Sculptures

Today as an early birthday present mummy and granny took me and Hector to a place where they make sculptures out of iron. Our neighbor makes sculptures and he brought us on a tour of where they turn his clay sculptures into iron ones. We have one of his sculptures in our hall in fact! His name is happy face. He doesn’t look that happy though!P1040084

The way they start is they cover they clay sculptures in silicone and some sort of plaster onto it. After, they cover it with wax and then keep covering it with some sort of sand over and over and drying it in between. Once that is done, they melt the wax into a tray. They need to get all of the wax out or when they put the iron in, it’ll go BOOM!!!! Once all the wax is out they put the molds under a roofy thing that looks like a house. Inside it they heat up, So they won’t crack when the iron goes in. When the iron is hot enough, they take the roof off and quickly, but carefully, they put the iron into the molds. Before they put the iron in they surround the molds with sand so if they crack, they’ll keep their shape. After a long cooling, you got yourself an iron sculpture!!! 😀 There were other sculptures in the ware house, like a giant horse!!!

Our neighbor made a lot of other sculptures like, ‘Quack’ and ‘Tulip’.P1040056 P1040065 P1040062 P1040059 P1040058

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Over, under and out.

😀 🙂 😛 Snow 😛 🙂 😀

Advertisements

Hector

Hello, I Hector N. Buckley, am a cairn terrier.

My birthday is on the 13th of October. I love all thing to do with electronics and hope to become an inventor. I am also very good with animals, I can befriend most animals but squirrels are my weak point. My sister Snow is planning to rule the world along side her best friend Oink, she has a huge crush on him.

I can play piano and write my own music. I am working on my own song, I think I will call it, “Io sono il Hector”. It means I am the Hector in Italian. I would like to learn Italian in the future, I am learning French now. I am not that good at it but I will learn.

I will hope that Snow will allow me to post often but she is very protective of her blog.

See ya!! 🙂

😀 Hector 😀

P1040034

Robins!!!

Sup everyone this is my first post for a while because I was banned from my laptop because I wouldn’t let Hector use my laptop. But now it’s all back to normal! 😀

I’ve been trying to train robins because we have one in our back garden. It wasn’t going too well until I realised that we have one in the house! He’s very tame but just to make sure that I wouldn’t get hurt, I sent Hector in first, he’s very good with animals! When I got up to the robin I realised that he was huge!!!! I never knew that they were that robins were that big! ❗

P1040031P1040032

I’m so excited for Thursday!!! If you don’t know why then you should!!! For those less sophisticated, I’ll tell you so put it in your diary. Thursday is MY BIRTHDAY!!!! Oink said that he’s going to come over for dinner and that he has a prezzie for me!!!!

Over, under and out.

🙂 😀 😛 8) Snow 8) 😛 😀 🙂