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raspero 07-04-2013 06:13 PM

A New Girl
I've pretty much roughed her in and have begun the long process of the details. She is in oil based clay about 40% life sized.


Dries 07-05-2013 12:26 AM

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Looking good so far Richard, please keep us updated on the progress.

mantrid 07-05-2013 01:02 AM

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great start. Is she solid clay or d you have something filling the inside? are you casting yourself in bronze? If so progress pics of this will be very interesting.

raspero 07-05-2013 05:42 PM

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She has a steel armature inside I welded together. As usual I had to cut away a piece of it where her back curves up. One of these days I will make armatures that I don't have to operate on. (Maybe.)

Yes, I will cast her in bronze. I suppose I will spend another month working the clay. Then I plan to go to the US for two months. I will pick up some fresh polyurethane rubber and some more silicon metal in Mexico City on the way home, so the mold making and casting will happen in the fall.


KatyL 07-08-2013 09:58 AM

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You are getting a good start on this one.

raspero 08-04-2013 05:52 PM

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Here is an updated photograph.

That right arm presents a bit of a challenge for making the mold.

Any suggestions?


mantrid 08-05-2013 01:09 AM

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I suspect your comment that the arm is going to be a challenge means that you were originally thinking of a one piece mould over the top of here with the opening where her shoulders and rear end meets the base. If so then I think your easiest option would be to cut arm off and mould seperately.

My personal choice would be to make a multipart mould, one main piece for the top and two smaller pieces for the under arm and behind the back.

Keep us updated on how you proceed

great work

raspero 06-15-2015 07:37 PM

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Her face has been a problem, being down where I could not get a look at it from all sides. After much wasted work trying to get it right it got worse and out of position. I finally came to my senses and made a new head external from her body. It is roughed in and I am now working on the details.

I cut off her old head and will give her a head transplant.


artist007 06-30-2015 07:15 AM

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who is her?
welcome to my website

raspero 08-30-2015 05:37 PM

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She has developed an attitude.

rika 08-31-2015 06:36 AM

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Yes, you have raised the bar, Richard. She is a modern day version of Ecstasy of Saint Teresa in the nude and with attitude! and it's not cheesy or pornographic like many contemporary "erotic" sculptures. Just the right balance to keep it credible.The colour differences in the type of clay work beautifully together. If you turn it into bronze, consider keeping it. I'd suggest detailing a bit more the arms though. Great job!

raspero 01-24-2016 05:44 PM

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Progress has been made.

I made a polyurethane mold.

And a plaster mother mold.

And I took the mold off of the wax this morning and was overjoyed.

This was not an easy wax to make. Got it on the second try.


bluedogshuz 02-02-2016 09:04 AM

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Wow thats great! I have never ventured into casting, im not real practical about process and get frustrated easily :) I do apply constructions but could sell multiples of some pieces, I guess something to consider:confused:

raspero 04-18-2016 05:41 PM

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After letting her wax float in the wax tank for two months, I finally admitted to myself that it is just too thick. So I poured another one. This one is what I wanted.

Then I made a back for her.

. . . and welded it on to her body.

She is getting close to being cast in bronze.


krispee 09-04-2016 09:32 AM

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great work, interesting to see the process of bronzing, always been fascinating to see that part of it.
i`ll check back to see the finished bronze.


raspero 09-04-2016 05:15 PM

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I plan to pour the bronze as soon as the rainy season is over in October.


raspero 10-31-2016 07:11 PM

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The rainy season here is over and I am back in the foundry. I made a plaster cast of her for preservation in case of a mold disaster.

Now I will get her wax from out of the water barrel and finish the final details.


raspero 11-20-2016 06:15 PM

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I dressed up the plaster cast a bit.

Now to pour the bronze cast.


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