Fletcher Allwiens ( ED BELFOUR STYLE TRIBUTE TO HIS LATE FRIEND)
This mask is for Sniders starting goalie and Killer Klown player Fletcher Allwien.
He wants a white and maroon color scheme. A Eagle on a White basecoat ( which is a weird request but im not wearing it he
is so...) and the chin paying homage to his late friend in a banner and number. Below is the mask before I sanded it,
Eagle being unmasked and the back plate that finished 1st. Back plate image is blocky becuase I didnt shrink it correctly
for the image. Its a wicked #39.
(mask as I had it done)...but we went ahead and changed the mask with the white
back drop. Fletch didnt want that much maroon. He just wanted accents to match his pads. His mask his choice so heres the
mask before I whited out the basecoat.
The refurbishing and restoration of Gary Ruchs' goalie mask-
Gary asked me to repaint his goalie mask so I thought it would be funny to
put the progress on the website. PIMP MY MASK! If I dont do a good job Gary will kill me with his 200 mph slapshot.
Gary just thinks hes getting his mask redone. Thats all I was gonna do but after inspecting his blue beast as a guy who is
somewhat of a an artist there is no way in hell Gary is gonna get this bucket back in the shape that it is in. So heres to
DAY#1 ( Below) Garys mask as is when I got it from him. This mask had
what every beer leaguers mask has. Old foam, rusted screws and it stunk like Gordies Howes ol jock strap. Just kid'n Gary....put
ur slap shot away! I had to spray wd40 in the cage fittings. Totally rusted out. Next im going to wash it , peel the stickers
off, sand it, wash it check to see if any gashs or dings in the mask need some plumbers putty applied to fill in some damaged
areas then spray it with automotive primer.
DAY#2 ( STRIPPING THE MASK AND PREP FOR PRIMER)
Next I am ready to sand off the gloss of the blue paint. This makes the primer
adhere to the mask alot better. Im going to clean out the inside of the mask as well becuase it was looking pretty bad.
It's a headache doing all this ,but once its all done its all worth while and to me it's kinda fun. Im gonna refurbish the
mask not just paint this bad boy!