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spfxmasks
01-06-2009, 04:51 PM
Dick Van Dyke stops by to pick up some masks from Rusty Slusser.

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j309/DrLoomis1978/SPFX/344.jpg

And Tom Savini shares his thoughts on SPFXMasks and RealU Masks.


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Thanks for watching.
-SPFXMasks

screamlinestudios
01-06-2009, 10:01 PM
Awesome Rusty!

I love both of them and I especially love you ya crazy kid.

Miss ya though, haven't seen ya in awhile! :(

Slain
01-07-2009, 09:44 AM
Commosite Effects still has the best mask out there.. Way more durable that SPFX and great haunt related products instead of buying one to go out and mug someone..
On a side note Tom Savini owes me money so I'm not a big fan anyway.

Darkangel
01-07-2009, 10:07 AM
Man, that was rude Slain posting that on a SPFX thread...

I think someone should do a cool realistic skull silicone masks, for an awesome grim reaper costume...

Darkangel

Slain
01-07-2009, 10:21 AM
Just stating fact!!
]Not saying they have a bad product just their not haunt products like composite effects and the quality is not as good...[/COLOR]
Composite effects has that mask your looking for...

Darkangel
01-07-2009, 11:51 AM
Slain,

they have that in silicone? Let me go check it out...
Darkangel

Dman
01-07-2009, 12:27 PM
I have to disagree with a previous post. I own a few SPFX Masks and plan on buying more, as well as a CFX at the upcoming show. BOTH companies have great products depending on what you are looking for. If you want a mask that guests think is a makeup job, (working VERY CLOSE to patrons in your queline area) then Rusty and SPFX are the Best. If you want to put a great mask on one of your actors (working in a scene) then CFX seems to be the answer.

If you are looking for a mask that will have your audience believing that they are seeing and interacting with a old man or thug character, then you have to give the edge to Rusty. I have had numerous dealings with Rusty and consider him a true friend in this business. I hope to establish a similar relationship with CFX in the near future.

Rusty and CFX are definitely some of the best in our industry, all around, from quality to customer service.

I would agree with the comments regarding Tom Savini. I have met him numerous times at shows. I was with a friend of his a couple of the times. I found Tom to have a terminal case of drippy nose sniffles with dialated eyes and showing disdain for anyone that he felt wasn't going to place a order. If you didn't have serious coin to spend with him and his company, he had no time at all for you. He did not like to answer any questions about his products, In short, he was a jerk to quite a few haunt owners that were simply asking questions regarding his products. I would not do business with him, simply because of his lack of a professional demeanor.

Dan Augusto
Owner Tombstone Productions

Darkangel
01-07-2009, 12:31 PM
Savini's a Junkie? :eek:

SomeThingInTheIce
01-07-2009, 01:04 PM
So is Dick Van Dyke a mugger? He maybe trying to take those stars on the walk of fame.lol.

Commosite Effects still has the best mask out there.. Way more durable that SPFX and great haunt related products instead of buying one to go out and mug someone..
On a side note Tom Savini owes me money so I'm not a big fan anyway.

Slain
01-07-2009, 02:44 PM
I didn't want to go there but......
We bought a couple of pieces of his from the company (Boss Productions) he was involved with and yes they were just that way. The guy who actually did the work is great and is still around but left (Boss Productions and went to Lafond FX)_. Ask for Gutch he is a great guy and tech smart...
One of the pieces we bought was short about $400 dollars worth of electronics and we never heard from or received and money from Tom Savini or his apparent fly by night operation..
Don't sound like a lot of money but it was the principle.. We never have used the piece except as a prop



I have to disagree with a previous post. I own a few SPFX Masks and plan on buying more, as well as a CFX at the upcoming show. BOTH companies have great products depending on what you are looking for. If you want a mask that guests think is a makeup job, (working VERY CLOSE to patrons in your queline area) then Rusty and SPFX are the Best. If you want to put a great mask on one of your actors (working in a scene) then CFX seems to be the answer.

