Monday, June 26, 2006

Papier Mache Bass sculpture for Canadian Bass Championship.

Update: July 6, 06
There is now a gallery link in the sidebar for this project.


Smaller pics click to enlarge.

Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship

I got the nod to go ahead with this piece two weeks ago and began by experimenting with what would have been one "hemisphere" of a bass form, but scrapped it in order to build the primary shape, "in the round". Later I will add the tail, fins and other details.

Styrofoam form for papier-mache Bass sculpture; for Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship, Fort Frances, Northwestern Ontario.

Styrofoam form for papier-mache Bass sculpture; for Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship, Fort Frances, Northwestern Ontario.

Styrofoam form for papier-mache Bass sculpture; for Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship, Fort Frances, Northwestern Ontario.

Styrofoam form for papier-mache Bass sculpture; for Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship, Fort Frances, Northwestern Ontario.

After the styrofoam blocks were arranged, I used acrylic paint to bind them together. Not a great idea; it took quite a while to dry and is not a great glue, but it works on the foam. It would have been better to do this with a single large block of foam, but the stuff is quite expensive and I'm doing this on the cheap.

:-)

Styrofoam form for papier-mache Bass sculpture; for Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship, Fort Frances, Northwestern Ontario.

Styrofoam form for papier-mache Bass sculpture; for Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship, Fort Frances, Northwestern Ontario.


Styrofoam form for papier-mache Bass sculpture; for Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship, Fort Frances, Northwestern Ontario.

Starting to saw away at the form. I'll knock the "tail bit" off, and redo it later.
Will update soon; the Bass tournament starts July 23!
The clock is ticking.





1 comment:

JLB said...

That looks like a fun project - I can't wait to see how it turns out!