May 19th, 2011
Finshed Boris The Bolter yesterday and soon he will be delivered to a local company for an industrial polycoat application.
The build took from February until mid-March and resulted in over 100 hours of work.
To see more photos and documentation of the process including links to some time lapse videos click here.
April 25th, 2011
A quick update on my troll for the 2011 Midland Downtown Sculpture Series, each individual element for Boris is complete and the next step is assembling all the pieces and filling the interior spaces with expandable foam.
At this point the basic shape is roughed out but there is still a lot of work to do adding finishing details and textures. Boris still needs warts, hair, arms, burlap cape and the final skin texture.
Note that in the photos the head is just sitting on top of the body structure, when it is actually assembled it will sort of be sunk into the top of the body, lowered about 10 inches and positioned looking more straight forward versus looking up.
Currently his progress is dependent on the weather because he needs to be completed in our garage as he is too large to get through the doorway of our house. Lately the weather has been a little too cold (and wet) for me to comfortably work in the garage, hopefully this next week temperatures will start to warm up into the mid 60’s.
Overall he is shaping up according to plan and I’m really looking forward to seeing him complete and take his place downtown Midland.