Sunday, October 30, 2011

Michelangelo's David

in 1:350 scale!
I carved this micro miniature of the famous statue last year.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

My new website

Announcing the launch of my new website Miracle Chicken Miniatures. I really had alot of problems with the glitchy software and uploading was a nightmare, stuff kept disappearing! I had to redo pages, re-upload files that were already there HUH??? But, I've worked out the worst bugs and hope I don't find any more!

I am currently working on reciprocal linking on my links page so if anyone wants to swap links to their miniature website, let me know. Tell me what you want your link to say in a couple lines. I'm offering text links because of the problems from before, for now anyhow, additional graphics would be iffy.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Trick or Treat!

This kitty is going out as Puss-n-Boots for Halloween!
I'm going to show you how I carved him:
First I found some pictures and drew my pattern on a piece of wood. (Jelutong; grain running vertical)
I've cut the wood to size on my band saw.
Then I rough it out on the scroll saw. This stage is sometimes called a "single profile blank".
 I've started carving, I have to be very careful, as his hat has gotten dangerously thin. You can see light shining through!
I'm almost finished with the carving. I have to be very mindful of the tail and cape at all times. So easy to break off. And of course, that thin hat with it's feather.
I've sanded the finished carving and now he's ready for paint.
He's done! I made the sword from metal.