3/20/12

Progress report

 When you last saw this broken up fellow, the few shattered pieces had been reassembled, but he was still going topless" (left).  Today he is pretty much complete, including inner mechanics.  I still have to do a lot of final surface finish work (sanding, etc.) where the broken prices were glued together and where the new casting joins the old.  By hand sculpture I've started crafting a pair of appropriate ears.  My goal is to begin the painting process by the end of the week.

15 comments:

  1. absolutely incredible...but then again, as a pastor, I often talk about shattered lives being pieced back together when entrusted to the master's hands!

    Dr. Jeff Scott
    Senior Pastor
    Northside Baptist, Mechanicsville, VA

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  2. P. Grecian3/20/2012

    Incredible. You are an amazing man.

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  3. Jim Chaput3/20/2012

    Who originally built the figure

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    1. The Clipper figure was built by Craig Lovik.

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  4. Jim Chaput3/20/2012

    What material are you using for the sculpting

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    1. The major portion of the new head is cut from a urethane casting. Most of the missing smaller pieces and all reshaping was done using a "paper mache clay" and reinforced on the inside with fabric and glue. Everything (urethane, paper mache clay, original pieces) are glued in place with "super glue". The finished head and neck will actually be much stronger than the original. (Drs. are saying the same about Peyton Manning's neck, so I guess this fellow is in good company. :-)

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  5. Clinton, did you use a mold of sculp by hand?
    Charles

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    1. I used a portion of a urethane head casting for the major portion of the replacement, but it had to be reshaped for perfect fit. That was done by hand sculpting using paper mache clay, glued to the urethane with "super glue". (I never trust the added clay to simply self-stick - sometimes it does; sometimes it doesn't. So I don't take chances.)

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  6. Wow. Nicely done, Clinton. I wasn't sure the little fellow would be salvagable based upon the "before" photos.

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  7. You have proved once again that you are the master. When they say it can't be done, call Clinton. To say the lest ,I am impressed.

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  8. Anonymous3/20/2012

    I'. Speechless and can't wait to see my "Wilson". Pastor William Salaam Master vrntriloquist and owner.Thank you sir..

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  9. Anonymous3/20/2012

    hello clinton i have just brought a lovik and i might need you help soon from adam walker in the uk

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    1. Adam: Please contact me directly: mahertalk@aol.com

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  10. Gee Clinton you're clearly a patient man.

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  11. P. Grecian3/21/2012

    I had to come back and look at that again. Wow. Just...wow.

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