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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:11 am 
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Greetings to all...

This is the second one of Pete's cast resin reproduction figurines I painted this year...the first was his sitting terrier dog...go here for details and scroll down...https://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1338

In addition to the obvious traditional details...I added a round cardboard base...painted his gloves "Christmas green", sack of goodies "honey brown" and highlighted the fur with "pearl white"...he was also dipped twice in "high gloss clear Min-Wax polyacrylic"...and sugar fine glass glitter was also added to the base...

I'm looking forward to painting a more of them in 2018...

Merry Christmas...

Howard...


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Very nice Howard! Love the green gloves! The face (and the rest!) look very vintage. This Santa is going to make a nice addition to where ever you decide to use him. Pete's figurines are terrffic.

Cheers!

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John...

Yes, Pete's figures are very, very nice...and i don't know of any other place to get such authentic reproductions either...

I'm starting the pattern making process for a reproduction of a house on ted's site...the base will be about 6" x 9" and need a BIG Santa for the front yard...this Santa fits the bill perfectly...I'll be posting the house project in early 2018...sort of an after-Christmas tonic to perk me up when i pack the village away...

Merry Christmas...

Howard...


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Howard, I can't believe how well you can paint these teensy figures.. they look better than
professional. Really nice job, and I look forward to seeing more of them.


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Howard - a 6x9 base is on the large side! Will look forward to seeing the project!

On a somewhat related note, your build of the Nov 2003 HOM has inspired me!

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=922


I started roughing out my own version this past week. Your method of creating the recessed porch is genius - not sure my apprroach would have been so elegant. I'll post pics along the way also.

Merry Christmas!

John


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JCass wrote:
Howard - a 6x9 base is on the large side! Will look forward to seeing the project!
On a somewhat related note, your build of the Nov 2003 HOM has inspired me!
https://cardboardchristmas.com/forums/v ... ?f=2&t=922
I started roughing out my own version this past week. Your method of creating the recessed porch is genius - not sure my apprroach would have been so elegant. I'll post pics along the way also.
Merry Christmas!
John

John...the large house with the 6 " x 9" base will be my version of the november 2004 house of the month...but it will be after christmas before i can really work on it...here's the link...scroll down to november...https://cardboardchristmas.com/papateds/Hom2004.html
howard...


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