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Old 03-03-2012, 12:29 PM
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The Fatal Blow

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I finished this piece recently. I modeled it from a sketch I did years ago. It measures 8" x 8" x 13".

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Old 03-04-2012, 09:56 PM
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"The Fatal Blow"- He has a lot of energy and all done with simple and smooth shapes for good effect. Is this bronze and is this from Star Wars or a spin off of that?
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Looks like a Medieval or Roman-era soldier to me with that piece of helmet going over his nose. I like the shapes and the abstract look of it. Will you cast it in bronze or what? Thanks for sharing!
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Powerful concept, well conceived. Geo
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:40 PM
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Hey Sculpture Dolls!
This is the clay of the piece. The figure is of a 10th-11th century Medieval soldier only stylistically. Artsylinda, you're right about the nose guard! It's not a Star Wars spin off. I don't do my art in bronze but in synthetic plaster which is how I will reproduce this piece. I like this piece because it involves simplicity as you wrote....................................JMM


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Simplicity means it should come out of the mold well! Always a good thing!!

What's synthetic plaster? Is it less dusty than regular plaster? Less brittle? I've never heard of it. What does the end product look like?

Endlessly curious me . . .
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:47 PM
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Hi ArtsyLynda,
What I meant by synthetic plaster is Forton modified gypsum. The liquid is soluble in water but it looks like radioactive milk and dries hard by itself. It is synthetic and called Forton VF 812 liquid. The plaster produced is extremely hard and resistant to the elements. All of the pieces that I have been showing on WC have all been made with this material. The casting plaster is reinforced with small fibers. Powdered metals and marble dust can be mixed with it and used to cast. Ball Consulting, Ltd is the company that I buy it from and they have a website and you can write them and request a catalog. I have been using this material for years.
Molding should be easy. I will mold 1/2 the arms with the sword separately.


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Oh okay -I've heard of Forton. It sounds like a good material, but with my asthma, I'm leery of the dust. Thanks for the info!
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