I have been waiting for so long to execute this project and the piece I was waiting for arrived today, the wings.
So I have three before pictures and have some below at the end of night one.
The Plan is to have the bull rearing-up, not his natural posture, on a rocky base. I figured that the rider would just come naturally, so I presently do not have a plan for him. I figured I would mount a magnet in the rider and the Taurus so he can be removed if necessary.
End of Night 1
With the Taurus rearing-up, I had to remove a few legs and well adjust the angle that his junk hands (I am sure he was not happy about that). I did not like the horns it came from so I added dual horns. I have not sculpted anything yet, but am just getting him to line-up and hitting the pins with some green-stuff. Well have to see where the second night takes me.
Well night 2, I played D&D and just did not have time to work on it. Night three I worked on pinning again. We shall see if the green-stuff can hold the weight tonight. If it can, then I will get to start sculpting, if not additional bracing will have to be considered. That is one advantage to scratch building the whole thing, it you can sculpt it around a huge wire for easier mounting.
@Kera- he now intact again, a reverse castration, and yes the dangle is in the proper direction now:~
@ Hazkar, Willmark, it is pretty big, but I know that going in. Worst case scenario, it make end-up on a giant sized base. I agree with GRNDL, it will need a large saddle to be properly sized on top. I may take a night off to sketch some thoughts on the saddle set-up and rifle through my bits boxes.
@ All Evil, it was a good pun.
The bull is a Schleich Rodeo Bull, about $5 to $6, the wings are twice that.