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Unicorn by eL-Te Unicorn by eL-Te
This Unicorn (as well, as the previous Pegasus) was an answer to mine sculpture studio's problem: Unconventional Vehicle.

11 cm high, made of brass, and moving wheels! :D
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GabriellesBabrielles Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
love this!
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PrincessDemonica Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student General Artist
so AWESOME
i want one :T
i'm sure i don't have room for it
but it's awesome
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eL-Te Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks ^^
You can have it, but I'm afraid it is not very cheap :( It's easier to find the room for it, than the money I supose.
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PrincessDemonica Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student General Artist
yeah
i bet it's expensive
i've always wanted to work with brass >W< never had the Opportunity
tell me about it ^_^ please
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eL-Te Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Love to :D
First you work in wax (1/3 bee wax, 1/3 colophony and 1/3 paraffin melted together). It's hard when it's cool, and very plastic, when it's warm. And it smells so nice ^^ To create the basic form of the sculpture you just warm the wax up under the hot water, and when it's done you cool it down in cold water.

Than you can add details... it takes some time, and you think it will never end... You can add wax, cut it out, smooth down the surface and add a structure. All using... metal dental tools (!!! :D) heated above a candle. During this task you will also use cold water to cool down the wax, which will warm up from the heat of your hands and the tools.

When your precious piece of art is done, you must prepare it for the molding. During this process your work will be cut :( and covered with wax pipes, than sunk into a molding mass. When the mass is hard and dry, the wax is being poured out, and in the place of it, the brass, or other metal is being poured. It's almost done!

After the mold is cooled down, you smash the molding mass and uncover your precious sculpture. You see - this method is giving you only one piece of the sculpture at all. That's why it's so expensive.

So your sculpture is already in metal, and you are so happy (if the molding went well) or broke down (if something went wrong - like half of the sculpture did not mold at all). All you need to do now is to clean your work from all things that left after the molding. It takes lots of time as well as your vitality xD When you're done, you cover the sculpture with patina.

That is all, I think. Well, if you want you can add a pedestal :)

Sorry for my bad English :P
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