OCTOPUSSY Faberge egg

HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,408MI6 Agent
Hello gents,

after all these Skyfall clothing threads, I thought, that I'd post a bit abbout replica here to get back to AJB's roots ;)

Some of you know, that I am working now for the 5th (!!) year on my Octopussy egg replica.

We have currently stopped the making as we can't get further with the coach.

Here is the coach from the prop egg:
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and here is the one, which my silversmith has casted from a miniature of the 1953 coronation coach:
RT0bxopI5O.jpg

Obviously the coach is off-scale compared to the prop (too large) and inaccurate in details (roof, wheels etc.).

The coronation coach looked like that in nature:
3jKDTfc5yk.jpg

Now my question to the experts: Do you know a model of the coronation coach, which is similar to the one from the prop egg?

Does someone know the overall length of the original coronation coach - so that we can calculate down the scale?

The overall length of the model coach should be 40-42 mm, longer coaches won't fit into the egg shells.

Is there anyone who's registered on RPF and may post the question there as well?

Thanks for your help guys.
President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
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  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,408MI6 Agent
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    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

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  • danjaq_0ffdanjaq_0ff The SwampsPosts: 6,997MI6 Agent
    what about this one :D
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  • texas007texas007 Houston, Texas 77041Posts: 2,267MI6 Agent
    danjaq_0ff wrote:
    what about this one :D
    Disney-Princess-Cinderellas-Carriage-nowatermark_zps7f17dc23.jpg

    beautiful, my daughters would love that :D

    But seriously if we have the spec size we easily recreate it digitally based on pictures and have it printed in metal which can later be gold plated.
  • danjaq_0ffdanjaq_0ff The SwampsPosts: 6,997MI6 Agent
    Dont give me that Kan, you love it to :D
  • texas007texas007 Houston, Texas 77041Posts: 2,267MI6 Agent
    danjaq_0ff wrote:
    Dont give me that Kan, you love it to :D

    Who can resist SKYFALL blue matching my OB Setter :D
  • ke02ewwke02eww USPosts: 2,064MI6 Agent
    Bondtoys wrote:
    Hello gents,

    after all these Skyfall clothing threads, I thought, that I'd post a bit abbout replica here to get back to AJB's roots ;)

    Some of you know, that I am working now for the 5th (!!) year on my Octopussy egg replica.

    We have currently stopped the making as we can't get further with the coach.

    Here is the coach from the prop egg:
    OnghW3SpXL.jpg
    and here is the one, which my silversmith has casted from a miniature of the 1953 coronation coach:
    RT0bxopI5O.jpg

    Obviously the coach is off-scale compared to the prop (too large) and inaccurate in details (roof, wheels etc.).

    The coronation coach looked like that in nature:
    3jKDTfc5yk.jpg

    Now my question to the experts: Do you know a model of the coronation coach, which is similar to the one from the prop egg?

    Does someone know the overall length of the original coronation coach - so that we can calculate down the scale?

    The overall length of the model coach should be 40-42 mm, longer coaches won't fit into the egg shells.

    Is there anyone who's registered on RPF and may post the question there as well?

    Thanks for your help guys.

    Hey bond toys..


    Heres the info on coach dimensions...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_State_Coach

    And this is the best known scale model by matchbox.... A bit big but plenty of detail
    http://www.vintagebritishdiecasts.co.uk/2index/scoro.htm

    There are loads of articles on it.. Just google coronation coach 1953

    Cheers Paul
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,408MI6 Agent
    texas007 wrote:
    But seriously if we have the spec size we easily recreate it digitally based on pictures and have it printed in metal which can later be gold plated.

    Hello Kan,

    thanks for your input.
    Would you be able to do something based on the 1st pic and a size in mm that I would provide you?


    Thanks

    M.
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • texas007texas007 Houston, Texas 77041Posts: 2,267MI6 Agent
    It is very possible to get a coach as seen in picture 1 to match any sizes you want. The tiny details can be enhanced later after we have the initial 3D model. Once everything checked out digitally then we print - in resin for prototype then later in metal for final.
    Bondtoys wrote:
    texas007 wrote:
    But seriously if we have the spec size we easily recreate it digitally based on pictures and have it printed in metal which can later be gold plated.

    Hello Kan,

    thanks for your input.
    Would you be able to do something based on the 1st pic and a size in mm that I would provide you?


    Thanks

    M.
  • icsics Posts: 1,407MI6 Agent
    Nice version Kan... Markus - hope you succed -{
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,408MI6 Agent
    texas007 wrote:
    It is very possible to get a coach as seen in picture 1 to match any sizes you want. The tiny details can be enhanced later after we have the initial 3D model. Once everything checked out digitally then we print - in resin for prototype then later in metal for final.

    Hello Kan,

    thanks for your input. We are doing still some research on the optimal coach size and as soon as I know something, I'll let you know.

    Christof also offered me his help, so I am positive that we can solve this in a perfect way.

