Hi Nigel, Don, thx for your comments.Now that is going to look very tasty indeed Maarten Excellent work.Does the kit include any framing that goes behind the vertical carvings?I ask because Panart's offering has the whole lot levitating
This is absolutely stunning. I gave up carving long time ago. Just can't do it. But what you've done here is unbelievable. Thanks.This evening I finally had the change of finishing my 1st putty carving. As the family is watching The Voice I am joining them with my portible carving workshop on my lab in the livingroom.
Below I combined all pictures of working to the end result as they are spread by now over the last 4 or 5 pages of my blog.
1st starting with a piece of boxwood in proper size and draw the outlines. (Sorry Jim, pictures I will turn later when not working from my phone )
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Then saw the rough outlines.
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The start with a course rotary milling bit to setup the proper shapes.
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The cutting with surgical blades the reduce the size, you start with a shape larger the the end result as you can only remove material and not add.
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Then the fine diamond bits can be used in combination with surgical blades to bring details into the carving.
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The most difficult is a human face. Because the correct proportions are planted in our brains, one mistake and you notice it. The carving is ok if your phone camera recognizes a face in it and focusses on it. Starting the face and hair.
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As the face is only a few milimeters working on it I only do with the tip of a surgical blade.
Cutting the face contours.
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After lots of fine tuning of the face
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And the final result after a lot of trimming etc etc etc and a layer of beewax.
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And this is how he will finally fit on the bow holding the crown of the queen. Alone? Nooooooo i have to cut another one for the SB side.
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Hope you get an idea and start your own carvings it enriches your kit model and it is easier then you think.