Sunday, 15 July 2012

Disaster averted

I have spent a month putting together a gift for a friend at work. I have sculpted it from scratch, have painted it and was in the process of varnishing it when I realised I had made a terrible mistake.

I have been using the caps of my various spray cans as holding devises for my work by sticking things to them with blu-tack. The cans all look pretty much the same so I picked up a can of varnish and started to spray my finish sculpt... but it was grey paint instead.

Fortunately, I noticed on the first pass so I stopped before I went and completely ruined things. I was rather annoyed but have managed to repair the damage. Here is the latest pic of the gizzit:


Click the Pic!

All I need to do is paint the screws and add the plaque and he is finished. I want to make the plaque a newspaper that will be glued to the base between his legs. I just hope he likes it after all the effort.

As you will probably realise, this has pretty much used up all of my hobby time this week so I don't have anything else to show off.

...but in other news, I went to see a brood of kittens the other day and have reserved one for my daughter. I have also made a deal with my better half that if there is another one still needing a home when we pick the kitten up, I can have that one as well. If I manage to bag a second one, I will call it Boris... my daughter has called hers Henry. 

Maybe kittens can cheer me up.

See you from the garden!

4 comments:

Lord Siwoc said...

He turned out great!

Next time you may wish to take a second look before you spray..With any bottle!

Rovanite said...

Whoa, that is REALLY great! The paint helps bring out the incredible detail! I'm sure the guy who it's for will love it! :)

Brummie said...

thats is superb mate, Whoever receives it will be chuffed

Inso said...

Unfortunately, it doesn't look as like him as I would have wished... but it is close enough.

I've put together a news-paper to go on the base but I can't show it off (because it has his name on and stuff).

I am now looking forward to giving the thing to him :)