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Headhunters Flask by Zhon Headhunters Flask by Zhon
Flask of the Headhunter.
The once proud, ferocious and unforgiving alpha baboon has now fallen into the clutches of an even bigger and sinister predator. A Predator that now quenches its thirst by using it's prey's skull as as a vial to hold life-giving liquids.

Yeah.... Felt like making one of those evil tribal something-or-others.
Inspired to make it for my Huntress outfit for the Renaissance Faire. Perhaps it'll look good on my Minotaur too!

Replica Chacama Baboon skull that had been sealed to retain water. Glass neck and cork were off of a liquor bottle.
Skull holds a good 8-10 fl.oz.
I am currently working on and plan to finish a wolf and lion one.

Enjoy!
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:iconskybird99:
Skybird99 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is amazing! I bet it got a lot of comments during your Ren Faire trip. O-o I'm really curious though, how'd you seal the inside? Hot wax? I was thinking of attempting to make something like this as a gift but, beings as I realized that I didn't know what I was doing, i'd be happy to take this or another like it off your hands if you still have it for sale.
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Zhon Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
The inside was sealed with resin. It took two or three coats to get the skull to stop leaking. XD
I believe I still have this one... problem is.... it has long since been buried in cosplay costume totes! 
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Skybird99 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you have to melt the resin yourself or did you get It from like Home Depot or Hobbyworks?

Ah, well if you manage to find and dig it out, i'm willing to buy XD
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Zhon Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
The resin I get is by a company called Smooth-On (and actually... they call it a urethane resin) But Smooth-On 320 is a natural bone colour: www.smooth-on.com/Urethane-Pla…
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Skybird99 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Neat, thank you! I'll be sure to get some when I acquire an appropriate skull!
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Steven-T-H-N Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Zhon is this still available?
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I dont have this particular one, but have the materials to replicate it!
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Steven-T-H-N Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
This makes me very happy 
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Ekuhikaarme Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
that's very cool, I love headhunter stuff. looks really good haha
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Zhon Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hahahah, thanks!
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Steven-T-H-N Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
is this for sale? because this is amazing. and the anatomist in me is fascinated looking at all the points of muscle attachments etc on the skull.
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I do still have this and it's available for purchase ($100).
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Steven-T-H-N Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
id only I had the 100 bucks. i am usually a barter guy.


is it odd when I say I want to fondle your skull. and explore them. Anatomy buff or at least trying to.
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Zhon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
It'd depend on what you'd want to barter..... LOL!
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Steven-T-H-N Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
sadly most of my bartering items don't transport. I am a liscensed massage therapist and I seem to be able to accomplish a lot like that I also model or trade art supplies etc.

but I might just save up for the flask in the name of building my art collection.
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Steven-T-H-N Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
oh how I wish I had that 100 dollars though I doubt this is still for sale.
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Zippo4k Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
HA!
When I saw this at first I thought 'wow, I wonder how he got his hands on a baboon's skull'. as I looked at it it dawned on me (looking at the nasal opening) that this wasn't a real skull (as mentioned in you're artist's comments bellow). Looking at it further I realized the wear on the teeth was familiar and that I have that exact same replica. :XD:
Yay for coincidences. :p
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Zhon Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
ROFL!
Awesome! You got yours from Research Mannikins as well?
I do have a real baboon skull, however real bone is so porous that it'd take a lot to seal it to be waterproof.
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Zippo4k Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Yup. Christmas gift from my mother (she's cool like that :lol:)
I'm building my own collection of real animal skulls and other bones. It's coming along slowly, but with only a few exceptions, it's coming along quite nicely. :P
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Mistgod Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is a cool idea!
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lamelobo Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
hope to get a lion one someday, he.he...to take a sip of ?(alcoholic beverage)(= from the jaws...of a lion would be super awesome.!!!! great work Zhon..keep it coming!
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irathray Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy crap, that's so creeeepppyyy. But I love it. I wouldn't use it, though. Monkeys freak me out a little. Might bite me when I'm not looking. :giggle: Great, fantastic work here.
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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seriousbadger Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
WOW cool idea! It look awesome :)
*favs*
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you ! :D
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FicktionPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
If you don't make me one of these with a cord to hang around my neck I'll curl up and cry.

That is so fantastically awesome!!!
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Zhon Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
LOL! Aww! This one will be for sale next month for sure. I've been working on several others as well
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FicktionPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
How much are these gonna run. I'm so going to want one that I can drink my whiskey consistently out of. :XD:
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Zhon Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I figure they will be $25 on top of the replica-skull's price... so in the end it'd depend on the skull. This particular one will be for sale after the Renfaire season. Probably for $60.
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FicktionPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
That's not too bad. I'll see what I can scrape up eventually. :XD:
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drakky Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
That. Is so awesome.
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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SteelJaw Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Spiffy concept! I like it! Wish I was working and had extra cash, I'd commission one. Too awesome. :>
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
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Shadsie Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I want this.

Even more if it comes in lion.

Unfortuantely, I'm in financial straights so I couldn't buy one from you right now - this is just saying "me likey."
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Zhon Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I can definately make a lion one. I had gotten a good looking replica from the shop for $40. So if you are wanting one, to make it into a flask would be $25 more. OR... if it gets done and looks fine, I can trade it possibly!
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aichan25 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg dood, a wolf one would be kickass! how much would you charge for something like that?
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Zhon Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Depends ont he skull. If you provide the replica It'd be $25. If I provide the replica it will be $25 on top of the replica price. So for the babboon one it's about $80, wolf would be closer to $100 for a good rep.
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Storm-Horizon Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009   Photographer
Ooh, that's awesome.

Great work.
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! :D
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EatToast Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
drink out of his brains?!?! :noes:
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
YES!!! Because I am a zombie and DEMAND bRaInS!!!! :zombie:
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Professional
cool
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thankies! :bow:
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Americanhybrid Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
ohhhhhh.......i wouldnt mind a wolf one
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
It will be epic!
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TheChainsawUnicorn Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Is the jaw stationary?
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes it is. But I had found a way to springload the lion one I've got in progress because the jaw hinge is wider on that versus the skinny junction point on this Baboon!
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TheChainsawUnicorn Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the idea of the jaw bobbing around a bit.
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cosmicspider Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
That. Is brilliant. I love it! XD If I hadn't just spent a ton of money I'd probably ask how much for something like this haha...
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