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Kang

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  1. Amazing, the ring looks perfect! It's nice to see that resin printers are finally starting to show up with price tags that don't automatically exclude hobbyists.
  2. That is a paint job you can be proud of! Kang
  3. Old Ral Partha gets an auto-like from me, Mize was a master! But this time it's for the paint job too. Nice. Jeff
  4. Yeah, he really is short... Must be Stallone's Dredd. :) Great job, she looks awesome! Kang
  5. Best owlbear paintjobs I've seen, period. Kudos! Kang
  6. Awesome stuff! Castings look great, your friend should be really happy with all this. Kang
  7. Great job! "Now we will begin the dance. Remember, child, this is not the dance of the Westeros we are learning, the knight's dance, hacking and hammering, no. This is the Braavo's dance, the water dance, it is swift and sudden. All men are made of water, do you know this? If you pierce them, the water leaks out and they die." - George R. R. Martin, A Game of Thrones Glitterwolf, you were right, he is facing a wolf. A direwolf. A pup that walks in two legs; her name is Arya Stark. Kang
  8. Sounds like he just needed the night and a closer look to realize what you'd done here. Great job!
  9. Bit of an update, since I haven't posted anything here in a while... The house number plaque I made for my sister is now installed on the front of her house and she seems satisfied with it: Also, I have completed another aluminum bronze choppy thing project. A pipe-tomahawk this time. Chose to make the rear-facaing bit a smoking pipe instead of a spike or something because new laws here in Canada had everyone talking about legalized wacky tobaccy up here constantly for a few weeks and months there. I was hoping to maybe try my hand at making some stuff to
  10. What does TMNT have to do with any of this?! Clearly these are adolescent genetically modified martial arts tortoises. A totally different thing. They are coming along great, your idea to cast the partially sculpted armatures is really paying off! Imagine all the extra work if you'd had to sculpt their shells indivudially... Can't to see the rest of them coming together! Kang
  11. I love ravens too, especially when they are into mimicry. (Although they are amazing stunt flyers also) I ran across this one urban raven near my old office, sitting on the street corner eating a dead pigeon. While mimicking pigeon calls between bites! Same bird a couple weeks later was sorting the contents of a trash can on the same corner. When he would pluck out something inedible, he'd wait for a human to pass by and throw it at their feet to make them jump out of the way. A real jerk, but talk about personality! The ones nesting near my place are usually too b
  12. Heh. My Dad is a 'Rald too. 7pt! I can barely even read text that small without my readers on. Great job. Waxes look great; the finished pieces ought to go over really well. Kang
  13. Ack! Resent. Sorry about that. Kang
  14. Good idea. TaleSpinner, I just PM'ed you a link to one such manufacturer that offers a discount to those who use their stamps as foundry patterns. Kang
  15. That is an amazing gift idea, not to mention a great use of that extra bronze you've got left over now that you are using pewter for the armatures! Kang
  16. Loving the druid so far! She's gonna be super cool. Too bad about the brazing and pewter not working out like you hoped. You may not need a full burnout of the investment to cast lower temp. alloys. I'll ask a friend who does a lot of small pieces with lost wax if he's ever done anything with pewter and report back any info I can dig up. He's been really busy lately renovating his new very old house though; could take some time to hear back... Update - I heard back: Dave says for pewter, burnout is as usual for your flask size and investment type, but pour when the
  17. Here is another bronze casting with liver of sulphur patina, alongside the belt buckle. Same bronze. Same LoS. Totally different colour! Weird. I did do one thing differently: the belt buckle was sealed with clear spray polyurethane, and the ashtray was sealed with wax, which IMO gave a much nicer finish due to not being so glossy. Maybe people will find the pic helpful as a painting reference. Most time people add a patina effect to minis, it's a blue-green verdigris type of patina. From what I have noticed anyhow.
  18. I finally got a chance to try my hand at patination! Here is a liver of sulphur patina applied selectively using a hot process (there was a weed burner torch and a lot of sizzling involved, what fun!) to one of my silicon bronze skull belt buckles. To add shading, so to speak. For the highlights, I buffed the patina off first with a scotchbrite pad, then more selectively with a wire brush drillbit. Simple as that. Then once it has cooled, a coat of spray polyurethane to seal the piece and stabilize the patina. That came out a bit glossier than I'd hoped, but I can
  19. Dullcote and similar sprays can go glossy or satin if you are like me and tend to apply sprays too thick. I switched to RMS matte sealer rather than keep struggling with spray cans. Works great, thin to taste; just make sure to always mix it really well before use or the whole bottle will go bad on you eventually. Brush on primers for me as well. Kang
  20. Here is testing the sand, part 2 of 3: https://youtu.be/Ne086_NHbjQ And here is part 3 where I finally nail down a recipe that really works. You've already seen the results, the bronze skull pic in the previous post: https://youtu.be/BtRTArVb2lE That's all for now... Kang
  21. Well, the testing and tweaking of the new molding sand is complete. I have gone from crumbly sand producing bronze pieces encrusted with sand like this: To nice and sticky sand producing nice clean smooth castings like this: The mold ran out one side when the hydrostatic pressure of the molten bronze caused the top half of the mold to float. I thought the casting was lost for sure, but a moment later just before pouring ingots I remembered the whole part was molded in the bottom half... Figuring the metal that ran out would have frozen by then
  22. Too bad the bronze you got isn't cooperating so well for making the armatures. Have you tried annealing them to soften the bronze so it is easier to work? I know it works for copper... Kang
  23. Awesome! So did you print the zodiac stuff with wax filament, or do lost PLA casting, or did you print them then make a silicone mold to cast the waxes in? However you did it, the castings look great! Kang
  24. Love the pony, great job! Kang
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