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Got the heads cast in wax.  I used my scalpel and some heat to open the mouths of 3 of them.  The lower jaws on those will need re-sculpting after casting, but this gives me a good armature to work from.

 

Last night, I made the tree of turtle heads and weapons.  I'll invest and cast these on Saturday. I think I'll try bronze again.

 

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So cool, happy investing and good luck with the bronze!

 

Kang

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Okay, this is all very cool!!

 

Very neat seeing how the process is going for you. 

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I invested, did the burn-out, and cast the bronze on Saturday.  Here is the result:

 

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All pieces filled well.  I then clipped them off and brushed them clean with a brass brush.  They will still need a bit of file work, but on the whole, I am very pleased.

 

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I definitely could see myself buying weapon sprues in the future ::): 

 

Awesome sculpting!

 

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Castings look great, it's almost a shame they're only for making armatures...

 

Edit - this comment was not intended to diminish the role of armatures. :)

 

Kang

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Very awesome. *Grabby hands*

 

Can't wait to see these guys assembled and sculpted into different characters!

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I have the first one assembled and ready for sculpting:

 

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I'll add the sword later; it will be in the hand above the head.

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On 4/14/2018 at 7:47 PM, TaleSpinner said:

I have the first one assembled and ready for sculpting:

 

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I'll add the sword later; it will be in the hand above the head.

 

First thought was turtle martial artist & not the TMNT type but more of a traditional martial artist.

 

Nice start!

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Worked on the legs, arms, eyelids, and neck.  I also started preparing the other two armatures (no pictures yet).

 

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