Wednesday, August 31, 2011
The Road Agent - Carving Part Finished
To make the scarf I had originally thought of using a nylon piece of cloth soaked with super glue. But that glue sets much too fast to really allow any forming. So I soaked the cloth in Mod Podge and formed it using clothes pins. Took several applications to get the exact shape I was after as I waned it to hang natural. I think it looks pretty good and should even look better once it's locked in place.
I decided to go ahead and use the base I had on hand but I cut and added an additional piece to the bottom to make it more massive and stable. He is held in place with a 3/8" dowel painted flat black.
So, he's not headed to the paint table to get some color. Will use dark colors to maintain the sinister look. Hope you like him so far and your comments are welcome as always. More photos in the Gallery.