If you are looking for a mask that will have your audience believing that they are seeing and interacting with a old man or thug character, then you have to give the edge to Rusty. I have had numerous dealings with Rusty and consider him a true friend in this business. I hope to establish a similar relationship with CFX in the near future.

Rusty and CFX are definitely some of the best in our industry, all around, from quality to customer service.

I would agree with the comments regarding Tom Savini. I have met him numerous times at shows. I was with a friend of his a couple of the times. I found Tom to have a terminal case of drippy nose sniffles with dialated eyes and showing disdain for anyone that he felt wasn't going to place a order. If you didn't have serious coin to spend with him and his company, he had no time at all for you. He did not like to answer any questions about his products, In short, he was a jerk to quite a few haunt owners that were simply asking questions regarding his products. I would not do business with him, simply because of his lack of a professional demeanor.

Dan Augusto
Owner Tombstone Productions

Slain
01-07-2009, 02:46 PM
You'll be glad you did. They do awesome work!!


Slain,

they have that in silicone? Let me go check it out...
Darkangel

Darkangel
01-07-2009, 02:52 PM
They have a lot of cool different masks, big selection. Have you ever used the 2 piece skull prosthetic? That's a classic!

Darkangel

Slain
01-07-2009, 03:16 PM
No just the silicone. We did buy some prostetic latex but didn't use them much. They are also very nice.
I may get the bloody skeleton this season because it is cool...
Again not to talk down about SPFX but if you really look at both companies. The SPFX masks have weak stress points, were CFX have made their masks stress free..They almost cant be ripped

drfrightner
01-07-2009, 04:30 PM
Way to go Rusty...

For the upcoming HauntWorld tour we just bought a TON OF MASKS from SPFX Masks and Composite FX masks.

THey are both great companies ... in fact CFX told me just the other day on the phone when I put in an order they love the work o SPFX.

I think they are both on the same level in terms of quality...what it does boil down to however is which one has the mask you are looking for the theme of the masks.

We've never bought the silicone masks before and now we'll have an equal amount from both companies!

I'm glad both of these companies are in our industry nad PUSHING THE LIMITS OF LIFELIKE masks!

Both of these companies make our haunts more like Hollywood!

Glad to have both!

Larry

Slain
01-07-2009, 04:46 PM
]Yes they do but I think i was told they were once one company and then they had split off.. I do like the competition...[/B]

graystone
01-07-2009, 04:56 PM
In CFX has a better quality longer lasting mask. Wes is a great guy who always returns your call within a matter of minutes. If theres a problem hes on the phone helping you correct it!!!!! My luck has not been as good with SPFX. I am not saying there a bad company just saying they are TWO TOTALLY DIFFERENT COMPANIES! Shane and its Graystone Manor Shane this time.

damon carson
01-07-2009, 07:08 PM
That wasnt Tom Savinni that was someone wearing a SPFX Mask that looked like him.
Damon

Tater
01-07-2009, 07:38 PM
Ive dealt with Rusty acouple of times and he seems like a cool guy although i cant find his number anywhere....and I need to talk to him

screamlinestudios
01-07-2009, 08:23 PM
First of all - Slain is it? Do you need glasses or do you think we need glasses? Why the unnecessarily large bolded font? Seems a little excessive.

Second of all you need to learn some board etiquette. You don't hijack someone's post that is promoting one of their products by slamming it and then proceed to promote someone elseís product. That is just wrong, not to mention rude in my opinion. If you want to promote CFX silicone masks, then why don't you start a new thread to tout how wonderful they are and your experiences with them?

If someone other than SPFX started a thread asking peoples opinion about which company has great silicone masks, then that is entirely different and your posts would have been appropriate.

Understand the difference? :rolleyes:

Tater
01-07-2009, 08:29 PM
you know steve....i had that thought posted but in harsher terms but deleted it.....so i agree with you...i think its a total bullshit move and who cares im sure Tom owes alot of people money

Darkangel
01-07-2009, 09:12 PM
So Slain, which CFX masks do you have in person? I hesitate to use them the masks so expensive for use in the haunt. Even your main actors cannot appreciate the expense of these masks. It seems awful risky to let anyone other than the buyer wear them.

