Work In Progress

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

Stagecoach 4

 

I have now cast two horses for my stagecoach. These horses are 1:18 scale and weigh over 600 grams bronze each. The horses are a matched pair as they were fabricated from the same mould but I adjusted the pose and sculpted new wax versions to make different variations. Due to their size these horses […]

Stagecoach 3

 

I have now cast the stagecoach wheels and axles and roof rails and steps. This essentially completes the coach, except for the three storage boxes I have yet to cast. And the horses, of course. I will post another entry when the work is almost complete. The following pictures show progress so far. The stagecoach […]

Stagecoach 2

 

I have made some progress with my stagecoach. I had previously cast and assembled the frame and had cast the floor pieces in bronze. One of the rear seat extension brackets didn’t fully cast due to a sprue error, so I had to recast this piece in my next casting session. The next casting was […]

Stagecoach 1

 

I am beginning to cast a new work that will be a bronze stagecoach. This stagecoach is intended to be a submission to the Calgary Stampede for 2020. I am basing this casting on a wooden model kit. At the moment I am not planning on casting the horses for the stagecoach. These will be […]

Pirate Fairy 2

 

My Pirate Fairy is now 99% finished. Tiki, the fairy, was coloured with some green enamel. I abandoned my original idea to use some black tourmaline as a feature stone on this sculpture when the stone fractured while drilling to set a pin. Instead, I used a wonderfully fine piece of iron pyrite. The coin […]

Gal Gadot 4

 

I have essentially finished my Wonder Woman, the Gal Gadot version, with mirror. I am quite pleased with how it has turned out. This work will be called Spiegelbild im Spiegel. The name is a reflection of Spiegel im Spiegel by Arvo Pärt, a simple arpeggio on the piano combined with a slow-moving melody line […]

Brass Monkey 2

 

My brass monkey sculpture is almost finished. In my previous posting I had shown the work without a cast figurine. However, on second thought, I decided to cast another pirate wench for this work as I thought it needed a focus piece. This work is now a sister piece to my “Protecting the Booty” sculpture. […]

Pirate Fairy 1

 

I have started a new sculpture that I am calling the Pirate Fairy. At the time I didn’t realize that Disney had co-opted this name for one of their animated movies starring Tinker Bell. My fairy is actually named Tiki, and yes, she is a pirate fairy so I will continue to call her by […]

Gal Gadot 3

 

I have now cast and assembled my sculpture of Wonder Woman that I had created in wax almost a year ago. I used the original wax model I had made. As this wax model is now ‘lost’, as part of the lost wax casting process, I have no plans to do another. This piece will […]

Brass Monkey 1

 

I haven’t posted new work for quite some time. But, that doesn’t mean that I have been inactive. I have completed my Raquel Gothic sculpture and my Wonder Woman sculpture. They are currently waiting for me to cut some stone for their bases. I have also been finishing some miscellaneous needs related to my castings, […]