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Main Discussion Area => Around the Campfire => Topic started by: Pat B on August 25, 2021, 11:41:55 am

Title: New project, Tenn. Classic raffle table, "The Parting Shot".
Post by: Pat B on August 25, 2021, 11:41:55 am
I've just started my newest paper mache project for next year's Tenn Classic raffle table. This is a toilet paper roll stuffed with news paper, styrofoam end plugs, covered with tissue paper and white glue and florist wires for other body parts
(https://i.imgur.com/V9InptK.jpg)
From this....

(https://i.imgur.com/zhMhM0W.jpg)
...hopefully to something like this...

(https://i.imgur.com/DC3Bpk6.jpg)
...or maybe like this. I'll take pics as I proceed and post them here
Title: Re: New project, Tenn. Classic raffle table, "The Parting Shot".
Post by: Pat B on August 25, 2021, 01:58:22 pm
This is last year's raffle table offering...
(https://i.imgur.com/ZemZ778.jpg)

...and 3 years ago...
(https://i.imgur.com/kefguKj.jpg)

...and before that...
(https://i.imgur.com/czqw3lf.jpg)

...and a special gift I made for Pappy...
(https://i.imgur.com/W97j3ho.jpg)
Title: Re: New project, Tenn. Classic raffle table, "The Parting Shot".
Post by: Deerhunter21 on August 25, 2021, 02:01:55 pm
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Wow! how do you do that?!
Title: Re: New project, Tenn. Classic raffle table, "The Parting Shot".
Post by: PaSteve on August 25, 2021, 02:07:47 pm
Now that is really cool. Very interested to see the progress.
Title: Re: New project, Tenn. Classic raffle table, "The Parting Shot".
Post by: Hawkdancer on August 25, 2021, 02:23:18 pm
Excellent artwork!
Hawkdancer
Title: Re: New project, Tenn. Classic raffle table, "The Parting Shot".
Post by: BrianS on August 25, 2021, 06:28:06 pm
Very Cool
Title: Re: New project, Tenn. Classic raffle table, "The Parting Shot".
Post by: Pat B on August 25, 2021, 07:13:39 pm
Thanks guys.
Russell, how did I do this?.....very slowly. That's why I'm starting now to be finished by April.  ;D
 My wife is an artist and paper mache is one of her mediums so I have professional help when I need it.    :OK
Title: Re: New project, Tenn. Classic raffle table, "The Parting Shot".
Post by: bjrogg on August 25, 2021, 09:43:54 pm
Pat I just really always look forward to watching this. So fun to see it come to life.
Bjrogg
Title: Re: New project, Tenn. Classic raffle table, "The Parting Shot".
Post by: Morgan on August 25, 2021, 10:44:32 pm
Pat that is truly amazing. Hard to believe that is paper and glue!
Title: Re: New project, Tenn. Classic raffle table, "The Parting Shot".
Post by: Pat B on August 25, 2021, 11:36:18 pm
Thanks BJ and Morgan. Paper mache is a cool material to work with along with structural materials like wire, styrofoam, cardboard and other stuff. My wife really makes cool stuff.
Title: Re: New project, Tenn. Classic raffle table, "The Parting Shot".
Post by: Trapper Rob on August 25, 2021, 11:53:43 pm
Pat you do amazing work
Title: Re: New project, Tenn. Classic raffle table, "The Parting Shot".
Post by: chamookman on August 26, 2021, 03:57:21 am
Way cool Pat ! Bob
Title: Re: New project, Tenn. Classic raffle table, "The Parting Shot".
Post by: Pappy on August 26, 2021, 08:48:14 am
Always love them Pat and thanks. :)
 Pappy
Title: Re: New project, Tenn. Classic raffle table, "The Parting Shot".
Post by: Parnell on August 26, 2021, 10:56:06 am
Looking forward to seeing this, Pat!  Always enjoy your work.  I like the subject this year.
Title: Re: New project, Tenn. Classic raffle table, "The Parting Shot".
Post by: Pat B on August 26, 2021, 12:32:40 pm
It's for a good cause, Pappy so it's worth the effort.
 Steve, thanks. I've been thinking about the "parting shot" for a while and now I think the rider should be a woman. Haven't had a woman subject yet.
 This is going to be especially interesting because of the cloths worn by ancient horse archers. I'm going to try to get it as close as possible to being authentic like I have with the others.
Title: Re: New project, Tenn. Classic raffle table, "The Parting Shot".
Post by: WhistlingBadger on August 26, 2021, 02:24:23 pm
Can't wait to see it, Pat.  I always love seeing your artwork.
Title: Re: New project, Tenn. Classic raffle table, "The Parting Shot".
Post by: Deerhunter21 on August 26, 2021, 03:09:52 pm
any chance we'll be able to see the progress?? im super interested!!!
Title: Re: New project, Tenn. Classic raffle table, "The Parting Shot".
Post by: Pat B on August 26, 2021, 05:24:10 pm
Russell, I'll post pics as I go along. This is a slow process waiting for glue to dry so I can move on the the next step. Stay tuned!  :OK
Title: Re: New project, Tenn. Classic raffle table, "The Parting Shot".
Post by: Pat B on September 14, 2021, 01:43:34 pm
...here is more of the process. florist wirh is used to build and shape the base of the legs...
(https://i.imgur.com/1MyRugv.jpg)

