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Chelsey's 2011 season

Unread postby Chelsey » Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:53 pm

It's finally that time again! I finished my first kin tonight, a michaels pumpkin that I did for friends of mine. They own a mule ranch. I'm working on another one from a pattern that I did last year, also for a friend. And then I have a monster funkin that I bought from Hobby Lobby last year for $25 after the season was over. It's one of the big tall ones, maybe 3' tall or so. The pattern is going to take me forever, I wish I had a corded dremel. My cordless just gets way too hot, it's been burning my hand. Darn this addiction :lol:

Just finished kin, sorry for the blurry pic:
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Pattern for my big kin, it's about 18" x 26":
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I did one similar to the big kin's pattern last year (avatar pic), but the pattern was on a regular sized pumpkin and it was small so it was harder than I'm hoping this one will be.
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Re: Chelsey's 2011 season

Unread postby Kamose » Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:40 am

That's an incredibly intricate pattern! Are you going to try to maintain that level of detail with the shading?
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Re: Chelsey's 2011 season

Unread postby sodajazz » Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:23 am

Nice carve Chelsey. Good look with the new pattern it does look like it could be tricky :D
When it appears that you have killed the monster, NEVER check to see if it's really dead.

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Re: Chelsey's 2011 season

Unread postby CraSYDiamond » Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:07 am

I can't wait to see that pattern on the big kin. Good luck, that's going to look great!
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Re: Chelsey's 2011 season

Unread postby Chelsey » Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:32 am

Kamose wrote:That's an incredibly intricate pattern! Are you going to try to maintain that level of detail with the shading?



I'm going to make it as close to the pattern as I can. That being said, I'm sure it wont come out looking exactly like the pattern.
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Re: Chelsey's 2011 season

Unread postby Chelsey » Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:28 pm

Just finished this one:

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I did the same pattern last year and a friend liked it so much she wanted me to make her one.
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Re: Chelsey's 2011 season

Unread postby Chelsey » Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:49 am

Tonight's "masterpiece" :wink:

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Re: Chelsey's 2011 season

Unread postby The Pumpkin Wizard » Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:42 pm

Very Nice Horse! =D>
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Re: Chelsey's 2011 season

Unread postby Nevermore » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:51 pm

Those are great carves..I too cannot wait to see your giant pattern.
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Re: Chelsey's 2011 season

Unread postby Chelsey » Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:39 pm

I started on the giant kin tonight. The inconsistencies in the foam make me sick! It's going to be a long hard carve...hopefully it pays off. Here's a shot of the pattern applied to the pumpkin, I haven't been able to get as far along as I'd like due to foam problems and a dremel battery that doesn't last much more than an hour! I really need a new dremel....

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Re: Chelsey's 2011 season

Unread postby Chelsey » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:08 pm

Carving is going painfully slow on this big pumpkin. It's at least twice the thickness of a Michaels pumpkin and my dremel is cordless, so between those two things it's just taking forever to get very far! Doesn't help that I'm impatient ;) Here's a small section that I've done, I still have the majority of the pattern left to do.

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Re: Chelsey's 2011 season

Unread postby Nevermore » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:12 pm

It's coming along! Ask Santa for a corded Dremmel...
I applaud your tenacity :D
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Re: Chelsey's 2011 season

Unread postby Chelsey » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:48 pm

I really should get a corded dremel. Do the corded ones get as hot on your hand as the cordless ones do? My dremel gets so hot that it actually makes my palm red, and if I'm not careful I can get blisters. If they do get that hot, how do you keep your hands from getting burnt? Wear gloves?
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Re: Chelsey's 2011 season

Unread postby Nevermore » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:19 pm

I find they get hot at the higher speeds...I usually run mine at 3 anyways for the fine areas.
Of course for large sections and only doing the basic peeling, I go higher ...those white cotton
gloves you can get at the dollar store help. Don't know how hot the cordless ones get as I don't
own one.
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Re: Chelsey's 2011 season

Unread postby Higgy » Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:23 am

Well if you ask Santa for a corded Dremel, you might as well ask him for the flex shaft for the Dremel, you will be surprised at how much more control you have once you dont have to support the weight of the Dremel and basically hold a fat pen. It REALLY makes a difference.
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