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The Rubber Mould

Posted by Beano Boy on 07 Apr 2019, 19:33

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What`s coming next?

i `m busy doing nothing workin the whole day through Tryin to find lots of things not to do Were busy going nowhere Isan`t it just a crime We`d like to be unhappy But we never do have the time

:coffee: Bing & Bendix 1949 BB
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Posted by FredG on 08 Apr 2019, 08:00

Don't forget Sir Cedric Hardwicke ;-)



The trailer.

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Posted by Beano Boy on 08 Apr 2019, 11:51

:coffee: Yes FredG, you have learnt how to play the emotive game.
Hardwicke it is,and he himself a princely king,
a busy doing nothing workin the whole day through......
:sst: the emotive game is it like fishing bb ? :-D BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 08 Apr 2019, 23:51

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HAT PINS

I have found these very useful indeed. They are three and a half inches long and very strong. Without having this type of pin in my stash i could have never succeeded in making my castle parts.

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Enormous pressure is involved when filling moulds up, and these long steel pins pushed through the rubber at differing angles held tight the pieces of my Two part,Three part,Six and Seven part moulds together while I cast them up. A round dozen for £10 is i feel a good investment
:coffee: because of other larger works now being planned. i hope 2 C U Soon BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 09 Apr 2019, 01:12

...........................…. :winky: CONVERTING THE GATEWAY INTO A BRIDGE

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These long pins certainly saved the day in more ways than one.

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I maked a pencil dot inside the mould at each end because I wanted to fill it only to that level.
I need four of these and four gates.

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So the first casting above popped out just at the right size planned. BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 09 Apr 2019, 01:12

...........................…. :winky: CONVERTING THE GATEWAY INTO A BRIDGE

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These long pins certainly saved the day in more ways than one.

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I maked a pencil dot inside the mould at each end because I wanted to fill it only to that level.
I need four of these and four gates.

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So the first casting above popped out just at the right size planned. BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 09 Apr 2019, 10:42

A BB Double Helping, ;-) But How ?
:mrgreen: It would be simple to remove one.
:eh: Eh! But which one?
:coffee: That sure is a tough choice for Wing Nut to work out.
:joker: How about the one in the middle?
:cowboy: There ain`t no middle de do with only two Pards.
:sst: I guess wing nut will be trying to solve this question.
:cowboy: All the live long day by my reckoning.
:eh: I`mmmmm, thinking and a thinking.
:coffee: See what I mean?..... Bye BB
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Posted by Graeme on 09 Apr 2019, 11:15

Maybe you need dual posts to build a bridge between. :mrgreen:

Using the arched gateway to convert to a bridge sounds like a good idea, I'm very interested in seeing this. :yeah:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 10 Apr 2019, 02:25

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It is rather draughty without the wooden doors, but everything in its own good time.

For now the illustration is showing the drop from the bottom of the gate to the waterline of the moat below. :mrgreen: There will be loads of fish in there. :cowboy: Good I`ll go cut me a fishing pole.
:sst: I will get the string and safety pins to fashion the hooks :winky: I`m off to dig for worms.
:eh: But there ain`t no water. :sst: bb`ill soon fix that. :mrgreen: I doubt that. He`s far to busy putting that water in that plaster stuff. :eh: Good I hate fishing. :coffee: Me a`nall.

THE BRIDGE PARTS

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It will be a case of cutting castings to correspond with that extra drop shown ,and the pavement level of the bridge.

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Four down sized castings will form the paving and battlements, and they all popped out of their mould quite quickly. It being the case that I poured a lot less mixture into it.

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2 and 1 quarter inch from pavement to water level. It is this level that I need to saw off. Then the main parts of the bridge will join up. The bridge length is nearly a foot long so that's quite a wide open stretch of water to create. That will be fun.

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I`ll need to trim the tops down further to just under that overhang line. That line defines where the pavement is on the top of the bridge. The metal ruler shows the expected water level. Remember that these are rough castings and they will be squared up and pushed against each other showing no gaps between the ends.

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Added pointed extensions on the lower walls between each arch will seem to direct the flow of the deep water under the bridge. Believe me that effect will be easy to do and affordable too..

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Interchangeable parts make life easier. :coffee: BB
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Posted by Wiking on 10 Apr 2019, 03:27

Lots of selve made bits. Over and over. A never ending story?
I am intetestet in the result of your bridge with the water.

BB wrote:
Interchangeable parts make life easier.
:yeah:

That is why I like multipose figure.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 10 Apr 2019, 09:17

:coffee: One brick cannot make a house,
but the average ten thousand bricks
can with the aid of the builders hands
and his or hers sure fired head for heights. BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 13 Apr 2019, 15:10

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There are so many options with all my castle castings.

