Thursday, December 23, 2010

building up the mouth

The next thing we do is build up the sides of the mouth with magic sculpt. Once it dries, I use a belt sander to make it flat on bothe sides. I slide it in the mouth cut out until I have a perfect fit.
Drill a hole through the jaw near the top of the rear of the jaw for your pivot bar.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

first things first

I wanted to start the pighead from Brayly which I did. Then I was bogged down with Christmas orders so he will have to wait. Here is where I am so far.

After cutting out the eye holes and the jaw, I wanted a more comical look. Since the pig heads eyes are set more to the side of his head, I had to build up the sides to make the eyes appear on the front of his face. I used a 2" wooden doll head for the eyes and built up around them with magic sculpt. His eyes will be comically protruding when he is finished. Obviously from the picures, I haven't started sanding anything yet. I want to finish all the sculpting before I start getting dusty.