Hi Guys,as you could see I was a dab hand Veteran with the Brush.
A rather silent version of my rather rustic dusty work is on my Google profile, and on You Tube. It ain`t going to win any Oscar,but who needs one when I have lots of Egyptain Columns to view,and use as door stops.
Yes my 5 foot table is filling up,and here can be seen a small fraction of my castings.
Today it`s Trimming and Scribing .
Which entails mainly removing mould lines from the sphinx`es before the primer wash is applied.
I`ll take my leave with showing Fred and MayBell Snooping around my table. BB
They are ruff castings,but with the use of a sharp craft knife they are soon cleaned up.
As you can see perfect is not my aim, but perfectly adequate for my needs is.
Soon the cross sections like those seen in the photo, of heavy stone which my columns will support can be made. So another simple mould to make, and my choose, "Is it to be made of Rubber or the Black Stuff? "
The next day
WE LIVE AND LEARN
As it turned out I just made an oblong Form using Lego Bricks, and stuck Sellotape on the inside and the bottom of the bricks. This avoids the pressure of the pouring pushing the plaster through tiny gaps, and into the inside of the bricks. There was a heck of a lesson learnt recently the hard way because I cast some bases up using Lego, and it took over three hours cutting and poking the stuff out from the bricks with a sharp craft knife.
So lined with Sellotape avoids this. No need to dismantle the Brick Form either the casting was just evenly pushed out with my thumbs onto my table. Box was good to go for the next cast up too.
I`ll take my leave now with showing Fred and MayBell snooping around my table. BB