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  • #31
    the start of the second front nose section, just trying to do it in as fewer pieces as possible...

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    blank cut and starting to hammer out the basic details

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    coming along, it's awkward to hold and wheel but much better than a join in the middle, and you learn a lot

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    fitting pretty well to the buck on the left side, little more shaping at the top, just need to move some material in to the ''valley'' and then finish shaping the right side

    thanks for watching
    thanks neil

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    • #32
      That's looking good, Neil. Watching the two of you in Peter's last video work helps make better sense of how you're working, at least to me. Lots better than just words and pics posted after the fact. Much appreciated.

      edit- monolithic or the fewest pieces is my goal and I really respect others working towards the same result. Granite sculpture is almost always monolithic. Bronze never is, unless it's very small, because it is too risky & expensive to do big castings in one piece. It's almost always made from a bunch of cut up pieces that are then welded together and surfaced to hide the welds. Not cool. To me, bronze lacks integrity as an artistic product because of this significant but usually unmentioned reality. There no way to cheat like this in stone. Success in one piece is where it's at..
      Last edited by cliffrod; 09-20-2019, 02:51 PM. Reason: See edit

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        thank you cliffy

    • #33
      Nice panels you're creating there Neil.
      Pugsy

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        thank you pugsy

    • #34
      made a little video today of me stretching out the bottom edge of the nose panel on the right hand side, you can see me pulling up on the panel. very little pressure is used. it's a little slow going, but it's best to creep up on the shape rather than having to remove shape after over doing it!

      please excuse my fat ass, it obviously felt like getting in on the action... lol
       
      thanks neil

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      • #35
        Neil
        Great to be able to put a face with the name.
        Nice video.
        I would like to see more of your work on the Porsche.
        David Bradbury

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        • #36
          Hi,

          Great project, thank you for sharing it.

          Bill

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          • #37
            Originally posted by Bill Tromblay View Post
            Hi,

            Great project, thank you for sharing it.

            Bill
            thank you bill

            as the panel sits on the buck today, little more work on the left side to sit snug everywhere, then finish the right hand side

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            thanks neil

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            • #38
              Neil
              thats looking real good thanks for posting it.
              David Bradbury

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              • #39
                got a lot closer now to starting on the other parts to this front end

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                just one screw in the centre at the bottom holding it to the buck

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                just sitting on the body for a visual check

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                made a start on the other parts to this front end today starting to look like a car again


                thanks for watching
                thanks neil

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                • #40
                  Looks great, Neil.

                  Did this piece (looks like a mirror image to the other piece front end half posted earlier?) shape any more easily or was it more challenging to produce a match? I'm always interested in what is learned when doing duplicates, even when they are mirror image items.

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                  • #41
                    to be honest cliff, I do struggle doing mirror images of things. this is close, still could do with a little stretching on the L/H side outer edge (looking at the pic)
                    thanks neil

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                    • #42
                      little bit of an update on this nose section, end piece is made and welded on, as well as the smaller piece in the 'valley'

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                      there is quite a bit to trim off the bottom but that will be for another day, quite happy so far
                      thanks neil

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                      • #43
                        Sure looks good, Neil. I'd be happy too!

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                          thank you cliffy

                      • #44
                        Nice work there Niel
                        David Bradbury

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                          thank you david

                      • #45
                        That's coming along really good.
                        Pugsy

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                        • neilb
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                          thank you pugsy

                          i'm watching your build with interest
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