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Rubber Harmonica by TimBakerFX Rubber Harmonica by TimBakerFX
A quick job I did a few weeks ago.... one of these is real and one is a rubber stunt prop I made. I used water based clay to fill the holes in the harmonica and made a silicone mold. I cast it in a fairly stiff Urethane rubber and painted with PAX. The trick with painting a rubber prop to match the real one is to paint both of them! that way when you bring them to set everyone is amazed that they can't tell the difference ;)
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aspiring-x Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
dude! that's awesome! i never would of thought they'd need such a thing!
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AuraKiss Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok my guess is that the right side - or higher one is the rubber.
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TimBakerFX Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
oh yeah, now everyone guesses right, i should have done a better job ;)
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bear48 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional
cool
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TimBakerFX Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks :)
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KayCSerenity Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
:giggle: Awesome! Looks great.
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TimBakerFX Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
thank you, I think they were unsure if I actually made a fake one until I bend it around hehe
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TheBugKing Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
LOL! Cheater!

That's an awesome technique to paint both of them! :D
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TimBakerFX Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
I learned that from an old FX artist from the Studio system days :) He'd say things like "I was work'n on those cycle pictures with Jack..." ;)
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HappyHenry Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A magician never tells his secrets, lol, "Paint them both..take to set and they cant tell the difference." Very wise.
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TimBakerFX Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
taught to me by an old FX guy... works every time hehe
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RaptorArts Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very nice! But why a rubber harmonica when a real one would due? Did they have to throw it at an actor in a film?
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TimBakerFX Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
they had to throw it right at an actor's face/head... safety first :D
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RaptorArts Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Cool XD
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gryphonsshadow Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
is the rubber one on the right? awesome job though re painting the real one is really funny, and a good trick.
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TimBakerFX Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
aww, you got it, but it's a pretty good match I thought
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gryphonsshadow Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
it is a good match, the only reason I could tell was because the edges of the rubber one bend like a harmonica shouldn't.
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usn1 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
Nice!!
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TimBakerFX Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks :D
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usn1 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
:D
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ScribbleFox Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
You did an awesome job! From the pic it's very hard to guess which is the fake. (Tho if I had to, I think I'd guess the one on the right.)
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TimBakerFX Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
D'oh! you guessed right ;) well, no one will see it very well while they are throwing it thru the air hehe
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RandyHand Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
That is too funny....
Great job by the way...
It reminds me of a client we had when I was working in the patina shop at the foundry.
This guy was anal retentive about the colors we put on his marlin sculptures and swordfish and he had his assistant come in and mix up the "perfect" blue.
He sprayed it on half of a metal patina sample plate....then put a piece of tape over to separate his color and ours.
He said we needed to match that color perfectly....
So after the assistant left my buddy sandblasted the whole plate off, mixed his own color and sprayed the whole plate, put the tape back on and showed it to the assistant.
He said..."well, I guess that's close enough"....
What a douche....
Anyways, sorry for rambling....
Best to you my friend...
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blackaller Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
Why did they need a rubber harmonica? To throw it on somebody's face? Just curious :D
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TimBakerFX Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
that is just what they wanted... to throw it at some womans head ;)
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blackaller Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
Just what I thought. I guess rubber-model=throw-at-person 99% of the times.
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TimBakerFX Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
and it's just too much fun to throw things at actors ;P
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blackaller Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
I guess. Haven't tried it yet ^_^
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TimBakerFX Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
try try try! :D I called you and left a message, dude, I got into Spectrum this year! woohoo!! i'm very excited hehehe
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blackaller Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
That's awesome Timmy, congratulations, you've made it again! Sorry I didn't get your call. I left the phone at home as usual ^_^
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