Water horse- Armature, in progress

09 Oct

The armature for the water horse has been completed. The horse itself is wire and paper mache.  The paper mache was allowed to dry for a complete week, prior to being sealed with glair.

A “box” needed to be constructed to create the rest of the river structure.  Channels have been added to support the river surface and the river cut through.  Wood has been secured  with wood screws and wood glue.  You can see the water horse supported into the base by a 1/4″ dowel.  This will eventually be covered by the river bottom. The right side will be an area that I can put documentation and any other elements related to the project.

Here is the top view of the box.  The hole around the water horse will be filled by sugar paste.  The complete illusion will be to have the water horse in mid-transformation from fish to horse. There will also be a bank and some water plants.

The other side,will be left open.  This will be so that judges can see what is behind the scenes of the over all piece.

1 Comment

Posted by on October 9, 2011 in Sugar


One response to “Water horse- Armature, in progress

  1. Margret Bagwell

    October 9, 2011 at 4:50 am

    I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you down the road!


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