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The Rubber Mould

Posted by Beano Boy on 21 Nov 2018, 23:39

It sure is FredG, i hope you've bubble wrapped your green houses? BB
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Posted by FredG on 22 Nov 2018, 15:59

I learnt many years ago that with my plants bubble wrap is not the way to go. However, I have turned off the water supply that runs through one of the greenhouses to an outside tap. That burst in two places last year when the "Return of the Beast from the East" struck.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 26 Nov 2018, 22:38

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I have this little fellow to mould this week. He is as I like to call him Montezuma, on his golden throne, oddly looking like a privy! I thought to make castings and use them as grotesques on a buildings.

:mrgreen: Perhaps he should be reading the newspaper ? :coffee: Or indeed the BEANO ? BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 27 Nov 2018, 21:49

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Made by the soapy water method. So it is ready for casting up. :-D BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 06 Dec 2018, 23:34

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While I await a more opportune time to continue painting figures,
i will try my hands at some things I can do as no real skill is required.
Or indeed steady hands. The wonder of this condition is way beyond my control.
I can always spend money, but doing a little active stuff in my hobby is all important too.


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I bought some toy parts on E Bay so a little light fingered work from me.

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Slight trimming off of plastic is and was required so that it lays flat.

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The moulding box is prepared.
The Pattern held firmly in place with blu tac, as are the Lego Bricks too.

I am awaiting rubber supplies to arrive in a couple of days so I`ll get back on topic when I can.

For those who do not know my work or the reasons behind it, I create scenes for use in the story`s I write,so I make do with what I can find and use them to make props to aid my well thought out endeavours of eccentricities. :-D

The Lion Head part from LEGO, will be a feature to adorn ancient walls and divert water away as gargoyles in the form of grotesques do. :-D BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 16 Dec 2018, 23:58

It would be interesting to find out how many members use a Translator?
So yes please let me know.


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This LEGO set up will help create an open topped rubber mould.

BELOW A TWO PART MOULD

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The Pattern is installed in the Square LEGO BOX with the intension to make an odd-side that requires no jointing by hand or tool.


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Plaster of Paris will be poured and gravity will lend a hand.

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Earlier cast Inca Indians with feather headdress.

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The Plaster of Paris was poured in and the table was tapped with my fist and because my table is level the plaster found its own level too. Twisting my butter knife formed the guide holes.

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With the LEGO BRICKS now stacked up again to form the required box depth.. The column she stands upon will create the open ended pouring point in the rubber mix.

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The smaller mould is made and the larger one half made.

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The Lion head Pattern popped easily out. ;-)

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The odd-side after removing LEGO Bricks.

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Rubber pealed away. The Pattern being still embedded in the odd-side.

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It was easy to remove.

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The Pattern was then replaced into the rubber half again.

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The bricks were replaced and extended upwards to form the box for the second half of the mould.

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The guide pins will make sure this mould will open and close perfectly every time it is used.

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Baby Oil provides the separation level of this two part mould.

:sst: "all is now made ready for moulding the top half."
:cowboy: " Can Resin be poured into your rubber Moulds BB? Because I need another horse made."
:coffee: " Yes it sure can."

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The mould has been filled.

Price wise my make do it your self mixture came in at around £2.50
:cowboy: "£1.99 for a tube of Silicone Marine Grade and 50 Pence for the combination of Cornflour, ( Starch ) and Baby Oil."
:read: " I`ll just enter that in the journal."
:eh: " Does that include the Figures and Lego bricks?"
:mrgreen: "Only if you have a magic wand." :eh: "Eh?"
:sst: " perhaps bb, might get you one?"
:cowboy: " Not before he gets me an Orse!"
:winky: " I just found this rather large H."
:mrgreen: " Really,Where did it come from?"
:cowboy: " Off me Orse of course." :drool: ! :drool: ! :drool: !

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The mould is finished and the Pattern has been removed. After a soak in hot soapy water it will be free of baby oil.

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With the odd-side still fully intact, returning the Pattern means another mould could be quickly made. However in my skinflint case i`ll make do with just one.

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Dress makers pin to reinforce the thinnest part of this tiny figure.

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The moulds are cast up.

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The first samples cast came out easily from the moulds without flash which was good , so no major problems. There are a few airholes in the samples so it is just a matter of finding out how best to use these moulds. Practice will improve the castings.

