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Ancient Egyptian,Greek and Roman Columns

Posted by Mr. Andrea on 26 Jun 2015, 22:46

I am speechless. BB you're a guru!
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Posted by Beano Boy on 27 Jun 2015, 02:01

That's a nice welcome change,a speechless comment. He,He,Just my Witty Perception.
Hardly a Guru Mr. Andrea,but a trusted Tutor yes,in certain fields. BB
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Posted by Kekso on 27 Jun 2015, 06:55

WOW, are those spaghetti ones? They look really, really nice :shock:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 28 Jun 2015, 16:48

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Yes , they were produced from the smallest Spaghetti mould. The Shadows came Free!

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The stuff I use.

These are two of the new rubber moulds , with Sellotape bound around them.I`m casting up four moulds in total,one after the other,and yes, repetition is the name of the game,and these cheap home made moulds are producing rather fine castings.

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A new way of getting detail on the bottom sections of the mould.The Plaster of Paris is brushed on to avoid trapped air bubbles,then its turn upside down on a piece of card and then completely cast up. Agitation with the small brush remove air bubbles.

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The top is cut level.

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A few minutes later the end results

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Interesting configuration, but Photo`s are providing good intell too.
I do need to make some stone steps before the upper parts of each building is designed from scratch,but How on earth does one make stone steps for such structures?
Leave it to me,I`m a Pondering upon the answer. BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 29 Jun 2015, 17:20

I cast the last of the columns today. In the end the combined five moulds produced 92 columns. So having finished with them ,they can now be destroyed and are destined for Landfill. Looking on the bright side,I have more than enough needed for hobby work. Hopefully in the near future I can find plenty of good use for them. For now I need a couple of days rest just to chill out without seeing repetition, repetition. BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 30 Jun 2015, 20:25

The Spaghetti Temple

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The outline plan

However I need two more columns for this one. BB
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Posted by Kekso on 01 Jul 2015, 10:46

I like it more and more :)
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Posted by Beano Boy on 01 Jul 2015, 15:48

Thank you Dalibor, I`m glad you are liking it more and more. I intend to make a base for this one,with steps leading up to the entrances. I am presently engaged in making new moulds for the upper ruined stonework that forms a double Apex to each end of this Temple. Below the Double Stone Apex structure,two entrances flanked by four colums on either side will be at each end. Figures come in all shapes and sizes,but many lack the right Sci Fi or Fantasy settings in which to show them,like in my storybook tales so this is the main reason for the build and the purpose of showing certain details in this topic,and with the passing on of affordable workable tips.

The irony is I have no fantasy figures,so what I have in my collection will have to serve and I`ll make do.
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I have also sketched out a look a like plan for the other four size columns , so here is another one below.

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I will need four more columns to finish this aspect of this build,then the mould can be destroyed. Much to much of my clutter in our small castle as it is. BB
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Posted by Peter on 01 Jul 2015, 19:26

I like them, but the broken ones the most! ;-)
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Posted by Beano Boy on 01 Jul 2015, 23:39

Peter,I am a dab hand awkward so the broken ones are easy for me to make. Never thought my odd modelling adventures would lead me along an ancient pathway of ruining my own work.
I`m also very interested in creating shadows because I am becoming quite tight with money.Well I`m down to my last few millions, and shadows come in quite free. BB
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Posted by Arekmaximus on 06 Jul 2015, 20:17

Fantastic work!
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Posted by Kekso on 07 Jul 2015, 06:14

I just found out this. I think it is new release:

http://www.italeri.com/scheda.asp?idProdotto=2457
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Posted by Peter on 07 Jul 2015, 14:33

Kekso wrote:I just found out this. I think it is new release:

http://www.italeri.com/scheda.asp?idProdotto=2457

Price is only 35 Euro!

http://shop.italeri.com/Products/21707- ... henon.aspx

Looks great!
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Posted by Kekso on 07 Jul 2015, 14:40

Peter wrote:Price is only 35 Euro!


Not bad at all :-)
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Posted by Beano Boy on 07 Jul 2015, 21:37

£24.83 in British Pounds,which is I feel is an affordable amount of dosh for those interested in the look of the place as Paul would have seen it back in the day of Bible times.

Good news is that I am now castings new moulds for this project,and there have been a few hick cups, ( Problems! ) but nothing to serious. I`m pleased with the end results. Hope to show them soon.BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 24 Jul 2015, 01:29

Hi guys,I`ve just noticed a picture I never posted on this topic, and as I do not speak or read the Persian langage,I hope none find it offensive. This is down to crossed wires on tinypics ,a certain something out of my control. If you cannot see the picture of the Shah of Persia, Good! BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 16 Oct 2015, 15:20

These are some of the ancient stone steps that will eventually lead the way up to my Spaghetti-Columns.

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The Mould

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The Casting

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The Steps

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In part they will help make an odd Temple of sorts that lay in splendid ruins.

Mrs B,brought home some large floor tiles that were free,and i plan to use them to make the top. As for my home-made steps,i have used other stone steps, but painted ones in Sci-Fi and Fantasy type story`s__ I sure do miss that Sub Forum Heading. :(

Other Scales are just One Large Jumble. BB
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Posted by guilhem on 16 Oct 2015, 17:03

excellent work.... I love your columns...
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Posted by Paul on 16 Oct 2015, 19:49

Peter wrote:Price is only 35 Euro!

http://shop.italeri.com/Products/21707- ... henon.aspx

Looks great!

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
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Posted by Beano Boy on 17 Oct 2015, 17:53

There are those who settle for off the peg kits who like clean good looking buildings which is A OK in my Book. :read: "Book! What Book?" :-D BB
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