    Thanks again guys!
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,408MI6 Agent
    just a little update:

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    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

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  • texas007texas007 Houston, Texas 77041Posts: 2,267MI6 Agent
    love the update -{
  • icsics Posts: 1,407MI6 Agent
  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 6,771MI6 Agent
    Is it chocolate?
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  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,408MI6 Agent
    Pewter.... 8-)
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

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  • KleynenKleynen BelgiumPosts: 390MI6 Agent
    Looks GREAT! {[]
  • TeppoTeppo TISPosts: 2,378MI6 Agent
    Yes!! Lovely updates indeed, specially those updates on his signature :D
    Knowing who to trust is Everything in this business.

    TIS - "The moment you think you got it figured - you're wrong"
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,408MI6 Agent
    Thanks for the feedback, guys.

    It's been like that for over a year as we are still woring on the right size of the coach. Btw thanks for offering me help Kan and Christof - Christof as soon as I have the correct size for the coach, I'll get back to you.

    Teppo: My account has been hacked and some blind Dalton fan (god knows who he is - he must be the only one in the world :D ) put that.
    I have modified it a little in the meantime to fit to my taste ;)
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • minigeffminigeff EnglandPosts: 7,745MI6 Agent
    i thought you'd have gone in for this markus?

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    :D

    Loving theupdates mate, really is a true work of art. -{
    'Force feeding AJB humour and banter since 2009'
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  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,408MI6 Agent
    minigeff wrote:

    Loving theupdates mate, really is a true work of art. -{

    It gives you credit, that while you are not able to produce work of art :v ( particularly not a MR cam :D ) you are at least able to identify it :p
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • TeppoTeppo TISPosts: 2,378MI6 Agent
    Since he's the president of a new "F@nny club", There's gotta be a name-change to BondChoice :D :v
    Knowing who to trust is Everything in this business.

    TIS - "The moment you think you got it figured - you're wrong"
  • ke02ewwke02eww USPosts: 2,064MI6 Agent
    Shock latest .....

    EF-EE rumoured to be about to think about announcing that they are laying an exact working copy of the octopussy fablousjay egg complete with real live horses (6 of them) inside and a jewel on the crown.

    Estimates of cost range from $100 to $299.99999 and postage is expected to be free

    For more information check my personal website at

    Www.anotherjbwebsite.com
  • texas007texas007 Houston, Texas 77041Posts: 2,267MI6 Agent
    I got that set :))
    minigeff wrote:
    i thought you'd have gone in for this markus?

    BE172F4F5056900B108FF77321005480.jpg
    :D

    Loving theupdates mate, really is a true work of art. -{
  • TeppoTeppo TISPosts: 2,378MI6 Agent
    edited March 2013
    texas007 wrote:
    I got that set :))
    minigeff wrote:
    i thought you'd have gone in for this markus?

    BE172F4F5056900B108FF77321005480.jpg
    :D

    Loving theupdates mate, really is a true work of art. -{

    WE have that set too, it's lovely - and my daughter is sooooo pleased with it :007)

    Gotta edit this post as I truly hope that we'll all see the finished coronation egg - i think it's one of the "Bond Prop"- Holy Grails and knowing who's behind it, I can only expect more than awesome -{
    Knowing who to trust is Everything in this business.

    TIS - "The moment you think you got it figured - you're wrong"
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,408MI6 Agent
    Just a short update:

    I had to sack the entire project because of inaccuracies re. the proportions of the 2 egg halves and the coach.

    I will start all over from scratch soon - watch this place.

    If anyone is interested in the eggs like from the pics for a VERY low price please get in touch with me in the next days.

    Thanks for your supports guys
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • minigeffminigeff EnglandPosts: 7,745MI6 Agent
    hey pal, sorry to hear this, that truly sucks balls.

    hope you get what you want in the end mate, gutted it's not worked out for you this time.

    MG -{
    'Force feeding AJB humour and banter since 2009'
    Vive le droit à la libre expression! Je suis Charlie!
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  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,408MI6 Agent
    thanks, short man named Jeff.

    Like a wise person said, it's important to stand up once more than you fall {[]
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • ke02ewwke02eww USPosts: 2,064MI6 Agent
    Bondtoys wrote:
    thanks, short man named Jeff.

    Like a wise person said, it's important to stand up once more than you fall {[]


    With instructions like these, any wonder your eggs turned out om let? 8-)

    Seriously bro, know you poured your soul into this so gutted for ya... :#

    But like bond, BT will return.. -{
  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 6,771MI6 Agent
    ke02eww wrote:
    Bondtoys wrote:
    thanks, short man named Jeff.

    Like a wise person said, it's important to stand up once more than you fall {[]


    With instructions like these, any wonder your eggs turned out om let? 8-)

    :)) Indeed, it reminds me of that old saying - 'You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead'.
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  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,408MI6 Agent
    Just wanted to give a short update:

    Works started again:

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    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
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