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#1 cobalt

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Posted 25 November 2016 - 02:06 AM

 cold to get into the workshop poor light and cant finish of the projects on the go but no rush

so saw a drawing in a carving magazine and took a photo for future work need to scale it to the size I want.

started a drawing of a dragon for a carving not right yet but its more rewarding than watching tv at night so with some modifications to do here they are

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Posted 25 November 2016 - 06:05 AM

I picked up a copy of "Carving" magazine yesterday and cut out horse pattern also. Thinking of doing a larger one as a gift for my sister.
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Posted 25 November 2016 - 10:19 AM

I know their sticks aren't too popular here, but check out the cold steel dragon cane. It's based on a old Chinese design. They found a way to keep all the detail but rounded everything out nicely.
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Posted 29 November 2016 - 01:08 AM

whilst waiting for the varnish to dry got on with the new project

the dragon .fair amount of work to do on it

dragon45.JPG dragon41.JPG dragon38.JPG

 


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Posted 29 November 2016 - 08:19 AM

Looking forward to seeing this one grow



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Posted 29 November 2016 - 10:58 AM

its play time, wife's out for the day .Walked into the workshop and its perishing cold put a radiator in there to warm the place up .but will pop in to start after coffee

Mixing resin to glue the toppers on in this temperature isn't very clever, viscosity is very thick. And takes more mixing

the dragon is proving challenging not sure to put the teeth on it facing up or down so will go with the flow



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Posted 30 November 2016 - 12:53 AM

play time is over well for his week

not as much done as i had hoped. still pretty crude looking

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 09:01 PM

modifying the dsign as i go at the moment loking for advice on antler tips or bone to insert as the dragons teeth and horns.

what is easier to cut and shape ?

its harder material to use unlike horn

The dragon is based on different animals the beak based on a eagles , texturing on its head based on a crocodile , the ears are based a a collared lizard and the crop below the neck is based on a iguana with the neck texture on a carp. probable turn out like a real mess .

 

But as Mark has said designer firewood  ??????

dragon66.JPG dragon64.JPG


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Posted 02 December 2016 - 08:13 AM

Another  method could be to use White Milliput to initially roll out to a rough shape press onto the topper and smooth out and shape, this is easily done using dental toos and water which leaves a very smooth finish - sets like stone.

If you have any Milliput any colour give it a try on a scrap piece and when dry do a strenght test on it (bash it)


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Posted 02 December 2016 - 08:45 AM

having a look how wild life carvers attach there birds legs using epoxy putty so it looks the way to go. but as I want to use do some ukibori behind the teeth I will have to attach them when the dragons painted
also looked at the airbrush you use glops have decided to get it but cant find it so could you post it again when you have time as I prefer to get anything on recommendations from people.




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