Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Dragon Ship

      This Dragon Ship is a new creation by Williamson, Walton-Marble and myself. We first displayed it at the Good Sam Miniature Show in San Jose, CA, this October, 2013.
The scale is 12th.

These two small boys used a rake and an umbrella stand to turn a dragon hammock into a Viking ship.  With their bloody swords, dragon t-shirts, viking helmet and eye patch they're living the life of vikings. 

This beautiful  Dragon was hand carved by Nicole Marble out of Bottlebrush wood.  The finish is shellac and wax and the color is the natural wood.  The teeth are made of bamboo.   The design is based on a real hammock.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Romeo and Juliet

     Every once in a while I get a commission that is a real challenge and at the same time wonderful to work on.  I loved doing the research for this pair of dancers.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Dragon's Dream Part 4: Finished

The finished dragon and rocks were painted with a couple of thin washes of acrylic paint.  I added some landscaping touches, moss made of model railroad grass and ferns made from laser cut paper.

The back view shows the tree made of twisted wire, solder and Sculpy clay inserted in the tube sculpted into the form of the dragon.

This little imp was made by 

Todd Krueger.
The old hag is my creation.  She's holding a wonderful dragon book made by Ericka VanHorn.