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The Rubber Mould

Posted by Peter on 17 Dec 2017, 17:44

Nice looking statue Paul! :thumbup:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 17 Dec 2017, 19:54

Yes i agree Peter. I liked the statue the second i laid me eyes upon it.
The castings are all made and i hope to show them soon. BB
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Posted by Peter on 17 Dec 2017, 20:50

Beano Boy wrote:Yes i agree Peter. I liked the statue the second i laid me eyes upon it.
The castings are all made and i hope to show them soon. BB

Looking forward to that. ;-)
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Posted by Beano Boy on 29 Dec 2017, 04:48

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The Odd Side the Pattern is pushed into to its intricate halfway points is blu tac ! :-D
I moulded the Monk type pose too.

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The Soap & Silicone Method for tiny double sided moulds. All is needed is one mitts in there to form a ball and push it into the mould while still wet with the soap and water. Working it over the Pattern in such a way as to allow the air to escape then top up and push pat it down. No need to pound it.


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All made to stand the test of time as ancient statues on fantasy buildings.
So no need to be pristine copies.

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There be Treasure Stash too Me Hearty`s! :-D

Those shots below taken with another camera.

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:-D BB
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Posted by Wiking on 29 Dec 2017, 07:01

There is your cup of tea?

Each month Peter get a delicious birthday cake from FredG.
And for the hart working people the tea and cookie are cancelled?
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Posted by Peter on 01 Jan 2018, 19:09

Excellent work Paul! Take a glass of rhum with your tea! ;-)
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Posted by Beano Boy on 22 Jan 2018, 00:52

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Upon seeing in my minds eye an opportunity of changing the above bookcase into something that i could use as a prop, i obtained it on E Bay and made a rather flimsy rubber mould using it as a pattern.
I have long been writing of a certain person well over a year now on my blog. He lives in a huge Georgian house overlooking one of the great ship yards of London on old Mother Thames. The white washed house of many secrets was built in 1776, and at that time served to accommodate high ranking Naval Officers above the rank of Post Captain. It was then quite a splendid place,but in 1899 the year my story opens it was somewhat grubby and rundown. However it housed a great Library of leather bound books.

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This is Percy above who i must paint soon. He will be my first figure this year.

It was often said that Percy was very forgetful in his old age, and would often get lost even about the house,but he prized his study that housed his book collections that covered up every wall within that room. Even the door had a bookcase fixed upon it ,and when closed from within,it was often hard for Percy to find again,as each wall was completely covered up and over from floor to ceiling with bound volumes and cupboards holding many an official secret.

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I need to paint a few books,but i believe the book shelf served its purpose quite well. BB
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 22 Jan 2018, 05:06

Wow!! Excellent work!! Your copies are fantastic!! :yeah: :-D
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Posted by Graeme on 22 Jan 2018, 06:29

WOW!

Now that's what I call a PROPER bookcase.

That might contain nearly as many stories as your immagination Paul :-D .
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Posted by Peter on 22 Jan 2018, 20:43

Only thing now is to find the book that opens the secret gate/door! :xd:

Impressive work Paul! :thumbup:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 23 Jan 2018, 18:12

Thank you Kostis, :thumbup: and Graeme, :thumbup: and Peter :thumbup: for the nice comments.
They are most welcome.
Many thanks to all the others , including visitors who often click along on my stuff too. :thumbup:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 15 Jun 2018, 02:19

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Hi guys,last summers pictures were lost due to no fault of mine,but here is some of the fantasy side of the work to sort of replace and make up for the lost pictures. Dipping castings in colour wash, my own mix does sort of get under the finger nails,but as an author I have never been afraid to show such working style dirt. Here the rubber chocolate moulds came in rather handy and the Lego type fellow fits in well standing proud enough upon my homemade walls.

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Marine grade Silicone is best suited for fixing this type of stuff together.

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One of my extra support columns that I cast from my own rubber mould makes a good platform for
the grotesque to stand upon.

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Here are the replacement Egyptian wall relief pictures, showing how they were made.

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Lego and Playmobil paved the pathway to simple creativity.

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So the two patterns a left and a right were made in rubber, and were to be trimmed off around the edges.

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The Lego box was built up again around and above it to form the moulding box.

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A success is well worth the time to record it , and in this case replace it.

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The Gallery awaits discovery on one of my written pages.

The Spinx

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Surrounding the Pattern with Lego Bricks made it possible to cast up around it in order to reduce the size of its platform.

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The silicone and soapy water method was employed pressing it carefully into place.

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Trimming around it to thin the edges so the casting pops out easier.