Upon the question of surrounding it. :eh: Eh?
A wet boggy dyke, a fully flooded moat open to a fast running river or a raging sea would do? Perhaps even a dry deep ditch or just a casual pathway meandering through a sleepy town, village or city up to the very Gates? :mrgreen: `Knock & Wait 4 us to Nock A Welcome', it reads upon the gate.

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…………...............….. :winky: MAGDALEN STREET GATE NORWICH

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The inside view

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And the outside view

Engravings by Henry Ninham in 1864

This gate once stood guard at a spot in the old City of Norwich wall ,that would have been a stones throw from where I would live for nearly 28 years.. However it was demolished in
1896 thirty years after my terrace house Number 16 was built just across the street on Stacy Road
then a fairly new road just tucked in beyond the City walls of solid medieval flint workings.

https://youtu.be/nc48b2JwNew My 3 min 7 sec ,Musical Video.

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Upon the kitchen table
My Mrs B, especially liked this one.BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 15 Apr 2019, 17:36

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It was an average day today, whatever day it might happen to be. BB, shuffled about the place playing with Lego bricks, then while preparing patterns his craft-knife came into play as he cut poly card to fit. Opp`s ! he said in wonderment, I`ve cut me thumb.
So while he was re-sticking part A to B ...….

….. in the hall way, come cluttered hobby workshop.

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There was a Buzzzzz, and a Bump! A something had arrived.

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Are you all right? it was asked. Sure i am.

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Hey you two! What are you a doin on e`m Roman Road ? The sentry bellowed out.

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Fred arrived upon the developing theme. This ain`t no Roman Road mate. Clear off and be quick smart about it.
O`, hello Fred,sorry cant move at the moment Mrs B, has put way to much blu tac under me poor old Dargaud bubble gum feet.

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What a strange place Buzz, said. It sure is, they all agreed, but it`s home sweet home..

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Of course knocking up another converted toy impression it could become a wondering straight something else.

BB, arrived back after his d i y first aid with his throbbing thumb looking strangely like part of some ancient Egyptian Mummy.

:coffee: Yes it is a normal hum drum day,today with nothing special happening at all. :-D BB
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Posted by Graeme on 15 Apr 2019, 18:13

That's the kind of normal hum drum day I expect from the Beano household. It brightened up my night. :-D

The bridge turned out very well and Your kitchen table makes a very good moat. That pic also shows how these modular pieces can be turned into any kind of castle structure you want.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 16 Apr 2019, 12:13

Thank you Graeme ,
The bridge and castle is still ongoing. There are more pieces to add to it and if unliked taken away and used elsewhere. BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 16 Apr 2019, 13:38

I bought this on E Bay as a one off pun to cast up.


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The novelty of a wee bit more of expressive fun.

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My Play Mobil toy walls lay patiently awaiting the rubber to be pushed and finger and thumb into place ,and the way I`ve set up the Lego Bricks will actually help form converted parts for my castle.

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THE IRON THRONE

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i bought this from Poland.
Well it is a unexpected something out of the ordinary.

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3mm Chain Link for the Rubber Mould topic. BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 17 Apr 2019, 14:20

Image THE IRON THRONE

This is just a casting from a chocolate mould I bought for £13.99.


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:mrgreen: Anyone for chocolate?
:coffee: i`ve already got mine.BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 26 Apr 2019, 04:49

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Thatched Roof

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Match Sticks all in the top row. Windows will be cut out later.

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20mm scale timber framed wattle and daub buildings.
The doors and windows set the scale and 20mm and 28mm figures clearly show helpful comparisons.

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Parts that make up one timber framed building. A choice of three rooftops pantile,thatch or wooden shingles can be used.

If you have missed some updates feel free to brouse back a few pages.BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 02 May 2019, 16:04

The chain I bought was way to large for the work I intended it for , :( however I bought smaller iron chain from China, and it arrived by air mail very quickly.

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Cheaper than Fish & Chips and lots of it. This will lower and elevate any drawbridge I choose to make.

Meanwhile

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Patterns for cloisters are ongoing, and I`ll show the process and results soon as is possible.

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A few parts for buildings have been colour-washed, and I hope to show those results too after they have been stuck together and extra painting has been added to them.

So the castle with its complex of buildings is still steaming ahead___ :coffee: a little bit each day. BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 03 May 2019, 00:33

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:coffee: My little i likes this clever design. BB
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