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Michael Hohn

Posted - 03/21/2021 :  08:11:26 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Looking at the proportion of the castings that the crenulations take up and how much you had to work with them, some breakage is to be expected. From here your castellation castings look really nice.


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Posted - 03/21/2021 :  08:45:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl well the workbench looks well used in those pictures.

The work and patience wonderful!


"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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Posted - 03/21/2021 :  08:46:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
After watching you mark out and cut those pieces all I have to say is, "You are a better man than I am, Gunga Din"



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Posted - 03/21/2021 :  09:26:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

The crenels and merlons look great. Would a dip in very thinned out white glue strengthen those plaster casts?


Take the red pill

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Posted - 03/21/2021 :  10:12:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl that looks like a lot of work to get to where you are. Nice work on the crenels and merlons.

Mike Mace
Northern Division of the Santa Fe

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Frank Palmer

Posted - 03/21/2021 :  10:28:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Wow, a whole new vocabulary to learn, darn you Norman.


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Engine Wiper

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Posted - 03/21/2021 :  11:47:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Bringing out the power tools - looking good.

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Posted - 03/21/2021 :  6:01:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I'm sure you have looked at all options before proceeding with making what you have shown, and it appears your parts were constructed well. I don't think that aged hydrocal powder really matters, when it had been in a air-tight container. What I have noticed when using some of mine is, that I used too much water, which seems to weaken the thickest of parts instead.
After you finish the filing, if it were me, I would consider giving them a spray of dullcoat, perhaps that might give them some strength, but who knows. Onward my good man..


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Carl B

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Posted - 03/21/2021 :  6:55:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, Jerry, Bob, Jim, Mike, Frank, Jim and Rich thank you for your kind comments.

Jim and Rich- The thinned white glue and a shot of Dullcoat sound like interesting ideas, I'll have to give them a try.

Frank- It's "never stop learning" around here!

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Posted - 03/22/2021 :  01:14:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hey Carl:

The parts are coming along nicely.

Karl S.

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New Hire

Posted - 03/22/2021 :  04:16:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice....I always wanted a castle......Superb work....

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robert goslin

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Posted - 03/22/2021 :  04:16:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Really great start on the battlements Carl. Sure looks tedious, but the only way to go, if using plaster. Hopefully not too many more breakages. But then again, that could just represent battle damage.
And you've obviously been studying up on the correct terms to use. Well done.

Regards Rob

My current build.

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George D

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Posted - 03/22/2021 :  07:55:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Impressive plaster carving, Carl.


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Carl B

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Posted - 03/22/2021 :  09:55:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you very much Karl S, Patrick, Rob and George.

Patrick- welcome to the thread!

Rob- The research I've done on this thing is taking more time than to build it!

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Posted - 03/22/2021 :  10:09:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice job on those crenels, Carl.


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