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Snail

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Caterpillar

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Butterfly

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Snail.html
Butterflay.html
Caterpillar.html

My nephew’s kids came by the shop and had a test ride on the critters. They loved it! They ran right up to them and knew they were for sitting on and holding on to the handles

We realized Hugh was too high up, towering over the kids. Once we brought him lower (closer to their size), they were all over him. Instead of having Hugh sitting on the bench, we will fabricate a tree stump for him to sit on next to the bench.

After hard-coating the critters comes LOTS of sanding, grinding, filling imperfections with epoxy putty, and more sanding.

We carved out a trough underneath with a “hot knife” and filled with cement. It makes the critters too heavy for a kid to move around but easy enough for an adult to maneuver around.

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The base of the tree

Self Order Hugh

Self_Order_Hugh.html

We made Hugh's smile bigger. here is before, our guidelines for carving, and after. We elongated his smile and made the cheeks above his smile pop out more.

Not the final color yellow. Final color is more of a mustard.

Hugh didn't get his paint job done today. We sat him down on the bench to figure out placement, and realized we wanted to wrap him in plastic and foam the tree with him in place to get the foam molded to his shape.

The shell looks awesome! Three different colors sponged on.

Just hangin’ out

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YAY ITS TIME FOR PAINT!!!

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Mister caterpillar just needs his eyes finished. The snail just needs a second coat of paint on his body/slug, and eyes.

The tree is ready for foam tonight.  

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Still some airbrushing to be added to the snail, and details  in the caterpillars eyes.  

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We added a darker brown to the  center of his shell

We airbrushed more detail on his “slug”  and parts of his face.  

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Three colors is our magic formula for painting trees.  

Three magic colors. I know the orange seems strange but it really works. It creates warmth in  the paint job and gets blended in under the darker brown.   

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Still working on getting the knotholes just perfect.  

Inside painted with a more “raw wood” color. 

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