Tuesday, April 22, 2014

08 Joint Design Nº 492

I worked on filling the slots of the ball joints in the upper arms today. I used scraps of carving wax as filler. I used the wax pen to weld the pieces of scrap in the slots, making sure I melted the filler and the base wax together. Click on any image to enlarge it.

I used a steak knife with a sharp, thin blade to trim off most of the excess carving wax. Then I switched over to my paring knife to scrape the remaining excess carving wax down to match the surface of the ball.

I used 150-grit sandpaper to smooth the surface.

The actual work is practice, practice and more practice: adding, subtracting, and smoothing repeatedly. ~ Martha Armstrong-Hand (4 July 1920 - 22 October 2004)

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