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This category shows how I cast bronze figurines, bronze sculptures, and other bronze curios. These are my Work-In-Progress postings.

Sailor Moon

Sailor Moon 2

I have completed making the silicone rubber moulds for Sailor Moon. I have also cast the parts so that I can begin assembly. Frankly, I was surprised at the amount of silicone rubber that was required. The total weight of the silicone rubber was 2610 grams. Some of the parts like the moon and pigtails […]

Sailor Moon

Sailor Moon 1

I am starting a new a new bronze casting. What could be better than a cast of Sailor Moon? It was Sailor Moon that first introduced me to resin models of anime characters almost 20 years ago, and this led to my passion to cast these kits in bronze. Although the figure looks to be […]

Treecko (Pokémon)

Pokémon Treecko and Torchic

I cast some little Pokémon Treecko and Torchic figurines as small little baubles. I am not quite sure what you would do with them, but they were easy to make. I wonder if they could be hung from the Christmas tree as ornaments? They are not very big. They stand about 5 cm tall and […]

Dead Pirate's Chest

Pirates – Complete

I finished my pirate work. This is mostly in preparation for my upcoming show at Calgary Expo 2017. I decided to mount all my pirate bronze on a custom granite base. I decided to call this work “Dead Pirate’s Chest”.

Miku on Whale

Miku with Whale – Complete

Miku on her killer whale swimming toy is finished. 🙂 I cut and polished an octagonal granite base for this figure. Due to her size I soldered a solid brass 1/4 inch rod into the whale for mounting the figure. In total she weighs 1.42 kilograms in bronze. The complete weight on granite is 2.623 […]

Miku on Whale

Miku with Whale 3

Miku can now ride on her toy whale. I have cast Miku’s whale in white bronze. This alloy looks like silver and I can use this to have a silvery white bottom on the whale. The top half of the whale will be coated with a black enamel when I do the final finish for […]

Assembled Bronze Miku

Miku with Whale 2

Miku is now in bronze. I have completed the casting and assembly of Miku. She is not yet polished or completely finished but I am pleased to have her all put together. Soldering or brazing heavy pieces of metal is always a challenge. The metal needs to get red hot; hot enough for the solder […]

Miku with Whale

Miku with Whale 1

I’m casting Hatsune Miku in her swimsuit riding on a toy killer whale. People will recognize this figure and this will hopefully generate some interest and conversation. This is a one-of-a-kind sculpture that I am looking forward to showcasing at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. On the other hand, this figurine going to be […]