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The dwarf miner is finished and painted
fanai
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Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 03:46 PM UTC
Here he is in a very different finish for his site - Most of us would take one of the colcast bronzes and paint thm -Well I have done he opposite- I have ronzed the Piece
Hope you like Himm




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Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 04:39 PM UTC
Ian my friend,
it looks as good as The World Cup sculpting finished great and bronze color gave him a very good look.congrats
MarkusE
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Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 05:02 PM UTC
Hello Ian,

I love your bronzed Miner !!! Looks absolutly cool !!!!!!!!

Cheers,
Markus

DaveCox
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Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 05:27 PM UTC
Ian,

OK, you were right. In the previous posts on this figure I didn't think he'd look that great bronzed instead of painted - we'll I take it back, he looks good like this. How did you get the finish?
Arthur
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 12:25 AM UTC
Well Iain you have surpassed yourself,he is a great wee figure,just the thing i would love to paint,good on ya.
Arthur
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 06:07 AM UTC
Ian its great to see the old guy finally done up and in bronze too. I kind of like it bronzed as it adds on to the "solid, dependable" overall character of the old chappie and a nice change as well from the normal painting approach. A pretty good bronze coating job as well.
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 10:54 AM UTC
"The man with the golden g.. eeh pipe"

Very very nice bronze paintjob. COOL.
fanai
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 11:09 AM UTC
Thank you gents - yes I took a deep breath when I decided to go this way, the photos actually show to much yellow ( need better daylight lights for photos) I also decided this way as it is more in the art world that Painting as I am having him Judged in a sculptors competition locally (will tell you late how it did, Don't really care as I love him and that is all that matters to me)
Jesper you are a Funny Guy Think Three amigos
Thank you Markus and Engin as always trying to push boundaries
Dave -I cheated -Finish is straight off the shelf Bought Bronze finish (an Acylic base with bronze powder ) then a special patena that you brush on and then rub back or ad more - great fun and gave me some different effects
Vic
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 07:33 PM UTC

Looks really good Ian, your best yet I reckon.

Vic
fanai
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006 - 04:17 AM UTC
Thanks Vic but I am always looking to improve and Phil (Auburn) will never let me rest on my laurels cos I already know of several areas on the figure that I could have done a little better(not Wrong just better)
I see sculpting as always working, improving and I know the rest of us who sculpt feel the same
Ian