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« on: November 12, 2011 03:23:03 PM »

Made this dog and cat for our float in the annual Christmas parade (I volunteer with our local animal shelter). There's a PVC base inside, then 3 sessions of paper mache, so approx 9 layers of paper total, plus a thin layer of joint compound to smooth out the strippyness (which I realize is not a word, but fun to say nonetheless).

and so it begins:

One down, one to go:


(both animals were loosely based on the characters on the back of the shirt in the last photo)
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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2011 03:31:19 PM »

They turned out great!! You really did an awesome job. I love their eyes.

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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2011 05:34:02 PM »

They look great - please post a pic of the finished float.  I would love to see how they look in action!

« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2011 06:26:38 PM »

please post a pic of the finished float

Will do! I'm working on a 4x6ft dog house, made of PVC and canvas, for the trailer that we'll be pulling. These guys will hopefully ride on the top of the truck cab - provided we can rig a strong enough magnet to hold it on.
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