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Bronze Statue of Earl Harbinger from MHI

So this is a new one for me. A fan made a bronze sculpture of one of my characters.

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Pretty cool, huh?

That’s Earl Harbinger, mid transformation into werewolf (spoiler alert).

Devon Dorrity is a fantastic sculptor, He likes to listen to Audible while working, and had gone through the MHI series a couple of times. Alpha inspired him to create this.

Check out his portfolio. http://www.devondorrity.com/    If you are interested in getting your own Harbinger he can sell you one.  (I think they are around $2700, which is a good deal for a bronze this big) He’s also got more pictures and videos of how they make the molds, pour the bronze (2000 degrees!), and put the patina on. It is fascinating stuff.

I have this in my living room now. It is super cool and looks even better in person. The whole thing is about 50 pounds, and you can actually cut yourself on the claws, so I had to be careful where I put it so that my kids wouldn’t crash into Earl and injure themselves. 😀

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Jim Lane
Guest

So very cool!

Scorp
Member

Awesome! The guy does good work.

Christian
Guest

That thing is AWESOME! It’s got to feel great when your art inspires other’s art like this!
Also, I LOVE his take in the MHI smiley!

Arwen
Guest

That’s awesome. Completely out of my price range but my compliments to the artist!

Nathan Gambino
Guest

I really like his take on the MHI logo. Maybe he should do a run of bronze challenge coins with that design

jic
Guest

I’m thinking that Larry should commission him to design some miniatures for the MHI RPG. Actually, does the MHI RPG require miniatures? I’m not a gamer. Either way, they’d be nice collectibles.

BigFire
Guest

Larry, you really want to me not to buy another gun this year?

Shawna
Guest

Wow, I think that’s the first time I’ve seen bronze statue fan art. Very cool.

jordan Rockwell
Guest

Well done!!!

Andrew Jones
Guest

Yeh, don’t cut yourself on Earl. Anything that makes MCB intervention the best choice is probably something to avoid.

Bob Esser
Guest

I am SOOOOOO jealous. Not of you for having this (well, OK, that too), but for Devon’s talent. I’m thinking it’s too late for me, but maybe my grandkids will blossom.

Dorothy Grant
Guest

Heh. Yeah, “The protagonist in one of my novels slashed my toddler with his claws…. no, honest!” isn’t a conversation to have with the clinic’s nurse.

While scars often come with cool stories, that’d be a new one!

eldiabloloco
Guest

I will need to be satisfied with the photo, but it is worth clicking through to the gallery. That guy has a gift.

Jakub Narębski
Guest

What are the dimensions of this piece? The photo lacks anything that could have been used for scale.

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Akatsukami
Guest

Given the stated weight of 50 pounds and the density of bronze, it’s probably about one-third scale.

jic
Guest

How tall is Earl in werewolf form? Anyway, I’m thinking that if the statue weighs about 50 lbs (including wooden base?), it’s probably, what, 18″-2′ tall?

Akatsukami
Guest

That would be my SWAG.

Julaire
Guest

The height is listed on Dorrity’s site: 24″. So, good guess. =)

jic
Guest

It is? I looked, and I couldn’t find it.

Devon Dorrity
Guest

That is some good guessing. It’s 24″

Laikastes
Guest

Why do you always get all the cool stuff?

The Phantom
Guest

So very cool to see other artists inspired like that by a story, isn’t it?

That’s a tribute to your work right there, Larry. You deserve it.

Jill
Guest

Bronze sculptures aren’t my thing, but that’s a marvelous piece of work. Looking at some of his other work, he might find a sculpture of Heather a neat challenge. It would be interesting to see what he could do to distinguish it from the Harbinger sculpture to show off her greater self-control when transformed. Then you could have a matched set!

I like Nathan Gambino’s idea to see what Mr. Dorrity could do on the bronze challenge coin front! Although, whoever did the Series II did a very nice job…..

Mike
Guest

Shucks! He could’ve done John Scalzi modeling a new dress …

mousekt
Guest

Love the timing on that spoiler alert!

Tirno
Guest

A Franks statue at the same scale will be a two-man-lift, by OSHA regs.

Devon Dorrity
Guest

I would love to do Agent Franks. I just need to compile a list of features that would definitively identify him. If any fan cares to do that…

Jason
Guest

It kinda looks like there’s a missing finger on the right hand, which, assuming that’s the correct hand, would be appropriate after Nicolai took his last bite.

Or maybe it’s just the angle and the light.

SirShades
Guest

It’s the angle. However, the artist said that it was intentional, so he sould easily remove the finger if the buyer wanted post Alpha Earl.

JackCrow
Guest

Very cool, congrats!
I used to work at a bronze art foundry, it is an interesting process.

NukemHill
Guest

You need to get a life size one built to put out front of your new abode.

Old NFO
Guest

That is one nice piece of sculpture!

Pugmak
Guest

Any chance you could talk Mr. Dorrity into applying his amazing skills at producing a set of miniatures, maybe in baked clay or that foam he mentioned at his site, for us fans to display on our “cool stuff” shelf at home?

A full set of MHI characters would, most definitely, qualify as cool stuff.

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