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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:40 pm 
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Greetings to all...

Here's a flattie project I just had to build...I found the inspiration while researching another more complex flattie I'm going to build next year...(Thanks, Barb and OKPat!)...

He's made just like the other two dozen or so flattie projects I've posted...a body made up of different layers of heavy duty poster board, details like the staff (crozier) made from a small paperclip and a cardboard base with two matchstick braces...I'll probably have to add a wire base to the back for strength...

The vestments will be a regal red and very light ivory with gold trim...I'll probably do the crozier in a metallic bronze for contrast with the sugar fine glass glitter on the base...

Construction pictures and more details later...

Merry Christmas...

Howard...


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:29 pm 
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here is a PDF of the five body parts...

howard...


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:36 am 
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I think this is a great design for a flattie. I look forward to seeing St. Nicholas in his completed version.

Lucy


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update...12/16...assembled and ready for two coats of white primer and painting...perhaps next week...

Merry Christmas to all...

Howard...


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You're certainly productive this morning, Howard! Obviously YOU are not shoveling!!

Looks awesome! How'd you bend that staff into such a nice curlicue??


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Another GREAT FLATTIE my friend!!!!!
Merry Christmas!!
-Brian


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Barb wrote:
You're certainly productive this morning, Howard! Obviously YOU are not shoveling!!

Looks awesome! How'd you bend that staff into such a nice curlicue??

Barb...i used fine point needle nose pliers to bend and shape the "curlicue"...it took a couple of tries to get the shape right...
you're right...i'm not shoveling snow here...the ac is still running almost daily here in florida...


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Greetings to all...

St. Nicholas bids you a Merry Christmas...

My very best regards...

Howard...


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Another masterpiece Howard. Goes well with the church.

My bifocal aided eye would not have fun painting those little details.

Steve


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