SMITHIES...BOXES

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SMITHIES...BOXES

Postby Rockley Bottom » Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:02 pm

In answer to questions on boxes, this is how I produce the small ones

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The box should have triangular bits in ths corners but it was too much bother to produce them, so it square stock :wink:
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I rubbed some paint into one end of each long side with my fingure.

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A strip of home produced transfers(decals)

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Trimmed ready for soaking

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Soaking transfers to loosen backing paper with one already added.

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showing the size of each small box


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The weathering wash
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Ready to join the other workind boxes :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:51 pm

Easy when you know how Ralph, the boxes look great. The transfers are another matter if, as you say, they require a Laser Printer.
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Postby underworld » Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:05 pm

Ralph, the weather wash is awesome!!! 8) Hadn't seen that stuff before.


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Postby Rockley Bottom » Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:07 pm

Gerry

You can use an ink jet printer instead of a laser printer, but you have to coat the finished print with a water proof spray to stop the ink running when it is soaked in water.

The laser ink will not run, so it makes it slightly easier
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Postby dieselwater » Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:09 pm

Very Gnice little SBS, which no doubt I'll be having a go at in the new year. Thanks Ralph :D
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Postby Glen A » Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:18 pm

Thanks Ralph.

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Postby Rockley Bottom » Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:00 pm

Had a go at a cauliflour to add to the veg products The mesh is what I used to get the texture on the cauliflour head. It was a matter of rolling the cream ball onto it to break up the smoothness
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Postby michael » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:45 pm

Brilliant :!: :!: Absolutely brilliant :idea:

They look great Ralph.
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Postby jay » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:59 pm

underworld wrote:Ralph, the weather wash is awesome!!! 8) Hadn't seen that stuff before.
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Postby Chrisp » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:50 am

That is really convincing cauliflower, and the crate is first rate.
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Postby Rockley Bottom » Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:24 am

Thanks fellars :lol: :lol: Doing them is fun :!: :!:
I always knew that the model-makers in my art school had the most fun in their "make believe" world.
Much more interesting than the pile of forms that flooded onto my desk.

I am just making up for lost time :wink: :wink: :wink:

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Postby Adrian » Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:25 am

G'day Ralph

Wondered how the texture was added to things like the cauliflower.....real easy when you know how :!:

Thanks for sharing.

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Postby Rockley Bottom » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:53 pm

Two more types of fruit, Conference pears and Golden Delicious apples.
The stalks in the pears are thin plastic rod put into the putty Fimo. It melts a little in the oven but hardens again as it cools. May try some copper wire in the next batch, as it is thinner and will not melt

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Postby JT Previa » Sat Dec 19, 2009 2:35 am

Impressive quality work at such small size. :shock:

Love the details and simple effective techniques. Thanks for explaining!
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Postby DCRfan » Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:47 am

:roll: As with a lot of these craftmen modellers I'm sure the fruit & veg is full scale and they just make over scale boxes and BIG transfers :lol: :lol:

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Postby dieselwater » Sat Dec 19, 2009 5:14 am

Stunning work Ralph. The painting is first class.
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