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ravi1234
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« on: March 08, 2016, 01:01:38 AM »

Dear Modellers

I am from India basically into bonsai and copper wire miniature furniture. After seeing the pictures enclosed herewith i could not resist my temptations of doing this model. As being a nowise into modelling of this type. i am posting this thread for suggestion. One thing i am sure about is i am going to make this brick by brick after seeing the availability of molds (unfortunately not in our country) either i have to buy from http://www.dioramadebris.co.uk/ or make the molds my self. being new need your advise on should i use 1:12 to 1:48 which mold will be ok for this project. Thanks in advance. the pictures are from bonsai empire website


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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2016, 06:59:24 AM »

Having done brick by brick I would suggest going BIG!
If you have the room and can afford to go 1:12 then by all means.
If space is limited go 1:48.
You could also split the difference and go 1:32

Good luck!

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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2016, 09:40:10 AM »

Will your model be outdoors? That could affect what material you cast your bricks from.

I have liked the idea of combining miniatures with Bonsai, and making them from materials that would last as long as the trees and letting them weather naturally.

Have fun!
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2016, 03:33:35 PM »

Hello all, I just came across this website, which supports all sorts of combo's between Bonsai and modeling.
Check it out at  http://miniscaping.com/
Carlo
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2016, 10:14:44 PM »

Thanks for all  your valuable informations
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2016, 02:37:49 AM »

Hello Ravi

Would like to suggest 1/24 scale. That would allow you to include outdoor garden rail products and automotive items from AMT or Revell.
Cheers Eh!
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2016, 09:06:37 AM »

Hi Ravi
This sounds awesome! I love Bonsai, but never been able to keep one alive for very long.  Undecided

Maybe a cardboard mock up in the scale you prefer would help you decide.
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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2016, 05:14:31 PM »

Keep us posted on your progress.  In the larger scales, the techniques one uses come closer and closer to how craftsmen do it in the real world, so if you get stuck on a piece of your project, go and watch how its done in the real world.
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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2016, 10:48:41 PM »

Hello all


Almost after eight months gone with looking how to make the bricks and commencing the project. The bricks i have used are terracotta bricks and electric kiln fired. I tried to build the wall with cement mortar but it was brittle and falling apart tried 1:5 to 1:2 Cement / sand ratios. So moved on to m seal posting the pictures here for your comments and suggestions.


Regards



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