Time for the Rifflers

Well, here it is three-quarters of the way through May and detailing has slowed to a crawl. I have abandoned the Dremel grinder and moved to the Riffler Files. (You can see a little pile of them in the lower right corner of the picture).

Below is a closer look at them, but basically, they are just a group of small, shaped, files that die makers use for detail work. I use these to enhance and smooth the details of the sculpture.

Meanwhile – – – – I’ been thinking again!!! This of course means nothing but trouble.

The sculpture is turning out pretty well, and I have been considering making rubber molds of the individual characters (There are 5) of the sculpture and casting them in “Cold Cast” bronze.

I have never tried this before, but I’ve been reading up on the process, (which is unbelievably complex) and I think I will take a shot at it.

What could go wrong other than totally destroying the entire sculpture.

If any of you know anything about this process, and want to advise me along the way, or just want to try to talk me out of it, let me know.

Yeah, I know that there are “Under-Cuts” galore,

Published by The Late Emerging Artist

Although I have been pursuing my art in one form or another all of my life, it is still an adventure, and one that I have never tired of.

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