Continues from Part 2
First thing – important – make sure that the shoes are flat on the bottom. It helps very much with the balance.
This is a piece of abrasive mesh, but any sanding surface will do. Set it down on flat surface and sand until the shoe stops rocking.
This is a very useful thin spatula to tuck fabric seams, it has 2 sides, one round, one pointed.
Drilled the holes in the buckles – to set the “sapphires”.
Box of 1:6 scale jewels (faux sapphires, rubies, emeralds in different sizes from 1.5 mm to 4 mm)
The jewels are a part of this collection – Gemstones, Pearls, Diamonds, Aurora Borealis and Black Diamonds.
Stockings are made out of shiny stretch lycra – to imitate silk.
Take 3 measurements: length, circumference of the thigh and circumference of the ankle.
Draw the pattern on the paper and cut it out.
Tape the paper pattern with removable scotch tape to the fabric.
This is a simple useful stitch which sews 2 pieces of fabric and finished the edge at the same time
I tried the stocking on and was not happy with King’s calves. I want him to have good-looking calves.
Fine calves were important. For example, Henry VIII was very proud of a fine pair of calves that he had.
He used to boast that his calves were better than Philip the Fair’s of France.
And even engaged in ‘calf-muscle bulging’ contests.
Add some cotton.
Wrap with pre-wrap stretch foam.
I had to change the brass connectors from M2x5 to M2x10 because they were getting buried in the “flesh”.
I am also getting more relaxed about brass connectors showing. They are mostly hidden by the clothes and even if they show, they don’t look awful and don’t interfere with the overall look.
Tried the stocking again – almost good, but lumpy. Shiny stretch lycra highlights every bump.
So I made “understockings” from the tubular gauze.
I am happy now – pretty smooth calves.
Stockings are on. Cut a tiny hole for the connector.
Tuck the fabric around the connector.
Stockings are done!
“Yes, Your Majesty. Your calves ARE better than Philip the Fair’s of France.”
“Tone? What tone?”
(Wikipedia: A marotte is a prop stick or sceptre with a carved head on it. Jesters usually used a marotte. The word is borrowed from the French, where it signifies a fool’s “bauble”, or a fad/craze.)
Finger ring palette helps with miniature sculpting.
Baked, painted with Genesis paints, decorated with ribbons (I save colored ribbons from Christmas presents).
I took many pictures, as I usually do, but had hard time choosing the best, so I uploaded all of them.
Wine bottle and goblets
A well-deserved drink.
Continued on Part 4
To be continued…