Solution bumping the moulds lightly onto my table top when filled.
This action also makes sure all the tiniest parts of the statue are filled.

:coffee: More pictures soon. BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 18 Dec 2018, 16:57

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Posted by FredG on 18 Dec 2018, 20:40

Beano Boy wrote:FOUND E`M]


Well done but I bet you were looking for something else at the time. :P
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Posted by Beano Boy on 28 Dec 2018, 13:24

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Yes I sure was looking for something else FredG. Blucher with his rocking horse! :-D

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Posted by Peter on 29 Dec 2018, 23:21

Allways a pleasure to see these Schilling figures painted! :thumbup:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 02 Jan 2019, 13:46

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Posted by Beano Boy on 03 Jan 2019, 11:32

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Posted by Beano Boy on 10 Jan 2019, 11:01

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A small standby something to pour my left over`s in. BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 11 Jan 2019, 20:23

:winky: There are many ways to have fun upon this Forum.
:mrgreen: This happens to be one of them.

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Chimney Rubble
Written by Paul Howes

:read: It was in an early wet October night of 1917 that a noisy German Zeppelin arrived over the little town of Honey Well, its aim was to bomb the viaduct and flood the railway that lay below it, but the bombs fell short one having hit the Honey Well Station Clock Tower. Others hit the TATE & LYLES TREACLE FACTORY with its tall chimney`s that came crashing down. Of course the factory was most busy in the mass production of tin whistles at that time. :coffee: British soldiers cannot go over the top without the blowing of tin whistles. :eh: EH!
:sst: it certainly was a bitter blow to britains war effort, said the little button that never spoke in capitals.

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The Clock Tower was never rebuilt and was finally demolished in the February of 1918. :sst: it was said that it housed a very unusual Victorian Clock that was completely destroyed in the bomb blast,for not even one spring or cog from it was ever found in the rubble.

:cowboy: The double sided clock would reappear though with the passing of time.
:coffee: Alas,that event is deep-set within another sc-fi storybook tale. BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 13 Jan 2019, 21:40

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Pattern surrounded by a sea of white right up to that overhang that juts out. Here the joint of the two part mould has been made. If I had made the mould without this separation point that overhangs it would have destroyed each corner of the factory chimney mould upon removal. ;-)

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First stage moulded.

Baby Oil used in separation process : a phase to cause parting of both parts and release of Pattern.

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Second and final stage moulded.
Total cost of mould £2.75

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The photograph (one of my Pins ), taken between 1860 -1888

No wastage even the empty tube will be used to create a Pattern like those above.

See Columns constructed with mud bricks , and it is my opinion they were overlaid with a mortar mix and wooden patterns were then pressed into place while it was still fairly moist. :mrgreen: BB`s Theory.

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Have fun guys that is what Benno`s Figure Forum is for. :coffee: BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 13 Jan 2019, 23:14

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It slipped apart real cool. :-D

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It`s all in the soapy wash tub now. :coffee: BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 14 Jan 2019, 18:13

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I used angled dress makers pins to fix tight the two halves together then cast them up with Stone Masons Plaster of Paris.

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Working on three or four projects at the same time means smaller rubber moulds were filled with the left over stone mix,so that not as one penny was wasted. :-D BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 24 Jan 2019, 00:18

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It has been a while since I posted updates of ongoing stuff so here is double helping.

The knocked down chimneys lay where they fell.

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Added shadow as white is rather stark! The supports were made separate.
These are for ancient stone entrances



THE CASTLE KEEP

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A New Project. :mrgreen: It reminds me of BB`s furnace!
:sst: it reminds me of the well found within Nogbad Beano Castle.

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:cowboy: Boy thats sure a deep one.

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I made a four part rubber mould,so if I wanted a higher structure I`d simply cast another separate part.....I believe in showing the mess. Well it is after all part of my hobby. :drool:

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One tiny air hole, and a couple of bits to tidy up later,but the Castle Keep turned out well.
I spent £12.00 on stuff to make it.

Mrs B,is keen as mustard to see a castle built on my other table now. :coffee: See U Later BB
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Posted by Dad's Army on 24 Jan 2019, 07:47

Cool work Paul, I guess mrs.B is searching for a bigger house for you to get all your work stored :mrgreen:
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Posted by MABO on 24 Jan 2019, 08:14

It depends on the dimensions of the castle, I guess.
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