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IRON MAN- IRON HORSE 1 "MY LITTLE TONY"

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Sometimes the most Starkly simple puns take me the longest time to create a sculpture for!

 

Take this little bit of horseplay, for example, which revolves around the Marvel Comics character Iron Man and his secret identity, billionaire industrialist super genius Tony Stark.

 

It started with one "My Little Pony" type plastic toy, found in the local Opportunity Shop for fifty Aussie cents.

 

Add about a week's worth of sculpted Iron Man armour made from the two part epoxy putty, Milliput. Dye the mane and tail red. Paint the wee little beastie....

 

Oh, and then add accessories sculpted from Super Sculpey...

 

A nosebag full of yummy micromachine Nanoats....

 

A tub for refreshing oil.....

 

And a hi-tech hover-grooming brush

(suggested by Bethany over at the Advanced Iron, Iron Man fansite; ta Beth!)....the brush itself used to be for toothy pegs.

 

I've shot the picture against a small fern amidst some nicely scaled ground cover using natural daylight filtered through some overhead laserlight plastic.

 

"My Little Tony" stands about 8cm tall, er, that's half a 'hand' at the withers!

 

With the paint job I was trying for a 'worn toy' look, with a little bit of the styling of a chess piece.

 

Yes, the visor hinges open, as you'll see in the next picture.

 

Funny, everyone who sees this combo in the flesh picks up the grooming brush and has a go....

   

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Uploaded on December 11, 2007