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 ultimate fantasy football trophy for fireman is finally on the site and ready to represent your firehouse. Yes, the Armchair Quarterback Fireman is now LIVE on FantasyTrophies.com. What’s unique about this trophy is that you can add a customized helmet by clicking on the “plates” button on the homepage and putting your firehouse number. I then sculpt it on the helmet before bronze finishing the trophy. Pretty awesome!
A few months ago I received an email from Ali, a policeman here in Brooklyn, asking if I would be able to sculpt a fantasy football trophy for cops. At the time I was busy stocking up on inventory for the beginning of football season and said I wouldn’t have the time and that a custom trophy would cost quite a bit. Though disappointed, he understood and said if I ever developed a trophy specifically for cops he’d be the first to order one. A couple months later I found myself having a similar conversation but this time with a fireman in Florida. The difference however was that I had some free time and thought I’d give it a shot. The Throwback Fireman would soon be born. I liked the results so much that I put it up on my blog and since then have sculpted an Armchair Quarterback Fireman to rave reviews. Both trophies will soon be available on FantasyTrophies.com.
Re-enter Ali. Seeing that I went ahead and sculpted a trophy for fireman and not the police, Ali reached out to me once again. He was incredibly enthusiastic about seeing a similar trophy sculpted for cops and went gave me a number of reasons why it would be a great idea. It didn’t take much convincing. I knew it would be a hit and something I’d really enjoy doing. The great thing is that Ali and a few other Brooklyn policemen want to stop by the shop at some point to help work with me on the overall design and to brainstorm some ideas. One thing that I definitely wanted to be a part of the design was a nice mustache and aviator glasses. I was so excited with the idea that I got right to work. As you can see, the Armchair Quarterback Policeman is well on it’s way and a fantasy football trophy that will stand alone to represent policeman everywhere.
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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.
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