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Started by Cardinal Hordriss, Mar 16, 2017, 05:19 am

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Cardinal Hordriss

Mar 16, 2017, 05:19 am Last Edit: Mar 16, 2017, 05:24 am by Cardinal Hordriss
My own take on the prop, cast in recycled aluminium. It didn't come out perfectly but I wasn't in the mood for another go.

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Volpone

Very nice.  I want it as a pinkie ring.  My neighbor is even a jeweler.  But I'm cheap and I'm afraid of what it would cost. 
"My dear Litefoot, I've got a lantern and a pair of waders, and possibly the most fearsome piece of hand artillery in all England. What could possibly go wrong?"
-The Doctor.

Davros Skaro

Mar 16, 2017, 05:47 am #2 Last Edit: Mar 16, 2017, 05:48 am by Davros Skaro
Quote from: Cardinal Hordriss on Mar 16, 2017, 05:19 am
It didn't come out perfectly but I wasn't in the mood for another go.


I think it looks OK, I'd be interested what was involved in melting aluminum, e.g. how hard is it?

Chris.
Chris.

Cardinal Hordriss

We used what you might call a desktop furnace which heats the metal to just over a thousand degrees. The mold was made using the two-part sand casting process of a Seal of Rassilon keyring, originally made by Russreps, and what I believe was the surround for a door knob.
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galacticprobe

Mar 16, 2017, 07:54 am #4 Last Edit: Mar 16, 2017, 08:00 am by galacticprobe
I think that Seal looks pretty darned good, CH! If you ever do decide to have another go at it sometime in future, please make sure you have a friend on hand to take photos of the process as you start out (if both your hands are busy and can't take the photos yourself). This would make for an outstanding Tutorial in the Gadget Workshop Section!

(However, I still think it would be great to create an "Other Props Tutorial" Section for things like this. We have one for TARDISes and Consoles, but no Tutorial section for other props; those tutorials get mixed in with other things in either the Gadget ~ or Other Prop Workshop Sections.)

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

Cardinal Hordriss

Can do but it should not be attempted without an experienced/trained person present. At a thousand degrees if you get even a drop on you in the time it takes to feel it burn it's already burned down to the bone.
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galacticprobe

Mar 17, 2017, 04:05 am #6 Last Edit: Mar 17, 2017, 04:06 am by galacticprobe
Excellently said, CH. And for that matter, your post above would be the perfect caveat/disclaimer to start such a tutorial with, using big, bold-faced, red lettering so it would be the first thing anyone reads before getting into the tutorial.

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

Cardinal Hordriss

Oh there will definitely be a huge warning and an almost as big disclaimer.

Not sure what Doctor Who related thing to do as an example but I'm sure it won't be long before I come up with something I want to do.
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