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2 hours ago, SisterMaryNapalm said:

Though I know it from my projects, I am always amazed to see where someone starts a project and where the project "ends"/ which way it progresses.

 

I'm also fascinated to to see where a project ends, even when it's my own! :lol:

 

Thanks for the kind remarks!

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7 hours ago, Chris Palmer said:

 

I'm also fascinated to to see where a project ends, even when it's my own! :lol:

 

Thanks for the kind remarks!

 

I can relate. I never know exactly where one of my projects will wind up. It adds to the excitement of creating.

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Do projects ever really end, or are they just abandoned for something else. "F*** it, it's done. Moving on!" Is usually how my minis end up "finished."

 

Definitely looking forward to seeing how emma frost/witchblade/generic comic book lady toy turns out. 

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So I had ordered a pack of cheap sea creature charms on eBay a couple weeks ago, and last week they finally arrived.   Today I had a chance to glue some as decorations onto the base .    I now want to get some small conical seashells to top the crenelations on the four corners. 

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I finally got to the craft store today to pick up a pack of shells. They didn’t have the ideal size I was looking for, so I settled on something a little larger, knowing I’d have to trim the bottoms down anyway so they’d sit flat. 

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I then glued them to the four crenellations. 

 

So so I think I’m ready to start applying paint at this point. My plan is to prime it black, then go over the structure with some Mod Podge to give it a little texture. 

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Thanks, Glitterwolf.

 

While I wait for a suitably low-humidity day to spray my temple, I began work on a trio of Dinosaur nests.  When I picked up the shells at the craft store, I also picked up three craft birds nests that are approximately 3” across.

 

With those in hand, I cut down 3 CDs, and then cut some foam core to fit on them.  I glued the first one (upper right in photo) before I realized I wanted the nest to sit down more in the foam core, so they'd appear as if they were in depressions, rather than be tall and stick up; so I had to carve a hole in that one after the fact.  The other two I was able to cut a hole in the center of the foam core before I glued them to their CD bases.

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After gluing the foam core to the CD's I ran some Mod Podge around the exposed edges of the foam core; then this morning, the humidity got low enough for me to risk spraying the nest bases. (I did't mind if their primer coat got a little grainy.)   I still didn't feel like risking the temple.

 

This afternoon, i started gluing the nests to the bases.

 

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On 5/29/2018 at 3:11 PM, Chris Palmer said:

 

I then glued them to the four crenellations. 

 

 What type of glue do you use for that kind of plastic ? Looks like hot glue stringers ... do you have to melt the serface a bit or drill for grip ?

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2 hours ago, Boaz said:

 

 What type of glue do you use for that kind of plastic ? Looks like hot glue stringers ... do you have to melt the serface a bit or drill for grip ?

 

Yes, I debated a bit with myself as to what glue to use.  I considered E6000, which is my usual go-to glue for this kind of job, but instead decided to give hot glue a try just to see how it worked.  One of the reasons I chose it was for it's gap filling qualities, since I was gluing uneven surfaces onto the plastic. (I also love how quickly it sets up!)   I prepped the plastic surface by filing it a bit to rough up the surface; hopefully that will give the glue enough to bite onto.  

 

   So far the experiment is working and everything seems to be nice and tightly attached. Granted, I don't want to do any real hard testing like dropping it on the floor or anything.  ::):  

 

 

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This afternoon I simply added an area of churned up mud on one side of each nest, figuring there would be a path where the mama dinosaur moved back and forth dragging the nest materials...

  I used some texture paint I had, and sprinkled a little sand in it...

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And here are the eggs I plan to use.  I've had these for forever (they were actually buried away with our Easter decorations), but thought they'd be ideal for dino eggs.   Best of all, I wouldn't have to paint them!   Hopefully they don't look too big when scaled with a figure.   fullsizeoutput_34f3.jpeg

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