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#1 scrapartoz

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 04:56 AM

Hi folks Ive started on a memorial sculpture of a horse and rider for the parents of young girl tragically killed in a horse riding accident. The work will be inspected in October and if accepted I will commence work on the rider. The horse is Jaffa and the beautiful, talented and inspirational 16 year old girl was Taylor Farley.

Here is the record of the construction of "Taylor and Jaffa"

more pics in a few weeks ,cheers ...............andrew


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#2 Neil Blythin

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 07:59 AM

Looks like it will be amazing when finished!
Can't wait to see how this progresses. Nice work!

#3 David Gaddis

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:16 AM

Man - oh- man! That guy does some serious neat art work.

Great start of a project. I hope the remainder of the project is as good as your other posted pictures. Everyone should be amazed.
Carry on!
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 06:12 PM

Stunning, as per usual! Andrew, you truly are a Master of your craft. Will be waiting for each installment.........
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Posted 28 June 2012 - 12:20 AM

It takes a special kind of wako to see the potential in scrap and then an even more special one to be able to put it all together and create something beautiful. Wish I was that wako!
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#6 scrapartoz

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 03:03 AM

Thank you Neil , David , whirly and Tim

Because I do this part time it will take about 7 months to complete.so progress will seem a little slow. Thanks for the encouraging words. I will try to show the entire process so that a beginer can have a go at a big project like this.( without all the sleepless nights solving the engineering dramas)
. cheers
Andrew

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:18 AM

Hi folks here is a bit more of Jaffa.

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#8 Jim Kehler

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:24 AM

How you impart "life" to all those bits of scrap just amazes me.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:35 AM

ripper mate, bloody brilliant

when I nod my head, hit it!

 

 


#10 Larry H

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:19 PM

you are truly gifted

#11 seldom (dick renker)

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:52 PM

i can feel him breathing already


#12 scrapartoz

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:06 AM

Thank you Jim, Iron Woody , Larry H & Seldom.
This one is special to me so Im going to push a bit harder to give the buyers something they can connect with.
cheers Andrew.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 11:11 AM

Sculpture like this fascinates me ... I could never do it. I don't have an eye for it, and would have no idea where to start. Absolutely beautiful work!

#14 scrapartoz

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 02:32 PM

Thankyou Neil, I think most people could do this sort of thing . the main barrier is a lack of time and good "stuff "to select from. The trick to it is to focus only on that small 3d shape of the external surface of the small body part you are working on . It takes a bit of practice as you have to cast off distractions and focus on that shape u want.

here is some more progress:

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 11:30 AM

how absolutely beautiful! :) am so excited by this one, the mane! man, its gorgeous!!! really spun out by the beauty of that mane... the feet, how they move is excellent, its going to be magnificent. you can tell what your investing of yourself in this one- it looks superb! really beautiful lines . sensitive, statuesque and very touching :) really exciting, making the world go round this kind of thing :)

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 08:08 AM

You are one tidy scrapy............keep up the good work....cheers

#17 David Gaddis

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 09:46 AM

Get out of the way! It is ALIVE and running wild.

Lovely work...and I get a kick out of trying to figure what you used for each part.
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#18 scrapartoz

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 03:59 PM

Thank you Beth Casper and David,

I have been unable to log in / connect to this site for most of the last 10 days. Is anyone else having dramas or is my computer bugged and being blocked by the site?

any ideas.????????
I will post when it lets me on again but its only been 1 out of 50 attempts1

cheers
Andrew

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 03:53 AM

Great to see the progress on Jaffa. Your talent is awesome Mate. With the front legs set like that, is Jaffa going to be hurdling/steeple chasing?
As for the log on business, no dramas here, so .....Gremlins???
Cheers,
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#20 scrapartoz

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 04:30 AM

Great to see the progress on Jaffa. Your talent is awesome Mate. With the front legs set like that, is Jaffa going to be hurdling/steeple chasing?
As for the log on business, no dramas here, so .....Gremlins???



Yes Whirly , the horse that i am modeling this on did cross country jumps. The position of the front legs has been taken from a number of photos of the horse and ride that this sculpture is representative of. I do not know how the tragic accident occured or if the horse is still around.


gremlins gone on this attempt. i will see what happens next time.
cheers
andrew




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