Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Fence Work -Finished!
I was a little hesitant to add actual barbed wire to the piece for fear that someone would poke themselves, however it just wouldn't have looked correct with smooth wire. Barb-less wire is used on horse ranches as horses don't lean on the fence like cattle and if you've ever seen the damage barbed wire can do to a horse should they run or get tangled into it you can understand it's use. But in this case I stuck with the barbed version.
The Del Monte sliced peaches emblem is painted directly on the can and it's filled with staples. The fence post is from an old post I found on our property. I weathered it a little more than it originally was.
All in all I'm quite pleased with the way this one turned out. The Cowboy certainly appears comfortable with his work although I'm sure he'd much rather be setting in the saddle, out herding cattle. People ask why I always put a smoke in the mouth of my figures. Well, back then just about all of them lit up when they had the chance. The tag of his makins pouch is hanging from his waistcoat pocket.
There are quite a few photos in the Gallery and I look forward to your comments.