Rough-Cast Figures

When last we saw these folks they were in wax. Now they have returned to the studio after bronze casting, and are ready for me to weld. The windows cut out of them are part of the lost wax process- a ceramic slurry is built up around the wax figures, but first the wax figures are cut apart to ensure the slurry coats the inside as well as the outside of the figure. The casting was clean. The only place with some shrinkage/bubbles is in the tight spot under Peter’s chin.

We’re getting a nice snowstorm today/tonight- but then things warm up near 60 for awhile and I’ll kick the pony-car out of the shop and get welding.

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