The firefighter’s fantasy football trophy is completed. I’m proud to say that I finally finished a custom trophy that I’ve been thinking about for some time now. A fantasy football trophy specifically for firemen. I’ve had a few requests over the years to sculpt a trophy that would represent firefighters, but I always had to put doing it on the back burner. However, when I received another request from an engine company down in Florida, I couldn’t put it off any longer. It was time to sit down and custom make a fantasy football trophy for the bravest among us. Since the firehouse loved the Throwback so much, the decision was made to sculpt a helmet onto the existing sculpture. After grinding down a large portion of the leather helmet and neck roll on a standard Throwback, I was then able to add the firefighter’s helmet to the figure. The really cool part was also being able to personalize it by sculpting the #7 on the front to represent the firehouse. Overall I’m thrilled at how it turned out and can’t wait to hear their reaction. I’ve been promised that photos will be on their way after they receive it.
If any other firehouses are interested please contact me at Dave @ FantasyTrophies.com.
Recently I was asked if I could sculpt a fantasy football trophy for a group of firemen in Florida. I knew that sculpting a trophy from scratch would be way too expensive so the idea was floated to just put a firefighter’s helmet on The Throwback. I’ve done a few other small alterations to both The Throwback and The Armchair Quarterback in the past so I knew this idea could work. I soon got to work and added a helmet to a large Throwback by sculpting it out of Magic Sculpt. Magic Sculpt is a two part paste that, when mixed together in equal parts, hardens after a few hours. It’s perfect because it gives you a good amount of time to sculpt what you want and it’s paintable. Once it was done, I liked it so much that I decided to have my buddy James make a mold of the head so that I could cast more in the future. The pictures below are of the sculpture during the mold making process. I’ll have more photos in the near future and we’ll see how it turns out. Stay tuned. – Dave
The Mulligan golf trophy was released about a month ago and, by the early response, he’s definitely going to make his mark on the golf world. I’ve heard from a bunch of fans of FantasyTrophies.com that the Mulligan is the perfect trophy for their golf tournament, skins game, or to commemorate a hole in one. I knew when I was sculpting the Mulligan that I had something pretty special on my hands. One of the things that I do before I sculpt any trophy is to do some studying of the competition and research other trophies on the market. What I realized was that there is a lot of crap out there when it comes to golf trophies. Go ahead and look for yourself. Google search golf trophy and you’ll be amazed with the amount of junk you’ll discover. I knew I wanted something different and a trophy that would really speak to true golf fanatics and +10 handicappers everywhere. The Mulligan I feel is just that. And by what fans have been telling me, I’m not alone.
Recently I purchased a 15 gallon pressure pot so that we could finally fit the large Throwback inside of it. About a year I decided to pressurize the Mini trophies because too many air bubbles were forming in various spots. By adding pressure to the casts while they’re curing, a better, more detailed trophy cast can be achieved. You see, small air bubbles form inside of the resin while it’s mixed and then they are transferred to the cast when the resin is poured inside of the mold. The pressure, sometimes up to 60 psi., squeezes out all of these bubbles and forces them t escape to the top of the trophy. Another benefit to pressurizing the trophies is that the molds will not tear or break down as fast because there is less chance they’ll be damaged on the sharp edges of a cast air bubble. Anyone that knows casting resin understands what I’m talking about. All you other people just trust me that you’re receiving the best hand-made trophy you can find. After all, at FantasyTrophies.com it’s about producing the best quality fantasy sports trophy possible.
A loser trophy for a fantasy football league can change everything. Believe me, I know. Last year I came unbelievably close to having my name on ours, The Loudini. If not for my buddy Frank and his horrible excuse for a team, I would’ve been forever remembered for shitting the bed in 2012. You just can’t live that type of season down in fantasy football. Especially with my group of guys. A loser trophy adds that extra pressure. Every owner wants to experience what it feels like to win their league and have ultimate bragging rights. However, having your name on your league’s loser trophy says that you were the worst at what you do- at least for that year. It’s a trophy that holds the history and proof that some guys just don’t know jack when it comes to fantasy football. You can’t dispute it either. The proof is in the engraved plates that show the names. It’s one “prize” that no one wants and a trophy that you’ll do anything to stay off of.
This post is really just a reminder (and a plea for help) to all you commissioners out there to get your plate orders in now. It happens every year where a commissioner calls me in a panic saying that he needs his yearly winner’s plate for his draft. Which is usually about 2 days away and the guy lives in California. Sorry, but it’s not gonna happen.
I realize men are notorious for putting things off, but please make this the exception to the rule. GET YOUR PLATE ORDERS IN NOW so that I’m not swamped in early September and you won’t be in a panic.