Sunday, December 13, 2009

Some Hair and Repair

Last night I worked on a few more details. Basically the hair. First I re sanded down so there were no tool marks from before. But before I started, I had to repair a large chunk of wood that was missing. Here's something you don't see or read about in many magazines. IF you do, The person usually cleans up the area and glues in a piece of replacement wood or wood shims to fix the crack. However, this area was the part that was eating my chisels. So to keep things easy, I used Bondo ( car repair stuff) I've used it before on taxidermy so I know the procedure ad results pretty well. After about 20 minutes, it is nice and hard. Then I moved on to the hair. I was going to keep it fairly simple, but then I got lost in the fun. Basically you make a series of "S" shapes and occasionally overlap them. After three hours...I got about half her head finished. I used a v-tool, veiner and a short bend v-tool for those difficult spots ( lucky I had the short bend or the area by the ears would be impossible!) When I get finished, I'll probably re sand off some of the lose shavings and flatten the Bondo area. then we will move on to the painting! I can't wait...

1 comment:

L. D. Burgus said...

You need to change your name to the Master Midnight Carver. This is really great.

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