...wrap the wire legs with tissue paper. Every time tissue paper is used it is saturated with thinned white Elmer's glue.
(https://i.imgur.com/3k5wSur.jpg)

...and I try to get the shape of the legs. They will get more shaping as I progress...
(https://i.imgur.com/thPpKQl.jpg)

I use parts on another toilet paper roll with masking tape to shape the neck and head...
(https://i.imgur.com/F7RVsye.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/KXP1glS.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/NK3XCvs.jpg)

...as I go along I try to get the body and legs shaped and positioning just right. This is the difficult part of the whole build. If this doesn't come out right the whole project just won't look right.
 ...to be continued...
Title: Re: New project, Tenn. Classic raffle table, "The Parting Shot".
Post by: JW_Halverson on September 14, 2021, 07:09:01 pm
I'd ask you to do a diorama of me with a raptor, but you'd probably pick the moment that bald eagle took a bite outa my nose!

Thanks for posting the progress pics. I really enjoy seeing the progress art goes through to become what it eventually is.
Title: Re: New project, Tenn. Classic raffle table, "The Parting Shot".
Post by: Pat B on September 14, 2021, 08:38:49 pm
Can I huh, can I huh, can I? ...and that would be the scene I'd choose.  ;D  Thanks for the inspiration and your sacrifice for the cause, John.  :OK
Title: Re: New project, Tenn. Classic raffle table, "The Parting Shot".
Post by: Outbackbob48 on September 14, 2021, 09:18:35 pm
Pat, I have some real horse tail hair if ya need some (grey)  , If not I will just leave them on my tent pole  :-T Bob
Title: Re: New project, Tenn. Classic raffle table, "The Parting Shot".
Post by: Pat B on September 15, 2021, 01:15:11 am
Thanks anyway, Bob but I can get more action with paper mache. It's less affected by gravity.  ;)
Title: Re: New project, Tenn. Classic raffle table, "The Parting Shot".
Post by: GlisGlis on September 15, 2021, 04:59:18 am
Love this paper mache works Pat.
Never saw before the pappy gift. It's really fantastic! so much care for details.
What colours are you using? is that acrylic + protective coating or is it enamel?
Title: Re: New project, Tenn. Classic raffle table, "The Parting Shot".
Post by: Pappy on September 15, 2021, 08:17:19 am
Looking good Pat as always.  ;)
 Pappy
Title: Re: New project, Tenn. Classic raffle table, "The Parting Shot".
Post by: Outbackbob48 on September 15, 2021, 09:45:22 am
Pat, never thought of that , real hair would just be hanging showing no action or speed. Bob
Title: Re: New project, Tenn. Classic raffle table, "The Parting Shot".
Post by: Pat B on September 15, 2021, 11:53:05 am
GllsGlls, we use acrylic craft paint with satin poly sprayed over that.
Thanks guys.
Title: Re: New project, Tenn. Classic raffle table, "The Parting Shot".
Post by: Hawkdancer on September 15, 2021, 01:28:39 pm
I think JW's Eagle Encounter would be a very neat project!  It has made into the annals of a song I wrote, albeit with a different hero.
Hawkdancer
Title: Re: New project, Tenn. Classic raffle table, "The Parting Shot".
Post by: JW_Halverson on September 16, 2021, 11:41:51 am
Typical. All my best work ends up being attributed to other people's efforts.