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in what material do you carve the master?


what material do you use for molds?


what material are you pouring in the molds?


 
 

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Looks like another real beauty in the making, Burl.


Dawg :cool:
 

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The front wall is almost done (minus grout):
 

 
For a sense of scale, here's about where I intend to put it on the layout:
 

 

 
So far, I think it's turning out alright, but this has been like trying to make two different jigsaw puzzles fit together.  And the real hard part comes when I have to do the corner joints.
 

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kormsen: if you'll look at this thread, I think it will answer all your questions:

http://archive.mylargescale.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=44389
 
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yes, Burl, that explains a lot. thank you.

infact it explains emough, that i dared to order some liters of resin.

just one last question (for now) - what liquid do you use, to seperate mould and poured piece?

thanks,korm
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korm: I don't use mold release, per se. I only dust the mold with talcum powder prior to pouring, which helps to keep bubbles from forming on the face of the casting.
 

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Secrets of ninja casting :D
 

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Jeezzus!!!
That thing is HUGE!!!
(and REALLY looking nice, too!!!)
Dimensionally it looks like about 6'X3', so I guess I'll ask what the actual dimsions are.

Looks good, Burl!!!
 

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It's more like 40" x 18" x 18". It'll fit through the door, but it's heavy.

I hope I haven't built a boat in the basement.
 

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Posted By Burl on 04/15/2008 10:02 AM

I got stalled there for a while, but I'm making progress again:




What can one say? This is a stunning piece!
 

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Burl...been following your threads for some time....simple question....can you describe HOW you made the molds? Did you make em brick by brick? I see on photo with what looks like a mold for individual bricks. Did you make individual bricks...and then build mold masters OVER the drawing you had? Can you kinda explain how you did this...step by step.

Also, you mention grouting...with what?

Once you had the molded panels done, what are you mounting them against (like wood/plastic/etc)....or are you intending them to be weight bearing? What holds all these panels together? If there is a backing...how are you gluing the panels to the backing?

Sorry to be so technical...but what your doing is damned interesting....
 
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