I’m headed to Valparaiso tomorrow to start making a mold for the Br. Thomas makette. He’s been in various stages of sculpy repair since I sculpted him over ten years ago so it’s time to immortalize him in urethane (he managed to take a fall off of our new piano only 3 days after I took the original photos of him).
After cleaning him up and giving him a new hairline, collar, hood and rope tassels he’s ready to undergo the rigors of having a mold made of him (basically drowning him in 3 gallons of silicon rubber one section at a time). My friend Rich Schiller (master modeler/moldmaker) has generously offered to guide me through this process as apparently Br. Thomas is a fairly complicated little guy.
Stay tuned for more picture and the results. Click on the images for a larger view.