Monday, August 18, 2014

Pasadena Pro/Am Sculpted Trophy

After doing the stamp design for the Oak Grove DGC Pasadena Pro/Am tournament, the Tournament Director, Jeff Nyerges, asked if I was interested in doing something for the trophy.
Always looking to stay busy with sculpting, I decided to do a relief medallion featuring the Disc Gnome from the stamp I drew (below.)

Roughed in, 4" diameter relief in Monster Clay.

The plan was originally to attach the relief to a standard trophy base.
Thanks to Mark at Cooler Heads, the idea changed to a sculpted plaque to frame the disc.

Oak tree bark frame in process. Carved in urethane foam.

Smooth-On silicone mold and bark plaque casting.

Disc Gnome medallion was primed in black and painted with 2 coats of metallic gold.

Final version ready for name plates.

Lined up at the tournament. 
Overall, 10 were hand-made for the 1st place winner in each division.
Despite sweltering heat, the tourny was extremely well run and a total blast.
Great day of Disc Golf competition.

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