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Fixing my busted momma griff (pic heavy)

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  • #505596
    bayoudragon
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      I finally get my hands on one of these, and of course, it arrives broken. πŸ™

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      It’s kinda ironic that she broke where she did. One look at her and I thought… yep, that’s me. My nest is broken, and I’m losing footing (Yeh, I know it’s corny, but that’s how things have been lately. The renovations on my condo have stalled, and I’ve simply got no momentum going. Sometimes it feels like I’m never going to get out of this place). I’ve been meaning to fix a few pieces that have some little chips and dings first before I attempted something big, but I could so hear her screaming, “FIX ME! NOW!” So I did. πŸ™‚

      Started playing puzzle and glued four big talon pieces together.
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      Pieces were still shearing off the base… pieces that hadn’t completely pulled away from the main sculpture. I had to clean it up and organize the mess before I went any further. From left to right — three slivers glued together, bulk of the talons comprised of 7 pieces, some misc shards, and a whole bunch of inner unpainted gypsum.
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      Attached the talons and a couple other little pieces. It looks so much better with the toes on. LOL.
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      Inserted the little slivers… about 6 shards total (what I could find anyway).
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      Decided I was going leave out the inner gypsum (for sanity and simplicity) and pack it with apoxie sculpt (to interlock the pieces and give it strength). The felt pad was completely FUBAR… totally shredded by the shards, so off it came.
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      #883951
      bayoudragon
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        Here she is all glued and ready for some sculpting.
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        Small feather and lip resculpted and textured.
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        Leaf resculpt and various parts of the nest and base.
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        Bottom packed with apoxie sculpt and smoothed.
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        Now I have to try and match paint. >.< LOL

        #883953
        dragonmedley
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          She’s going to be perfect!

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          #883954
          Amy
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            Wow, BD, you’re doing a great job. If that had arrived in my mailbox I would have been far too intimidated to try and fix it. I can’t believe it’s the same piece.

            #883957
            Scathach
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              Awesome job! She’s going to be magnificent.

              Life is beautiful.

              #883970
              Shotzy11
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                Wonderful job!! That’s amazing!!

                #883971
                bayoudragon
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                  Thanks all! It was a little intimidating at first. In fact, the hubby said he was actually proud that I dove right in and didn’t give up (I was REALLY upset when I first pulled her out of the box… REALLY UPSET… LOL).

                  I couldn’t wait until tomorrow. I had to finish her tonight. I am very pleased with how she turned out.

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                  I got rid of that weird spot on her egg, too.
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                  All finished! She is now one of my favorite pieces. πŸ™‚
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                  #883975
                  KaytanaPhoenix
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                    Fantastic job repairing! I would have cried if she arrived to me like that! as it was, I was tempted to cry when my gargoyle uni decided the top part of one of her leaves decided to sheer off… small damage, and happened at home, after she was on a wild (and COMPLETELY unsafe) road trip with 4 other gargoyles… I’m amazed the whole batch of them didn’t show up like this, to be honest!

                    Your girl is good as new though! πŸ™‚

                    #883976
                    Amy
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                      I can’t even tell she was ever broken! You are awesome, girl! Congratulations to you!

                      #883983
                      Puffpastryofdoom
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                        That’s crazy! Based off of the final photos, I would have NEVER thought that she had ever been broken! -That’s seriously incredible!

                        #883985

                        Great job, sadly my girl is still not finished, but she’s mine & I’ve been busy fixing other people’s goodies. How did you match the paint? Gargoyle color frustrates me, Melody sent me paint to match, but it doesn’t match. YOu did such a good job matching, I thought I’d ask.

                        Kyrin

                        #883987
                        Falcolf
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                          This is so amazing, beautiful repair work – I can’t even tell where you repaired her any more! Gorgeous!

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                          Excellent!

                          #883989

                          Wow! I could never have done such a fantastic job. You can’t even tell it was ever broken!
                          Pretty sure I would have just sat there are cried, lol.

                          #883992
                          Adaneth
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                            Fantastic work! She looks perfect! πŸ™‚

                            #883998
                            etruscan
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                              Wonderful repair job. I hope that you two will be very happy together! πŸ™‚

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