May 15, 2008
I Gots Me Some Enthusiasm
Larry Young, the Chief Visionary, Creative Engine, and Marketing Guru for AiT/Planet Lar has got himself some enthusiasm, and isn't exactly shy about sharing it.
So, I gots me some enthusiasm.
In this case, it's probably bordering more on "an obsession" or "a fetish," though, at this point. See, I love helmets. Football helmets, motorcycle helmets, SWAT gear helmets. Chinese jet fighter helmets, French firefighter helmets, spacesuit helmets. Not to mention all the comic book-inspired helmets I love for their cool design, like Doctor Fate's lid, or The Rocketeer's Art Deco crash bucket.
But after a while, you get the enthusiasm to make up one of your own, and that's what my pal John Hays does:
A wizard with the clay sculpt, and an artist pulling soft plastic around a vacuform machine, John sure can create an excellent prop or piece of costuming. I scored one of his Golden Age Flash helmets, and with a trim of the plastic and a few coats of paint straight from the rattle-can, I had another museum piece for my helmet collection:
Straight out of the box.
A little trimming of the extra bits, and some light filing and sanding.
A quick coat of white primer on everything.
Gold for the wings...
...and silver for the lid...
...and it's ready to display...
...until it's time for a little crime-fighting.
May 15, 2008 10:07 PM
Seriously , after having seen this in person I can tell you it's as cool as it looks in the photos--cooler even. Didn't know about the shirt, though.
Posted by: Johnny at May 17, 2008 10:53 PM
Well, that's the crime-fighting part. :)
Posted by: Larry Young at May 18, 2008 08:39 PM
Posted by: Tim Lehnerer at May 19, 2008 08:09 PM