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Brother Thomas




In Brother Thomas

By Steve Leeper

Casting Brother Thomas-Makette

On 13, Nov 2011 | 4 Comments | In Brother Thomas | By Steve Leeper

You probably recognize this little guy from my profile image.  I thought I would post a series of turn-around photos of him before he officially goes under the knife.  I’m hoping to pull a mold from him in the next few weeks which means he’s currently in parts getting ready for his operation.  More photos of the process to come.


  1. What a cutie! I can’t wait to see the cast, did you figure out how you’re going about it?

    • My friend Rich Schiller is helping figure things out. Rich was a huge influence on me when I was modelmaking back when we lived in Oak Park. At some point I’ll be heading to his new studio in Valparaiso to make the mold and cast him. Can’t wait.

  2. Luke L.

    I love the look of his clothes.

    • Thanks Luke. I made a negative textured plate by pressing sculpy into burlap. From there I rolled out sheets of clay like cloth, pressed them into the plates for a positive texture. Then basically assembled the clay on top of the figure as if I was sewing clothes onto a manikin. I’m very pleased with the results. I think the life-sized burlap texture plays well on the miniature scaled makette. I’m currently in the process of filling in the voids in preparation for the mold. More on that later.

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