Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Celtic Cross

This model is very loosely based on the famous Carew Cross in Pembrokeshire. After seeing the original in southwest Wales I thought I could make a model of something similar but not an accurate copy as that would be way too much like hard work.

Like most men of a certain age I enjoy a good whittle which I suspect is a bit of a dying art. The model itself has been whittled down from a hard pink foam using a very sharp scalpel (I'm always pleased when I made a model and don't manage to injure myself in some manner). I've no idea what is actually is or what it is called but it's a product used in the automotive industry and is apparently, size for size, more expensive than Carrara marble. The material was procured by (in)famous Pensnett Modelling Club member Malc so its probably best not to know exactly how it ended up in his hands ("They are definitely waste off-cuts officer, Honest Malc said so.").

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  1. That is very impressive and certainly looks realistic enough to my eye

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  2. Whittling sir....and in public....great work Matt!

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    1. Cheers Fran, you can't beat a good whittle...especially in public.

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  3. A splendid bit of whittling Sir, bravo.

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  4. Very nice it looks really good.

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  5. great work ! I like a lot this very realistic Celtic cross!

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  6. Well done! The delicate bit in the middle is very impressive.

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    1. Thanks Anne, that bit was tricky, made with needle files and a blinkin' sharp knife.

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  7. Well it looks great that's for sure!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks Christopher, appropriate the comment.

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