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Started by deck5, Jul 24, 2016, 08:14 pm

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deck5

Jul 27, 2016, 08:35 pm #16 Last Edit: Jul 27, 2016, 08:45 pm by deck5
Quote from: domvar on Jul 27, 2016, 05:55 pm
Did you take any shots during the construction of these little beautys ?

What are they made from ?


They were quick builds.  I took exactly one photo during the process --

chairprogress.png

This one is made from cardboard (the back of a notepad), foam core (leftover from something else), foam sheet (the pink stuff), bits of wood (the cross-members), flexible wire (the yellow stuff), and filler.

The Arts & Crafts chair is just made from bits of basswood glued together, with the upholstery made from cardboard and an old burgundy necktie, and the decorations being tiny dollar-store rhinestones and a bit of blue ribbon coloured with a gold marker.

In both cases, the paint is dollar-store acrylics, with the Knossos Throne having a sprayed gloss acrylic topcoat.

Rassilons Rod

Quote from: deck5 on Jul 27, 2016, 08:25 pm
Quote from: rassilonsrod on Jul 27, 2016, 06:46 pm
Do you have the dire-grams?


From your thread here?  Yes.


Good stuff  :)

Might be a laser cutting job....
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deck5

Quote from: rassilonsrod on Jul 27, 2016, 09:06 pm
Might be a laser cutting job....


I'd have to simplify and thicken up a bunch of it.  At 1:6 scale, many of the uprights are less than a millimeter thick.

Rassilons Rod

Quote from: deck5 on Jul 27, 2016, 09:16 pm
Quote from: rassilonsrod on Jul 27, 2016, 09:06 pm
Might be a laser cutting job....


I'd have to simplify and thicken up a bunch of it.  At 1:6 scale, many of the uprights are less than a millimeter thick.


Perhaps just cut out the overall shape and go for laser engraving? Then fill the engraved areas in with a very fine pen?
In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.

galacticprobe

Jul 28, 2016, 08:14 am #20 Last Edit: Jul 28, 2016, 08:14 am by galacticprobe
Quote from: rassilonsrod on Jul 28, 2016, 02:58 am
Perhaps just cut out the overall shape and go for laser engraving? Then fill the engraved areas in with a very fine pen?


One of those "needle point" Sharpies or paint pens would work well for that engraving. My son works on some intricate Gundam models and he uses one of those needle point paint pens (sometimes a Sharpie - whichever point fits best) to trace out every seam line in the Gundam suit's plating.

Of course if either of those are still too thick there is always the "wash and wipe" method, letting a thin wash of something get into the engraving (or etching) and wiping away the excess, leaving the etching/engraving nicely highlighted.

Dino.
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TheMasterRichman

Just wanted to know, how tall and how long the Knossos chair is?, if i'm asking to much, what color brown is the chair?

Eg: coconut brown,

Thanks  ;D

- Rich

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deck5

Quote from: Richman695 on Jul 28, 2016, 09:55 am
Just wanted to know, how tall and how long the Knossos chair is?, if i'm asking to much, what color brown is the chair?


It's 9.125" x 2.25" x 3".  I mixed the colour from brown with a bit of black.