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Started by deck5, Aug 28, 2009, 12:12 am

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soldierblue

Sep 05, 2009, 04:05 am #45 Last Edit: Feb 14, 2010, 02:21 pm by scarfwearer
Great find

pod

Sep 05, 2009, 09:29 am #46 Last Edit: Sep 30, 2010, 12:38 pm by Scarfwearer
Where on earth did you get that?? Is that an original? I kind of hope that it is, because I had mine made based on an image a member kindly sent me, and it looks exactly like your one, only too clean. But I see yours has old flat-head screws in it ... that's the third of the TARDIS builders holy grails, and if it's an original, I think that must be unprecedented!

deck5

Sep 05, 2009, 09:54 am #47 Last Edit: Feb 14, 2010, 02:22 pm by scarfwearer
Quote from: pod on Sep 05, 2009, 09:29 amWhere on earth did you get that?? Is that an original? I kind of hope that it is, because I had mine made based on an image a member kindly sent me, and it looks exactly like your one, only too clean. But I see yours has old flat-head screws in it ... that's the third of the TARDIS builders holy grails, and if it's an original, I think that must be unprecedented!


Oh! Sorry, not an original; I thought that was a given. I should have mentioned.  I made it this evening, and added the weathering.  I haven't actually gone looking for an original; perhaps I should!

kiwidoc

Sep 05, 2009, 11:37 am #48 Last Edit: Feb 14, 2010, 02:22 pm by scarfwearer
Good replica-ing - made us all wonder!

Quote from: deck5 on Sep 05, 2009, 09:54 am

Oh! Sorry, not an original; I thought that was a given. I should have mentioned.  I made it this evening, and added the weathering.  I haven't actually gone looking for an original; perhaps I should!

pod

Sep 05, 2009, 08:12 pm #49 Last Edit: Feb 14, 2010, 02:23 pm by scarfwearer
Quote from: pod on Aug 29, 2009, 02:01 pmI've always been lead to believe the bumps face in, so they don't gather grime from the outside world. Mine face in, though I've often wondered whether they shouldn't face out. Sorry to confuse the issue!!

I've since turned them all so they face out. Originally I had them facing inward as per standard glazing procedure, but since reading this thread, gave it a bit more thought, and I do prefer them facing out. Gives it more texture!

deck5

Sep 05, 2009, 09:44 pm #50 Last Edit: Feb 25, 2010, 05:51 pm by Scarfwearer
Quote from: kiwidoc on Sep 05, 2009, 11:37 amGood replica-ing - made us all wonder!



Thanks!  I've re-thought the design.  Given how simple the Brachaki one was -- I don't think it had any more than the four leaves, and no text -- I think the one I made there is a bit too busy and the graphics a bit too modern and stylized.  So I cobbled this up:

stjohnsm.jpg

Fewer words, better lions and unicorns.  I'll make a physical version of it soon, see how it looks weathered.

deck5

Sep 06, 2009, 06:55 am #51 Last Edit: Feb 25, 2010, 05:51 pm by Scarfwearer
Here are the two side-by-side, the simplified version not yet weathered much:

twosj.jpg

deck5

Sep 09, 2009, 06:38 am #52 Last Edit: Feb 25, 2010, 05:52 pm by Scarfwearer
I've got the glass under silicone.  For a mould, I'm using a baking pan with a wall of non-drying clay partway along (you can see it at the back of the purple stuff).   Crude, but effective.  The glass is at the bottom of the pan, fastened down by double-sided foam tape all the way around its perimeter.

The silicone I'm using is quite a bit past its use-by date; it was tough to mix and very viscous.  I've got my fingers crossed, though.  In a few hours we'll see how it turned out!

glassinrubber.jpg

kiwidoc

Aug 28, 2009, 08:11 am #53 Last Edit: Feb 14, 2010, 02:27 pm by scarfwearer
Looking good.  Bumps face out I believe - i'm absolutely sure of it but not sure why I actually think that.

magepro

Sep 04, 2009, 02:30 am #54 Last Edit: Feb 14, 2010, 02:28 pm by scarfwearer
I came really close to using pebbled for the windows, but I wanted to try for more of a hammered look. I found some plastic that uses static electricity and a mild adhesive to cling to glass that created that effect. However, I used plexiglass (plastic) and it didn't stick. The manufacturer didn't make the product anymore and the batch I had didn't have the adhesive.

So, I'm experimenting with heating up the plexi and using a ball-hammer to create the effect. I did think about gluing it, but it just doesn't look right.

The 'hammered' effect will be done from the back-side like the others have mentioned for the pebbled glass. However, now that it has been brought up, I wonder if the effect would be more pronounced the other way. Typical dust and grime would make it look much older and perhaps more realistic in age /use.

Oh, that lamp rocks!  Where did you find it? I found a wonderful source for the top lamp. Unfortunately, they don't sell to individuals. It's that outside case you found that comes with it that really blows my mind. Great catch!

- Tom
(http://i993.photobucket.com/albums/af52/Magepro1/Avatars/th_8da9c60d.jpg)
Until next time, remember to, "Simply reverse the polarity of the neutron flow."

** Tom

deck5

Sep 05, 2009, 07:54 am #55 Last Edit: Feb 25, 2010, 05:51 pm by Scarfwearer
The latest piece of the puzzle:

sja.jpg

deck5

Sep 09, 2009, 05:20 pm #56 Last Edit: Feb 25, 2010, 05:53 pm by Scarfwearer
Result!

windowmould.jpg

atomicgraph

Sep 09, 2009, 05:56 pm #57 Last Edit: Feb 14, 2010, 05:40 pm by scarfwearer
hey that turned out perfect

deck5

Sep 09, 2009, 11:26 pm #58 Last Edit: Feb 25, 2010, 05:53 pm by Scarfwearer
Casting the first pane from the mould.  I built a resin mother mould for the silicone in a cookie pan, to keep it as flat as possible.  It's not really visible in the picture, but I've embedded a sheet of plexiglass in the clear epoxy resin for rigidity.  It remains to be seen whether the resin bonds with the plexiglass, or whether it'll delaminate after the resin cures -- not much of a problem if it does, but it'll be interesting to find out.

castingpane.jpg

deck5

Sep 10, 2009, 02:48 am #59 Last Edit: Feb 25, 2010, 05:54 pm by Scarfwearer
The first pull.  Very nice.  Hard as nails and quite inflexible; feels all but bulletproof!

firstpane.jpg