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TRAINS1941
Engineer

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Posted - 04/04/2021 :  10:15:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice carving Carl! Really like the arrow slits.

You must me hell with a roast beef!


Jerry

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Pennman
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Posted - 04/04/2021 :  11:24:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Carl B

After reading my last update, I am pleased to report that forum member "Pennman", informed me that he tried the "Perfect Cast"
plaster for some his own projects, and has had excellent results. Great news Rich!



Thanks for the endorsement Carl..but most of all, we have YOU to thanks for finding this wonderful product.

Before using the Perfect Cast casting material, I have had good results with Ultracal 30. The problem most associated with other products is in mixing time vs. setup in container time. What I mean is this: You must stir the contents of your mixing bowl slowly enough not to induce any air bubbles, while at the same time do it quickly enough to thoroughly mix before it begins to "set-up". If that happens, you can no longer make the pour, because it has started to harden in the container.
The Perfect Cast casting material works so well, that it is unlike any of the other products I have ever tried. I certainly hope they don't discontinue making this product.

Jim - I was just on Hobby Lobby's website, without entering any weekly ad and without signing in to "my store", and the 40% coupon still exits as of this morning. Perhaps the store hasn't removed the ability to stop the coupons uses yet? Check it out !

Rich



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Pennman
Fireman

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Posted - 04/04/2021 :  11:30:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl,

The tower really is looking great now. Your tutorial will be a guide for anyone wishing to make a tower. Good work. Have you considered doing online classes for $$$ ??

Rich



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sgtbob
Fireman

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Posted - 04/04/2021 :  11:34:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All is looking mighty fine my friend, and your S-B-S is impressive.

I'm getting my crossbow ready.

Bob


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kebmo1
Engine Wiper

Posted - 04/04/2021 :  12:05:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
wow. anotheringenious approach....
you're pretty amazing buddy.


diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

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Carl B
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Posted - 04/04/2021 :  6:17:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bill, Jim, George, Frank, Jerry, Rich, Bob and Kevin!

George- That jig is just a bunch of half-circle cardboard pieces!

Rich- Online classes? Yikes!

I don't see that 40% off Hobby Lobby coupon-
Guess I wasn't quick enough....



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robert goslin
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Posted - 04/04/2021 :  6:54:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Really nice work Carl. Glad the new plaster is working better for you. Always good to try something new.
Starting to look very medieval.
The stonework is looking good, and will be amazing once coloured.
Nice work on the arrow slits. These were also often in the shape of a cross, called a Balistraria. This allowed horizontal as well as vertical movement when firing arrows.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arrowslit


Regards Rob

My current build.
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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 04/04/2021 :  8:17:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Judging from the results, that looks like a very fine product, Carl.

Your castle is fascinating to watch develop even in an unassembld state.

Mike



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 04/04/2021 :  8:36:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl (and Rich), The "40% off coupon" is GONE! They have 40% off on 'special items' but not the generic 'any one item, with a few exclusions old coupons'. The crappy part is, you don't know whatever you're buying falls under the auspices of coupon du jour until the cash registerist lays a frowny face on you.


Jim


Take the red pill

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mikethetrainman
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Posted - 04/04/2021 :  9:57:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl sorry to hear about the problems with the old plaster. It looks like you found a real good replacement. Looks like your making fast progress back to where you were. Everything is looking great.

Mike Mace
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George D
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Posted - 04/04/2021 :  10:26:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Carl B


George- That jig is just a bunch of half-circle cardboard pieces!



That's why I like it, simple but functional

George


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mark_dalrymple
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Posted - 04/05/2021 :  02:14:31 AM  Show Profile  Send mark_dalrymple an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Coming on nicely, Carl.

Another very interesting project.

Cheers, Mark.



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Carl B
Fireman

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Posted - 04/05/2021 :  08:07:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rob- thanks and appreciate the extra vocabulary.

Mike H., Mike M. and Mark thank you!

B. Jim- the cash registerist lays a frowny face on you

George- And above all --free !



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joakleaf
Engine Wiper

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Posted - 04/06/2021 :  1:27:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bringing out the big tools, nice job on the stone carving.


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Carl B
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Posted - 04/07/2021 :  08:17:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Jim!

I built the three doors I need. I drew half the shape on white typing paper, folded it, then cut it out.
Copied to card for a template. Vertical timbers with horizontal "iron"(styrene) straps.



Test fit the doors, not glued in place.





Finished all the arrowslits and windows openings, then glued together all 4 walls of the Great Hall.
Scenery will bury about 1/3 of the way up from these two walls...





An idea which may/may not be used, is to have the Great Hall top removable, and use a battery operated "tea light" for a very dim light source.
I temporarily set a shelf inside just in case it looks good. Jury still out, we'll judge its effectiveness later.(Torches and candles were quite dim).



The tower and gate house connect to the Great Hall at the middle of its height. I need to support them with some base, specifically good ole' Styrofoam.
I carved this up out of a 3" thick piece & added 1/4" of balsa underneath to match up correctly. Rocky, grassy scenery will wrap around this entire block.



All the pieces just shoved together for a pre-viz of the scene. Also looking for what I need to do next.



Till next time....the white is driving me bats.... paint and light....



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