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The Asterix scratch building project.

Posted by Beano Boy on 13 Jun 2017, 22:45

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I decided to make the chimney in clay,so i will be working on that this week.

The glue will dry clear soon.

Work on the outside roof now begins. BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 19 Jun 2017, 16:01

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:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

HAY PRESTO HERE WE GO

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Both under, on top and around each Eve was tackled first. Which meant the work of straighten bend and fluff out work could continue upon this well spread out darkness. The next float away cload overlaps the bend so it it remains unseen,except for this disorderly display. :mrgreen:


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Bent over by the half way point forms a good stay-put method of attaching this stuff on. So lots of A`s are overlapped and stuck on with good quality P V A Glue. Leaving it thick and fluffy as if it could float away aimlessly upon the slightest breeze.

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After three hours work today upon this puzzlement,the bottom was trimmed but left overlapping a wee bit. Now a small break is needed,and then more flax has to be prepared before proceeding onward into the far-out reaches in this lofty Asterix, endeavour. BB
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Posted by Dad's Army on 19 Jun 2017, 21:35

3 hours, thats a lot of work....
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Posted by Beano Boy on 19 Jun 2017, 23:53

Yes a long time cutting and sticking,but I expect with constant repetition i will speed up.
After all i have never had experience of this kind of applying a haystack to a toy building. ;-)

:coffee:"Of course there are many options that give quicker results."
:read: "BB`s,Glue, Plaster, Sand & Soap Method! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: "That`s crazy!"
:sst: "one just taps it on.dip tap tap tap with a card."
:cowboy: "Artificial fur."___ :affraid: "Yuk! "
:mrgreen: " Off the peg stuff in a bag. A real challenge opening that bag."
:read: "Washing Up Scourer`s. I have seen nifty models made with this stuff."
:winky: "Funky sit down Foam."
:eh: " Thick Cotton Towel`s! "
:cowboy: " Hairy Hemp String." :sst: "this is very dry so a little damp is best applied."
:mrgreen:"Dunk It in water."__ :sst: " cut, dip in white glue,and roll it out on the roof"
:joker: " Overlapping each proceeding course." __ :sst: " or quicker still get someone to do it for you."
:mrgreen: " Why not a very wet sponge and a packet of Cress?" ___ :-D " I like that."___ :thumbup:"Ya!"

:coffee: "Or my own Fork Method to stipple on an overlapping simple smile.I will be creating roof castings for some build`s,however this Boris Johnson, look I am enjoying doing,and I await to see the completed job growing away, as if it were part of the waterlogged fen lands of flat East Anglia."
:cowboy: "A bold move." ___ :mrgreen: " A step in the dark."
:sst: " o, no not the dark?"___ :read: " Not knowing what the outcome might be."

:mrgreen: " With a dogs collar and lead BB,could take it for walks."

:coffee: "It is the challenge of the whole thing.Like wading out into deep water for the very first time wearing rubber boots. " :-D BB
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