I started moulding my Icelandic Horse sculpture a couple of months ago now, using a skin mould that I painted on in layers before creating a shell to hold it in place. I then would cut out the clay model and pour the resin into the mould that was put together. Sounds easy, right?
|The poor clay original... Oops!|
|The first mould layer painted on.|
|This was probably the third layer in...|
|The shell being held together before casting!|
|... A bit of an odd looking model!|
But I still had some! Unfortunately because the mould wasn't the best as explained above, it was difficult to piece together and place into the shell parts. The casting I achieved, although 80% of the horse came out, only had 2.5 of his legs!
However, all is not lost. I was used to this after my Azucena attempt at casting! However, this time round I didn't require three attempts, nor did I lose hundreds of pounds in the process, nor did it take me over a month to get sorted. So, things have improved for sure!
I am also pleased to say that, sculpting these legs the second time around, I think I have done a much better job with details and shapes. This photo is a progress shot of them being sculpted on, but you get the idea...
He has progressed since this image, he now has all four hooves and can stand (hurrah!) I still need to do lots of prepping, especially in his groin area (which I am not looking forward to...) and I need to finish off the off fore.
Thank you for letting me share his journey so far! Everything is still going well and I will finish him off to the best quality.