Post by Mike Harris on Apr 2, 2011 15:56:39 GMT -5
Below are a few pics of an Alamo facade that I sculpted for an award plaque for Bill Chemerka. After the sculpt was completed it was cast in resin and sent to Craig Covner for painting and mounting for the presentation. The award was presented to Mr. Chemerka at this years Symposium.
Here it is after Craig worked his magic for the presentation. I was amazed when Craig sent me pics of the gilded Mo. He just did a fantastic job with everything.
Of course, since I now have a mold of the facade, I had to turn it into the 1836 Alamo! Enjoy.
Post by Mike Harris on May 1, 2011 13:58:15 GMT -5
I went ahead and added the statues to the niches for the '36 Alamo. They were made from epoxy putty and then cast in resin. I gave Anthony (upper left) a head and arms (one holding baby Jesus) although according to Maverick the Anthony statue was damaged by the Mexicans during the construction of the defenses in '35. Anyway, he has a head in this Alamo! Mike
Very nice work Mike! I have been an Alamo enthusiast all of my life and was able to visit the site several times in 1969 while in the Air Force there at Lackland AFB. Have visited the John Wayne movie set later on in the mid 70s.
Question, is there a way to purchase casts of your Alamo Facade or something similar? I am new to this group so don't know much about what may be available these days. Thank you.
Post by Mike Harris on Mar 8, 2012 20:25:43 GMT -5
TVaught and boba, Thank you very much for commenting on the facade. I'm currently working on locating resin foundry specializing in fine art reproductions.
The challenge that faces me with the facade is the difference with the '36 Alamo and how it appears today. It's the same mold. So if someone wants the "hump" all I have to do is add the columns, bases, etc. (which is not an easy task). If they want the '36 Mo, I have to remove the hump, fill the Army windows and then add the remaining components. Despite how much I love the Alamo, I would guess after about the 5th one, I would be forced into retirement!! I need to take about a week and make one master of each.
I suppose it's time to get that done soon.
TVaught, I'll send you a private message at some point tomorrow and we can talk about it. Thank you for your interest. I sincerely appreciate it.
Post by Mike Harris on Mar 10, 2012 15:27:20 GMT -5
Hey TVaught, Not sure if you received my message, but thought it would be easier just to post the pics here. I realized I never actually painted the '36 Alamo. I just sent it to the artist to paint for himself. The only reproduction I painted was the church with the hump. Thanks, Mike