|Project by grosa||posted 09-29-2010 11:36 PM||2168 views||2 times favorited||18 comments|
This crab was carved in poplar.There is a piece of 1/4” x 1” steel that goes through the claws, down the center of the arms and into the body with 15 screws in it on each side. The thickest part of the crab was 4 and 1/2” thick. I gave it a thick coat of primer. By putting the spray gun close and pulling away and then pushing forward again it causes ripples in the primer. The primer was so thick it took 3 weeks for each side to dry. the crab was painted with Home Depot spray paint cans. I did not use any brushes or tape I just let the colors fade into each other. The letters were cut from plywood, primed and painted. The letters were glued on with epoxy. After drying for two days I sprayed 7 coats of satin lacquer. The last picture was how I first sprayed it. I went down to the bay and caught a blue crab. I painted it like the real crab but the owner did not like it, he said it looked to real. He is the one who chose the colors on the finished piece. I like my first colors better. What do you think? http://swanriverseafood.com
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