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Razor Cola screaming skull

PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:08 pm
by DeLano80
Hello! First post here. I will be trying to replicate this skull from Mad Max Fury Road. It is on Mad Max's car that has been turned into the "Razor Cola". It should not be too difficult but was wondering if anyone could help me with the parts. Obviously there is steel banding and wire. The small rivets I believe are solid domed rivets. The bigger ones I am not to sure of. I know there is a metal ring on the back holding the bands together. It has been suggested to me the pieces that hold the lower jaw on are turnbuckle bodies and I believe that is correct. I have a replica skull coming but it is a modern human skull. I and a few others think that it is actually a Neanderthal hominid skull replica sold by Skullduggery. The skull used is a bit squatter than it ought to be and the brow is more pronounced. I was hoping someone her might have more details about this or maybe even know who made it.
Thanks for looking!

Re: Razor Cola screaming skull

PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:17 am
by DeLano80
I could use any reference pics you may have. Especially from the back or showing anything of the connection of the turnbuckles to the skull. Much appreciated!

Re: Razor Cola screaming skull

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:25 am
by DeLano80
I have not posted here in quite a while. The reason is because I have stalled on this project. I finally found a couple turnbuckles that are a very close match to the ones used. They will require slight modification. Another problem I am having is the teeth. I can cut and bend the teeth but I cannot perform the radius around the bottom edge without the metal crimping. I think I need new tools.

In the interim I have been working on the Mini-Max. I call it the mini because it uses a modern human skull which is about 2/3 the size of the Neanderthal. So, everything has been scaled down. The conical rivets were not used. Instead I used different dome head rivets and little finish nails. Smaller diameter wire. Turnbuckles from the hardware store. This proved a bit more difficult than I had hoped. The modern human skull does not lend itself well for attaching turnbuckles to it. The Neanderthal should go easier. The space for putting things is a lot bigger anyway. That was my problem with this skull. The turnbuckles just didn’t fit, the way to attach them had to be adjusted. Also, the way they attach makes them finicky. Tightening the top makes the bottom splay out so it is difficult to get the proper balance. I will probably end up epoxying them to get the “stance” I am looking for. I see in the following pictures my jawbone is a bit crooked. That is because my parts are loose. This was a good exercise for me I think.

When will I figure out how to use a camera? I have no idea. They always look awful!

I will finish this and put together a pipe fitting stand for it and get rid of it I think.
And the real Screaming Skull will continue...

Re: Razor Cola screaming skull

PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:43 pm
by DeLano80
All done (mostly)

If you are interested, you can see more pics here on page 3
Oh, I have no idea how to size files, sorry!!!! :oops: right click and "view image" so you can see it.