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Fridge magnet sculpts...

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Jamie Stokes, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Done as a bas relief style (I think that's the term...?)

    done in Aves 2 part putty, and not really figure related, just for a bit of practice...

    From a grey blob, and some bird shape.....
    then it got painted up as Jupiter (kind of) and I'll be adding a little sattelite, the other is a Japanese Bulbul amongst peach blossoms....

    Also a beach scene....

    Pencil and Biro included for scale reference...

    comments welcome...

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  2. Helm A Fixture

    Those are very spiffy indeed
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  3. Jimmy S Well-Known Member

    Jamie nice little idea. I first thought this was going to be a little figure in relief that you had painted on a fridge magnet base. Any thoughts on a small scene or single figure?
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  4. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Strange, but cool.

    All the best,
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  5. Mark S Guest

    Nice idea, Jamie. .and I like your pieces.
    gets the brain buzzing with possibilities...cheers.
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  6. PhilinYuma Member

    The Japanese bulbul is particularly appropriate today. There is a legend that a Belgian bulbul dropped an omen on Napoleon's head just as the British army began its grand advance at the end of the Battle of Waterloo. If only I had a refrigerator...
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  7. Rich Sculpts A Fixture

    Spiffy! :playful: I concur old bean - spiffy indeed!!! :woot:

    Jamie - lovely stuff - may have a go myself...

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  8. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    thank you old boy, I say, simply too ripping for words!!

    If I were to do a small scale scene, I'd use modified 1/72 scale figures. Keeping the bas-relief idea in mind, this small size means scenes a degree of forced perspective. Any scene or figure would suit, even if it's scaled up to a either a larger magnet or a wall mounted plaque of some kind....

    thanks for that, to get praise like that from one I regard as a highly skilled sculptor is praise indeed...

    I did this as a playful experiment, just to see what I could get done. The bird is a bit less than accurate, so it's been a learning curve.

    Can be stuck to the side of tool box, shed, car, locomotive or cyborg..... or just sculpt onto any shape of material for display. And if you sculpt a Bulbul, this one will not leave a token of ill will, thus ensuring your next major offensive is a success.

    I say, I say, old sport, too kind, too kind....

    On a technical note, if doing this on a magnetic base/back (bought mine from the local art and craft store) use air dry putty rather oven set stuff, as the heat may de-magnetise the base material.

    I've got an idea to use the attached pic as inspiration for the lady looking out over a typical scene, but by doing this as a bas-relief type idea, with a cross over into forced perspective.



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  9. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Now THAT's a great idea and a great subject! I look forward to seeing that, Jamie!

    All the best,
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