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Topic: Polar Bear Trophy Head! He is Stryofoamy!  (Read 4628 times)
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« on: January 18, 2013 02:01:31 PM »

Hey All!

I took a sculpture class specifying in large scale lost wax and styrofoam pieces that would then be made into bronze.  I didn't turn anything into bronze, but I did cover my piece of styrofoam in polar bear goodness. Well, at least I shaped it that way and then covered it in plaster for a little more security.  So this is my wee beast!


The technique she taught in the class was drawing a front and a side, marking that on the styrofoam and then on a band saw cutting it out. It was a technique that really worked. It made all of the rest of the sculpting a lot easier!


Neat, huh? I like em.. now I just need to give him a name!
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2013 02:12:42 PM »

Wow!!   Shocked  Your talents continue to amaze me.  Is there anything you can't master?
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2013 02:19:43 PM »

great sculpting!  I would never guess that is a styrofoam base...wow
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2013 03:00:04 PM »

I agree with Homerof2, you never cease to amaze.
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2013 04:24:14 PM »

That is just insanely amazing. Wowzers!
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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2013 04:54:03 PM »

This is incredible. That face is very lifelike. Love it!
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2013 08:07:31 PM »

Swoon!  I love him!
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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2013 09:11:22 PM »

omg I LOVE IT!! It looks so great. About how big is it?
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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2013 02:00:25 AM »

He is magnificent! I'm in awe.
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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2013 09:36:36 AM »

Really well done, looks lovely! Shocked)
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« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2013 02:55:32 PM »

Beautiful work, very lifelike! All it lacks is a bit of flocking on the furry bits  and bit of varnish everywhere else, and you've rendered taxidermy obsolete.

In any case, I'd love to have one of those on my wall!
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« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2013 07:18:07 PM »

I love this!  Forget bronze, it's brilliant the way you've executed it.  I'm pinning to my faux taxidermy board.
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« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2013 11:24:13 AM »

This looks amazing! I love polar bears and this looks very realistic, you did an amazing job!

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« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2013 12:01:28 PM »

Ah-mazing!  I love this, I'd love one for my wall.
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« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2013 08:01:50 PM »

Very well done!!
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« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2013 04:30:20 PM »

Wow it looks freakishly real,congrats
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« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2013 10:19:34 PM »

I love him so much I don't even know what to say.  Awesome.
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« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2013 07:04:19 AM »

That is super cool! Blown away!
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« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2013 12:53:04 PM »

That looks so life-like!  Very cool! 
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« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2013 07:23:14 PM »

I think his name is Stanley. I don't know why...

He looks fabulous! Good job Smiley
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Amazing! I think he looks like "Bruno"  Grin
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This makes me think of the Coke commercials. An excellent job!  Smiley Congrats on Best of 2013!
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« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2014 09:33:42 AM »

Congratulations on making the best of Craftster list this year!
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