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Finished:     Well, actually it still needs a few minor touch-ups.  The iPad button needs to be scraped, and I need to shore up the brush and knife so they will be strong through c

So, with the advice and aid of a few others, (mostly Mori with her excellent design skills), I've been contemplating a personal project, that if it works could be very fun come this autumn, but it is

Today's progress:     Bear in mind, that for scale purposes, that is a wine cork it is on.

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7 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

I contacted @Morihalda and we put our heads together and came up with several designs.  This is a slightly altered version of one of Mori's concepts.

 

Pretty sure it was all you, though I never mind helping people bounce ideas around. ^_^ 

This is amazingly tiny and awesome!!! 

 

hosercanadian said what I was thinking in much better words!

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Cool idea!  Hoser has it right.  Guys who make plaques do this all the time, they have a blank plaque pattern or maybe a bunch of patterns with different commonly used details sculpted on them, but no text.  The text is attached temporarily, the plaque is cast, then the letters are removed and used on different patterns, and the pattern is used for different letters.  Mind you that is for sand casting, but I don't see why the same could not apply for lost wax.  Except for the reusing the pattern part, obviously the wax pattern is "lost" before that could be possible.

 

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This is not going to happen.  At least it isn't going to happen this year.  I did cast three masters, but it takes so long for me to cast them, and then they need to be cleaned up.  I simply don't have the time to create enough for all of us.  I'm not sure that I ever will.  I can create casts now, but I can't create them in bulk, my setup is just too small.

 

Sorry.

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15 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

:down:

 

This is not going to happen.  At least it isn't going to happen this year.  I did cast three masters, but it takes so long for me to cast them, and then they need to be cleaned up.  I simply don't have the time to create enough for all of us.  I'm not sure that I ever will.  I can create casts now, but I can't create them in bulk, my setup is just too small.

 

Sorry.

 

Sorry to hear that, but I'm sure there are things that would be both more lucrative and more fun to sculpt and cast. Do the fun stuff, the stuff that makes money, or (ideally) the fun stuff that makes money.

 

And, by the way, while I really like the sculpt you're using as your new avatar, it's very confusing when people's "faces" change. ^_^

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7 minutes ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

Sorry to hear that, but I'm sure there are things that would be both more lucrative and more fun to sculpt and cast. Do the fun stuff, the stuff that makes money, or (ideally) the fun stuff that makes money.

 

And, by the way, while I really like the sculpt you're using as your new avatar, it's very confusing when people's "faces" change. ^_^

 

I know, that's why I seldom change my avatar.  This is the first time in 5 years.  I just thought I would change to a Reaper Figure that I sculpted instead of my first sculpt.

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1 hour ago, TaleSpinner said:

:down:

 

This is not going to happen.  At least it isn't going to happen this year.  I did cast three masters, but it takes so long for me to cast them, and then they need to be cleaned up.  I simply don't have the time to create enough for all of us.  I'm not sure that I ever will.  I can create casts now, but I can't create them in bulk, my setup is just too small.

 

Sorry.

 

I anticipated a ridiculously high demand for such a cool item.  Maybe it would make more sense to look at making custom buttons?  Partnering with someone else?  Part of being a community is that we all want to help bring amazing ideas to life.  ^_^ 

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2 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

:down:

 

This is not going to happen.  At least it isn't going to happen this year.  I did cast three masters, but it takes so long for me to cast them, and then they need to be cleaned up.  I simply don't have the time to create enough for all of us.  I'm not sure that I ever will.  I can create casts now, but I can't create them in bulk, my setup is just too small.

 

Sorry.

 

Aw.  It's always sad when cool ideas cannot be realized, but certainly understandable given the scale of your operation and desire to make them gifts.

 

I wonder of Reaper proper would be willing to partner with you and drop them into the Swag Bags?

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2 hours ago, Clearman said:

 

Aw.  It's always sad when cool ideas cannot be realized, but certainly understandable given the scale of your operation and desire to make them gifts.

 

I wonder of Reaper proper would be willing to partner with you and drop them into the Swag Bags?

 

Not likely for similar reasons.  They require a drop in pin that has to be placed in the mold for each.  That is the reason Reaper no longer makes the pointy tools with the skulls over t-pins.  Too hard to mass produce because each pin has to be manually added to the mold.

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I did think of casting them all and just bringing the cast trees, letting you guys cut your own off and deflash them yourselves; I mean, you are all modelers after all.

 

But, just shooting the waxes and preparing the trees will take hours I currently do not have if I want an entry in the contest and to have my class materials ready.

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30 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

I did think of casting them all and just bringing the cast trees, letting you guys cut your own off and deflash them yourselves; I mean, you are all modelers after all.

 

But, just shooting the waxes and preparing the trees will take hours I currently do not have if I want an entry in the contest and to have my class materials ready.

Do what you need to do Andy.  As they say, it's the thought that counts. 

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