Head and shoulder lifecast of actor Adam Baldwin, being a 1st generation copy of the original bust that was cast and over sculpted as a filming prop for the 7th episode of Joss Whedon's cult-TV series Firefly 'Jaynestown.' (Written by Ben Edlund)
The bust of the original fiberglass "mud" statue was created by Los Angeles special makeup effects artist Robert Hall at his company Almost Human. http://www.almosthuman.net/ After filming of 'Jaynestown' wrapped in September of 2002, the "screen-used" bust was kept by the actor and then sold at charity auction in December of 2005.
The item currently at auction is an ARTIST'S COPY that Mr. Hall gifted to the actor for his personal collection. It was created from the original lifecast mold and finished for Mr. Baldwin prior to 2005. The composition material is unknown, but it is of note that this is a solidly cast piece (approx. 7lbs in weight). The finish is artist faux painted rather than "mud-caked".
The Gaddes Foundation would like to thank actor Adam Baldwin and Bill Ferguson, for their help in auctioning off a piece from Adams personal FireFly collection. The statue went for $1,775. All money raised will go toward the fight against Cystic Fibrosis.