Saturday, 30 June 2012

Mouflon Rams

Made for a 1:22 scale diorama for a regular customer in America.
The two fighting rams are specially made so that they can stand on just two legs.

Friday, 29 June 2012

The Making of a Gemsbok Antelope

Last year I had a limited number of copies made from one of my sculptures, a Gemsbok antelope or Oryx.  This was quite a special one for me as it was the first time I had replicated any of my work.
I sent my Gemsbok off to be moulded from and over about two or three weeks I received 25 exact copies of my original Gemsbok, it was fantastic!
My Brother, Jesse Knibbs (Trigger Happy Entertainment) filmed me painting the copies and put together this beautiful film:
The first scene is of the Gemsbok with their horns glueing, they remained like this for 24 hours.
Fettling is a hard task!  Fettling (if you don't know what it is!) is removing any excess plastic from where the casting was cut out of the mould.  Then I washed the models to get rid of grease and dust.
Next I put the primer coat of paint on, which in this case was white.  Then the base colour for the coat, after this is on I gradually build up different layers of colour using the dry brush technique.  Finishing off with the pattern details, horns, hooves and eyes.

Hope you enjoy the film!

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Cross-breed dog

A friend asked me to sculpt her dog she had to leave behind when she moved here to England.
The figure is in 1:9 scale and painted in acrylic, here is a photo of the real dog:

Tuesday, 5 June 2012