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I don't know what to say !! fantastic vision you have - truly amazing   - I will never again throw away a single bolt or broken spanner in the vain hope that I may be able to produce something like this one day!

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Phil

Thanks Phil, Whirly and Alecko . Ive been having problems posting on this site is anyone else having trouble. there is a new window on bottom right of screen saying " with 1 checked post (arrow), then ( Box): Go .......................virus or bug????????? 

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Hi  folks holidays are coming soon (cant wait )

Here is some progress . I must add more hair and helmet straps and she is nearly finished after a coat of fish oil and an elephant dust bath.

cheers

 

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scrap - have just caught up with your thread - its blinkin marvellous!!! her face , as you rightly said was the biggest challenge, and youve done it beautifully, its really touching, she looks young and cool, and totally into her mission! the hair is brilliant i absolutely love it - it gives it such a sense of movement. you must feel great now that all the elements have finally been realised, and theres that quite basic joy of any sculptor of seeing something tangible and fantastic exist in the real world, that was previously just an idea. you are the total Kiddie scrap!!!!

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andrew, absolutely amazing. while i dont know the complete story, i have learned enough. you touched some emotional strings in this old dude. her parents must be mighty pleased. heres an atta boy from me.
dick (seldom)

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This is Amazing!!! I work with horses everyday and this looks like a real horse that is "alive". What a great honor you have been asked to create and you have taken it seriously. Great job!

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Very inspirational...indeed.

 

I have enjoyed this project since you started posting it. Hopefully all that read and look about the whole story will be able to appreciate what a wonderful piece of life you have extended.

 

Hooray to you!

 

 

carry on!

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Thank you :

Mat,

David,

& Yves.

 

yes ...the aim is to try to put 'life' into the work . For me this is achieved by avoiding bilateral symmetry and showing , well .... imperfection rather than a perfectly balanced form you could cut in half and have a mirror image. For me,  it is the movement away from  perfect form that makes it look  'alive'

Have a good break!!!! cheers Andrew

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thats so important andrew - i totally agree about the symetry :) a mirror image would be extremely dull and not at all how living things are.... an incredible and wonderful job - i hope you feel really happy about the work,  thanks for documenting so well, its been a pleasure :) happy christmas, if your doing that stuff.. :) 

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andrew,
got to se the complete deal this morning. absolutely amazing. outstanding. as i said before the parents should be very happy with this and you should be walking about 10 feet taller. another atta boy on the way.
dick (seldom)

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It is fascinating to me that a pile of steel can evoke such poignancy and emotion.  It appears that both horse and rider are totally in sync with each other, both looking ahead to the upcoming challenge (perhaps a jump?).

You are an amazing artist, and have set the bar very, very high for the rest of us.  Thank you!

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Mate what can I say I've followed this from the beginning I've showed my wife every time you've posted your progress and both of us are amazed by your skill , I could have a go at copying what you've done if I had some drawings to go off but I could never have the forsight to bring something to life from nothing that is why you stand out here it's a great skill you have Taylor's parents will be stoked well done

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Theres just not enough WOW !!!!! in the word wow to describe the LIFE LIKE forms you do !

I have never seen anything anywhere even close to the kind of scrap work ART you do !

you and youre art are one of a kind ! & so far beond GREAT theres just no words I can think of :D

 

THANK YOU showing youre work :wub:

Steve --  Iron Wolf Forge

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Hi Scrap,

 

Premium quality work, and I`m sure the girl`s parents will feel her daughter has come to life so to speak. Congratulations and Happy New Year to you and everyone !

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Awesome piece of art. With the talent, resourcefulness and focus, the horse will come to life. Very excited on seeing what kind of scraps used for each body part much more on the finished project. Impressive work indeed.

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Absolutely amazing work.  

 

I cannot imagine how neat it must be to be able to look at a pile of rusty scrap bits and pieces, and see a horse and rider.  Fantastic creation, sir.

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You say you like input from horseman, I am a couple months shy of my 75th birthday, Only about four of those years, army, first year of college, first year out of college. etc have I been without a horse. I have also competed in the sport that you are portraying and you, Sir, have done an unbelievable job. That is amazing.

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Ironman50. Yes ! looking for the right bit is the only 'fun' part of the entire process ( other than drinking beer , and staring at the sculpture: planing the next bit / or finding mistakes in the work)
most5 of it is hard work, punctuated by ecstacy when you see something you 'got right'

Vaughn T. im sorry, I dont have the ability you describe. I draw sketches of basic gesture , build a metal internal frame based on those sketches, then I search for ONE part ( maybee ONE nostril) and on it goes from there!

Jack Evers Thank you so much for those kind words!. One of my biggest fears with this project was that I might appear as a 'pretender' , and that the work was not "true" to horse or habit. thank you again.

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