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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2010-04-20 9:44 pm   Permalink

moar stuff . . .



 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-04-21 7:27 pm   Permalink

DAMN THAT'S SHINY!!!!!!

Looks great Perry - so tiny and yet so detailed


 
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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2010-04-21 8:01 pm   Permalink

thanks, mike. i'm going to make a mold to make wax pieces then i can make some with a stone texture and some smooth. here's a ruler . . .




here's the source statue . . .



i can add a wiener if anyone wants that.


 
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hiltiki
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2010-04-21 8:05 pm   Permalink

Nice job Perry.

 
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ashman_atl
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From: Atlanta, GA
Posted: 2010-04-22 08:06 am   Permalink

Awesome stuff!

 
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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2010-04-25 6:25 pm   Permalink

thanks, a lot!

here's the latest finished piece for some rock star.


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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-04-25 8:40 pm   Permalink

Great Mermaid's Purse Perry, some "rock star" is going to be very happy I love how the tendrils are entertwined, you must do that after the casting is finished? I image those tendrils are a pain in the butt to buff out and polish.

 
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tyger jymmy
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From: califorina
Posted: 2010-04-25 10:01 pm   Permalink

those last pieces are so kool .

 
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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2010-04-27 9:58 pm   Permalink

wow, thanks you guys. i'm having a lot of fun making them.

mike, the tendrils on the purse are cast that way. the mold is very complicated. of course, all metal casting is very easy on the scale of easy to difficult.

it's just gotten back in my hands after having a hard rubber mold made. i don't have a vulcanizer yet. my jeweler fried freaked out cutting the mold open. har!

the hardest part is polishing it. i made a mold because i've only seen one of these for sale in the entire world. it's only available in the UK. i'm hoping there's some ocean loving people that like the organic flow of this that may buy a piece of art.

anyway, it's always nice to see people appreciate my work. rock on!!


 
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woofmutt
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From: Seattilite Telstar
Posted: 2010-04-28 10:39 am   Permalink





This flow lines design has a lot of potential and it's definitely unique. Of course unique doesn't guarantee sales, but I think designs like this would be worth further exploration.
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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2010-04-29 7:18 pm   Permalink

thanks, woof. while i'd love some sales i'm not beating myself up about not having them.

here's a finished pic with bonus photo photography equipment thanks to maddogmike, thanks, mike. this is the first try and i think it made a difference already.


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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2010-05-10 5:20 pm   Permalink


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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-05-10 8:57 pm   Permalink

I think that's a fitting setting for your beautiful work Perry

 
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Babalu
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From: Lemon Grove
Posted: 2010-05-11 3:12 pm   Permalink

nice Perry...very nice! The Mermaid's Purse is over the top cool!

 
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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2010-05-15 01:19 am   Permalink

thanks, babalu! high praise from such a talented man.

 
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