Larry, which styles did you choose?

Darkangel

Speculo
01-07-2009, 09:16 PM
Re: The masks -

We make custom silicone masks, and we purchase from both CFX and SPFX and I like them both!

You got to give Rusty of SPFX credit - He pioneered this, he proved we would buy a $500 mask and he took the first steps. As the first out there was a learning curve, no doubt, and some of the early masks had tear issues.

Now as far as I know they are both equally strong and tear resistant with the mesh built in ...that is my understanding.

That said they are both great companies! Rusty continues to innovate with the bladder effects and is now focusing on absolute realism including a blinding array of custom styling and hair options.

CFX has been innovating with the silicone foam inserts for weight reduction, masks for female actors and a huge output of cool monster style masks.

Really they have a very different product line, and they seem to be getting further apart in style with every design. Itís like saying Unit 70 or Distortions - They both have powerful products for different applications.

I plan in the future to use both vendors AND create our own designs depending on our needs.

I would encourage folks to buy from both - Vendors like this need our $$$ and input to flourish and to help creating new product that make us all look good, in MHO.

Thanks!

toothtwister
01-07-2009, 09:37 PM
Well said Ben.

Giving credit where credit is due- Rusty was the first to 'mass produce' full silicone masks.

And for the record, the two companies have never been a part of each other.

I know Rusty pretty well- as an artist type like myself, sometimes the smooth operation of a business can be difficult- especially one creating hand-made products of a high-end nature, and Rusty's SPFX masks has really come into it's own during the last year.

As for the difference between the two product lines, they each have their own strengths- SPFX utilizes the translucent properties of the silicone to create very life-like effects, with ultra-detailed paint schemes (which is why they cost more).

CFX seems to be going more for value, with more simplified paint schemes and more opaque silicone.

Both products carry a lot of value in the industry.

Thad
Dental Distortions

Speculo
01-07-2009, 10:23 PM
Here are some You Tubes I did with some of the SPFX masks - Check em out...

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Speculo
01-07-2009, 10:50 PM
CFX Dolly -

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h212/Speculo/CFXDolly.jpg

Speculo
01-07-2009, 10:52 PM
SPFX Thug and Custom NETHERWORLD Mangler
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h212/Speculo/ShakedownB.jpg

Speculo
01-07-2009, 10:55 PM
Custom Silicone Wolf Masks for NETHERWORLD -

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h212/Speculo/HWolfPack.jpg

Speculo
01-07-2009, 10:57 PM
Another NETHERWORLD Mangler shot -examining a Unit 70 Body...

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h212/Speculo/HOpenWide.jpg

Speculo
01-07-2009, 11:02 PM
There are 4 Silicones in this shot - Out front with some lot actors when Bow Wow came by -

Custom NETHERWORLD Far left, and up Front - and A CFX Dolly and IMP slider.

The point is they are both great!

SPFX and CFX Rock!

Thanks!


http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h212/Speculo/bowwowsmaller.jpg

Slain
01-08-2009, 08:22 AM
All of the silicone mask we use at Atrox are from CFX.. We now have 12 and they are used often.. In the future we are planning on getting into the same thing Ben is doing.. That is coming up with some of our own designs and have them custom made by someone we know in the FX business.. I believe as the products get more popular the prices will come down and more vendors will come on board..


So Slain, which CFX masks do you have in person? I hesitate to use them the masks so expensive for use in the haunt. Even your main actors cannot appreciate the expense of these masks. It seems awful risky to let anyone other than the buyer wear them.

Larry, which styles did you choose?

Darkangel

Slain
01-08-2009, 08:25 AM
Ben this one is Badass..Very cool
QUOTE=Speculo;54928]Another NETHERWORLD Mangler shot -examining a Unit 70 Body...

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h212/Speculo/HOpenWide.jpg[/QUOTE]

SomeThingInTheIce
01-08-2009, 04:59 PM
Sweet Ben, I can see why you are always in the top ten.

Raycliff Manor
01-08-2009, 08:15 PM
Woah! How did I miss this thread?! Ben, your custom masks are SWEET!!!

Kel