Thursday, July 12, 2012

In Progress

Who thought it would be a good idea to prep 11 Eberls at once? This person! Thankfully the bulk of their prepping is over. I'm sure more pinholes will be uncovered and there is more smoothing to be done but the major resurfacing is finished. (Notice how I've been working on Lancelot bit by bit for so long he has three different colors of primer?! Click the photo for a much larger version to see everyone better.) After these guys, the other horses are going to be a breeze to prep! :-D

7 comments:

Jenn Scott said...

You are one crazy woman! But they'll be beautiful and absolutely worth it when you put paint on those things!

Mel Miller said...

It is going to be nice getting to paint a bunch of Eberls, that's for sure! :-D

Anonymous said...

i have got to say that, once finished they are going to be amazing.
i love doing art and have been wanting to take it one step further by sculpting but i dont know anybody who does it to ask for advice, so i was wondering if you could please tell me what you used to sculp the horses

Mel Miller said...

Hi there! For customizing I use Apoxie Sculpt, and for original sculptures I use a non drying oil based clay and/or wax, though you can use whatever you like for that. If you aren't on the Model Horse Blab you can sign up there for lots of advice on sculpting! :-)

Kimberly Taylor said...

You have started a good job. Once it is done, that would be very amazing.

Myran said...

Hi! Im a new reader and I love your work!
I just wonder what clay you recomend if I shall try to sculpt a model for the first time =)
I live in Sweden så I dont know how to get it...
And if you want to work with clay that not airdry, how do you make the sculpting to a "real" model horse? =)
Thank you!
/Myran

Mel Miller said...

Hello Myran! For customizing you can use epoxy clays. I'm not sure where you find them overseas, but good types are Apoxie Sculpt and Magic Sculpt. I'm sure someone in Sweden can tell you where to get it. Epoxy cures/dries in a few hours so you don't have to do anything special to it.

If you want to make a sculpture then you can use sculpting wax or modeling clay. Which one you use depends on whether you like your clay soft or hard so you'll have to experiment. You can try Super Sculpey to see if you like it before ordering clay. I think you can get Super Sculpey where you are. It needs to be baked in an oven to make it hard, while clay needs to have a mold made and resin cast from the mold to get a hard model.