Sunday, April 17, 2011

"Ma Deuce" M2 Crew Update

I worked this weekend on the M2 .50 Cal sculpture (some days I just can't put it down, and I have to take my work home with me). I worked on the belt of mini .50 Cal rounds, spent brass and links, the tripod's latches, and the gun barrel cooling holes...

Here are the latest photos:

 
The rounds are almost passable-- I was able to cast them using the wire from bread twisty-ties, and that allows me to form it how I think it will lay in the finished piece (they are a bit wobbly still, but that will be worked out when I sculpt the links over the wire:

   
I also began the glorious pile o' spent brass & links (bigger and more glorious pile still to come!)...
   
I roughed-in the title, though it's hard to see with the glare in a photo...
 ...and signed it as well, though it's not quite done (had to see how it's going to look): 

1 comment:

mice_aliling said...

What is it made of? :)