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Old 9th August 2006, 10:32 PM   #1
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Default My miniature Maserati racing car sculpture

Well as this is 'off topic' I thought I would post some pics of my first miniature car model.[not quite surface mount scale,hehe]

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Old 19th August 2006, 02:02 AM   #2
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My miniature Maserati racing car sculpture
Nice detailing. Do you have to use a great big magnifying glass and really small tools?
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Old 19th August 2006, 10:04 AM   #3
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Hi Cal
Thanks.
Well in years gone by I would do this sort of work with the naked
eye, but alas I cannot focus as closely these days so I do use a
magnifying glass for the finer detailing.
Some tools do need to have very tiny cutting edges too.



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Old 27th August 2006, 02:32 PM   #4
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Wow, so you cut this from a solid block of metal....

RESPECT!!!

I do the occasional small figurine in wood when I'm bored.
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Old 27th August 2006, 02:38 PM   #5
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Hi Nordic
Thanks, but sorry to shatter the illusion, it was not cut from solid metal but modeled using an epoxy putty.
The piece in the picture is a bronze powder coat polyester resin casting, often known as 'cold cast bronze'.

How about your carved figurines, got any pics?


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Old 27th August 2006, 02:51 PM   #6
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Sadly, I keep getting new toys, just not a camera yet... too scared of spending money now as I'm bussy fixing up a house and doing some remodeling...

My last one was a little horse (well its nearly done)
But I'm quite embarased compared to what you did... wood just doesn't cut that nicely....

Got a website where I can learn more about the process... ? always fun finding new ways to kill time.
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Old 27th August 2006, 03:33 PM   #7
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Hi Nordic
Never be embarrassed by your own efforts these things take
time and hard study to learn.
Hell, diy electronics is the same for me, I just dabble in it ,but
others here have been involved professionally for years.
Likewise with sculpting I have done it professionally for years but
every design is still a new learning exercise in some way.

Check this place out for info on sculpting:

http://sculpture.net/community/index.php?s=

They should be able to point you to any number of good tutorials.

Google searches are also helpful.

Best thing to do is pick a subject you are passionate about and
learn about it.
A good foundation is that old classic, the human form, study
anatomy,modeling techniques and the work of the greats and
you will be away.

It all depends on how serious you want to get about it and what
your aim is.



Have fun.



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