Large Scale Solider Monument
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Full Size & Scale Soldiers
Based upon the 1903 Victor Herbert operetta, "Babes in Toyland" is clearly one of Laurel and Hardy's most popular films. This commission is a life size rendition of the toy soldiers portrayed in this classic film.
This commission required the combined efforts of Bob Eigenrauch and Stan Saperstein to create a figure from kiln dried poplar for indoor display.
The ruff work was completed by Bob, creating a full size blank. Stan picked up the process to carve in the detail using both power carvings and hand carving techniques.
Shown below Master Craftsmen Bob Eigenrauch and Stanley Saperstein work through the ruff carving and detailing of this life size figure based on the "Babes in Toyland" character.
Upon completion of the chainsaw carving phase, Stanley picked up his power carver and favorite set of chisels and went to work on the detail. It wasn't long before the figure was carved and sanded. Prior to painting, the entire figure was coated in plaster (gesso) to create an even strong surface, allowing the paint to permanently bond to the figure.
Memorial "Canonries" Civil War Soldier
Watch this ruff and crude looking figure transition into scale model civil war soldier, complete in every detail with all the accoutrements. The solider will sit atop a stone pillar, next to a cannon as a monument at Camp Olden's museum in Hamilton, NJ.
The figure is in poplar, and will be covered in gesso. Gesso will smooth the surfaces, prepare it for receiving paint, and protect the wood from the elements.
Check back soon, we have a new chainsaw carving specialty saw, and we're in the process of acquiring some other new and interesting power carving devices. There may be more of these larger scale figures and sculptures following in this soldier's footsteps!