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underfoot
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« on: December 16, 2011, 07:48:59 am »


Just playing around with some chrissy presents for the kids...
...the kids like elves and fairies....I like steampunk.....consequently...

(I haven't quite figured out what material I'll make the elves out of yet...these are just plaster)...
...cheers








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underfoot
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2011, 09:34:19 am »



....Dang....I knew I should've  posted in the Elf forum.....   
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Dr cornelius quack
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Arrant Carney. Phmebian Cultural Attache.


« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2011, 11:46:15 am »

Very nicely done.
I particularly like the compactness of the shape of the base. Looks like the result of a process of design developments to refine the elements of the machine into the most efficient layout.
As a possible suggestion for future iterations, I always think that these kinds of thing benefit from having a dome or some other form of enclosure over the occupant. Just so as to give the idea of a fully controlled environment for growing in.
Also, the single colour of the base makes it look a bit too 'sculptural'. Picking out a few of the details (pipework, rivets etc.) in a contrasting tone might add a greater feeling of functionality.
Not too much though, the general impression is very striking.

Now, as is usually the case, I'd like to see some WIP pictures and a rundown on the techniques used in construction.

We need details!!
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Such are the feeble bases on which many a public character rests.

Today, I am two, separate Gorillas.
underfoot
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2011, 06:44:24 pm »


Now, as is usually the case, I'd like to see some WIP pictures and a rundown on the techniques used in construction.
We need details!!

  Thanks for the input Dr.CQ...
I don't have many WIP pics of this piece....but here's a couple and some details of the process..

here I've made the basic shell (base) in plaster...

 
next I cast the shell in plasticene so I can add parts and pipes and rivets etc etc


then I recast in a hard plaster to tidy up details 


A silicone mold is then made...and the tinkering with materials begins...
I take your point that the uniformity of the finish isn't working and will experiment further..
I also like the idea of incorporating a clear isolation dome...and will keep a lookout
here's one done in rusty iron......  hmm....perhaps a combination..

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