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Re: Interesting find

The fact they are copies/knock-offs of 19th century works, most likely not even directly copied via a mold but by photos as an "after," these are very heavy, good quality pieces that seriously compete with the better bronzes of this size/type I've seen. Out of interest Randall are the pie...
by Randall
Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:25 pm
 
Forum: Sculpture focus topics
Topic: Interesting find
Replies: 10
Views: 40017

Re: Interesting find

off course the price of metal has risen considerably but relatively speaking the cost of the metal is small compared to the overall cost of producing the bronze. There are hours of work there even at minimum wage thats definately the highest cost here (cant speak for china) Then theres clay, wax, c...
by Randall
Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:08 pm
 
Forum: Sculpture focus topics
Topic: Interesting find
Replies: 10
Views: 40017

Re: Interesting find

These are always cast hollow when they are large as these are mantrid, so they had to be cored. The metals are not cheap these days, not when copper runs around $4 a pound- I remember when it was 60 cents a pound. Tin is around $12, zinc about $1. These were cetainly made overseas, almost definitely...
by Randall
Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:18 pm
 
Forum: Sculpture focus topics
Topic: Interesting find
Replies: 10
Views: 40017

Re: Art Deco panel

I have begin casting this panel now, this one is for a client who plans an Art Deco bedroom. The panel was cast today and will take a few days to dry out, then it will get the bright gold finish which I think will look best. The color of the panel as shown is with special base tint added to the cast...
by Randall
Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:43 pm
 
Forum: Work in progress
Topic: Art Deco panel
Replies: 13
Views: 51818

Re: Interesting find

Totally agree Richard, it's a very nice piece. One of the other two I bought that will come Friday is this ram I like a lot too, 13" high, 10" long, 6" deep and 16# on a marble base , it was $129 http://i.imgur.com/9PYuF.jpg http://i.imgur.com/HYcJG.png Not sure If I'll buy more, I re...
by Randall
Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:06 pm
 
Forum: Sculpture focus topics
Topic: Interesting find
Replies: 10
Views: 40017

Re: Interesting find

Sort of related, I purchased a couple of bronzes on Ebay the other week, one of them was this horse 12" x 14" x 5", shipped at 22# http://i.imgur.com/daiTg.png I was real surprised that it's actually above expected quality, it is indeed real metal and a solid marble base, though I sus...
by Randall
Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:35 pm
 
Forum: Sculpture focus topics
Topic: Interesting find
Replies: 10
Views: 40017

Re: Interesting find

Horse 184cm high x 216cm wide
The work was commissioned by the London Transport Board for the new Victoria Line underground. It was first modelled in clay, then plaster and finally cast in glass reinforced polyester.
by Randall
Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:22 pm
 
Forum: Sculpture focus topics
Topic: Interesting find
Replies: 10
Views: 40017

Interesting find

In a very round-about way I found this interesting sculptor after watching of all things -a vintage film about the "new" (1968) Victoria railway in the UK. As I was watching them detailed the new BlackHorse street station that was under construciton, and they showed a model of the station,...
by Randall
Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:20 pm
 
Forum: Sculpture focus topics
Topic: Interesting find
Replies: 10
Views: 40017

Re: Art Deco panel

Thanks Richard,
Here's a progress shot of the next model I started, calling this one D9 and I set it up last weekend but haven't had time to do much to it till today.

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by Randall
Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:23 pm
 
Forum: Work in progress
Topic: Art Deco panel
Replies: 13
Views: 51818

Re: Welding: How they got around it

Interesting Richard, the SpeedyMelt furnace at the college was about the size of yours if not a tad bit larger, it was a natural gas furnace. I don't see your bronze as having gas holes/defects, I don't think there's a cast made that comes out perfect, they all need some fixing and the like. The ins...
by Randall
Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:10 pm
 
Forum: Old and New Technologies
Topic: Welding: How they got around it
Replies: 11
Views: 50257
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