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Re: Any Mold users out there? 12 years 11 months ago #61

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Gary, it looks great - good job!<br />
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Re: Any Mold users out there? 12 years 11 months ago #62

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THX!<br /><br />I had to stop for the night...so close to finished I can almost see it.<br /><br />Anyway - I will post a pic or two when it is all glued...and then the painting begins...ooooo I'm o scared...it has been a long time since I painted anything!
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Re: Any Mold users out there? 12 years 11 months ago #63

Looks pretty cool!<br /><br />Kim
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Re: Any Mold users out there? 12 years 11 months ago #64

<br />Right - the HIRST stuff is like a silicon/rubber material that has been expertly poured over/around the original casting pieces.<br /><br />I don't think I could sculpt even close to the level of detail as these molds!<br /><br />I'm curious to see how long they last.<br />

<br /><br />Gary, I have molds that over 5 years old and they are still like new.
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Re: Any Mold users out there? 12 years 11 months ago #65

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I figured with good care they would last a long long time...I was just curious if they deteriorate or something.<br /><br />OOOOO - it is time for the base coat of paint!!!  I went to Home Depot and got pretty close to the same paint Hirst uses...  Now to test my mixing skills.<br /><br />oh - the real challenge will be in the dry brush stage...I typically don't do well with dry-brush work.
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Re: Any Mold users out there? 12 years 11 months ago #66

Dry brush= Just remember.......less is best.  The less paint you have on your brush, the better effects it brings out.  Layers of different colors - all dry brushed one at a time and added after through dryness - gives the look of depth.
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Re: Any Mold users out there? 12 years 11 months ago #67

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THX!  I think that is my prob...I just have never painted where I wasn't trying to totally cover something up.<br /><br />I'm going to let the base coat dry overnight and see if I am darring in the morning!
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Re: Any Mold users out there? 12 years 11 months ago #68

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Well without further ado...<br /><br />I'm pleased with how it turned out...I'm not very skilled with a paint brush so this project went relatively well from that perspective.<br /><br />

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<br /><br />OH - here are some of the fantastic accessory pieces - I can't wait to get painting these!!!<br /><br />

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<br /><br />And finally - here are some odd-ball pieces (some I even created) which I can use as stand alone items or in dungeon play.<br /><br />

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Re: Any Mold users out there? 12 years 11 months ago #69

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3 pointers for those looking to do this ...<br /><br />Empty box lids - or "soda flat boxes" work really well to hold pieces for drying (picture one back left corner of photo, and picture two in above post) - and they can stack on top of each other for space saving.<br /><br />When gluing - I use a toothpick to spread the glue and add air to the glue...this really helps make a good solid union when guling together.  (oh and the toothpick can be held in mouth when not in use - just be sure to get the right end.)<br /><br />When your glue bottle is half way to empty...you can set it on its side instead of upright - this saves time and effort getting a dab of glue out.<br /><br />
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Re: Any Mold users out there? 12 years 11 months ago #70

Those look way cool!! Thanks for sharing pics and advice bro!
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Re: Any Mold users out there? 12 years 11 months ago #71

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Really nice looking, Gary!  It looks like you are creating a mini-TD dungeon!<br />
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Re: Any Mold users out there? 12 years 11 months ago #72

That is so cool looking!  Awesome job.<br /><br />Kim
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