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    the horse head

    my friend Ann was drooling over an antique cast metal horse head and I suggested that she just make one.... so I set out to show her it was possible

    here is the set http://www.flickr.com/photos/3036187...th/6931584094/

    and this is what I'm up to now, still adjusting the rust patterns


    La Reina Ann's Gusto by NT Candy, on Flickr


    La Reina Ann's Gusto by NT Candy, on Flickr

    its a concrete sculpture and when I asked Ann what she would name a horse she said Gus, so I named this La Reina Ann's Gusto

    bumpersticker by NT Candy, on Flickr

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    Very cool...I'm unclear on whether it's steel or concrete though...If it's concrete, what are you using for the rust color?...What does it weigh?......Ben
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    I can still carry it so its probably around 50 lbs. Its concrete layered over a carved polystyrene armature so its not solid. The rust effects are SOOOO cool! I bought a paint that contains iron shavings and I have 2 different acid patinas that rust the iron. One gives the old deep red rust color and the other produces the bright new rust... then it will get a matt sealant sprayed over it. neat huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndthyme View Post
    neat huh?
    Very...It reminds me of the gold leaf over tin horsey-head they found on "Storage Wars"...It was used in France at a cafe that sold horsemeat to humans......Ben
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truckman View Post
    Very...It reminds me of the gold leaf over tin horsey-head they found on "Storage Wars"...It was used in France at a cafe that sold horsemeat to humans......Ben

    those are the things that inspired this one! Ann was drooling over these http://primitiverughooking.typepad.c...head-pair.html

    bumpersticker by NT Candy, on Flickr

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    Neato! Can you make one, for Ben , of a horse'szzass mounted on a plaque he can hang up on the wall?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SBA View Post
    Neato! Can you make one, for Ben , of a horse'szzass mounted on a plaque he can hang up on the wall?
    it would be a really heavy mount huh? lol

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