This is a journal of an amateur sculptor of miniatures and his quest to achieve excellence in mould-making and casting of hand crafted knights and medieval figures.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Another January Figure
Here is another figure I'm working on this month and planning to cast at the same time as my kneeling knight. I decided to simplify things with this figure and cast the figure as a whole, with only the shield and base as separately cast pieces. This was a much simpler figure to do because I didn't have to deal with all the sockets involved with the first figure. I also decided to sculpt most of the chain mail detail in clay rather than use the gesso detail. This was also a quicker approach, although I did keep the gesso for the chain mail bib around the shoulders. There is something weird happening with the stance of this figure, very apparent from a certain angle - I just won't show you that angle.