I have cleaned up and soldered Supergirl’s cape that was cast in a yellow brass a few days ago. I used my larger Smith acetylene-air torch that gives me 13,000 BTU to heat the two pieces, and fortunately this was sufficient to get the piece locally hot enough (760 C) for my bronze solder to […]
I’ve started work on my bronze cast of Supergirl. The biggest feature to cast is her cape. I am going to have to cut it in half so that it will fit inside my largest 5×7 inch casting flask, but even so it will be a tricky fit. I try to leave about a half […]
This is Supergirl mounted on an amethyst geode found in Sidi Rahal, Morocco. This statue contains over 1 kg of bronze.
I have mostly completed my second Supergirl. This one was cast using white bronze for her cape, boots, and uniform. I raised the copper on her cape and boots to provide the red color, but I didn’t much care for a silver colored costume. So, I used my cold enamel coloring to provide a more […]
I’m almost finished my first version of Supergirl. This one will be colored with cold enamel. My second version that is cast but waiting to be assembled has her cape, boots, and uniform in white bronze. This version will not be colored. The photos show my masking and coloring, for both her blue and red. […]
I have been working on Supergirl for some time. This is my first WIP for her, although I did post a previous Work-In-Progress for casting her cape. Supergirl has turned out to be a time consuming and perhaps expensive figure to cast. It took almost 4.5 kg of silicone rubber for her moulds. She will […]
Hi folks. I’m beginning to work on a curiosity known as Streaky, Supergirl’s pet cat. I’ve made silicone rubber moulds of the cat and put it in wax and just recently cast the parts. In the process I discovered that the cat is a little awkward to cast as a complete item as it would […]