Non-TF: WiP: Castle GreenGuard

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Hicks_Royel, Dec 23, 2019.

  1. Hicks_Royel

    Hicks_Royel Hurts feelings being honest.

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    I wasn't happy with the original window framing for this area. So, I redid the area:
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    My plastic mesh finally arrived as well. I am pleased with the results.

    Better, they are currently still removable so that I can paint and add actual window panels later on.
     
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    dude this is so cool
     
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    Venixion Its always the middle of the night in Moonside

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    Wowee! I like the way that looks in the window.
     
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    Nice!
     
  5. Hicks_Royel

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    Minimum effort update:
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    stprime THE コンボイ that the Matrix refused

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    Maximum effect
     
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  7. Hicks_Royel

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    Appreciated but no, there was minimum effort over all with the roof.

    There's still some clean-up on the joints and figuring out where I want to go with the upper portion yet.

    I need to experiment a bit and figure out the easiest way to secure cover pieces at the joints without damaging the foam or holding pieces while the Elmer's takes forever to dry.

    For whatever reason, I want to jump into working on the Jawbridge but also need to hold off until I figure out what I am doing for the skull.
     
  8. Hicks_Royel

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    I've completed more of this section of roof and ceiling. Currently waiting for glue to dry.

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    I have taken to using a nylon brush to run over the foam face to simulate a wood grain where necessary. Same as I did with the doors.
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    Using the cobblestone rolling and brick rolling pins has certainly sped things up.
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  9. Hicks_Royel

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    And some idea where this section is going.

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  10. Hicks_Royel

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    And one last picture tonight:
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    Minimum effort you say?
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    I agree with Mr. Pool. Great looking roof, very professional
     
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    Superior skill mate!
     
  15. Hicks_Royel

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    A few bamboo skewers and some hot glue later:
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    That is sooooome door! Even He-man looks intimidated! And he's got a Spartan and Man-at-Arms backing him up
     
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    They look like they are gonna be squished. Now you just need an Orko to make that mistake with the jaw bridge. Anyways this is awesome. Do you plan to coat it with anything to protect the foam?
     
  18. Hicks_Royel

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    Thanks.

    Eventually. Although the outer walls, once melted with the hot knife, are fairly durable as is since they're basically back to a more rigid plastic.

    Honestly, I am still trying to figure out if I want to make the bridge a wood or stone texture.

    [I'm also still figuring out what I want to do in regard to the skull. Because I wanted large and overwhelming, the bridge is 12" wide so now I have to make a skull to match it.]

    Certain places, like the white foam, are getting a thin coat of glue as I go after I put in the texture.

    I debate investing in Mod Podge to thin down and coat in with my eventual base coat of paint.
     
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    Cool, I was wondering what you were using to carve it all. Very impressive stuff
     
  20. Hicks_Royel

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    The larger slabs and bricks are mostly cut on a hot wire table now. I also used it for the shingles of the roof. Then rough cut the ends to make them look different.

    The surfaces on the perimeter bricks are melted with a hot knife. As are the rough cut details on the slab and brick edges elsewhere. For finer stuff I just got the knife close enough to let the heat round the edges.

    Smaller pieces are with an Olfa blade and most of the small details will be rolling pins.
     
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