Today was spent prepping the Throwback Fireman fantasy football trophy so that it could receive a brush-on coat of silicone. It’s somewhat a tedious process but one that needs to be done in order to insure every detail of the original sculpture is present in the final cast. You can see in the photo that the brush-on coat is very thin. We do this on purpose so that very few air bubbles appear on the surface of the sculpture and if they do we can easily pop them. We’ll let this cure for 24 hours and then tomorrow the remainder of the silicone will be poured.
The Armchair Fireman is finally finished and now he just needs to go up on the site. Before that happens though I wanted to introduce him to the fans of FantasyTrophies.com through the blog. As you can imagine, the firehouse will never be the same as every guy will no doubt do whatever it takes to get their name on the trophy.
If you’re interested in an Armchair Fireman contact me at Dave @ FantasyTrophies.com
Having a fantasy football trophy specifically designed for firemen has always been something that I’ve thought about. This year it became a reality. A few weeks ago I was contacted by a fireman down in Florida who was wondering if I could add a firefighter’s helmet to the Throwback with his engine companies number on it. I decided to give it a shot. When it was finally completed, I was so pleased with the result that I knew I needed to add a similar helmet to the Armchair Quarterback. Fate pushed my hand. It was only a few days after finishing the Throwback that I received and order from a firehouse in NYC for a regular large Armchair Quarterback. I knew it was for a firehouse because of the name they wanted engraved on the main plate. It had both the engine and ladder company numbers. I gave Dan, a fireman at the station, a call and asked if they’d be interested in having an Armchair Quarterback trophy with a fireman’s helmet instead of the customary leather one. Dan was thrilled with the idea and said he’d was going to surprise his league with the new trophy. A perk for me was the fact that I was able to arrange a day that I could hand deliver it myself to the guys at the station. Let’s face it, who doesn’t want to visit a NYC firehouse?
It’s rare that I feel short in an environment, being that i’m 6’2″, but this was definitely one of those rare times. Dan and a bunch of the other guys towered over me. Dan unveiled the trophy and the guys couldn’t have been happier with the result. The fireman’s axe next to the recliner was a small detail that they really seemed to like. Overall the entire experience was just as rewarding for me as it was for them.
Now I just need to get both trophies up on the site. Thanks for the photo guys.
If you’re a firefighter and interested in either trophy contact me at Dave at FantasyTrophies.com
PS- Thanks for the photo guys.