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Appendix C Advanced sculptures.

Pegasus

SAFETY TIP

In step 5, it is best to lay the sculpture on its side when removing the head.

SCULPTOR'S TIP

By cutting the base of the block on a very slight angle before sanding is up, you can make your Pegasus lean forward, adding to the overall dimensions.

Required Tools

* Master tool list

* Die grinder with 1/4" bit and course rubberizer

* Aluminum

* Rotary tool with 1/8" straight bit

* Clothes iron

* Hot water bag

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1. Apply templates to all four sides of the ice. Use reference lines to line up templates.

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2. Working from the center of the design towards the outside edges, carefully trace all lines with a 1/4" bit. Etch each template according to the following depths:

a) Joint muscle details: 1/2" deep

b) Leg muscle details: 1/2" deep

c) Behind the back leg (using a chain saw): 2-3" deep

d) Face details: 3/4"; and cheek details: 1"

e) Stomach details: 1"

f) Wings details: 1"

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3. Make reference cuts to indicate the depth of each piece of the sculpture. Note the following cautions:

a) Head--around the ears and head, be careful not to cut into the foreleg.

b) Neck--do not hit the foreleg.

c) Shoulders--through behind the horse's mane, expose a flattened shelf to support the upper section of each wing.

d) Forelegs--make punch marks through the block.

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4. Using the wing portions of the front and backside Pegasus template, carve a silhouette of each wing while they are still attached to the block. Remove each wing section from the block and set aside.

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5. Using the chain saw, remove negative-space ice from the front and back sides of the template, exposing a perfect silhouette. Carefully slice off the head by cutting directly on the guiding line of the template.

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6. Flatten the exposed neck area of the main sculpture with warmed aluminum.

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7. Flatten the bottom of the head with warmed aluminum.

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8. Fuse the head to the body with the head directed away from the raised leg.

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9. Make a separation cut between the two bottom sections of the wings still attached to the body, leaving a 3" gap.

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10. Separate the upper and lower forelegs by following the reference cuts on the template. Remove all template paper.

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11. Using the chain saw, first blend the head and neck area to remove excess ice. Then, using the rubberizer, smooth and blend muscle tone around the entire sculpture.

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12. Using a 1/4" bit, etch primary detail lines into the head, mane, and tail.

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13. Using a 1/8" bit, cut finer, secondary detail lines into the mane and tail.

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14. Using a 1/8" bit, cut finer, secondary detail fines to create facial features, hooves, and additional tone over the sculpture.

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15. Using a slightly warmed iron, flatten wing shelves.

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16. Flatten the wing joint using warmed aluminum.

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17. Set the first wing in place and allow it to fuse and harden.

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18. Set the second wing in place.

Note: Snow may be applied to joint areas to strengthen the fuse. Allow wings to adhere to the body before beginning next step.

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19. Blend wings to the body and to each other. Taper edges and angles to create a softened but distinct shape to each wing.

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20. Clean out any template paper and ice debris from the detail with an ice pick and brush. Smooth all surfaces with a hot water bag.

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Goose

SAFETY TIP

Each sculptor must recognize when he is fatigued or unable to safely operate the chain saw and other power tools, and be willing to rest as needed.

SCULPTOR'S TIP

This sculpture was designed for an outdoor display and is not easily moved once finished unless the support ice (step 28) is left between the inside of the wings.

Required Tools

* Masco tool list

* Die grinder with V-shaped bit

* Aluminum

* Rotary tool with 1/8" straight bit

* Clothes iron

* Rubberizer

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1. Apply the front template. Transfer lines using a 1/8" bit.

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2. Sand off the template.

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3. Lay the block on its side and remove the V -shaped wing section.

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4. Remove negative-space ice to form the base the goose will sit on.

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5. Stand the main piece upright and finish cutting out the silhouette.

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6. Flip over the V -shaped section and remove the remaining negative-space ice.

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7. Polish off a flat surface on top of the goose with warmed aluminum.

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8. Polish off the bottom of the wing section with warmed aluminum.

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9. Fuse wing section to main piece.

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10. Pour cool water over the section to fuse it.

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11. Finish cutting out the rear silhouette of the wings.

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12. Place sub templates on the wings.

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13. Etch in the outlines of the feathers on the wings.

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14. Cut away the silhouette of the wings.

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15. Taper the rows of feathers so that they appear to overlap.

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16. Taper the outer edges of the wings.

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17. Etch in the feathers on the wings.

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18. Attach sub template to the tail and transfer all lines with a 1/8" bit.

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19. Attach sub template to the head and transfer all lines with a 1/8" bit.

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20. Remove ice on both sides of the head and neck.

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21. Round and blend the neck and body so that they flow together.

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22. Finish shaping the tail.

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23. Taper the rows of tail feathers.

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24. Smooth and round off the neck with the rubberizer.

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25. Smooth and round off the underbody with the rubberizer.

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26. Redefine facial detail.

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27. Etch in the tail feathers with a 1/8" bit.

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28. Carefully remove remaining support ice from between the wings.

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29. Brush off any remaining debris.

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30. Polish all flat surfaces with the iron.

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Title Annotation:Part 2: Pegasus-Goose
Publication:Ice Sculpting the Modern Way
Article Type:Appendix
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jan 1, 2004
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