images below are photos that were snapped by Mark "the shark" Waldrum,
right after I completed the model, and it was ready for the mold to be made.
He also assisted in the mold production.
The white areas were modeled with molding plaster.
The brown was done with modeling clay.
And the lettering was done with wood.
The next image, below, shows the top portion of the model from a closer view.
The plywood you see here is part of the fence that will contain the polyurethane
when it is poured over the model to create the mold.
The next image, below, is an even closer view of the Alamo.
The beige colored material is modeling clay.
The white piece is one of the four columns with a twist.
Two columns twist in one direction, and two twist in the other
I carved these out of balsa wood first, and then made a mold
of my two opposite twisting models,
and then cast four columns (two of each direction), with plaster, for placement on my model.
The other brown colored pieces in this image, by the window and niches, are also balsa
My dad Tom taught me to use balsa wood when I was a young kid.
If you look closely below the top window, near the center of the picture,
you will see my signature, TMB,
in the joints of the stone work. My dad
also taught me to write my name on everything.
Graffiti on the front of the Alamo.
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