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Ancient Egyptian,Greek and Roman Columns

Posted by Beano Boy on 18 Oct 2015, 14:17

Guilhem thank you for your comment on my columns.You can`t really go wrong in making ruins,but some of the castings came out of the moulds near perfect,so i had use dynamite on e`m. :-D BB
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Posted by Peter on 19 Oct 2015, 20:43

Paul wrote:and you have to be prepared to deal with a few difficulties with the construction...and that it´s about as historically accurate in portraying the Parthenon as the film Braveheart is in relation to the Story of William Wallace.

Here´s the Thing built with a critique of the kit;
http://paulsbods.blogspot.de/2015/09/th ... aleri.html

In that scale I'm not interested anymore! Good review Paul! :thumbup:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 19 Oct 2015, 22:12

Referring to the Parthenon Kit!
The Roof is Shambolic! :shock: :shock: :shock: Whoever designed it was totally confused 100%.

I know for certain,that i would be totaly confused 200% trying to put that pile of plastic together.
:read: "Very true BB."_____ :cowboy: " YES i Second That."______" :-D Gee,Thanks Guys."

As for my ruins,which are not the Parthenon,
or indeed any other remains that still stand,lean,flop or fall,
i need no roof. Great! :-D
So everyone can see past whats left of the columns and right through and out the other side.
One can even peer way down from on high ,and imagine the roof if there is a liking to do so.
i know In my minds eye,
it is the scene that i will set up within the building that is the important factor of the whole project.
Which is to be a setting for another Tall Tale! :-D Have fun.BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 28 Nov 2015, 13:07

Always Aim to Shock

( Another Temple 4 Another Time & Place. )

The Wash made from Acrylic Dark Green Paint has been allowed just to run in its natural course down each statues. It will dry much lighter.
__ :read: "It did too BB"__ :cowboy: "Yippy! Pards.I`ve seen the Test Shots."

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Another Brighter Green Wash to be applied in a similar way with a smaller brush,and the effect though quite radical which i wish to create will be finished. Then its down to constructing several sets for story telling. BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 28 Nov 2015, 13:14

Hi Guys i should have placed the above posting on Egyptain Ruins my other topic,but no harm done it`s all rock chippings anyway. BB
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Posted by Kekso on 28 Nov 2015, 15:05

I don't understand why green? You mean like moss in jungle?
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YIP! BB
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Posted by sberry on 29 Nov 2015, 10:47

Hi everybody,
I just came across this site here - slightly off topic, but it's about columns and stuff, too: http://www.mattsimmonds.com/gallery_1.html
Absolutely fascinating. No idea about the scale(s), but some of this work might actually be populated by some of our beloved 1/72 figures ...
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Posted by Beano Boy on 29 Nov 2015, 17:39

sberry ,thanks for your input others might like the link too. :thumbup: BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 20 May 2017, 17:51

A New Two Part Mould made in a LEGO BOX! Total Cost £5.50 UK Stirling

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My own flat clay Patterns will help produce four sided Capital Patterns for three more types of ancient column.

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Greco - Roman

Corinthian 5 Inch Column made yesterday Retro Pattern 1960`s.
A 7 Inch Corinthian Column to be modeled as soon as deliveries arrive.
Half castings for wall fixings can be produced using these moulds.

Although produced for my fantasy story`s,these would match up with those columns seen in the photograph. BB
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Posted by PhilC on 20 May 2017, 18:27

I love your posts BB, I laugh from the beginning to the end AND I admire the result !!!
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Posted by Beano Boy on 21 May 2017, 08:12

Veryinterestingwordthis, but not a riddle.
However history often is. I found evidence some capitals were three sided.So I`ll have a bash at producing those constant ongoing oddities fit enough for any Beano Boy. No glue needed just cunning devious sly.

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( The Asterix project is still ongoing too,but I am waiting delivery of Norfolk Fax to do the actual roofing.)

TAT- TAH BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 21 May 2017, 13:13

Making Another Using an Odd Side
Having a need for 38 Columns I decided on making another mould very quickly.
Here is how I did it.

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One half of the first mould will help make another. So this one above is the odd side, as we call it in Engineering Design.

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The Pattern is slipped back into place and the LEGO BOX built up around and above it. This method avoids messing about with clay,finding and cutting halfway joints ,and placing guidance pegs. This will work on any designed Pattern already moulded.

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So here above that first half of the second mould is in the bottom,and all the pegs and halfway points were formed without any skill required. Now the top just needs silicone rubber filling to form, yes my second completed mould. So I can finish my casting up process in half the time.

I have seen some silly fools on You Tube messing about with lumps of clay to embed patterns in.
So thought to show this "How To Do It."
This process can be used for any number of extra moulds needed. BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 21 May 2017, 17:12

:sst: " the first one of many arrived 10 mins after BB spilt the stuff into that grey thing."

:mrgreen: " And over Mrs B`s clean floor."

:read: " The ancient mix method of rub the salt in and spare the toes certainly applied ."

:cowboy: "Reinforcement rods duly planted too with that glug glug stuff here. "

:coffee: " Yes I believe in overkill.
Reinforced rods just in case one topples and falls and fails and breaks in the Royal Mail."

:sst: " well it was certainly a good day for mixing it."

:mrgreen: " Yah! Salt & All!"

:coffee: " Well it might go against the grain with some that I know of,but it makes for a granite hard glogging mixture__________________ after the quick stirring wind up of it." :winky: "YAH!"

AND SO THE REAL FUNTIME BEGINS.

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It popped out easily upon the bed of Bubble Wrap!
A couple of tiny air bubbles.

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These will do fine.

With a brave smile.i thank you Phil, for you nice comment. BB

Here I have made the Odd Side needed for the 7 inch Corinthian Column.

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The Pattern was fixed into the LEGO BOX, up to the halfway point,and duly filled with Plaster of Paris.

The Patterns have to be placed in a diamond shape position,because this will allow a clean lift off its Ornate Capital, leaving me with a good sound solid casting.

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The little paint tubes come in handy to stick in to form the holes.

:sst: "bb,never throws anything away that might be of use later."
:mrgreen: :read: :cowboy: :winky: :-D " Very true." They all agreed

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A quick tidy up later and the first larger Column, will be well fit for the moulding production line.

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So the guide holes are set into the plaster too. These will make sure the actual silicone finished mould goes together perfectly everytime I use it. Magic.

Well it has been a quite a busy Sunday modeling, and typing this.
:coffee: "It`s time for Tea. See you guys later." BB
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