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Tipper O'Grady

A leprechaun

Nr 13 in Fantasy Collection

OOAK faefolk sculpture by Mollamari Creations

Oh did you catch a leprechaun, how lucky of you!!!
Did you follow the arc of the rainbow, or did you hear the banging of his tiny hammer?
Tipper O'Grady is one little mischievous leprechaun,
you should keep you eye tightly on him, he can vanish in a blink of your eye!
He seems kind enough to offer his gold hidden in a hollow tree to you, but be careful...
as soon as you look away, he is gone and I believe so is the gold.

Tipper O'Grady wears white shirt, brown "suede" trousers, green felt vest, black tie and a hat with a cord and a buckle.
He is a shoemaker as all leprechauns, so he wears a shoemaker's leather apron too, and carries always a hammer,
and one fairy shoe with him. He sits on a driftwood, which has a perfect hide for some of his gold coins,
and an anvil for his shoe in repair. He
wears striped socks and black worn shoes with buckles made of aluminum,
it seems that they need to be repaired too... but he always makes work for others!
In his apron belt is hanging two leather pouches. In one there is 
a magical silver shilling, that returns to the pouch
each time it is paid out. In the other pouch there is a gold coin which he uses to bribe himself out of trouble.
The cold coin turns to ashes as soon as he has gone... 

Tipper has inset eyes, his hair and beard is made of carrot red animal hair. He is painted and blushed with heat set artist oil paints.
Tipper is made over a very strong armature made of wire and Aves Apoxy sculpt,
he has wires all the way through his fingertips to make them really strong.
His every muscle, bone and all the tiniest details are hand sculpted by me from professional quality polymer clay.
Tipper can be lifted off from the base, he has a brass tube in him that fits to a rod in the base.

The boot that he is repairing is made of polymer clay and it
is detachable from the anvil.
The hammer is metal, and it is attached permanently in his hand.

Tipper O'Grady is a one of a kind (OOAK) creature, and will never be duplicated.
He is 14 cm (5 1/2") in height with his base, and he would be about 16 cm (6 1/4") if standing.

Tipper O'Grady got awarded in OOAK Guild's Leprechaun contest:

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