to upload so stay tuned

Take care,

Jimmy

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Re: DPS Boris Karloff Frankenstein!!! Finished by The Tharps
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2017, 11:00:33 AM »
That's one of the best paint jobs I've seen done to that mask.

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Re: DPS Boris Karloff Frankenstein!!! Finished by The Tharps
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2017, 11:06:52 AM »
Truly an amazing piece!

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Re: DPS Boris Karloff Frankenstein!!! Finished by The Tharps
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2017, 01:38:58 PM »
This is MINDBLOWING. SO great. A perfect centerpiece to your collection. A great sculpture and and AMAZING finishing.
BRAVO!!!

theshape1188

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Re: DPS Boris Karloff Frankenstein!!! Finished by The Tharps
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2017, 09:07:43 PM »
Thank you everyone!

The Karloff is my favorite mask in my entire collection,
the sculpt is perfect & the way the tharps finished it
solidified my vision of how I see the monster.

Truly happy with how this came out.
Excited to do more shots with it.

Jimmy