So after casting my first halfsy-rider, I had to add back the missing parts and get her ready to go. First step was to build up her back with foil.
Next I covered that in epoxy.
And with several epoxy-adding sessions, she looked like a person again and was ready for paint.
I actually decided at the last minute that her head needed to be separate so that she could look in different directions for events like jumping and trail. Now I can just plug her head into a hold drilled in the body, and it swivels.
And so, after all that, I had a rider for Nightfox. And she was part of my champ winning performance run at Rose City Live.
I’m working on several more figures right now, using the same half-cast method. I’m getting faster at the re-sculpting part, especially on those wee hands.
Right now I’m working on three figures, two riders and a walking person for showmanship and such. It’s nice to be doing a whole batch since I can work on one while epoxy dries on others.
The key here is not to lose those itty bitty heads. I’m making good use of some new little tupperwares.