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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 03/31/2021 :  4:47:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks great Carl. A nice tip on the plaster!

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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sgtbob
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Posted - 03/31/2021 :  5:08:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
AAARRRRRRRRRRRRHHHHHH,

The Joys of scratchbuilding, I know it well

Bob.


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Carl B
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Posted - 03/31/2021 :  7:45:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rich, Karl, Jerry, and Bob, thanks for your comments.

Rich- I need to go shopping with you. You seem to have great luck with "secret" sales!

Karl- Appreciate you hanging in there...

Jerry- Time for you to buy some plaster!

Bob- If it weren't for mistakes, I wouldn't learn anything!



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George D
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Posted - 03/31/2021 :  10:56:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good to see you found a solution, Carl. Even though it's not an easy solution.
George


Fly Army

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kebmo1
Engine Wiper

Posted - 03/31/2021 :  11:23:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
outstanding job!
i might have to snag me some of that stuff too.


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

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robert goslin
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Posted - 04/01/2021 :  12:59:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Had to start over again. The joys of experimentation. Oh well, what else would you be doing.
I'm liking how nice the new bits came out. At least 2nd time around you know what to do.


Regards Rob

My current build.
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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 04/01/2021 :  08:43:21 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Carl, your modeling appears to have its ups and downs.

The new version looks very good. Better proportioned.

Mike



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 04/01/2021 :  08:58:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl, The new castle walls will be safe from any future seige attempts!
And you've discovered a new item for future projects, nice work.



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 04/01/2021 :  09:13:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Ah ha, castle to rook 4.

The new and improved walls.


Frank

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Carl B
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Posted - 04/01/2021 :  7:06:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Appreciate your comments George, Kevin, Rob, Mike, Bill and Frank.

I learned a few lessons from my failures, and discovered the "Perfect Cast" solely by accident.
So even though the Hydrocal stuff ended up in the trash can, at least I found a better plaster for certain applications. (and luckily, in small quantities).



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Carl B
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Posted - 04/04/2021 :  08:28:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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!

Continuing on with a short update....

Many castles had "arrowslits", extremely narrow openings which allowed for archers to safely launch their weapons from inside.



I built a cardboard jig to hold the tower under the drill press, to gouge out waste material for them.



The top of the tower needs a center wood cap, just pre-painted 2 x 4's laid on card.



After trimming, I provided an access point to get any "defenders" up there, thru the separate hatch....



Began cutting openings for doors in the front gate house wall...



and small windows in the front and back of the Great Hall....



Till next time.... doors of wood and iron...



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Bill Gill
Fireman



Posted - 04/04/2021 :  08:44:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice window carving!


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BurleyJim
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Posted - 04/04/2021 :  08:55:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well Carl, I totally missed the Hydrocal failure, but what a great recovery.

BTW, Hobby Lobby has dumped their weekly 40% off coupon.

Jim


Take the red pill

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George D
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Posted - 04/04/2021 :  08:57:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good. I like that holding fixture you're using.

George


Fly Army

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 04/04/2021 :  09:57:06 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Nice carving Carl. It harkens me to days of yesteryear.


Frank

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