A couple days ago it rained so hard here in NYC that the window sills in all the outward facing widows were drenched. This caused the paint and plasterboard to bubble and peel all over the place. The building manager, Kenny, takes way too long to get anything done and I didn’t want to wait until mold had a permanent foothold before it got fixed. So, I took Monday (my first day off in weeks) to strip out all the grossness, patch it (using waterproof cement patching), plaster it, and repaint. Not the smoothest job ever, but I was rushed and without a belt sander. Granted, I didn’t have any white paint, so the bathroom now has blue storm clouds on the walls and the kitchen casts a soft earthen tone over the tiles.
Anyhow, that it is to blame for the lack of timely posting Monday night.
So, Tuesday, what happened to Tuesday besides wasting my life with work meetings… Oh, Yeah! Taxes… death and taxes. Oh, and speaking of death my predator skull kit came in from Thailand on Tuesday afternoon.
I’ll show off mine after assembly and painting (a little more realistic than the example shot). This one was cheaper than making it myself… the Alien skull sculpt is still on the books, however. I have to start collecting the “Trophies” for my “Big Game Room” in the future. Yes, Jean is aware of my intentions, although she is likely hoping I’ll grow up before it becomes a reality. Hope all you want, Mwah, ha, ha, ha, haaaaa!
Anyhow, I did some sculpting prep work at night. Trying to prep the oil based clay for a large project is a pain when attempting to be frugal. Most of the this NSP was used for making “Billy” and acouple other projects last summer and it is still hard from oxidation, making it difficult to mold back into usable pieces per Alexander G. Weyers specifications. BTW if anyone wants a copy of Billy (AKA “Life in Death”) for Halloween or something (Jean wants to put one at the bottom of a Coi pond… creepy) let me know in the comments. I’ll be playing with some lighter materials this summer and if it’s financially feasible will be willing to sell copies of the piece at a materials based price.