Engines 1 and 2 had their plates cast in brass by Hortie-Van Innovations Mfg. in Pasadena, California.
A google search of "brass foundry" brings up scores of foundries that cast in brass or bronze. I'm sure you can find one close to you. And it looks like you have the patterns. That bat stanchion would have quite some heft to it in brass or bronze!
RPF is a great resource for cosplayers. Good website
I followed a Flynn Ryder and Rapunzel cosplay duo over there for their costume builds... AMAZING is all I can say. There've been a ton of scratch-built Wall-E as well, with one currently in final build stages. Just love the stuff, and wish I had more time to build stuff. I have some disney props still sitting in raw casts which are in serious need of finishing.
Is that website mentioned earlier for people displaying their custom recreations or items for sale?
There is a for sale/interest section to that site, but you have to be a member with x amount of days or posts, or something to get to it/post if I recall correctly.
Whoever, how did you make the entrance plaque? Are you the owner of the mold? I would love to have one and I hope if you have the molds we could reach an agreement.
I had it commissioned, and have already referred a few people to the individual who created it for me. The wife did the finishing work on it. I see you are local to phoenix, I would gladly show you some of the pieces in person, and hook you up with the creators if you desire if you want some of them.
Here is the Pizza Planet truck project some friends and I worked on. We're in the process of finishing up editing our film but here is the teaser and our most recent video (featuring Sarah from MiceChat!) that shows some of the newer modifications we've done to make it a little more screen accurate. It's always a work in progress. Basically it started as a fun project and then we turned it into a full road trip and actually went to Pixar's studio up north.
I'll also link the blog here in case you want to see some more photos/videos.
Who cast them? The guy who did my brozne fertility idol says most US foundries will not cast brass these days.
i contacted about a dozen foundries here in california, and the majority gave me the run around trying to get me to do bronze....i would email and call asking for a quote for brass, and they came back with a quote for bronze.....and some wouldnt bother to email me cause i asked for brass over bronze
bronze work cost 2-3 times more than brass work, so they are trying to get me to spend more money for their services....it was a big headache....