As I mentioned in my last post loooooong ago, here is the sea turtle sculpture separated so it could be moulded.
First off, here is the turtle in its separate parts:
Close up of the separated head:
And here is the carapace without the appendages. You can see the square brass tubes where the smaller versions within the appendages fit inside:
Here you can see them connecting:
And the head is now connected. The seam is on a skin fold to hide it:
This technique is great when you need to mould your sculpture in multiple pieces for a kit or to cast it in wax or whatever as your next step:
Here’s a nice back view. The final piece was going to be in metal so I had spots here and there that I left a little bumpy to catch the light better. It was a fun experience:
Top view with that burn mark on it. Luckily it didn’t distort the sculpt:
It was a tough project, but one that I really enjoyed and was glad to be a part of. I’ll be posting more soon as I have more work to show.
One of my faves