By: TheTerminatorFans.com On February 28th, 2019
The Terminator franchise used to have such a strong relationship with practical effects, which is our preferred art medium vs CG, but sometimes the props themselves don’t have a physical longevity which is inkeeping with the lifespan of the film,- and can deteriorate with time.
This famous Arnold Schwarzenegger puppet has seen better days, and now looks more like a mummified corpse…
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Got to visit @profilesinhistory today and see this awesome @schwarzenegger #terminator puppet 35 years later! It’s certainly seen better days! @millionaireclayboy was this one of the heads you sculpted originally? SWIPE to see a few more shots and the recreation of @tom_woodruffjr puppeteering in an old set photo from @stanwinstonschool #profilesinhistory #prop #archive #sale #auction #terminator #schwarzenegger #old #foam #latex #stanwinston #stanwinstonstudio #stanwinstonschool #tomwoodruffjr #original #puppet #puppeteer #35years
The images were taken at the Profiles in History auction house on a visit by David Woodruff (son of Tom Woodruff Jr. – a stalwart of the Stan Winston Studios team).
One of our favorite images was the side-by-side recreation with Tom reuniting with this slightly worse-for-wear T-800 Unit…
Categories: Arnold Schwarzenegger • Behind The Scenes • Cast • Characters • James Cameron • Movies • Stan Winston • Stan Winston School of Character Arts • T-800 • T-800 Battle Damaged • The Terminator (1984) • Tom Woodruff • VFX