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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
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Jim Lane
1 month 24 days ago

So very cool!

Member
1 month 24 days ago

Awesome! The guy does good work.

Christian
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Christian
1 month 24 days ago

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
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Arwen
1 month 24 days ago

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

Nathan Gambino
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Nathan Gambino
1 month 24 days ago

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

jic
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jic
1 month 22 days ago

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
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BigFire
1 month 24 days ago

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

Shawna
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1 month 24 days ago

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

jordan Rockwell
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jordan Rockwell
1 month 24 days ago

Well done!!!

Andrew Jones
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Andrew Jones
1 month 24 days ago

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

Bob Esser
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Bob Esser
1 month 24 days ago

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
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Dorothy Grant
1 month 23 days ago

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
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eldiabloloco
1 month 23 days ago

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
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Jakub Narębski
1 month 23 days ago

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

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Akatsukami
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1 month 22 days ago

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

jic
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jic
1 month 22 days ago

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
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1 month 22 days ago

That would be my SWAG.

Julaire
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Julaire
1 month 21 days ago

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

jic
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jic
1 month 21 days ago

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

Devon Dorrity
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1 month 19 days ago

That is some good guessing. It’s 24″

Laikastes
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Laikastes
1 month 23 days ago

Why do you always get all the cool stuff?

The Phantom
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1 month 23 days ago

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
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Jill
1 month 23 days ago

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
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1 month 23 days ago

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

mousekt
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mousekt
1 month 22 days ago

Love the timing on that spoiler alert!

Tirno
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1 month 22 days ago

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

Devon Dorrity
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1 month 19 days ago

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
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1 month 21 days ago

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
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SirShades
1 month 21 days ago

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
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JackCrow
1 month 20 days ago

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

NukemHill
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NukemHill
1 month 20 days ago

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

Old NFO
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1 month 20 days ago

That is one nice piece of sculpture!

Pugmak
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Pugmak
1 month 20 days ago

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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