Full Size Printed Plans DRAFT HORSE For Your Model Circus Scale ¾” = 1ft Height 6" Length 7 1/2
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Full Size Printed Plans
Not a KIT or MODEL
THESE ARE REPRODUCTIONS OF A 1950s PLAN
For Your Model Circus
Six page article of carving notes and illustrations
Full Size Plan ( R & L sides) o0n a sheet 11" x 17"
Scale 1/16 - ¾” = 1ft
Length 7 1/2"
By TED NEUMANN
PHOTOS BY SYD HERMANN
MOST circus modellers try to recapture the memories of the show as it was before the big trucks and tractors took over, in the days when the circus owned some of the finest horse flesh in the country, Rosinbacks for the bareback riders, Liberty performing horses, saddle stock and dozens of teams of beautifully matched draft animals used to pull the heavy wagons from the runs to the lot and then draw the colourful equipment on parade. It is the carving of these draft horses we are going to describe in this article.
The canvas wagon and animal den, both of which were 3/4 in = 1 ft scale, are described 'in previous articles Fig. 1 is in proportion to this scale. For material use a soft close-grained wood such as well seasoned sugar or white pine which cuts easily and will not split.
If you can't find the required thickness at your lumber or building supply dealers, build up a block by gluing several lighter pieces together, but be sure' the grain of all pieces runs in the same direction. For tools, you can use an ordinary jack knife or a couple of X-acto knife handles with their assortment of blades.
First transfer outline to your block of carbon paper. Be sure grain runs with horse's legs. Next rough figure out on a handsaw, jigsaw, or coping saw