Sunday, July 22, 2018

Watership Down Parade Set

Today was a rainy PA day. My original plan was to start going through my Breyerfest pictures.
Instead I decided to start on a parade set. Because that's a simple one day project. Right? Haha
One of the models I brought home from Breyerfest was the bay True North. He's the perfect OF performance horse.
I've avoided making a parade set because of how many pieces there are. But my True North would look nice in one so I finally took the plunge.
It was a choice between Watership Down, Harry Potter, or The Walking Dead.  All of them have enough objects that'd lend well to a themed parade set but I settled on Watership Down. I decided to base the rabbits after the art style of the movie. (If you've never read the book though---you totally should!).
First I printed out the pattern. I got it from Keriokie Entertainment and altered a few of the pieces.
I used my tracing film and drew out what I wanted the embossing to look like and then transferred it over to thin metal sheet.
Next came dyeing and cutting the leather before gluing down the metal parts. 
I finished the night with an almost finished breastcollar. 
This was my first time embossing and I'm happy with how it came out. Many pieces need to be done before the set is complete, but I feel like I'm off to a good start.