Thursday, December 27, 2012
A Halloween horror show
However, real horror show can be seen in the lower photo. This was lit from behind and taken with the flash off. The horrible wavy grain is clearly visible, and the bright streaks show gaps in some of the joins between the ribs. I have reinforced these from the inside with some Araldite, and once the shape of the belly has been scribed I will add some paper strips to provide further support.
I was going to crack on with this immediately, but I learnt from my lute book that shape of the belly has to be taken while the body is still in the mould. Once it's out of the mould, the body 'relaxes' and ends up longer and thinner!
Consequently, I have now started on the belly.