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I used wet water to coat the inside of the rubber mould. Wet Water is water with a few drops of washing up soap added to it. It made it easier to release the casting from the rubber.

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A twisted wire support was placed into the neck and head to avoid it snapping off when removing the casting.

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This first one snapped off and gave good reason for the wire support method.

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Pulled out there were no irritating mould lines. A bit of damage to the snake on the head but they look ok for ancient stone.


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As always these are all props for story settings.

That's it for now. BB
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Posted by Kekso on 15 Jun 2018, 09:07

When you will start producing soap in these moulds? :xd: :xd: :xd:
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Posted by Bramble15 on 15 Jun 2018, 14:01

BB - your creativity, skill and patience know no limits!
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Posted by Beano Boy on 15 Jun 2018, 21:56

Thanks Bramble15. :thumbup:

Yes I am very patient in fact it took over 69 years for me to reach this point in time here today. :-D

My topic , `Making stuff from Packaging', being void of pictures I placed a download here.

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No soap used Dalibor, but these hovering Sentinel sci- fi transporters were made by filling the electric T Light packaging with plaster of Paris.
They have a highly top secret elevation system installed. It was so darn good all three transporters disappeared through The Time Portal F.R.E.D had constructed. :mrgreen: Never to be seen ever again.

https://youtu.be/H-0YCmnVx58

Fred and MayBell went through it too,a five second `Link provided'.
They have since returned. Blink and you`ll miss them. BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 25 Jun 2018, 17:06

THERE BE RUBBER TO BE FOUND IN FIDDLE WOOD
Along with lots of smiles and bright winged laughter.

As I type this my socks and sandals are covered over in a fine powdered white. :-D

:mrgreen: "Yes, you`ll see why soon."

Styrene sheet,the soft stuff that's easy to Scribe into with a pen. These are the first few cheap steps in a new story book adventure which need Props,and as you know they do not grow upon tree`s?
Well I have never heard of a Prop Tree.

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It took me two hours to scribe the styrene out.

:sst: "if you want measurements it was sort of so big and so long." The little button helpfully added.

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So my universal wall system is well under way.

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Styrene sheet. Stonework Pattern. The moulding box is in place. Both the table and the patterns were brushed over with baby oil used as a parting agent.

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The stuff cured within 20minutes of the start of mixing , due to it being so hot today. I just managed to push it home into the Lego moulding boxes before it well and truly set solid as if a lorry tyre. Still it is the cheapest way of making this type of mould. Just over £3.00. ;-) 25 Pence for the Styrene!


With this job done, and me truly dusted, i can now divert my finger tip energy into typing the second chapter tonight of a very tall tale. BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 26 Jun 2018, 19:13

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The moulds turned out fine. I made two of the larger sized one because I was unsure if the first one would be any good. Well the stuff sure went thumping hard as I pressed it into that first mould. Anyway I have four good flexy rubber moulds that cost very little indeed.

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A small tub costs £19.05


PLASTER OF PARIS CASTING UP TIME :-D

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Having filled them it is a start of a fun filled game.

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A bent spoon to measure out the plaster mix, and my old trusty butter knife levels off the top.

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The largest mould was filled and I tapped the table top lightly.

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The vibration settles out the plaster causing any air bubble to rise to the top and just pop!

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Along with yogurt pots, I like to use easy to hand tools that everyone has available in their own homes. Mrs B,kindly let me borrow this one. It levels out the top of the mould and brings water up during this productive process.

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The table was whipped over wet to dry clean and everything else including the yogurt pots were cleaned in a bowl of water. So all was ready for the next casting up time of 10 minutes.

The results good or otherwise, I`ll show next time. Thanks for stopping by. BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 26 Jun 2018, 22:31

Three Yogurt pots of plaster mix did all three castings.

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Well they turned out finel. Colour can be added at the time of mixing however it slows done the curing time.I prefer to dip my castings when they are bone dry in colourwash.

These will be used for supporting walls. Although one will have a housing drilled out to accommodate a water wheel. Using this method will save lots of my time. Two hours work done in 10 minutes equates to having a smile upon my face,while I type. BB
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Posted by Ben Bob on 27 Jun 2018, 09:50

Nice castings, BB 8)
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Posted by Beano Boy on 27 Jun 2018, 13:46

Thank you Ben, :thumbup: very nice of you to comment.

I only need half a dozen of each to achieve the end plan laid out in my head. I`ve been up all night typing and taking short breaks for casting up. I need another two larger ones at this point in time and then I`m off to bed.

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I forgot to mention I did not buy that awful expensive rubber stuff,
i used my usual silicone in a tube priced at £3.00.
There is much madness in the saving of time and money. :-D BB
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