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Friday, March 10, 2023

Gelatin cube

I ended up with extra clear resin from my BSC build so I decided to try something that I have always wanted to by building a gelatin cube.  To start out I posed and painted plastic skeleton, a pelvis and skull.  Once that had set I glued each of those pieces to some fishing line so I could "float" it in the resin.  Next I built a cube of Lego and then formed three sheets of foil around the cube.  After removing the Lego form I stabilized the cube of foil using tape and two part resin in the corners to stop leaks.  Then I hung the bits of bone from some coffee stirrers in the cube.  After mixing the resin up I poured it into the cube and let it set.  After removing the foil I had to retreat the surface with two part epoxy resin to ensure that it remained clear.  Blobs were added to the surface with UV setting resin.   This was glued to a prepared base and more UV setting resin was used to make the edges form naturally to the ground. 

Here are a couple of tutorials if you are interested in trying one of your own. 

Abaroths World


Saturday, February 18, 2023

BSC2023 Post 7

 I am calling it done.  I managed the whole build without breaking a spear then broke two while filling gaps.  

Here are the photos.  

BSC 2023 Post 6

Pretty much finished construction.  The inside was primed black and a couple of small ramps put in then the sides were glued together.  I have not decided if I am going to add embellishments to the roof.  

The dice tray at the bottom has four symbols for time engraved into the floor and the central pyramid will bounce the dice to a random side of the tray.  

Off to the photos.  

Here is a gratuitous picture of my cat embedding her fur into a rug.  

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

BSC Post 5

 Finished the last clock face.  I had to build a second one because the first effort was not great.  Down to the photos.  

Here is the first attempt. 

I think the second is an improvement.

In place on the tower face. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

BSC Post 4

 Finished the mechanical clock face.  Now I have to buy another circle cutter as when I started the last face the blade shattered.  


Sunday, February 5, 2023

BSC Post 3

 I finished the two easy clock faces and glued them in place.  The sun dial is just some sheets of mat board and stencil paper scribes for the grooves, a punched sun, brass letters and some brass wire. 

 The long count calendar is not great but it will do.  It is made of scribed foamex with some 15mm skulls from CP models.  

These are glued in place now. 

Saturday, February 4, 2023

BSC 2023 post 2

 Here is my afternoons work.  All four sides are done.  Tim the enchanter for scale.