I left the workshop tonight, fully intending to spend the evening engraving but found, instead, that my bike had a puncture and, worse, that I had packed the wrong pump (Presta not Schrader) in my rucksack, so it took me almost twice as long to get home and now I have no time to engrave... Still, I've got the piece (a part of Future Legend) in the vice, ready for tomorrow, then I am going to have to patch my inner-tube. Bah!

 

The somewhat odd title of this entry comes from a smutty observation made in the workshop today when I was trying out the end-caps for the spheres which will make up the main sections of Fashion:Victim:

 

Fashion:Victim - In Memoriam ALMcQ (WIP 49)

 

I can hear the salubrious saxophone in my head.

Fortunately, I'm fairly sure that these will look quite different when they're finished.

 

Fashion:Victim - In Memoriam ALMcQ (WIP )

 

I've been frantically casting things for this project too. The "claws" for the outside of the sphere The Illusion of Freedom Buys The Power of Destruction are cast:

 

Fashion:Victim - In Memoriam ALMcQ (WIP 47)

 

As are the containers which will hold the recycled rare-earth magnets (from old ultrasonic toothbrush heads) for the catches:

 

Fashion:Victim - In Memoriam ALMcQ (WIP 48)

 

I also finished carving the falcon claw, which I am pretty pleased with, especially as it is hollow and will weigh around 30g when cast:

 

Fashion:Victim - In Memoriam ALMcQ (WIP 52)

 

Fashion:Victim - In Memoriam ALMcQ (WIP 51)

 

Fashion:Victim - In Memoriam ALMcQ (WIP 50)

 

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Comment by The Justified Sinner on October 8, 2011 at 6:12pm

Thanks for your generous comment. I have to say that if you look back through these posts, you will see that this is not entirely my own work but rather a restructuring and re-carving of a wax model I extracted from a silicone mould of a pewter model made from a sand-cast mould of a real hawk's foot by a taxidermist! Somewhat removed, you see. You're right, however, all great fun. I actually do enjoy wax-carving, though I nearly always start with a basic model in some other material, such as polymer clay, then take wax forms from that.

Comment by Regina Rose Malone on October 8, 2011 at 12:50pm

I am enamored by your abilities, especially your waxes. I keep fighting it but some day I will have to start casting. Seems as hard as I try I can not always cut, file, grind, etc. everthing into the exact shape of the object I'm trying to make but so far I'm still having fun trying too.

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