Monday, January 16, 2012

Sculpting completed

The sculpting portion of the figure is now done, finally! I have to now add some fring to the shoulders and sleeves. I believe I'm going to use lead coated with superglue for strength. The only piece missing from the figure is the powder horn which attaches around the upper right corner of his bullet pouch/ hunting bag.

4 comments:

Chasseur said...

Hey Gary do you do commission work?
Jeff

Gary Dombrowski said...

Jeff, I do them once in a while. Typically I'll sculpt figure with it engineered toward production. If it does not get picked up for production I at least get some practice engineering the piece. ~Gary

Chasseur said...

Ok Gary regarding sculpting for production I am assuming heads and arms would be separate for ease of mold release? - Jeff

Gary Dombrowski said...

Jeff, The short answer is yes. I'm not really into the molding/ casting side of things but believe it's easier if the master sculpture is cast in multiple parts. While some makers have kits with the head attached, most have or probably prefer it to be a separate piece. If you're painting a head it's less of a headache to strip the paint off of just the head rather than an entire figure. ~Gary