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The play ground

Started by Daniel, July 24, 2022, 03:39:48 AM

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Daniel

When Rudi HeIss lent me a resin cast plate from by then already no more in production MK-35 barrel tile i felt i was touching the sky.
I took a silicone mold of it and have been modeling plenty of buildings using homemade plaster castings...

P1730341 by d.caso, on Flickr

P1730312 by d.caso, on Flickr

The detail were sharp and even some broken tiles and a deliciously slight misalignment were great. Also plaster seemed to be the best material for it...

But soon serious limitations appeared: the lower edges of the roofs cut to size where flat and massive while real barrel tiles roofs show a lot of beautiful details there... Also plaster castings where easy to make and to work with but i wanted to model really old, sometimes even derelict distorted roofs and curving a plaster castings never belonged to my skills.
In all, i got back to search and, to make a long story short, here what i've got...

P1200771 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1200772 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1200773 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1200775 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1200800 (3) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1200777 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1200776 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1200778 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1200824 (3) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1200825 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1200826 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1200827 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1200828 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1200829 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1200830 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1200831 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1200832 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1200834 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

(No, the nice Kadee pliers was just a first delusion but didn't work)

P1200835 (3) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

IMG_0087 (105) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

IMG_0084 (108) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

IMG_0083 (109) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

IMG_0088 (95) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

IMG_0106 (78) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

IMG_0111 (80) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

IMG_0126 (67) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

... and i've found that was not bad for a first try.

After a couple more of such roofs and fo9rming a couple of thousands tiles i bought a good provision of 0,6mm aluminium plate and am preparing some tool improvents but now o want to say hello to you all.

I am Daniel Caso, been a member of the old forum until a decade or so ago, am 71 years old Argentine living in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and some of you may know me from then or from other forums.

I model in what i call 1/32E*

Daniel





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*: E-lastic. Basically 1/32 but using stuff from whatever may fit what i'm trying to do not focused on something but on the whole.


Daniel

Here the updated (...) tools:

IMG_0046 (255) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

IMG_0042 (259) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

IMG_0044 (274) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

Yes, after forming two or three thousand tiles the fingers spontaneously form an union and claim their rights must be seriously taken in account.


finescalerr

An extraordinary amount of labor but the result is very impressive. -- Russ

Daniel

Thank you Russ.

I don't know...
I am a good liar and 3D lying is my favorite.
That camouflages my very little patience, poor eyes and wallet and a serious dislike of magnifying glasses.  :D

That little house is a small scene in one of three 80cm X 120cm dioramas i am trying to complete before 2023 arrives which is not easy because i work without any kind of plans so i never know what comes next until i find myself doing it.

The diorama with the little house has also other scenes. This one (also still incomplete) will represent the rebuild of a damaged stone bridge...

IMG_0009 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

IMG_0018 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

IMG_0187 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

IMG_0003 (3) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr




 




Daniel

Russ

Sorry, i forgot to ask:

Is there a way to get e-mail notification when someone reacts to my posts?

How?


Daniel

Not exactly a computer genius.  :(


finescalerr

At the very top of the homepage, on the left side, is the word "alerts". Click it and you will find the notifications. If you click a notification it will take you to the page where it appears. -- Russ

Daniel


nalmeida

Fantastic creations, thanks for sharing no only the art but also the wip pictures. Great tools by the way.

WP Rayner

I'm loving the stone bridge repair scene... such an interesting and unusual model. Well done!
Paul

Whisky Workbench
Stay low, keep quiet, keep it simple, don't expect too much, enjoy what you have.

Daniel

#9
Quote from: nalmeida on July 25, 2022, 02:52:11 AMFantastic creations, thanks for sharing no only the art but also the wip pictures. Great tools by the way.

Thank you for your kind words.
I will be posting a lot more soonmay be in a separate thread if there is interest.

Daniel

Daniel

#10
Sorry, double post.

Daniel

Daniel

Quote from: WP Rayner on July 25, 2022, 05:36:07 AMI'm loving the stone bridge repair scene... such an interesting and unusual model. Well done!

Thank you Paul.
Then you will enjoy some more coming soon too.

Daniel

Daniel

This was the only image of such a situation i had seen by then

P1190500 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

and this is the way how i managed to make all curved sectors for the scaffolding:

P1190518 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

It is a Proxxon MP 400...

P1190519 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1190520 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1190521 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1190522 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1190523 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1190524 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1190525 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1190526 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1190527 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1190528 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1190529 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1190530 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1190531 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1190532 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1190533 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr


P1190514 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1190515 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1190516 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1190517 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1190537 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1190538 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1190539 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1190540 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

... but that was my first try with all three; the curved frame, the new machine and the complicated jig...

P1190550 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr
I made a couple of serious errors but also learned that it would go better with other wood. So i've got a big block of Tuliptree wood for the second try. That worked great.

This whas what i learned from the photo:

P1190554 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1190627 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1190610 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1190626 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

... but then i realised i had made several errors and also forgot that such a scafolding should have been built with new wood so a little weathering but no stain...

Later more about it got more complicated.
The first intent was done with stained Balsa wood because i didn't knew how the machine, material and jig would go toguether...

P1190623 (3) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

...but for a first try was o.k. for me.








Daniel

Cutting the second version went a lot easier.
Tuliptree wood made a difference. (It is very similar to Basswood)
But one thing is getting the parts cut and something different to glue them in place...

P1190831 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1190830 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1190829 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1190828 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1190827 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1190826 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1190825 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1190824 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1190823 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

P1190822 (2) by Daniel Osvaldo Caso, on Flickr

Daniel








finescalerr

And now we know why the model is so unusual: It is incredibly difficult to build. -- Russ